Wingsurfing and foiling at large has exploded in recent years; with the continued advances in equipment and innovations it can be hard to keep up. You might have done some research, watched some reviews, checked out forums or even spoken to a friend or two - and, while there lots of information out there to make a sensible decision, you will never truly know until you've actually been on one, two, three, four or more varying models That the same for wings, wingboards, foils, masts, fuselages, kites, kitesurf twin tips, the list of equipment and variations goes on. For this reason, if you live anywhere near Southampton, like Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester, Bournemouth, Poole or outside of Hampshire you now have another option to try the latest equipment from leading brands 7 days a week - The SUP Company X Calshot Test Centre.

Situated on the mile long Calshot Spit in a former Royal Navy Aircraft Hanger called Schneider Hanger, The SUP Company X Calshot Test Centre is a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. Unique for the South coast of the UK, Calshot Spit benefits from a tidal lagoon on its northern side on Southampton Water, while the Southern side of the Spit offers immediate access out into the Solent with it skate park like bumps and jumps. This means that in almost all wind conditions you can get on the water at Calshot for a demo session. Instore you will find the largest range of wingsurfing, foiling to test and demo anywhere in the UK with expert advice and guidance on hand by qualified instructors. In test and on demo are products from  -

Axis | Airush | Duotone | Eleveight | Fanatic | ONE | Ozone | Sabfoil | Starboard | Waydoo |

The SUP Company X Calshot Test Centre works by offering one hour slots which you can book Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00hrs (last booking is 16:00hrs).

During your time you can try up any number of foils, wings, or boards.

We do make a small charge for use of test centre equipment of £50 per person / per hour (payable on arrival for your booking), however the first two hours are 100% refundable should you go on to purchase the set up tested from ourselves.

Prior to letting you out on the water, we will need to see –

  • A recognised form of photo id such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Completion of a questionnaire with you to determine your wingsurfing and / or foiling competency (our test centre is not a teaching establishment, and all visitors are required to have a basic skill level to ensure they are safe on the water when riding).
  • All test centre users are required to wear an impact vest (provided), helmet (provided) and The SUP Co X Calshot rash vest

To make your booking please fill in the form at the bottom of this page - your booking will then be confirmed and emailed to you.

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice - for more information on the demo, directions, parking and availability of kit - please get in touch by phone on 02380 172189 or email at .

Please note that demand is very high at weekends, so we highly recommend making your booking as soon as possible.

Please select the manufacturer's name or logo from the list below to see the range of equipment available.


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