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Team England - Selection Process 2022

There are two international events requiring team selection in SUP Surf, Race and Prone paddle board disciplines.


Hvide Sande, Denmark

Aug 27 to Sep 3

ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Oct 28 to Nov 6

The following will outline the process involved and clearly define selection criteria. Moving in a more positive drive to enable broader inclusion at selection events BSUPA are collaborating with GBSUP National Series organisers, and Surfing England.


Selection will be a multi venue selection process relevant to each discipline, surf and the race board disciplines of sprint, technical and distance (this includes prone and SUP). Board size selection will be from 14 ft class.

World and European Team Technical, Sprint and Distance selection will be based upon results from


1st May Cardiff - CIWW Paddlefest - Distance Race & Sprints 10th July Carbis Bay – 10th Celtic Cup - Ocean Technical Race 25th & 26th June - Fistral Beach - SUP Surf


Selection Criteria

  • Paddlers must be in a position to self-finance entry and travel to each event. It is important to be aware that International competition is an expensive affair, while BSUPA contribute toward an individual entry at World level, any subsequent races are at the cost of the individual, this excludes the team relay.

  • Paddlers must provide proof of travel insurance prior to departure, absence of evidence will preclude travel with the team to the event.

  • Team members, in the absence of a team manager, must be self-regulating and organise relevant logistics e.g. travel accommodation etc

  • Athletes must be English residents and not have competed for another Nation in the previous 12 months. English nationality is defined by Surfing England / ISA

Selection Process

  • Both World and European selection will be based upon a first across the line/ process, in both the distance and technical disciplines and sprint. This will be same for SUP Surf in male and female categories.

  • In addition, BSUPA collaborates with Surfing England in the management of the national team, who is the only body recognised by the ISA given access to World level competition. Therefore, team members must hold current BSUPA membership to be eligible to enter the World championships and a Surfing England Membership.

  • Team Selection results will be posted BSUPA, GBSUP, Surfing England websites and social media.

  • Riders wishing to be part of either team will be required to fill and return the form to Surfing England Head Office – TEAM ENGLAND (SUP/Prone) 2022 using the following email

  • Surfing England will appoint Team Managers.


Document Consultation Process

The ultimate objective of this document is to ensure selection of the strongest possible team and the continued progression of the sport. In order to achieve the greatest parity for the greatest number of people the final iteration of the document is the result of multiple informal discussions across a broad spectrum of stake holders.


Consultation Panel

Simon Bassett – BSUPA Chairman Ben Powis Surf England Tina Beresford -Surf England Sam Rutt – GBSUP Glenn Elderidge - Independent SUP Racer /Expert


Photo credits SUPJunkie.

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