2014 National SUP Racing Championships

The 2014 All Ireland STAND UP PADDLE BOARD National Racing Championships will be held on Bundoran’s Main Beach on the 20th & 21st of September. A wide variety of events are due to take place with both men’s and women’s divisions in 10ft and 12ft crossover catagories. 12’6″ and 14′ stock divisions in both technical and distance racing will see national champions crowned for 2014. And a new fun team event will take place for the first time in the form of Monster SUP racing.

Schedule of events

11:30 am Registration & Safety talk
12:00pm SUP Crossover races (1.5km – 2km)
2.00 pm Stock Technical Race (5km)
3.30 pm Monster SUP Fun team event (600m)
8:00pm Day 1 Prize giving The Chasin Bull

10:00 am SUP Stock Distance Race (17 – 25km)
2:00pm Day 2 Prize giving & closing ceremony
3:30pm All Ireland Football Final (Donegal vs Kerry)

Entry fee & Registration
For crossover and monster SUP divisions Registration will take place at the Main Beach at 11:30 am.
Cross over divisions – Free*
Monster SUP Team – Free*
*These events are free of charge, but we ask that competitors make a voluntary €5 donation to the local surf club, Bundoran Boardriders.

For Stock Divisions 12’6 & 14ft ISA Membership is required.
Registration for Stock Divisions must be before Monday 15th September.
Stock Division Technical – €15
Stock Division Distance – €15
Technical & Distance – €20

To enter please e-mail your entry to info@supdude.ie
and post on the appropriate fee to
Emmet O’Doherty
24 Brandra Cottage
Co. Donegal

For further information call Emmet on +353 857051188



SUP DUDE Stand Up Paddle Surf School – The Ultimate SUP Experience

2014 has seen Stand Up Paddle (or SUP for short) explode in popularity. A few years ago it most people didnt know what SUP was. Now thousands of you have realised through first-hand experience that it is a sport for all ages and levels of fitness. Almost anybody can do it! At SUP DUDE we cater for everybody aged between 8 and 88. With our diverse range of lessons we ensure that SUP can be experienced by everybody from complete beginners wanting to paddle in the safety of sheltered waters through to elite athletes who want a strong “core workout”. Whatever your skill level we can ensure you that the experience of walking on water and connecting your senses with the beauty and nature of our spectacular seascape and landscape is one of the most amazing activities you can do.
We have daily lessons including beginner taster sessions, improver progression sessions and advanced SUPsurf and SUP racing sessions.



9.30 am Registration for all competitors (Entry fee €10)

10.30 Elite Technical Race
12’6” SUP Class
12’0” Paddleboard Class

11.30pm Novice Short Race
12’0” or less SUP Short course (1.5 – 2 km)
U -18 SUP
U 16 SUP
U -18 Paddleboard
U 16 Paddleboard

12.30pm Lunch

1.45pm SUP Survivor Race

2.45 pm Novice Long Race
12’0” or less SUP Long course (3-4km)

4.00pm Elite Marathon Race
12’6” SUP Class Marathon Race (15 – 25km)
12’0” Paddleboard Class (5-15km)
14’0” SUP Class
Unlimited SUP Class

6.30pm Expected finish of marathon on Mullaghmore beach

7.30 pm Awards Ceremony

Please Note: All times are subject to change

National SUP & Paddleboard Race Championships


Hi guys

For logistical reasons I am putting out an expression of interest to get a feel for the numbers that might be attending the National SUP & Paddleboard Race Championships this October 6&7th. There are 14 proposed categories due to run and they are all listed below. There will be men’s and women’s divisions in all of the races. This will be the first time an event combining these disciplines will run in Ireland with a few national title up for grabs so hopefully that should incentivise a few people. It will also be the final leg of the National SUP Tour that has been running this year.

So if you think you are going to make it please just facebook me or e-mail on info@supdude.ie your name and the categories you might like to enter, and if you know anybody else who might like to enter please let them know.





Elite Races

12’6” SUP Class –                    Technical Race (2-7km)

Marathon Race (15 – 25km)

14’0” SUP Class –                    Marathon Race (15 – 25km)

Unlimited SUP Class              Marathon Race (15 – 25km)

12’0” Paddleboard Class       Technical [short] course – up to 5 km

Marathon [long] course – 5 -15km

Novice Races

12’0” or less SUP        Short course

12’0” or less SUP        Long course

U -18 SUP                   up to 2.5 km

U 16 SUP                     up to 2.5 km

U -18 Paddleboard       up to 2.5 km

U 16 Paddleboard        up to 2.5 km

SUP Sprints 200m

SUP Survivor Race

SUP Yoga

We will be running a SUP Yoga Taster session at 7.00am on Saturday the 14th July. We will be running weekly classes for the rest of the summer every Wednesday evening from the 18th July at 7.30 pm.

Working with Ireland’s top Yoga Sports Specialist Coach Aisling Harris, these classes combine the ancient practice of Yoga with Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Check out www.supdude.ie for more information or book early to avoid disappointment on 0857051188

SUP Core Fitness

Standup Paddle, triathletes
For all you fitness freaks in need of something to freshen up your workout routines check out how some of the worlds top tri atheletes are using SUP as part of their training. We will be running SUP Core fitness classes on weekday evenings…. but in the mean time check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izd6G62A4UA

SUP Gallery

Check out the gallery below for pictures of our SUP YOGA, SUP FISHING and other SUP DUDE activities.

Welcome to SUP DUDE

Welcome to our brand new website SUP DUDE – Stand Up Paddle Surfschool 🙂