SUP Standards Committee Ireland

Paul Byrne (Chair)
Based in Ireland. Experienced paddler, SUP instructor and SUP School owner. Has been involved in SUP since its early days in Ireland with training and coaching, organising SUP festivals, SUP races and SUP surf events. Paul also specialises in SUP surfing.

Buoyancy Aids

Yes, buoyancy aids are required by law. These regulations govern the operation of pleasure craft including personal watercraft. They include provisions relating to age restrictions, the carriage and use of lifejackets and restrictions on the use of alcohol and drugs.
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Night Paddling

Yes, allowed.



For legislation and regulations that apply to protecting wildlife that we encounter as stand up paddlers:

National Parks & Wildlife Service website

Riverways Licensing

Not required.

Water Ways Ireland website


Weather Forecasts

The Irish Meteorological Service: Website

Flood Alerts

The Irish Meteorological Service: Website

WindFinder PRO: Website


Ireland tide times: Website

Surf Reports and Forecasts

Surf Forecast: Website

Magic Seaweed: Website


Environmental Protection Agency Ireland: Website

Workplace Health and Safety

Health and safety Authority Ireland: Website