To encourage participation and provide a range of events for SUP enthusiasts
The SUPA Australian championship titles run from October to April. Each state hosts the state titles with a range of SUP competition events types, board classes and catering for all age groups with separate divisions for males and females.
- Flat water race: long course 6 km
- Flat water race: short course 1500 metres
- Ocean downwind race: 10 km
- SUP surfing
- over 14 foot unlimited (rudders allowed)
- 14 foot and under (fixed fins)
- 12 foot 6 inch
- 12 foot and under (non race board)
- Surfing – no limit to board size or shapes.
- Open Men. Open Women
- Senior Men. Senior Women (age 40 & over)
- Masters Men. Masters Women (age 50 & over)
- Junior Boys. Junior Girls (age under 18)
Separate Male/Female Divisions. Age at 31st December of the year event is held.
SUPA championship events are hosted by local SUP clubs and conducted over two different weekends:
- SUP surfing weekend
- Race events weekend
Each event will have a range of exhibitors showcasing SUP boards, paddles and SUP related products. You’ll get the opportunity to see and test out some of the latest and best SUP equipment in Australia today.
SUP clinics for beginners will also be conducted, in flat water, by the local learn to SUP school and SUP club. The clinics introduce SUP techniques and allow people to experience the thrill and satisfaction of supping.
SUP Australia events are friendly and family orientated events. The competition events demonstrate the elite skills of suppers and provide an exciting and interesting spectator sport.
The flat water short course race offers an opportunity for people to compete without requiring super athletic skills. This is similar to Sydney’s famous city to surf fun run that attracts novices to the elite professionals.
At the same time, people new to SUP are encouraged to come along to see what SUP is all about and even try supping at one of the free SUP clinics. They can chat to SUP manufacturers, enrol into SUP lessons, find out about joining a SUP club and simply enjoy the supping atmosphere.