2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship
Vorupør & Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1-10
The ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) is an ISA World Championship that features five disciplines—SUP Surfing, SUP Racing Technical, SUP Racing Sprint, SUP Racing Distance and Paddleboard Racing Technical and Distance. Within the SUP Racing and Paddleboard disciplines, athletes will be competing in up to three (3) events including the Technical and Distance Races and the Paddle Relay. There will be one Gold Medal National Team.
The schedule is subject to change at any time by the ISA
Tues., Aug. 29 – Thurs, Aug 31: Copenhagen
- On-Site Registration
- Managers Meeting at 7pm on Aug 31
Fri., Sept 1: Copenhagen
- Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Sat, Sept 2: Copenhagen
- SUP and Prone Distance Races (both Men and Women)
- *Men and Women will have two different start times; one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Therefore, it WILL be possible to share racing boards between genders
Sun., Sept 3: Copenhagen
- SUP Sprint Race (both Men and Women)
- Awards Ceremony for Distance and Sprint Races
- Buses depart Copenhagen for Nr. Vorupør, Cold Hawaii – our Event Hosts are providing complimentary transportation to all registered athletes, team officials, and equipment from Copenhagen to Cold Hawaii (about a 5 hour drive).
Mon., Sept 4: Nr. Vorupør, Cold Hawaii
Tues, Sept 5 – Sunday, Sept 10: Nr. Vorupør, Cold Hawaii
- SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Races, Prone Technical Races, Team Relay
- Schedule TBD depending on conditions
- Closing Ceremony immediately following the final heat/race on Sunday, Sept 10
Mon, Sept 11:
- Team buses return to Copenhagen from Nr. Vorupør, Cold Hawaii
- **Buses are not expected to arrive in Copenhagen until the afternoon on Monday, Sept 11. Please plan your travel accordingly. If you need to be back earlier, you will be required to provide your own transportation.
The ISA has decided to expand the opportunities available to women at the 2017 ISA WSUPPC by allowing the same number of entries per discipline as the men. As a result, please note that the team size has increased from 15 total athletes to 18. Subsequently we have reduced the paddleboard division to 1 athlete per gender. All changes to the team size can be seen in BOLD below.
Team Size: Equal Size for Women and Men
- 9 Men
- 9 Women
- Alternates, Team Officials and Team Supporters- no limit
Competitors Per Discipline:
- SUP Surfing: Men (2), and Women (2)
- SUP Racing Technical: Men (2), and Women (2)
- SUP Racing Distance: Men (2), and Women (2)
- SUP Sprint Race: Men (1), and Women (1)
- Paddleboard Racing Technical: Men (1), and Women (1)
- Paddleboard Racing Distance: Men (1), and Women (1)
Competitors for Special Event:
- ISA Team Paddle Relay:
- SUP Racing: Men (1), Women (1)
- Paddleboard: Men (1), Women (1)
SUP and Prone Distance Racing Course
- Location: Copenhagen
- Distance: approximately 18-20km
SUP Sprint Race Course
- Location: Copenhagen
- Distance: 200m
- Location: Cold Hawaii
SUP and Prone Tech Racing Course
- Location: Cold Hawaii
- Distance: approximately 3km
Team Paddle Relay
- Location: Cold Hawaii
- Distance: between 400- 1000m per relay leg
**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.
**Exact maps will be provided as soon as course details have been set
All teams are strongly encouraged to read the full event and equipment details in the current ISA Rulebook (CLICK HERE)
- SUP Surfing-No weight or length restrictions
- SUP Racing-Technical and Distance: 12’6″ and Under; no weight restrictions (see explanation below)
- Paddleboard-Technical and Distance: 12′ and Under; no weight restrictions
- All Boards:
- Single hull
- Stationary/non-correctional fins
- Fin box allowed
- Equipment is the responsibility of the teams and will be officially checked at designated times prior to its use in competition.
- Athletes must supply their own equipment.
- The ISA will provide local board transport
SUP RACING BOARD SIZE: Clarification of Decision
After examining the feedback from our ISA Members regarding preferred board size, the ISA has decided to continue the use of 12’6 SUP Racing Boards for 2017. The reasoning is as follows:
- The results of the survey of ISA Members were inconclusive and do currently reflect a preference for 14’
- Adopting 14’ would clearly favor the developed nations who have the means and resources to ship larger boards to DEN
- 12’6” boards are more suited to the wave/ocean conditions in Vorupør, Cold Hawaii
The question of the best world-wide solution for the boards requires further study and the ISA will take active steps moving forward to review, monitor and consult the stakeholders as we look ahead to future WSUPPCs
- The ISA and Event Host strongly encourage all teams to research and coordinate necessary shipment of boards as soon as possible.
- Due to the restrictions with airlines, it is very likely that many boards will need to be cargo shipped well in advance of the event. Please look into options now.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Steps to complete pre-event registration:
ALL TEAMS MUST BE APPROVED BY THEIR NATIONAL FEDERATION. Each National Team has their own qualification process. If you are an athlete interested in competing and would like to inquire about qualification process with your respective National Surfing Federation, please visit our Membership Directory for contact information.
