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