British Stand Up Paddle Association

BSUPA is pleased to announce the entry forms for the Second Round of the 2009 Series at Gwithian Beach near St Ives, Cornwall are now online. To be held on the weekend of 6th/7th June hosted by Sunset Surf.

We will be running a SUP Surfing Contest (providing the waves are good enough). Regardless of waves an SUP Distance race will be held for all categories (men’s, women’s and juniors) There is a max board length of 12’6” on all BSUPA distance events held this year.

Results for both the Surf and Distance events will go towards the final 2009 Championship.

A series of short sprint races may be run for fun if time allows. This format was trialed for the first time at West Wittering. It was a lot of fun for both spectators and those taking part.

You can now enter online by following the link below or print out the entry form and send it with a cheque payable to BSUPA to BSUPA. 208 Whyke Road, Chichester. Po19 7AQ.

Please be sure to enter in advance as there will be a £5 admin cost for anyone entering on the day. All entrants must as always be paid up members of BSUPA.


Oney Anwar wins the Queensland Titles in Australia

Rip Curl Team rider Oney Anwar won the Queensland titles and has qualified himself for the Australian titles.
Oney Anwar born August 17th in Sumbawa, Lakey Peak, has been charging through his career ever since he first stood up on a surfboard.

Growing up at Lakey Peak and surfing mental waves on an everyday basis, Oney has had the opportunity to develop an incredible style in surfing. When Oney first joined the Rip Curl team in 2003 he was already looking to become a world class surfer at the age of 10.

Winning various events and always with the great attitude of a professional, Oney Anwar has taken it to the next level.
Oney has been in Queensland Australia since 2007 as part of Rip Curls International Grommet development program, surfing and competing in the Palm Beach Boardriding Club.

Doing what any teenager does, Oney goes to school at the Palm Beach Currumbin High School and joins the professional athlete training program in the afternoons.


International Surfing Day scheduled to the 21st June

For its sixth edition, Europe will join the United States to celebrate the International Surfing Day everywhere in the world.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2009, along the International coasts.

Its principle is the same, the International Surfi ng Day is the occasion for new publics to discover the wonderful world of waves and surfi ng, share the values of conviviality and solidarity dear to surfers, and be educated to the fragility of our environment.

With more than 1 100 events and nearly 42 000 participants in Europe over the past five years, the Surfing Day has become THE event of reference for the boardsports universe.

Organized by EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association), and actively supported by the ESF (European Surfing Federation) and the Surfrider Foundation (organization dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches), the International Surfing Day was born from the desire to move closer, federate and unite all the actors of the surf scene, and participate together in the dynamism of local life.

Let’s all go to the beach to experience the surfers’ daily life, discover new boardsports activities, test products, meet professional riders and be educated to environmental awareness.