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The UK's First SUP Competition
« on: October 01, 2007, 02:49:21 PM »
September 29th saw the first UK's Stand Up Paddle Surf competition..... it was a truely great weekend with Brian Talma from Barbados turning up, the comp got underway with 3ft glassy surf and sunshine

for images and info on the weekend check out http://www.air-head.com/blog/

It's mot Maui but it was a fun packed event with Surf and an Enduro event...

Ride safe

Andy

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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 02:55:14 PM »
September 29th saw the first UK's Stand Up Paddle Surf competition..... it was a truely great weekend with Brian Talma from Barbados turning up, the comp got underway with 3ft glassy surf and sunshine

for images and info on the weekend check out http://www.air-head.com/blog/

It's mot Maui but it was a fun packed event with Surf and an Enduro event...

Ride safe

Andy

Hey Andy, is the Da Action man renting SUPs in Barbados? I've been kitesurfing Barbados the last 2 Winters. Would love to SUP next time. Surf is sick down there.

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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 11:35:19 PM »
DW Im not sure but you can check out the "Action" here http://www.irieman-talma.com I am sure he will be only to happy to help you out..... seems there are not that many Stand Up guy's in Barbados

I would'nt mind heading out that way myself

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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 06:23:16 AM »
DW Im not sure but you can check out the "Action" here http://www.irieman-talma.com I am sure he will be only to happy to help you out..... seems there are not that many Stand Up guy's in Barbados

I would'nt mind heading out that way myself

Andy

2 years ago I hit Barbados on the best week in years. 30+ wind with 20-25 foot faces. The locals were caught out. They didn't have sails or kites small enough. I rode my 5'2 surfboard with kite and had the vacation of a life time. I'll probably never score it again that good. It sure makes me dream a lot about Barbados.

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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 01:14:44 PM »
Stoked for Newquay. When I was a kid, my parents lived in Surrey for a few years. When I would go home for the Summer, my buddy and I would drive to Newquay for surf. Since we were broke we would sleep in some field, eat cold Spaghettios out of the can, then surf until we could barely lift our arms. Those were the days. I'm thrilled to hear stand ups have hit Newquay. Aloha.
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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 02:17:37 PM »
Hey Nate

Aloha really hit Newquay that weekend.... it truely was a fantastic first event.

BSUPA the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association has now been formed http://www.bsupa.org this site is about information and getting folks on the water...... check it out and give your feed back.... btw it's not my site

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Re: The UK's First SUP Competition
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 11:19:32 PM »
Thanks for the lead Andy. I just check it out quickly. It looks like they really have something good going. It amazing how organizations like these are popping up everywhere.
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