2020 WSA Sup Symposium – IMPORTANT UPDATE

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the SUP Symposium and Industry Days, due to take place from 16th – 18th of October have had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 virus situation. However, we have rescheduled the events to the 8th / 9th and 10th of October 2021, Hayling Island Sailing Club.
If you have booked a place, your tickets will be transferred directly to next year.
We are still taking bookings for next year’s event. Many of the workshops are already full.
The whole WSA team would like to thank you for your support during this time and we look forward to seeing you all at the event in 2021.
If you have any questions please contact us info@waterskillsacademy.com

2020 WSA Sup Symposium

We are delighted to announce the dates and location of our 2020 WSA SUP Symposium. We have a fantastic new location for 2020 at Hayling Island and we are really looking forward to seeing you all there. Our symposiums are going from strength to strength and it is advisable to book your chosen workshops early to avoid disappointment.

Date: 17th/ 18th October 2020

Location: Hayling Island Sailing Club, Sandy Point, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9SL

The 2020 WSA SUP Symposium is a great weekend for all Stand Up Paddlers from coaches looking for educational CPD and recreational paddlers wanting to learn and experience new SUP opportunities.  The event is open to ALL, no matter what organisation you affiliate with, where you paddle or what discipline you paddle.

We are lucky to have fantastic support from industry leaders, Starboard, Oshea, Fanatic, SIC, Blackfish, Palm to name a few. We have added new workshops from last years feedback so book early to avoid any disappointment.


ACCOMMODATION:  There are rooms available at the sailing club, please contact them directly secretary@hisc.co.uk  There are also lots of options locally. Due to local planning you cannot park overnight in vans at the club – sorry. Click here for a full list of local accommodation.

EATING: Working with the sailing club and their great chefs we will be providing a simple lunch included in the price of the event.  As with previous events our Saturday evenings are as popular as ever, this year we have curry night.

PARKING: Parking is available at the sailing club or there’s lots available very near the site.

BOARDS AND KIT: We would be grateful if you can bring all your own kit, even though we have lots to borrow.  Overnight kit can be stored securely in doors at the sailing centre.



We have a fantastic selection of specialist workshops which will be available both morning and afternoon of each day. Please click here to view our full programme and time slots – don’t delay as these will be popular and spaces are limited.

Coaching Differently Abled

Intro to SUP Foiling

Paddle Fit

Coastal Journey

Teaching, Coaching and Learning

Monster SUP

SUP Yoga Intro

SUP Yoga for Yoga Teachers

Head Games and Mind Challenges




Rescue Update

Ladies Only

Rough Water Board Handling


SUP Surfing for Beginners

Coaching and Performance

The Paddle

The Board

A detailed description of these workshops and booking procedure is available here