Up the reservoir with a paddle…

    THOUSANDS of thrill-seekers, young and old, descended on Bewl Water to take part in the UK’s biggest stand up paddleboarding [SUP] festival.
    The Neilson SUP Armada Festival is a celebration of the world’s fastest growing water sport as the paddleboarding community opening its doors to the public, allowing local amateurs to try SUP for the first time.
    The weekend festival [July 21-23] also hosted the Euro Tour, where some of the fastest paddleboarders in the world competed with each other in challenging weather conditions.
    Festival founder Dan Charlish said: “This year’s Neilson SUP Armada Festival was the biggest and the best by far. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the festival was a true celebration of the world’s fastest-growing water sport.
    “And the SUP community and general public proved this festival can be enjoyed by everyone, whatever the weather.”