SUP Test Centre


If you are interested in a paddle board, whether inflatable or composite - you might have done some research, watched some reviews, or even spoke to a shop or two - and, although there is enough information out there to make a sensible decision, you will never truly know until you've actually been on one (or more). For this reason, if you live anywhere near, like Portsmouth, Chichester, Winchester, Bournemouth or even Poole you now have another option - The SUP Company Test Centre.

Situated minutes off junction 5 of the M27, our waterside shop offers access to three different sections of sheltered water including the tidal River Itchen, the upper flowing sections of the River Itchen and a small lake. This means that you can test the largest selection of paddle boards in Europe, all in one place and from the best Stand Up Paddleboard brands in the World - including -

Fanatic | Infinity | Jobe | JP | Moloko | ONE | QuickBlade | Red Paddle Co | SIC | Starboard |


The SUP Company 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 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.


Please select the manufacturers logo from the list below to see the list of paddle boards and paddles available to demo.