Due to unforeseen safety concerns registration for the official Guinness World Record attempt is temporarily suspended.  We will provide  further information in due course 


Taken from the UK by the Vladivostok SUP community at an event organised by Tretya Volna and Yana Ivleva (all Russian Federation), on 10 September 2017 the world record for having the most paddle boards on parade stands at 844.

To mark the inaugural UK SUP Fest an official attempt will be made on 28th August 2022 at Whitehaven Marina to bring the world record back to the UK.

Paddling round Whitehaven's historic port which dates back to 1634 paddlers will cover a distance of just over 1 mile, a distance stipulated by Guinness for an official attempt.  

Guinness have also stipulated that;
  • paddlers must be stood in an upright position.
  • it's only one person per board.
  • paddleboards may only be propelled with a paddle. 
Paddlers must also;
  • be able to swim.
  • wear a correctly fitting flotation device / life jacket.
  • wear a board leash 
  • adhere to any instructions communicated verbally by the water safety team.
  • exit the water when the official attempt has been brought to a close.
To ease pedestrian congestion on the harbor, traffic congestion in the town and lessen the impact on the marina's commercial activity  our official Guinness world record attempt will commence at 9am on Sunday 28th August 2022.

All participants should be should be on the harbor and in the queuing system ready to enter the water no later than 8.45am.

All participants must complete the online registration process.

Help make a difference

Scientific studies have proven that paddle-boarding can reduce stress and anxiety and improve mental well being.  UK SUP Fest want to help as many people as possible with a mental health illness take a paddle toward their recovery and we're asking you to help.

As part of the registration process were asking everyone to consider making a financial donation, the donation is not compulsory in order to register and amount donated is entirely at your own discretion. A suggested amount is £5 but you can donate more, you can donate less and you needn't donate at all. All donations will be greatly received.