2023 Australian SUP Titles set to start in Shoalhaven

Published on 04/12/2023

Small but contestable waves are forecast for the start of the 2023 Australian SUP Titles in Shoalhaven.

More than 150 competitors will take to the water across the five days of competition, with an Opening Ceremony to kick off proceedings tomorrow.

Skyla Rayner, who will be defending her Open Women’s title, said: “I’m looking forward to the next few days of competition at the Australian SUP Titles in Shoalhaven. I grew up in the area so it will be nice competing in my home town.”

Wes Fry recently brought home silver for the Irukandjis in SUP Surfing at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

He finished runner-up in the Open Men’s division at the Australian SUP Titles last year and is hoping to take the win this time.

Fry said: “I’m really excited to be back competing with some great friends. I’ve spent lots of time in this region and love the feel of the place and the waves on offer. I’m sure we are going to score.

“The forecast is looking small but contestable for the coming week with numerous options to surf in any wind conditions. We want the best possible conditions for competitors, so the location will be decided on each morning of competition so we can pick the best breaks.

“There are approximately 110 surfers and 40 racing competitors, which is a great success for the event and the local community. There are numerous social events on during the week to get everyone together and showcase the local area. Tuesday is the Opening Ceremony, and this will be taking place at Swordfish Brewing in Sussex Inlet, where a meet and greet and Welcome to Country will occur from 4pm. Live music, food and entertainment will be happening on Wednesday afternoon from 4:30pm at Errol Bond Reserve. Thursday night food deals and BYO drinks will take place at Pelican Shores in Sussex Inlet. Really looking forward to the week ahead.”

Keep up to date with results and information on the Australian SUP Titles website.

The Australian SUP Titles are proudly supported by Shoalhaven City Council, Le Tan, Jim Beam and Surfing NSW.

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