SurfAid International SUP Race

The SurfAid International SUP Race is a new 20-mile paddle race which will take place on Saturday 4 July 2009 as part of the renowned charity water sports event, Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival, in Brighton, UK.

Organisers expect more than 20,000 visitors at this year’s festival which will be held on the weekend of 4 and 5 July, 2009. The festival has been a fundraiser for SurfAid for several years.

There are two classes of entrant for the SurfAid SUP race: up to 12’ 6” stock boards and unlimited class. First prize for each class is £1000 cash.

The race will start at the Paddle Village in Brighton and go to Worthing Pier and back, with both classes running simultaneously. Ekolu Kalama, from Hawaii, won last year’s race over a shortened course.

Paddle Director Dave “Sandals” Samuel said: “This is the biggest endurance race for SUP in Europe so we hope to see many competitors coming from across the globe to compete.”

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