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London SUP Open Showcases Race Elite in Fierce Competition

The first stop on the 2018 APP World Tour exploded out of the gates in the iconic city of London on July 7-8, 2018. This multi-tiered event, featuring Pro, Pro AM and Amateur racing for all levels of paddlers was showcased in two iconic locations around the city, including a 4km course on the historic Thames River, 200 meter sprint races and an 11km distance course held on the Royal Victoria Docks in East London.

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Source to Sea - SUPs Made From Plastic Bottles Take the River Thames

Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles is. The Whale Company wants to make a difference and work towards a more sustainable future, which is why they’re taking their message to the UK’s most famous waterway.

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What's In Store For 2018 London SUP Open

The London SUP Open is the UK's largest SUP Festival that celebrates not only the sport of stand up paddling, but also the unique and alluring beach lifestyle right at the heart of one of the world's most iconic cities.

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APP World Tour to Debut in London This Summer

The Association of Paddlesurfing Professionals (APP), announced today that it will be bringing the opening leg of its 2018 World Tour to central London for the first time this summer.

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London Calling for Experienced Paddle Boarders

If you’ve always wanted to paddle board on the Thames river in London, a new race is being offered this Fall. The London Crossing is a 15.5 km (~9.5 mi) race for experienced standup paddle racers that will run alongside the Big Ben Challenge which is a 20 km (~12.4 mi) paddle suited best for experienced paddle boarders. Both the London Crossing and Big Ben Challenge will run on September 23, 2018.

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A Brief Guide To UK SUP

There’s a thriving stand up paddle boarding scene in the UK. Every year participation numbers increase exponentially and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.

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Thames River Opens Up to Paddlers During Big Ben Challenge

On Saturday, September 23, the Big Ben Challenge and Putney Foreshore Festival, supported by Tideway, will be taking over the River Thames in central London. The SUP event, organized by London based SUP school Active360, gives participants the chance to paddle in a 20K race from Putney to Big Ben and back.

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SUP Instructor Set to Paddle 250 Miles for Charity

This summer will see extreme sports enthusiastic and SUP Instructor Sam Robison take on coastal challenge around Cornwall. Sam along with this stand-up paddleboard and supplies for the adventure, will be paddling from Bude to Plymouth, following the Cornish coastline all the way.

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Second Stand Up Paddler Completes 3 Lakes Challenge, Solo & Unsupported

As a newcomer to stand up paddling Roger Chandler took quickly to a paddle board, likely due to his extensive background in sea kayaking. After only six or so months experience on a SUP Roger decided to challenge himself and take part in the 3 Lakes Challenge, as the second stand up paddler ever to do so. Here is his story...

  • Published in Journeys

Paddler Attempting To Cross English Channel Rescued At Sea

For reasons unknown, a German Paddler was attempting to cross the English Channel with the intent of arriving in the United Kingdom when he was spotted by a diving boat about halfway through the channel. The diving boat then reached out to the UK Boarder Force who later arrived and took him aboard their ship.

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