English Riviera SUP Championships

Torbay SUP Championships logo

A massive step to bring INTERNATIONAL SUP competition to UK waters!

28th/29th September 2024, Torbay will host the first SUP championships as part of a 4 year plan to bring international level competition to this spectacular South Devon Resort.  The crystal waters and stunning scenery of this world renowned GeoPark was once home to Agatha Christies and the inspiration for Indiana Jones.  Today it is one of the UK's premier coastal resorts with palms trees and warm waters which helped give Torbay the name of English Riviera. 
This two day event will include a festival of stand up paddle board races, activities, demonstrations and presentations.  Focusing on bringing the joy of SUP to families through to elite athletes, the Torbay SUP Championships will take SUP in the UK to a whole new level of 'blue space' activity.
SUP Races
  • Sprints- 150m straight line, 25m exhibition, junior & first time sprint
  • Technical- races & individual timed challenges
  • Distance- Long & medium for juniors, beginners to elite 
  • SUP Water Polo Tournament
  • SUP training sessions- racing/adventuring/touring and much more
  • Brand demos, have a go paddles and boards
Presentations and films
On both Friday and Saturday night there will be a range of presentations, films and talks from the best of UK paddlers to share stories, experiences, world records and the joy of SUP.

This is just the outline of the basics for the event, more and more is being added daily, keep checking in to find out more!



The TorBay SUP Championships are the start of a 4 year plan to make sports tourism work for our Bay and bring a world championship to our beaches.  An event of this level will create more visitors, spending more money, for more days of the year!  We know that similar championships in the UK show staggering returns, averaging £77 for every £1 invested. The economic advantages are obvious, but we would also reap benefits for our Bays reputation, society and environment.



 Visual display of event friendship

sticker for premises


Includes ‘FRIEND’ package plus...

logo on website


BEACH Sponsor £500 (contact for more info)

 Includes ‘SUPPORTER’ package plus...

1x social media post
2x VIP passes


SURF Sponsor £1000 (contact for more info)

Includes ‘BEACH’ package plus...
2x social media posts
4x VIP passes


SUNRISE Sponsor £3000 (contact for more info)

Includes ‘SURF’ package plus...
Speaker or Paddle opportunities with International WR paddler Brendon Prince
Race or Venue sponsor
Onsite promotion- flags/signs/banners
6x VIP passes


OCEAN Sponsor £5000 (contact for more info)

Includes ‘SUNRISE’ package plus...

Speaker & Paddle opportunities with Brendon Prince
8x VIP passes
Welcome ‘brand ad’ at all digital presentations
Inclusion in all build up promotion, digital and printed media


Includes 'OCEAN' package plus...

BIG WAVE sponsor is the traditional HEADLINE sponsor, a tailor-made package will be put together for your best return of investment.
Partnering the charity Above Water to delivery a school ‘Water Safety’ session.


ALL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES are flexibly to BEST suit the sponsors needs and requirements.

If you, your organization, business or brand would like to explore how you could benefit from investing & partnering this amazing destination development opportunity, please contact Brendon Prince brendon@thelongpaddle.co.uk


SUP 12 2024

12 hr options from individual to 4 person team