We started SUP Bristol back in 2014 with a mission to bring adventure to the heart of the city.
We wanted to make it easy for everyone to get on the water.

Since then we’ve worked hard to break down barriers to paddlesport, improve safety, and look after the rivers we love. We work with marginalised communities, we clean up our harbour, we educate on water safety and so much more.

We recognise there’s still a long way to go but we’re super proud of what we’ve achieved so far.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’re working on.



Find out what we’re doing to make our activities (and paddleboarding in general) accessible to all sections of the community.

Water Safety

Learn about our work to develop the sport and improve water safety, from first paddle strokes to advising training bodies.


From river cleanups, to fundraising events and product design – find out what we’re doing to protect our planet.