Century City Red Paddle 10km National SUP Race – 13 March 2016

Century City Red Paddle 10km National SUP Race – 13 March 2016

Century City Red Paddle 10km National SUP Race – 13 March 2016

 

Chris Couve Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP Race

 

  1. Chris Couve Elite mens 1st                                                                                                 55’49”
  2. Dylan Frick Elite mens 2nd                                                                                              57’06
  3. Tom King Elite mens 3rd                                                                                              59’25
  4. Rory Smyth                                     Legends 1st                                                                  59’26
  5. Shayne Chipps Elite mens                                                                                                     1:00’38
  6. Pete Petersen                                     Legends 2nd                                                              1:02’44
  7. Cameron Green Elite mens                                                                                                     1:02’51
  8. Guy Bubb Elite mens                                                                                                     1:02’51
  9. Adrian v Varik                                     Legends 3rd                                                                1:03’05
  10. Jacqui le Court d V                                                                         Elite ladies 1st                       1:04’45
  11. Tarryn King                                                                         Elite ladies 2nd                     1:04’52
  12. Matt Maxwell Junior men 1st                                                                                              1:06’06
  13. Cameron Tripney Junior men 2nd                                                                                            1:06’07
  14. Craig Girdlestone Elite mens                                                                                                      1:06’11
  15. Dave Maxwell                                     Legends                                                                       1:06’18
  16. Grant Robertson Elite mens                                                                                                      1:08’51
  17. Steve Tripney                                     Legends                                                                       1:09’14
  18. Landi Williamson                                                                         Elite ladies 3rd                      1:08’17
  19. Henco Scholtz Junior men 3rd                                                                                           1:09’24
  20. Bruce Page mens                                                                                                                 1:13’43
  21. Monica W                                     Diva 1st                                                                          1:13’46
  22. Emi Ruddock                                                                         ladies                                        1:14’50
  23. Jo M                                                                         ladies                                        1:16’35
  24. Drew Murphy mens                                                                                                                 1:20’55
Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP Race

Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP Race

The Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP race was successfully completed on a windy, overcast and cool day this past Sunday the 13th March in the natural canals of Century City around Intaka Island. The 10km SUPSA sanctioned elite race was followed by a shortened 2km fun paddle.

 

Chris Couve Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP Race

 

The main 10km race saw 27 of the country’s top paddlers competing for a first prize of R 5,000.00 in each of the two elite classes and valuable National qualifying points. The cool race conditions proved to be tougher than anticipated with a brisk breeze turning into a stiff head wind on the Canal Walk ‘there and back’ section due to the wind contouring and accelerating around the buildings. The men’s race was decided on the upwind section of this Canal Walk section and Chris Couve managed to break Dylan Frick’s tough challenge at the beginning of the 3rd lap of the 3,3 km course. The ladies race was decided further around the course on the last lap when Jacqui Le Cort De Billot broke Tarryn King’s spirited challenge to win by a short distance. The Legends class was well won by Rory Smyth who finished a competitive fourth overall just behind Tom King in third overall. The junior class was won by Matthew Maxwell who was chased all the way by young Cameron Tripney who just finished second in the junior boys class. The divas race was won by Monika Welmoed. Unfortunately no junior girls competed in the main event.

 

Jackie de Billott Red Paddle Century City 10km National SUP Race

 

The shortened, due to the wind, 2km fun paddle attracted over 50 paddlers which was commendable considering the less than ideal weather conditions. The open ‘come and try SUP’ day in association with the Century City SUP club held on the Saturday prior to the race day also attracted over 80 first time paddlers.

The well received event would not have been able to have been run without the hosting of the event by Century City and the assistance of their excellent administrative and technical services teams. Century City also supplied the R 15,000.00 cash prizes for the elite men’s and ladies top three finishers which were also well received.

Besides Century City, Red Paddle would like to thank the other co-sponsors, which also contributed to the successful completion of the event and contributed give – away’ s and prizes worth around    R 50,000.00, and they are

  • Cape Union Mart
  • Coreban SUP
  • Boga SUP
  • Vita Coco drinks
  • Powerade
  • Crystal Towers Hotel
  • Intaka Island
  • Century City SUP for assisting with registration and time-keeping

 

We are convinced that this successful running of the first National SUP event of the calendar year will continue to grow and contribute to the overall growth SUP in South Africa for years to come.

 

Words: Paolo Lupini for RED Paddle Co., RSA | Pics: Maz Tissink

March Edition of the Surf Emporium SUP Series

March Edition of the Surf Emporium SUP Series

March Edition of the Surf Emporium SUP Series

 

The March edition of the Surf Emporium Muizenberg SUP Series will be taking place at the Zandvlei Yacht Club in Muizenberg at 17:00pm on the 3rd March 2016.

Surf Emporium Muizenberg will be running a SUP Yoga 101 session for those that would like to try yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard. Our professional yoga instructor will guide participants through the ABC’s of yoga on land before heading out on our SUP’s onto the water for more yoga!

Join Surf Emporium SUP Series for a fun-filled evening of ‪#‎SUPyoga‬! Bring your own equipment or hire a SUP from one of their partners. Refreshments can be enjoyed at the club house after the event.
Entry to the event is free! To book your spot please email: lauren@surfemporium.co.za.

Location Directions, click here.