McConks SUP. Try before you buy.

It's quite natural to want to try a range of boards before you buy, and we really recommend that you do so.  So we're working with a number of independent providers round the UK to make it easy for you to try out our kit. Many of our demo centres have range of boards so you can test our boards against the top selling brands.

We only have a few criteria for choosing our demo centres, but we stick to them rigidly:

  • They must be independent and run by experienced watermen/women
  • We would choose to spend time at the club/centre if we were looking to try new kit
  • Customers must look like they’re having fun. And so do the staff
  • And finally, they share our passion for the environment, paddler safety, and having fun on the water

Our partners do not get any commission or bonuses from referrals or sales. So you won't get the hard sell from them.  Find out why this is so important to us here.

McConks paddleboard demo centres UK North

North West - SUPUK

SUP UK Stand up paddleboard provider across major cities and national parks throughout the UK, primarily Snowdonia, Peak District, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.  Based in the North West

North East - Eight Zero Eight SUP

Based at Manvers Lake and at Calder Canoe Club, Bob Mawson is an experienced paddlesports instructor.  Give Bob a shout if you want to try out SUP in the North East

North Wales - Getafix

An established and well known name in paddlesports provision and instruction for many years, we're thrilled to be working with Leo and Anna Hoare at Getafix in Llangollen.  Try out our kit on the white water of the River Dee or the calm of the Llangollen Canal by contacting Getafix.

McConks SUP demo centres UK Central

Bartley SUP

Based on Bartley Reservoir, close to the M42 and M5 we have 120 acres of clean drinking water which runs entirely by gravity from the Elan Valley in Wales, providing an excellent venue and conditions for SUPing.

Facilities also include a modern club house with toilets, showers and changing rooms. A professionally operated bar with catering facilities, a large car park, slip ways and pontoons for easy water access. 

North Norfolk Adventure

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures provide instruction, guided trips & excursions in the stunning Norfolk area, and work closely with Norfolk Paddle Co.  Contact Martin at NOA to arrange a demo.  With over  200 miles of inland waterways and a vast area of coast & beaches, there will be a spot just perfect for your demo.

South Norfolk Broads - Boardin Skool

Boardin Skool is a small family company run by to British Canoeing Instructor Adam and Jenny.  Whether you're looking for hire or instruction, give Adam a shout.

McConks paddleboard demo centres UK South

SUP in the South East - Whitstable SUP

Lucy is an ASI qualified instructor and provides tuition and guided trips

in the beautiful and safe environment of Whitstable Bay on McConks boards and with McConks Paddles.

Contact Whitstable SUP direct to book your demo, or find out more about them on our blog.


Cotswold Water Park Hire

CWPHire is run by Tom and Josh, two out and out paddleheads.  From SUP yoga to BCU instruction to primary school outings, CWPhire cater for all things paddle in the Cotswolds Water Park.  Conveniently situated between a short hop from the M4, between the A419 and Cotswold Outdoor shop, CWP is a great place to compare McConks SUP and Red Paddle Co boards side by side.  

And when you're done, you're a very short distance from Cirencester, the self proclaimed Capital of the Cotswolds, for some sight seeing, shopping and watering or feeding.


If we don't have a demo centre in your region but you fancy trying a board, then contact us at or @mcconksuk. We'll see what we can do to sort out a demo board for you.