HotD SUP Challenge

We love our beach are pleased to partner with the Head of the Dart SUP Challenge (HotD).

The HotD SUP Challenge is an annual event in April and sees more than 250 paddlers taking part, making it the largest SUP event in the UK.  

Each year, paddlers come together to complete the 14km course along the River Dart taking in the beautiful Devon countryside running between the historic town of Dartmouth and Totnes, alternating directions every year.

HotD is traditionally seen as the season opener, with paddlers travelling from all over the country and further afield!

Paddlers have the option to take part in the challenge either as part of the race or leisure fleet.  Prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the race fleets, with a raffle (made up of donations from our sponsors) available for those taking part in the leisure fleet.  All participants collect a finisher's medal at the end and the timings are published on their website.

It is reported that there are over 600,000 standup paddle boarders in the UK, making it one of the fastest-growing sports. It's all a part of the growing adventure tourism we are seeing. 

You can join in the HotD SUP Challenge fun and wear one of these specially designed adult Organic Cotton T-shirts and Hoodies.