Victoria Cup, Japan to open the 2016 World Championship Series

Victoria Cup, Japan to open the 2016 World Championship Series


South African Champ Dylan Frick will be lining up against the best SUP racers in the world


In just over a month’s time, the Waterman League and World’s best Stand Up Paddle racers will return to the beautiful Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan for the Opening event of the 2016 World Series, the Victoria Cup to be held at Zushi Beach, by Hayama Harbor.

Now in our 3rd year in Japan and as we witness exponential growth for the sport in the country, we are excited to return to Zushi Beach for what will be a groundbreaking event in 2016 and set the tone for a breakout season for the World Series as a whole.

Taking place from the 13th – 15th May, the Victoria Cup will host Pro division Long distance and Sprint Racing as part of the World Series circuit, but also Pro-Am and Amateur racing, with 6km, 3km and 1km courses, not to mention youth racing and the now famous, Na Kama Kai Clinic.

Entries are now open for all divisions, with all international entries to go to: and click on the entry link embedded on the event home page while local entries should enter through the Japanese SUP Industry Association.

One thing is for sure, it will be a weekend to remember and a dramatic Opening event to the 2016 season. Stay tuned to as we build up to the 2016 Victoria Cup Japan.