Stand up paddle boarding in Swansea & Gower
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Girls Stand up Paddling & Custom SUP’s

Stand up paddle surfing is gaining momentum in the ladies surfing arena , now 6 years in the mainstream, SUP is starting to awaken female souls to get fit and get ripping on their local coastline waves.

Ladies take note – learning to surf a SUP will get you to places faster and help your wave knowledge to progress quicker.

The International Surfing Association is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. In the 2013 ISA world SUP championship last year in Lima Peru The ladies really put on a fantastic show with 24 women competing in both the SUP surfing and SUP racing categories.

Abi Barker smith

Our Team GB hope for the SUP surfing was none other than my wife Abi barker- Smith who got through to round 2 of the WOMEN’S REPERCHARGE heats surfing very well, but not getting a good wave selection to progress her further in the competition.

However competing at this level really pushed her to train hard and get out into the water through the winter months in Wales.

Barker custom sups

And that’s one of the great things about Stand up paddle surfing and paddle boarding regardless whether you are surfing waves or not , the sport is getting you out on your board in a variety of conditions and staying agile and fit without freezing in the U.K’s cold water temps through winter.

Next years ISA world championship is going to be held in Nicaragua and I know ladies places for both The GB and possibly Welsh teams will be fort over competitively which is fantastic for ladies Paddle surfing .

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to welcome Wales as the 74th member nation of the ISA. – See more at:

The ISA’s goal is to add a new surfing experience, to make what already exists for the 35 million surfers and SUPers of the world. all we need now is a indoor surfing wave in WALES !

Here are some movies of The Abu Dhabi wave pool – ‘Wadi adventure’ used by the Stand up world tour this year . Happy Stand up Paddling !

Any ladies in the market to push their performance on a SUP need to get on a custom board to really suit their needs and style of surfing – If you are in the market for a SUP surfing board please consider Barker paddlesurf boards as an option – We can help direct you to a board which will help you progress !

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Here at SUP Gower We offer Stand up paddle lessons & Foiling Lessons ( wing sup - wing foil - sup foil -surf-foil & Efoil ) Plus Hire & Clinics. Our showroom and Plant based Cafe is stocked with boards, paddles, coffee & cake and all the food and gear you need to get on the water. GROUND plant based & much more.
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