2017 Ultimate Waterman | SUP Surf Highlights

The 2017 edition of The Ultimate Waterman is underway with eight of the top watermen from around the world converging on the scenic watersports haven of New Zealand. The third annual contest features eight different disciplines over the course of nine grueling days.

After a week of intense competition, Caio Vaz maintains the overall points lead but Zane Schweitzer is hot on his heels after winning the SUP surfing competition. Held at Fiordland, New Zealand, athletes were graced with overhead sets that provided a thrilling duel between Vaz and Schweitzer in the final heat.

With four events down, this weekend marks the final sprint to the finish with four events in three days. Still to come are the SUP endurance, underwater strength run, swim, and waka ama (outrigger). It’s sure to be an exciting conclusion to crown this year’s Ultimate Waterman. Stay tuned to SUP magazine for the full event recap coming early next week.

In the meantime, enjoy a few sizzling SUP surfing highlights from this week’s contest.


Learn more about this year’s Ultimate Waterman.

Video trailer for the 2017 Ultimate Waterman.