Challenge & Race Team

Join our friendly, inclusive Challenge and Race Team

Our team needs you!

Bored of paddling in the same old places? Keen to expand your horizons, meet new people and paddle in new places? Then join our friendly, non-selective and inclusive Challenge and Race team today, it could be just the exciting new community you are looking for! It doesn’t matter where you live in the UK, we use an App and a webpage to list challenge and race events being held around the UK (there are loads!) We have a first day of the month (evening) friendly team Zoom call, chat groups in the App specific to events and races, where team members find out who’s entering, discuss logistics, ask and answer questions and help each other with information. Then we meet up at events and paddle, paddle, paddle! It’s so much more fun being part of a team and having people to hang out with…so don’t be shy, join us today!

Great branded team togs are available to purchase in colours of your choice, made by our awesome partner Shoretees SUPwear. Online and face-to-face coaching opportunities and clinics with Anni Ridsdill Smith, are available all year round though there is n extra charge for these. So if you are based in the UK, you are thinking about entering your first SUP challenge event, or your first ever race, or you have been racing for years and are prepping for the World Championships, you are most welcome to join our community.

You will need your own SUP board, be able to paddle it competently and be able to get back on it out of your depth, be able to swim, be able to get yourself and kit to events and be over 18 years old. Register today (just £5 per month, you can leave whenever you want, though we hope you will stay for years!) using blue button below and we will email you the download link for the App etc so that you can get involved right away. So here’s what to do:

1- Register as a team member in our online booking system Eola and set up your £5 per month team subscription (you can cancel it at any time).

2 – Look out for an email inviting you to download the Team App for iPhone and Android from the App Store or Play Store and create a yourself personal account.

3 – Get active in the Team App! Say hello, check out the online calendar, dive into chat groups that interest you and come to friendly team meetings on Zoom.

For any queries about any of this or for junior race training advice please call Anni on 07597 094233 or email We look forward to welcoming you into the team! Anni