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...

ICF: ICF announce details of 2021 SUP World Championships

Read the article on the ICF Website.  Make sure you are familiar with the ICF SUP Canoe Racing Competition Rules.   The 2021 ICF stand up paddling world championships will be held from June 18-20 at Balatonfured, Hungary, it has been announced today.  The event is...

SUPSA and SUP Squad 2020

Best Stand-Up and Paddleboard Community, We, alongside all sports in South Africa, are doing our very best to make sure our athletes and paddlers are getting back on the water and doing what we all love. In the last three months, we have partnered with Canoeing SA so...

COVID-19: Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Submission for Plans (17/08/2020)

Have you seen the lastest submission for the plans regarding the Sport Section in South Africa during COVID-19, Level 2. The published Directions allows sport, arts and cultural events to resume subject to compliance with measures to prevent and combat the spread of...

Governance of Stand-Up Paddle to the ISA at Olympic Level

The following article is written by ISA News and can be found on the ISA website.  The ISA today welcomed the landmark decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to award the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP) to the ISA at Olympic level. The resolution of...

ICF given all clear to keep running SUP events

The following article is written by ICF Media and can be found on the ICF website. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has cleared the way for the International Canoe Federation to continue to run Stand Up Paddling events at a national, international and world...

COVID-19: Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Amendments to Sport Event’s Regulations (06/08/2020)

ALLOWING SPORTING EVENTS, TRAINING AND MATCHES TO RESUME, INCLUDING OPENING OF LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, CINEMAS, THEATRES, GALLERIES AND ARCHIVES IN COMPLIANCE WITH MEASURES TO PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19.  Read more in the Government Gazette, released on 6...

Canoeing SA & Surfing SA incorporating SUPSA

Durban – The discipline of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has become increasingly popular in South Africa in recent years and will now jointly fall under the auspices of both Canoeing South Africa and Surfing South Africa in a ground-breaking agreement. The discipline...

COVID-19: Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Media Alert Regarding Level 3 Sport Directions

The attached Media Directive from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is self explanatory. Please read it thoroughly in order to understand the directives from the Minister of Sport.  Please ensure that all clubs and event organisers within your structures are...

COVID-19: Surfing South Africa submits an appeal to the Minister

Surfers from all over South Africa has questioned the strict regulations against surfing while people are allowed to walk, jog and cycle between 6 am and 9 am during Level 4 of our lockdown. Surfing South Africa has submitted an appeal to the Minister to allow...

COVID-19: Statement regarding (no) Surfing in Level 4

We received a statement from SSA providing us with clarity around beaches and surfing in level 4. For now - beaches are still closed and there are heavy restrictions on social gathering. We want to encourage you to share your creative water-ways and workouts with us....

SUPSA SA Stand-Up & Paddleboarding Championships 2020 Port Alfred Postponed

15 March 2020 ­In accordance with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech, this evening, the SUPSA SA Stand-Up & Paddleboarding Championships 2020 in Port Alfred has been postponed. SUPSA (Stand-Up Paddling South Africa) will be meeting to confirm new dates for the...

SUPSA Century City SUP & Paddleboard Challenge 2020

In international SUP and paddleboard events the distance events are up to eighteen kilometers of race pace paddling, so in order to prepare South African athletes for the world stage SUPSA introduced a grueling fifteen-kilometer distance at the first event of the...

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Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) in partnership with Surfing South Africa,  is the national sports body for stand-up paddle and paddle boarding in South Africa. SUPSA was formalised in September 2010 in Cape Town after initial discussions in 2009 among KZN SUP riders about the need for a body to regulate the sport in South Africa.

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