To whom this may concern, 

We regret to inform you that the SA Stand-Up and Paddleboard Championships will not take place in St Francis this year. The decision was made due to low interest and the high costs to host the event, which would not justify the low number of participants entering.

However, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting events in Durban and Cape Town respectively, featuring various disciplines. The times recorded at these events will count towards paddlers’ ranking for 2023, as well as the selection trial times for qualifying for the ICF World Championships in Thailand in November 2023.

We are still finalizing the details, but preliminary information indicates that the events will take place on 24-25 June in Cape Town, while our Durban event will be split between the East Coast Classic, taking place on 27-28 May 2023 and an additional event in June.

We hope to build and strengthen the sport over the next year so that we can host a successful event in 2024 in St Francis. We encourage athletes from across South Africa to attend both these provinces’ events so that you can ensure your ranking and a spot on the SA SUP Team.

SUPSA will circulate the qualifying times for the SA SUP Team so that you can train and aim for your age category. We wish all athletes the best of luck in their training and hope to see you all at the events.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kind regards,

Anja Marie Burger 

SUPSA President & Team Manager