The Buzios peninsula will provide the venue for SUP Surfing and Racing in the 2018 ISAs. Photo: ISA/Fernando Lucena
The Buzios peninsula will provide the venue for SUP Surfing and Racing in the 2018 ISAs. Photo: ISA/Fernando Lucena

Brazil To Host 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

Building on the success of this year's ISA SUP Worlds in Denmark, the ISA has announced that the 2018 World SUP and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will head to Brazil for the first time ever.

The fastest growing event in the ISA World Championship Series, the WSUPPC will descend upon the idyllic east coast city of Buzios tentatively between November 23 – December 1, with the picturesque Brazilian coastline set to offer the perfect backdrop to elite SUP competition.

Arranged in partnership with the Brazilian Sports Ministry, the City of Buzios and the Brazilian Surfing Confederation (CBSurf), the event is set to tap into one of the world's fastest growing SUP markets and builds on the success of elite SUP surfer Luiz Diniz, who took home Brazil's first-ever Men's SUP Surfing Gold at the 2017 ISA SUP Worlds, held in Denmark.

Under the guidance of the ISA, the sport of SUP and paddleboarding has flourished, with participation worldwide nearly tripling since the first ISA SUP Worlds in 2012. The ISA's commitment to the global development of the discipline has led to its inclusion at a host of major multi-sport events, including the 2019 Pan-Am Games and the 2017 Central American Games, held in Nicaragua.

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