Online registration will open in the near future. In the mean time, please prepare your Team Roster including names, emails, and divisions of all athletes and team officials that will be registering with your National Team. Send this list to ISA Membership and Development Manager, Megan Burns, at email@example.com.
All online registration paperwork must be submitted no later than August 15th. Link coming soon.
Teams are required to sign up for a 30 minn on-site registration appointment on one of the following days:
- Tuesday, August 29
- Time: 9-5
- Location: TBD
- Wednesday, August 30
- Time: 9-5
- Location: TBD
- Thursday, August 31
- Time: 9-3 (Last appointment is at 2:30)!
- Location: TBD
Submit to ISA during on-site Registration:
- Passports – All athletes’ nationality and ages must be confirmed. Actual passport and clear copies of passports must be provided at time of registration.
- Sand – 2.5 liters of dry sand from the beaches of your country for the Sands of the World Ceremony. Label the sand container with country and beach name.
- National Flag Stickers – The ISA requires all athletes to place the mandatory ISA Competitor and National Flag stickers on the top 1/3 of their board (front and back) prior to entering the water for their heats. ISA Competitor stickers will be distributed by the Beach Marshalls, and athletes are required to bring their own National Flag stickers to the event.
- Team Pictures – During your appointment, the ISA Media Staff will be taking your individual and team pictures for the ISA Website. Please come dressed in uniform.
ATHLETE ATTENDANCE AT REGISTRATION All team athletes must be present at time of registration for personal verification of their identity by ISA officials. It is the Team Manager’s responsibility to ensure athletes are present during registration. Please arrange accordingly, since athletes not present will not be registered and will not be allowed participation in the competition. There shall be no exception to this requirement of physical attendance of competitors during registration of the team.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
Registration Links coming soon…
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.
- An athlete 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.
The benefits of registration include:
- Access to Official ISA Pre and Post Event Communications
- Invitations to Official Event Functions
- Participation in the Parade of Nations and Official Opening Ceremony
- Official Event T-Shirt
- Official gift bag with Rulebook, Event Program, Sticker, Poster, etc.
- Access to Team Tents at Contest Venue
- Water at Contest Venue
The ISA’s policy is to collect registration fees for all those officially associated with each team, as well as those who desire to obtain any of the registration benefits. This includes all coaches, medical staff, translators, media, family members and friends who want VIP credentials. OUTSTANDING BALANCES
- A nation will not be allowed to compete if it has any outstanding dues payable to the ISA. Contact ISA Finance and Administration Manager, Claudia Alvarez, at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify outstanding account balances.
The ISA strongly recommends that each team procures travel insurance (including, but not limited to accident, liability and medical) for all of their participants. We suggest that team insurance cover accidents or injuries sustained while in Denmark, including those treated in Denmark or in the country of their return upon leaving Denmark.
- All finalists and three randoms will be tested throughout the event
- Prescription, non-prescription or even herbal remedies may be on the WADA Prohibited Substance List. If you want to see if your medication is prohibited, please reference this list here: http://www.globaldro.com/Home
- If your medication is listed as a banned substance, you must apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) form to request permission for the use of the prohibited substance.
- Contact Megan Burns (email@example.com) to request a TUE form application.
Representation The ISA will ONLY accept a valid passport from the country the athlete is representing as proof of nationality for participation in World Championship events. The only exception is for National Identification cards issued by the National Government of the team country that clearly shows “Nationality or Citizenship.” Note: Such a card showing place of birth but not Nationality or Citizenship of the athlete will not be accepted as place of birth does not provide automatic citizenship in many countries. The ISA will not accept any other form of government documentation supporting a passport or eligibility of passport to verify nationality. This policy will be implemented immediately and has been updated in the ISA rulebook. Once a competitor has surfed for a country in any ISA event, he/she generally may not surf for another country at future ISA sanctioned International Events. If an athlete is allowed to represent a second nation based on the conditions set forth in Paragraph b of
By-Laws to rule outlined below, he/she may not change back to representing his/her original country. Special exemptions may be considered, however, after presentation to the Executive Committee at least three (3) months prior to the start of any ISA sanctioned event. Requests for exemption will only be considered if received in writing through the affiliated NGB to the Executive Committee via the ISA office, with certified copies of all relevant documentation (passport, letters from/to National Sports Organizations or Home Affairs Offices, etc) accompanying representation. *Please see the ISA rulebook for By-Laws.
Passports & Visas Please check with your travel agent or your Foreign Affairs Department for requirements. You can also get additional visa information by clicking HERE . Visitors must provide evidence of return or onward travel in the form of an itinerary or air ticket.
Travel Vaccines Please contact your Foreign Affairs Department for further information.
Our Local Hosts are compiling discounted accommodation options for our teams. Please check back soon for more information.
IMPORTANT – A nation will not be allowed to compete if it has any outstanding dues payable to the ISA. For Credit Card payments, pay on the ISA website, www.isasurf.org. For Onsite payment, the ISA will only accept US Dollars. For Wire transfers, please contact the ISA for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).