Launching The Online SUP Race Official Course

Join SUPAA president, Chase Kosterlitz, for a live online SUPAA race official certification on Saturday, February 28th from 9 AM-2 PM EST (6 AM-11 AM PST, 3 PM-8 PM in Germany).


We know that everyone reading this may not be a race director themselves, but surely you know a race official who can benefit from this course. Share this information with them so that they can join the top SUP races in the world and put on a fun, fair and safe event.


We are offering this exciting opportunity to become certified through a live online course in order to reach as many race officials as possible. Find the full course details and register today on our Race Official Certification page.


SUPAA race official certification will allow events to be SUPAA certified, the highest standard of excellence in SUP racing.


SUP Race Official Course


We will be promoting SUPAA races to athletes around the world on our race calendar, social media and mailing list.

We guarantee that new and experienced race officials will learn insightful information that will help them put on the best SUP races in the world!


Spots in the course are limited sign up now by registering here.




“I was a first time race director and really needed guidance on how to structure a successful stand up paddleboard race. I chose to take the SUPAA race official certification course because I had attended Chase Kosterlitz’s races in the past and thought they were fun and well managed. The SUPAA race official course was exactly what I needed…it gave me the practical knowledge of years of both professional racer and race director’s experiences from all over the world. It covered areas such as setting up your support team, registration and communication to racers, safety protocol, starting and finishing procedures, race rules and enforcement, prize money guidelines…the list goes on and on.


I am now in my third year of producing fun and well managed races and attribute a lot of our success to the training and guidance I received from my SUPAA race director certification course. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the ropes of putting on a race or to take their race to the next level.”


-Rob Alfieri
Race Director
Sarasota SUP Championships
Sarasota SUP Race Series Founder


“As one of the few sup race directors in the Netherlands, I have faced many situations such as false starts due to bad starting line layouts, severe weather and sea state conditions, close finishes and missed buoys. In all these cases, asking the right questions, good judgement and a clear set of rules are mandatory. The SUPAA course helped me in ensuring that the game of sup racing is played at high and consistent quality with the same set of rules for all races.”


-Hans Schouten
Race Director
11-City SUP Tour-Holland
Dutch Championship Series


From course instructor, Chase Kosterlitz, on his SUP race experience:


The first race I ever competed in was one that I served as the race official for in 2009. Since then I have organized and served as the head race official for 15 SUP races, consulted with the ISA World Championships and assisted race officials around the world.

As an athlete I have competed in over 60 SUP events. My unique perspective as a race official and as an athlete has allowed me to gain valuable information in writing the course for our SUPAA race official certification. I look forward to helping you put on the best SUP races in the world.