Industry News: ISA Announces 2013 World SUP and Paddleboard Championships

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is excited to announce the second edition of the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Miraflores, Peru. After a historic inaugural event in January 2012, Peru is getting ready to once again host the world’s top athletes to compete February 24th to March 2nd, 2013.

Peru is anticipating 150 of the world’s greatest watermen from 25 countries who will compete in 11 different events in the Men and Women’s divisions, all in search of taking home the Gold Medals and the Club Waikiki-Peru Team Trophy.

“SUP is one of the fastest growing sports, not just within surfing, but of all sports around the world,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “It is an honor to also have the Paddleboard Championship because prone paddling is an ancient discipline of surfing that dates back to the 1700′s in Hawaii, and it’s also strongly growing right now. Thanks to the continued support from legendary Club Waikiki, IPD (Peruvian Institute of Sports), ADO (Peruvian Association of Olympic Athletes), and COP (Peruvian Olympic Committee), we look forward to replicating the success of the inaugural 2012 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. It is with great pleasure that we will once again watch the world’s best competitors showcase their talent at the historic surf beach of La Pampilla, in Lima, Peru.”

In the 2012 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, 17 teams (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, USA and Venezuela) gathered in Miraflores, to become part of surfing and ISA’s history as the first countries to compete in the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

The Australian team won six out of the eleven possible Individual Medals plus the Team Relay Race, giving the Aussies the overall Team Gold Medal and the Club Waikiki-Peru Trophy, establishing them as the world leader in SUP and Paddleboard.

The 2013 World SUP and Paddleboard Championship will include Men and Women’s SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Distance Race, Paddleboard Distance Race, Team Relay Race, plus a new exciting event, the Paddleboard Technical Race for both Men and Women.

Schedule (subject to change):
Fri, Feb. 22:
Arrivals and Team Registration
Sat, Feb. 23:
Arrivals and Team Registration
Media Conference
Managers Meeting
Judges Seminar and Meeting 9:00am-5:00pm
Registration closes at 3:00pm
Sun, Feb. 24:
Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Mon, Feb. 25: Competition Begins- Day 1
HEATS-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
Tue, Feb. 26: Day 2
FINAL-Distance SUP Racing (Men and Women)
FINAL-Distance Paddleboard (Men and Women)
HEATS-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
Wed, Feb. 27: Day 3
HEATS-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
HEATS-Technical Paddleboard (Men and Women)
Thu, Feb. 28: Day 4
HEATS-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
HEATS-Technical SUP Racing (Men and Women)
Fri, March 1: Day 5
HEATS-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
FINAL-Technical Paddleboard (Men and Women)
HEATS-ISA Team Relay
Sat, March 2: Final Day
FINAL-SUP Surfing (Men and Women)
FINAL-Technical SUP Racing (Men and Women)
FINAL-ISA Team Relay
Closing Ceremony

TEAM SIZE AND DISCIPLINES
All teams are strongly encouraged to read the full event and equipment details in the current ISA Rulebook, September 2012 (available on the ISA Website)
Final Registration: February 23

Team confirmation, payment, seeded competitor lists and all documentation must be finalized with the ISA by Feb. 23 2013 to participate in the 2013 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship.
This event has a LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES PERMITTED, so the ISA urges teams to finalize the complete team registration and payment as soon as possible (see “Registration Requirements” below).
Competitors will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Register today to confirm your registration.
AN ATHLETE IS NOT GUARANTEED A SPACE IN THE EVENT WITHOUT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

Team Size:
- 6 Men
- 3 Women
- Alternates, Team Officials and Team Supporters at the discretion of team management

Maximum Athletes per Division:
- SUP Surfing: 48 Men, 24 Women
- SUP Racing: 48 Men, 24 Women
- Paddleboard: 48 Men, 24 Women

Event Divisions:
SUP Surfing Men (2) and Women (1)
SUP Racing Men (2) and Women (1)
– Technical (Sprint) SUP Racing Men and Women
– Distance SUP Racing Men and Women
Paddleboard Racing Men (2) and Women (1)
– Technical (Sprint) Paddleboard Racing Men and Women
– Distance Paddleboard Racing Men and Women
Paddle Team Relay
– SUP Racing Men (1) and Women (1)
– Paddleboard Men (1) and Women (1)
– Total of 4 members

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
SUP Surfing:
– No weight or length restrictions
– Boards will NOT be provided by Event Organizer
SUP Racing-Technical and Long Distance
– 12’6″ and Under; no weight restrictions
– Boards will NOT be provided by Event Organizer
Paddleboard-Technical and Long Distance
– 12′ and Under; no weight restrictions
– Some equipment will be provided by Event Host:
– (16) 12′ custom paddleboards
– Distributed on “1st come, 1st serve basis”: must be requested in advance by email to ISA and confirmed in writing by the ISA. NO EXCEPTIONS.

COURSE DETAILS
SUP Racing
– Technical: approximately 5-6km* – Click here for map
– Distance: approximately 18-20km – Click here for map
Paddleboard:
– Technical: approximately 5-6km* – Click here for map
– Distance: approximately 18-20km – Click here for map
Team Relay – Click here for map
– At present, there will be 24 hours between completion of Distance Paddleboard race on Day 2 and Technical Paddleboard heats on Day 3.
– The ISA Contest Director reserves the right to make necessary changes to any course or schedule due to conditions related to the safety of competitors.
* Technical Course for SUP Racing and Paddleboard are scheduled to be the same course

REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
Teams will pay USD$175 per registrant if fees are received by end of day on Feb. 13, 2013.
Teams will pay USD$200 per registrant if fees are received between Feb. 14-22, 2013.
Teams will pay USD$225 per registrant if fees are received onsite at event on Feb. 23, 2013.
The ISA will only accept USD$, or be prepared to pay online in the ISA Store with credit card, during Team Registration and throughout the duration of the contest. Please bring the correct amount.

* Items to note:
-Registration fees will be charged to each team member, managers, coaches, translators, medical staff, media, supporters and additional parties.
-All registrants must sign an Indemnity Form provided by the Event Host.
-A surfer competing in more than one discipline is required to pay a Registration Fee for each discipline entered.
-Alternates must be identified and paid for prior to close of registration to be eligible for participation in the contest.
-Teams must register as a team, and have all the registration requirements collected and ready to hand over before their registration can begin.

For more info, visit: ISA.org.

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