The Neilson SUP Armada Festival is a unique paddleboarding event held at Bewl Water on the 21-23rd July 2017, bringing the SUP community together for a fantastic festival weekend on and off the water, including an attempt to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title alongside the Euro Tour and fundraising for the Armada Trust.


The Festival

21-23rd July 2017, Bewl Water, Kent

The Neilson SUP Armada Festival takes place on the 21-23rd of July around the stunning lake at Bewl Water.  One huge weekend of fun SUP activities on the water, as well as camping, glamping, live music, children’s play areas, quality food and drink and a SUP Brands Village exhibiting all the latest gear.  See more

The SUP Activities

More SUP activities than you can throw a stick at!

Over the festival weekend there will be a huge range of SUP activities taking place at the festival. Fun XL team races,  beginner taster sessions, advanced clinics, SUP yoga, junior races, dragon board races, the Euro Tour and Charity Challenge and a mass participation World Record SUP attempt! See more

The Charities

Supporting children &  young people through The Armada Trust

The festival will be raising funds to support the Armada Trust Kite & SUP Youth Tour, enabling children who have never had the chance to SUP to get involved!  If you are fundraising for our charities – we will refund your ticket  price! So far, we have raised over £160,000 for good causes, and we want to do even more this year! See more

Registration is open!

Registrations open in April 2017

Want to get involved? Of course you do! Registration for the Neilson SUP Armada 2017 is now open. You can also book camping, glamping, campervan and on site accommodation and register for the Euro Tour race and the Red Paddle Junior Races at the same time – these tickets include free entry to the SUP Armada. Sign Up