SUP NEW FOREST
ABOUT THE CLUB
Welcome to SUP New Forest.
We are a club of friendly SUP paddlers enjoying each others company on regular paddles at locations in or around the New Forest.
We are affiliated to the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA).
We are a not for profit group which is born from the success of the paddles organised by "The New Forest Paddle Sports Company".
The group is focused on adult paddlers however minors can join the paddles subject to supervision by a parent or legal guardian (please ask for details).
Sunday 6 June 2021, 9am for 9:30am launch
Meeting at Keyhaven Car Park
It's here! the first club paddle of 2021. We will meet at Keyhaven car park at 9am for a 9:30am launch. Afterwards we can head to Milford for coffee.
Please arrive in plenty of time. Depending on numbers/COVID rules we may have to split into groups, but we can judge on the day.
Please bear in mind that there are launch fees for launching on the Keyhaven River. They are £10 for a single launch paddleboard or £30 for an annual pass.
Please don't be offended if the River Wardens ask you to pay!
No need to RSVP, just turn up! We are happy to welcome new members. Please see the membership form, code of conduct and club info on the documents page of the site. Further info on membership can be found below.
COVID-19 Update: April 2021
As the pandemic loosens its grip and the restrictions on activities start to be lifted we have been thinking about how to get the club up and running again. There have been many ideas submitted and our objectives remain the same – to provide a safe, sociable opportunity for paddleboarders to get together and enjoy our great sport in the fantastic rivers and sea around the New Forest and surrounding areas. We need to balance this with the availability of paddle leads and volunteers necessary to run the admin of the club.
The plan for starting up again is as follows:
SUP New Forest will restart guided paddles with at least one a month in a range of different locations. We will also run periodic social events.
The membership fee will be £5 for 12 months running from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022
Members will have access to the regular monthly paddles, the members area of our Facebook page and a 10% discount at New Forest Paddlesport Co (not to be used in conjunction with other offers)
We hope that this will provide the ability to paddle safely with the club, get to experience a wide range of different places to paddle, and meet like minded paddlers. The Facebook site will be available for members to arrange their own paddles with other people, get advice and share their paddling experiences.
If you are interested in volunteering to run paddles, or help run the club please let us know. We are currently looking for a Treasurer so please let us know if you are interested.
Let us know what you think about these arrangements and we look forward to seeing you on the water.
If you are interested in joining, please complete the members form from the Club Documents section of the website and email it to . We will then give you the bank details for payment (£5). It would be helpful if you could pay via bank transfer as this helps with our admin.
Once you have become a member you will have access to the Facebook Members Group and website Members Area, where details of all the up and coming paddles will be listed for you to enjoy.
For more info email
Paddler Guidelines and the Star Rating System for paddles are available in the Club Documents area of the website. These have been developed as a result of member and paddle lead feedback, and should help members understand how we can all support each other on paddles, and how to decide which paddles are suitable for their level of experience. We hope you find them helpful!