Before you 'Google',  the previous world record for the largest amount of stand up paddlers on parade had been set by British paddlers for a gathering 390. 


We've done it once and we can do it again.  Let's get this world record back to Britain and mark the festival in  a spectacular way.

Most Paddle Boards on Parade

To mark the inaugural UK SUP Fest an official attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for having the most paddle boards on parade.

When you think of a community able to put enough paddlers on the water at once to set a new World Record, your first thought might not be … Russia?  But, on September 10th 2017,  the Vladivostok community in Russia, a city that sits on the coastline of the Sea of Japan, set a new World Record for the largest Sup Parade in the world at 844 paddlers.


Official Attempt

The official attempt to break the world record will take place at Whitehaven  on Saturday 27th August 2022 at the outer harbour area at high tide. 

The North and South pier's offer great protection from any sea swell and with numerous entry and exit points the historical harbour is the perfect setting to set a new Guinness World Record.


Why don't you come along and get yourself involved?  You never know, you may go home as part of a world record braking team and earn yourself all the bragging rights that come with it!


Launch Points and Parade

There will be 3 launch points A, B & C.  Point A is only for experienced paddlers who want to take the unique opportunity to paddle through the sea lock and B & C is for all others.


All paddlers will travel in an anti clockwise direction around a marker buoy  that will be clearly visible in the middle of the outer harbour area.


Paddlers must be stood on their boards in order to be counted toward the official count, anyone who kneels or sits is welcome to join the parade but will not be counted.

All paddlers must be leashed to their boards, wearing a correctly fitting flotation device that's fit for purpose and all under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible person at all times.

The official start of the Drone filming, as required by the Guinness World Records for proof, will be a short blast on an air horn, a short double blast will be sounded when sufficient filming has been done.   The end of the filming will also signify the end of the official attempt and all paddlers must exit the inner harbour area using launches B & C.


Important Information

Everyone wishing to participate in the official world record attempt must complete the online registration process when registration opens later in the year.


You can keep up to date with the plans, preparations and announcements for our official Guinness World Record attempt by registering by registering with our 'Event' page here and/or by joining our Facebook group here.