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Types of SUP

SUP is an excellent crossover sport that not only provides more time on the water but also provides an isometric workout that strengthens core muscle groups, improves balance and generally improves fitness.

SUP for Fun

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Learn to SUP at ASI accredited SUP schools. Join a SUP fitness class for the ideal way to get fit and de-stress.

Competition

Flat Water Races

Racing on enclosed flat water locations e.g. harbours, rivers, dams, canals.   Short races up to 1500 metres.  Or long distance races up to 10 kms or more.

 

Downwind Racing

Racing with the wind on your back and following the shoreline.  Conducted in ocean and inland lakes. Average distance: 8 kms to 30 kms.  Board sizes include:  12'6; 14' and under class; 14 ft with rudders, unlimited-over 14ft.

 

 Advanced Ocean Racing

Distance open ocean racing.  The 32 mile Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii race is the most prestigious SUP advanced ocean racing event.  It is considered the roughest ocean channel in the world, with depth of 2,300 feet and subject to open-ocean swells of up to 30 feet.

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SUP Marathon Race

Conducted in ocean or inland waters.  Suppers race around the buoys, back into shore, run along the shore, then repeat this a number of times, sometimes in different directions.  Course length ranges from short course of 1 km to long distance courses.

SUP Surfing

Conducted in the surf.  Scored on use of the paddle when performing stand up paddle manoeuvres.