After a successful first attempt at running a paddle boarding contest in the North East, October 29/30th 2011, Boardskillz will be looking to build upon this for 2012. Many thanks for last years event sponsors which included:
X Paddle, Starboard, Animal Wetsuits, Lifeboat Tea, Curve SUP Gear, Boardskillz, North Tyneside Council & Rapid 9 Signs.
The 2011 SUP Show Down Results were as follows:
Mens Surf Nick Graham
Ladies Surf Heather Peacock
Mens Distance Laurence Fineran
Old Skool Move Sam James
Insane Wipe Out Joe Thwaites

SUP Show Down Ladies Winner

For 2012 were looking to move the competition into the warmer summer months so that theres more scope for participation around a suitable forecast. Were hopeful of being able to offer a brand new SUP in this years competitor raffle alongside a host of other great prizes.
For those of you unfamiliar with Tynemouth, it’s the North East’s surfing Mecca and is home of surf legends the Davies Bros.Just 7 miles away from Newcastle with a host of great restaurants, bars and accommodation it ticks all the boxes for the travelling paddle surfer.

Event Format – Saturday
Registration 9am to 9.30am
Competitor briefing 9.45am
Men’s Wave Event – subject to some swell
Ladies Wave Event – subject to some swell

Event Format – Sunday
Distance Race battle of the paddle style
Team Sprint Races (off the beach round a buoy) -new element
Freestyle Session – test your balance (prize for most radical move) -brought forward from Sunday


Depending on your budget there’s everything from The Grand Hotel in Tynemouth to a caravan park & cheap B&Bs in Whitley Bay (about 2miles away). For those keen to experience Newcastle this is only 7miles away and is easily commutable by car, metro or even bus!


Mens entry (all elements) 30 on day (add 15 for kit use)

Ladies entry (all elements) 30 on day (add 15 for kit use)

FREE kids race (12yrs+ parental sign off required & must have own 5/3mm wetsuit)


BSUPA members will be covered under their membership although we’ll require proof of membership so don’t forget your cards. Non members can either join BSUPA here or pay an additional 5 to cover you for the duration of the competition (all elements)

For any additional info get in touch through our contact page or call Joe on07779 127230.