Fanatic Test Centre | The SUP Company


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The SUP Company

+44 (0) 2380 172 189

Fanatic Test Centre


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 which can also be windsurfed - then Fanatic have some for you. Fanatic has become an iconic designer and producer of waterbased boardsports. Founded in 1981, the rider driven team 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 watersports brands.

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 2017 Fanatic SUP and paddle range at our premises in Southampton on either the River Itchen or our lake.

To view the range of Fanatic paddleboards available to try, click here.


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 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 9'8 Fly Air Premium

Fanatic 10'4 Fly Air Premium

Fanatic 10'8 Fly Air Premium

Fanatic 11'6 Ray Air

Fanatic 12'6 Ray Air

Fanatic 10'4 Pure Air

Fanatic 11'6 Pure Air Touring

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

Fanatic Alloy 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Fanatic Carbon 35 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Fanatic Bamboo Carbon 50 3 Piece SUP Paddle

Is a paddle board or paddle that you would like to try not listed? Then contact us to discuss what you are looking for. We host a number of open days throughout the year where we have an even larger range of equipment from Fanatic to test.

Fanatic paddleboard test sup demo centre