SUP: the ISA is taking its world championship to China's Wanning | Photo: ISA

The 2018 World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will take place in Wanning, China.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) announced a change in the venue, as Brazil's Buzios failed to meet the contractual obligations signed in November 2017.

Wanning's best-known point break - Riyue Bay - has already hosted several ISA events. The Chinese surf spot proved to be a reliable option in the region, delivering consistent waves since it first held a contest in 2012.

The ISA, who has been in a war with the International Canoe Federation over the government of stand-up paddleboarding, will crown world champions across several SUP surfing, SUP racing, and paddleboarding divisions.

"It is the first time that the event is held in Asia. The ISA leads the promotion of the fastest growing water sport in the world," explains Fernando Aguerre, president of the ISA.

"The WSUPPC is the sole vehicle for crowning world champions and has a proven track record of attracting the top talents of the sport."

The organization led by Aguerre ran the first SUP and paddleboarding worlds in 2012 in Peru. Last year in Denmark, the event had record-breaking numbers: 286 athletes from 42 nations.

The ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship gets underway from November 23 to December 2, 2018.