2019 SUPSA

EVENTS CALENDAR

The 2019 SUPSA Events Calendar has been finalised and endorsed by Surfing South Africa and there are some exciting changes in the pipeline this year: 

 

In 2019, 10 SUPSA Sanctioned events were held, including 8 racing events and 2 surfing events. You can see the dates of the past year’s events here. 

 

2019 SUPSA SUP Racing Events 

 

Date Event Location
03 March 2019 Century City SUP Challenge Cape Town
22 June 2019 XOTB SA Wave Riding SUP Championships Cape Town
04 August 2019 King Of The Bay Durban 
10 August 2019 Zinkwazi Race Zinkwazi (KZN)
24 August 2019 V&A Waterfront Dash Cape Town
21-22 September 2019 Pili-Pili Whale of a Race Witsand (WC)
9 November 2019 Xpression Summer SUP Weekend Downwind Cape Town
10 November 2019 Xpression Summer Summer SUP Weekend Surfing Event Cape Town 

 

2019 SUPSA SUP Surfing Events

Date Event Location
22 June 2019 XOTB SA Wave Riding SUP Championships Cape Town
10 November 2019 Xpression Summer SUP Weekend Surfing Event Cape Town

 


 Event Points – How It Works:

 

Race Series 

Events which form part of the SUPSA Sanctioned events allow athletes to build up points towards their ranking  

The following rules were updated in March 2019.  

      1. Points will be given to all finishers in each division in all SUPSA sanctioned races. All eliminated competitors in the SUP Technical racing heats to get points. All Distance and Downwind participants not finished when the field is “swept” to receive points equal to number of entries +1.
      2. The overall ranking points for the national SUP racing title in the applicable division, to be counted and totalled for year-end rankings, are determined by a participant’s best points from a pre-determined number of sanctioned races in the racing regions. Any other race points will be discarded. 
      3. The points system to be used for racing ranking points is:

          First place: 0.7 points;

          Second place: 2 points;

          Third: 3 points;

          Fourth: 4 points;

          Fifth: 5 points;

          Sixth: 6 points;

          Seventh: 7 points;

          Each place thereafter add one point; 

          Did not finish (DNF) number of entries + 1

          Disqualification (DQ) number of entries + 2

          Did not compete (DNC)             Max. number of entries in an event in previous year + 2

          1. If a tie remains between two or more paddlers, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using tied paddler’s scores in next-to last race until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

          2. If there is a series-score tie between two or more paddlers, each paddlers race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the paddler(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

       

      Surf Series 

      1. Competitors may accumulate ranking points in any SUPSA sanctioned SUP surfing events held in a calendar year. Competitors ranking points from their best placings at a number of events to be determined by SUPSA each year shall determine the order in which they shall eligble to be considered for selection for the National Team.

      2. The points system to be used for SUP surfing ranking points is:

      First place: 0.7 points;

      Second place: 2 points;

      Third: 3 points;

      Fourth: 4 points;

      Equal Fifth: 5 points;

      Equal Seventh: 7 points;

      Equal Ninth: 9 points;

      Equal Eleventh: 11 points; 

      Each place thereafter according to placing.

      Withdrew from contest (DNF)    number of entries + 1 points

      Disqualification (DQ)               number of entries + 2 points 

      Did not compete (DNC)                        Max. number of entries in an event in previous year + 2 points 

      3. In the event of a series tie, each paddlers placing at the SA Champs shall be listed in order of best to worst and at the first point where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the paddler with the best score.


       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) is the national sports body for stand-up paddle 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.

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