ICF World SUP Championships – DAY 4 – YOU GIVE IT YOUR ALL!

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Day 4 of the World Championships in Hungary The day of dread has arrived - it is finals day and the last day of the competition! A time for the paddlers to give it their all, then to say goodbye to new friends and the beautiful Lake...

ICF World SUP Championships – DAY 3 RAISES THE TEMPO!

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Day 3 of the World Championships in Hungary Race Day 3 was a beautiful Saturday. The weather report read of a luxurious 25 degree air temperature, and the 18 degree delicate glassy waters of Lake Balaton mesmerised the commentators...

ICF World SUP Championships – DAY 2 TESTS YOUR ENDURANCE!

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Day 2 of the World Championships in Hungary (Text & images by Anja Burger & team) An 18.5 kilometre course, a 10 kilometre course, sprints and then - even more sprints! I am sure that if support was a discipline, South Africa...

ICF World SUP Championships – DAY 1 SETS A FIERY PACE!

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Day 1 of the World Championships in Hungary  (text by Anja Burger, images by team) What a day it has been! Our open athletes woke up this morning, knowing that there would be serious game time today. A gruelling 1000m course was set...

ICF World SUP Championships – 1 DAY TO GO!!!

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: The last day before the start of the World Championships in Hungary Boards measured, water packs are cold and feet up. Our athletes spent the day preparing the last details before the start of tomorrow’s races. We could, however, not...

ICF World SUP Championships – Pre Race Day 2

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Tuesday, two days until Worlds  The team is accredited and the boards are booked in for the World Championships. The event is creeping closer and closer and the streets and water are definitely filling up with paddlers from around the...

ICF World SUP Championships in Balatonfüred, Hungary, Sept 2021 – The Arrival

ICF SUP World Championships 2021: Pre-race days in Hungary  The team has arrived! All 10 of them are safely in Balatonfüred, Hungary and getting used to the water, temperature, boards and the reality that World Championships is just around the corner!  Upon arrival in...

KHAYELITSHA SURFER HEADS TO HUNGARY WORLD SUP CHAMPS

Sinda Thakathani will take to the water in Hungary at the International Canoe Federation Stand Up Paddling World Championships. By so doing, he will be the first black South African to represent the country in the competition, which runs between 9 and 12 September....

SUP SAFETY ESSENTIALS!

We all love to SUP, and know just how long it  takes to get those boards locked and loaded to hit the water. Yet, if we take some time to think about the essentials, we can have a safe, guilt-free paddle every time! Here’s the lowdown on what really matters in the SUP...

Eat – drink – stretch – PADDLE!

Over the past few months, athletes around the world have slowly garnered their speed and force back into active training mode. With the hints of a few local and international events promising to soon be up and running, it has spurred on the competitive urge to action....

Freedom Race is a Go!

Freedom Day dawned beautifully, with the threat of bad weather quickly dissipating. The news from the organisers was exactly what the Paddling Doctor would have ordered: “Good morning!! Rain has come and gone. Wind has died. No sign of fog. Race is a go.” The...

ICF and Starboard release safety guidelines

Read this article on the ICF WEBSITE: https://www.canoeicf.com/news/icf-and-starboard-release-safety-guidelines The International Canoe Federation has underlined its commitment to safety on the water by teaming up with leading global paddleboard manufacturer Starboard...

COVID-19: Beaches are open again

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 Surfing South Africa President welcomes the opening of beaches Surfing South Africa President, Johnny Bakker has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa that all beaches in South Africa are open once again. "On behalf...

SUPs and Prones at the Freedom Paddle 2020

Words by Kit Beaton The iconic Robben Island 28 km paddle took place on 24 October 2020.  The race organisers, Robin Tindall and Richard Kohler, welcomed Prone and Stand-Up Paddle into the longest official Prone and SUP race in Africa.  Fog caused a delay to the race...

Stand Up and Paddleboard at the St Francis Bay, SA S1 Surfski Championship and SA Canoe Marathon Championship 2020

Yes you heard it! Stand Up and Paddleboards were included in this year’s SA S1 Surfski Championship and SA Canoe Marathon Championship in St Francis Bay.   The weekend started with an ocean race on the Saturday. Kit Beaton, Jadon Wessels and Paige Horn were our three...

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Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) is the national sports body for stand-up paddle and prone board riding in South Africa.

SUPSA caters for both SUP surfing and SUP racing disciplines within sport and sanctions national and regional contests to allow SUP riders to gain formal recognition within the sports community.

SUPSA has formed an affiliation with Canoeing South Africa (CSA) and Surfing South Africa (SSA),  in order to further the goals of our athletes, both locally and internationally.

SUPSA was formalised in September 2010 in Cape Town after initial discussions in 2009 among KwaZulu-Natal SUP riders about the need for a body to regulate the sport in South Africa.