It’s Official! 264 Paddle Boarders break Guinness World Record at the SUP Armada record attempt
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ have officially confirmed that participants at the SUP Armada record event that took place on the 22nd August have set a new World Record! The charity event, held at Queen Mother Reservoir, brought together SUP boarders from across the country to attempt to break the existing record of 254 paddle boarders, set on Hayling Island last year.
After a three hour attempt, 264 participants successfully completed the 1 mile course, beating the previous record by 10 and achieving the GUINNESS World Records title for ‘The Largest Parade of Paddleboarders’. Its a record some of the team at Blue Juice took part in last year, and it was fantastic to be involved again.
We were commissioned to film the day and capture the festival atmosphere, SUP related activities and of course the World Record challenge. We also had to capture and provide the required video evidence needed by Guinness to adjudicate the attempt.
Organiser Dan Charlish said “It was the first time we have tried to bring SUP boarders together for an event like this, and the response has been fantastic. We were lucky that the weather was perfect, and it was great to see so many people of all ages and abilities on the water, enjoying the experience and determined to break the record. Blue Juice have really captured the essence of the event and the riders that took part in the video, and it was one less thing to worry about knowing we had their ever reliable team managing the all important video evidence needed by Guinness”
It was fantastic to see so many paddle boarders come together and raise money for three fantastic charities and break another record at the same time, we now have two world record certificates on the walls at Blue Juice, with a third hopefully being added as we film and participate in the Kitesurfing Armada next month – same time next year?!
Many thanks for Eunice Bergin for the awesome photos on this page.