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: 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 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.