Blue Chip SUP - Surf & Windsurfing - Spanning 2
centuries since 1980
Over 50 years of water sports knowledge has built our reputation:
Johncey has been involved in the watersports industry one way or another
In 1970 Brian started by
building and repairing surfboards and white water canoes
In 1980 Brian founded his Blue Chip Board Store.
through 50 years experience has built our reputation, Brian has been
involved in the watersports industry one way or another since 1965.
And in 1980 Brian founded his Blue Chip Board Store. No one knows
SUP like Blue Chip.
Blue Chip is ideally placed to guide you through the diverse
marketplace of SUP..
Blue Chip is the largest UK supplier of SUP boards and products in
the UK, nothing replaces knowledge from experience. Through personal
recommendation and reputation, this trend continues to build.
Blue Chip Windsurfing Limited have the following
service divisions with logical trading names which are:
- Blue Chip Board Store
- Blue Chip Windsurfing Store
- Blue Chip Surf Store
- Blue Chip SUP Store
- Blue Chip i-SUP Store
- Blue Chip Board Repairs
- Blue Chip Sail Repairs
- Blue Chip SUP Hire
- Gun Sails UK
We have ben in water sports one way or another since 1965. Our
years of experience driven knowledge is free...
Brian as a kayak instructor in 1969
|1970, Brian explains to a student how a
Sub Aqua twin hose regulator works
|2016, Brian overseeing a lesson at
Blue Chip SUP School on the Thames
Johncey’s Blue Chip is the oldest family run
Windsurfing, Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding centre in the
UK. In1980 Brian founded Blue Chip, the Windsurfing and Surfing
store along with Express Windsurfing and Surfboard Repairs,
Brian has been working with Structural Polymer fibres and resins
for many years. Brian started building and repairing white water
canoes back in 1965 as a volunteer youth activities leader.
Brian soon gained the reputation of a master repairer in man
made structural polymer materials where a strength to weight
ratio was the prime requisite then just a few years later added
the sail repairing arm to the already successful supply and
When SUP came to the UK, Blue Chip embraced this new water
sport. Blue Chip soon gained a reputation as a leading SUP store
and knowledge base for SUP. At Blue Chip, customer service,
reputation and experience matters.
During his courier
Brian been a canoe, sub aqua and windsurfing instructor and has successfully completed the Academy of Surfing
Instructors course to become the First UK qualified SUP
instructor to ASI levels 1 & 2. Brian is also qualified as an
"Activity First Aider" and has a "National Rescue Award" from
the Royal National Life Saving Society
and also has an enhanced CRB certificate, so you can be sure that
Blue Chip SUP teaching sessions are well structured and
The Blue Chip SUPer Club has a
massive following with over 200,000 viewings following
our paddle adventures.
- Blue Chip has been and at the
forefront of SUP in the UK since the beginning.
Check out our Blue Chip SUPer
Club, we are not just following a trend and jumping on
the band wagon, we're setting the trend and moving the sport
forward all the time.
- SUP or Stand Up Paddle Boarding is
the great new sport taking the world by storm; SUP is easy
to learn and is not only good fun it’s a great way to keep
fit, SUP will work all the core muscle groups & improve your
balance. Flat water cruising or riding small waves, SUP is
accessible to all. Come and join us at Blue Chip on one of
our weekly trips on the rivers, or canals where we will call
in at a riverside pub somewhere along the way.
Click here for more details on
our unique SUPer Club outings and adventures.
SUP - Surf & Windsurfing since 1980
- Blue Chip is one of the oldest
established Windsurfing / Surf & SUP stores in the UK. Since 1980
Blue Chip has specialised in the supply and servicing of
Windsurfing, Surfing and since 2008 SUP products.
- Blue Chip is the UK importer and
distributor for Gun Sails the fastest growing windsurfing
brand in Europe.
- Aqua Pro UK is a DIY and Safety
product line for windsurfers which offers emergency DIY
solutions to repair boards, sails, wetsuits, booms and kites
as well as kit failure packs that fit on the back of your
harness and a range of fully waterproof sun screens. Aqua
Pro UK is also part of the Blue Chip Windsurfing group.
- The Blue Chip retail shop doesn't
advertise anywhere, yet we have a database of well over
18,000 customers, (mail order and personal callers) from all
over the country and because the Blue Chip retail shop
doesn't have any advertising costs, we can offer prices and
deals that are probably the cheapest in the whole of the UK.
- Blue Chip has one of the most
efficient mail order systems in the windsurfing industry.
- You can advertise you unwanted
windsurfing equipment on the Blue Chip web site
- http://www.windsurfer.co.uk FREE
OF CHARGE. Your advert will be on the web for a minimum
of two months.
- You can either publish your
details as the contact or use Blue Chip as the contact.
For further details, click here
Blue Chip Express Repairs since
has been working with Structural Polymer fibres and resins for
many years. Brian started by building and repairing white water
canoes back in 1970 and soon gained the reputation of a master
repairer in man made structural polymer materials where a
strength to weight ratio was the prime requisite.
In 1980 Brian founded Blue Chip Windsurfing and Express
Windsurfing and Surfboard Repairs, then just a few years later
added the sail repairing arm to the already successful repair
Blue Chip Express Repairs is the largest board & sail repair
workshop facility in the UK. We repair all makes of boards and
sails here on the premises to insurance standards. Most of our
repairs are completely invisible. All of our repair work carries
a Blue Chip Guarantee..
- We repair boards such as :- JP,
Mistral, Bic, Drops, Tabou, Goya, Naish, Seatrend, RRD, Tiga,
F2, Fanatic, AHD, Hifly, Alpha, ACE. Starboard, Thommen, the
list is endless.
- We repair all types of construction
including :- Glass, Ke vlar Laminates, Carbon Laminates,
Carbon Sandwich, Honeycomb and Plastic Thermo Welding.
- We repair Sails such as :- Pryde,
Tushingham, Gun, UP, Gaastra, Vandal, F2, Fanatic, ART, Ezzy,
Severn, North, Yes, Loft, Rushwind and many others.
- We carry matching cloths & tapes for
most sails and mono films in 100, 125, 150, 175, 200,250.as
well as the latest reinforced mono film laminates.
- We mend sails using the very Hi-Tech
multi geared heavy duty sewing machinery.
- Over the years Brian's Blue Chip
Express Repairs has kept pace with all the new
constructional technologies including the use of Kevlar,
Dyneema, Spectra and Carbon laminates. Repair construction
processes include vacuum bag and monocoque construction
techniques as well as thermo welding for the polypropylene
boards. Blue Chip has also invested in 2 modern heated
repair workshops which ensure fast turnarounds even in the
- Surfboard repairs have become an
important part of the repair service that Blue Chip offers.
Blue Chip now undertakes surfboard repairs for private
customers as well as some of the major airlines when
accidentally damaged occurs during air freight.
- Blue Chip recently up graded
their sewing capability by investing in a "state of the art"
sewing machine built to their specification in Germany. This
new sewing machine copes with all the latest
stitching patterns as used on the latest windsurfing sails.
Dinghy Sail Repairs
- Blue Chip has also increased
the capability of their dinghy sail repair service and
regularly undertakes insurance work across a variety of
dinghies and catamarans.
Impartial Repair &
- Many of the specialised windsurfing
and sailing insurance companies such as Noble Marine, Viking
Bishop Skinner, Newton Crum, Colin Curtis, and the
manufacturers have grown to trust the expertise and
impartial judgment on damage, warranty and repair assessment
offered by Blue Chip.