Introducing The Great Big Paddle Parade 2023! An epic World Record attempt for the most stand-up paddle boarders on parade taking place in the UK and supporting the RNLI whilst raising awareness for SUP safety.
Think of The Great Big Paddle Parade as an epic guided coastal tour. We launch from one of 3 starting locations, based on the distance people wanted to paddle and we enjoyed a breathtaking cruise along the world heritage, UNESCO Global Geopark coastline of the English Riviera.
Led by SOAK’s senior SUP instructors, we’ll pick up the groups at each location until all paddle boarders end up gliding into the beautifully secluded Fishcombe Cove for the official count and one epic aerial photo! The groups are then guided back to their original starting location… For some this will be the most people they have paddled with! What amazing adventure on the water!
The Great Big Paddle Parade was a charity fundraiser for the RNLI whilst raising awareness and setting the standard for SUP Safety. The world of Stand Up Paddleboarding has seen a large increase in attention in recent years and it is paramount to us that people who engage in SUP understand the inherent risks whilst out on the water to ensure everyone makes it back to dry land having had an awesome adventure.