Stand Up Paddle Racing Rules

CONTROVERSY AT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SUP RACE

  SUP racing rules are suddenly a hot topic for conversation on the beach and online after last weekend’s Battle of the Paddle. The BOP saw a few false starts, missed buoys and other rule infractions that have become common at races around the world. The main controversy of the event surrounded a wave ridden […]

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2014 SUPAA SESSION RECAP

  Topics of discussion from the 2014 SUPAA Session.   3:00-3:15 What have we done this year? 26 certified race officials on 3 continents with two more courses planned for Australia in Novermber/December. SUPAA members in 15 countries for 2014. Discussion on our consultation with the ISA to help facilitate with equipment, the rules and […]

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While this start may be visually impressive, it can be not much fun for the competitors.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FAIR SUP RACE START

3…..2……1……GO!!!, the starter yells. You clamber through the start line, banging boards and smashing paddles as the water quickly turns into an angry cross-chop. The paddler next to you started early somewhere around ‘2’ and you are lost in the choppy mess trying to get your footing. You fall in, get up as fast as […]

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10 TIPS FOR A SAFE SUP RACE

  The Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association has many programs and initiatives to help grow the sport of stand up paddleboarding. None of our goals are more important than our commitment to promoting safety in SUP racing. We want to promote fun, fair and safe rules to help SUP race directors organize the best event […]

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