Fanatic SUP Test Centre

Fanatic Alt demo banner Many of the vast range of Stand Up Paddleboards and paddles designed and made by Fanatic SUP are available for test and demo at our waterside shop in Southampton. Whether you are looking for your first inflatable paddle board, a racing iSUP which can get you to the podium, a hard touring paddleboard or simply a Stand Up Paddleboard that can also be windsurfed - then Fanatic have something for you. Fanatic has become an iconic designer and producer of waterbased boardsports. Founded in 1981 and rooted in the world of windsurfing, the rider driven team at Fanatic has in excess of three decades of experience which hone the range of paddleboards, year on year. Pioneering innovation and design, has ensured that Fanatic are one of the world’s leading water sports brands winning plenty of awards along the way.

Our Fanatic paddleboard test centre gives us the opportunity to meet you and work with you to find the paddle board which best suit your needs and budget. Here you can demo a large selection of the latest Fanatic SUP and paddle range at our premises in Southampton on either the River Itchen or our lake.


To view the range of Fanatic paddle-boards available to try, continue scrolling.


The SUP Company Fanatic Test Centre works by offering one hour slots which you can book any day of the week between 1000 – 1600hrs (last booking is 1500hrs).

During your time you can try up to three different paddle boards and three different SUP paddles.

We do make a small charge of £25 per person (payable at the time of booking) for your hour, however this is 100% refundable should you go on to purchase a paddle board from ourselves.

Also 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.


Simply make your booking request with at least 24 hours notice by phone on 02380 172189 or email us at and list which boards and paddles you would like to try. We will then be able to confirm availability and make your booking for you.

We will then send you an email to confirm your booking along with directions and details for parking.

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


The range of paddle boards available at the Fanatic Test Centre currently is –

Fanatic Fly Air Pure 10'4

Fanatic Fly Air Pure 10'8

Fanatic Fly Air Premium 10'4

Fanatic Ray Air Pure 12'6

Fanatic Ray Air Premium 11'6

Fanatic Ray Air Premium 12'6

Fanatic 11 ft 6 Diamond Air Touring


The range of paddles available to try at the Fanatic Test Centre currently is -

Fanatic Carbon Pure 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Fanatic Carbon 35  3 Piece SUP Paddle

Fanatic Diamond 35 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Fanatic Bamboo Carbon 50 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Is there a paddle board or paddle that you would like to try which is not listed? Then contact us to discuss with what you are looking for and we will do our best for you. We also host a number of open days throughout the year where we have an even larger range of equipment from Fanatic to test and demo.