The SUP Company X Calshot

The SUP Company Announces New Foiling, Wing and Kite Demo Centre & Retail Destination at Calshot Spit

The SUP Company is excited to announce the opening of its second retail store and test centre that will be located at Calshot Spit. The SUP Co X Calshot, as it will be known, will be focused on foiling, wing surfing, and kitesurfing while featuring some paddleboards. This new destination will become the go-to spot for all water sports enthusiasts in the Solent area and those from further afield.

Located on the southern bank of the open end of Southampton Water, The SUP Co X Calshot will take residence in Schneider Hangar, a former seaplane base, one of three aircraft hangers on site. The new store and test centre will feature an initial 1,500 sq ft retail space showcasing the best in foiling, wing surfing, kitesurfing, and paddle boarding equipment. The SUP Co X Calshot will stock and have hardware available for demo from leading brands such as Duotone, Fanatic, Axis, Sabfoil, Starboard, ION, Eleveight and Forward WIP.

Tony Jones, Managing Director and Founder of The SUP Company, said, “I am absolutely thrilled that we get to share our passion for all things foil, wing and kite at such an outstanding location as Calshot Spit. A test centre environment is as core to The SUP Co now as it was 7 years ago when we started, and this new second location with its unique ability to work in almost any wind direction helps ensure visitors get on the water more often. He goes on to say “Calshot perfectly compliments our sheltered location at Woodmill in Swaythling, enabling us to deliver test conditions across all of the categories that we offer, especially wind-driven sports such as wingsurfing and kitesurfing as well as foiling.”

The SUP Co X Calshot test centre will offer visitors the opportunity to try an unrivalled range of wings, foils and foil boards as well as a selection of kites, kitesurfing boards and paddleboards. The SUP Company X Calshot will be a true destination and a one-stop-shop for those looking to take their riding to the next level or those simply looking to start their water sports journey.

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Countryside and Regulatory Services, Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, said “We are pleased to welcome The SUP Company to Calshot, helping to boost our existing water sport facilities. Calshot is a unique and special location to enjoy sport and leisure pursuits. Our ambition is to establish Calshot as a must-see destination for visitors to the South Coast of England.”

The SUP Co X Calshot will be open to visitors and test centre bookings from Friday 26th May. To book your test centre visitor head over to or call The SUP Co X Calshot on 02380 172189.

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