The Australian Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Titles are heading to Shoalhaven on the NSW South Coast from the 5th – 10th December 2023.
Hundreds of competitors from across the country are expected to compete in the disciplines of SUP Surfing, SUP and Prone Technical Racing (between 4-8km of several laps in and out through the surf) and SUP and Prone Marathon Racing (15-20km).
The region offers a range of great beaches and race options from Shoalhaven Heads in the north to Sussex Inlet in the south and has been home to the SUP State Titles in the past.
Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said he was looking forward to seeing the country’s best SUP athletes battle it out at the new location.
“It’s great to see the Australian SUP Titles return in 2023 at a new location that has been tried and tested with the hugely successful NSW SUP Titles being held at Shoalhaven in previous years,” Mater said.
“Shoalhaven is known for its variety of waves, we’re back to a warmer climate, great food and places to stay and we can’t wait to see some of the world’s best SUP racing talent converge on the region.”
This year the event has been expanded to a five-day competition window to put the competitors in the best conditions as possible.
Shoalhaven Tourism Manager, Coralie Bell said she was extremely pleased to be able to welcome the Australian SUP Titles to the area.
“The Shoalhaven is known for its picturesque waterways and awesome beaches making it the perfect location for the Stand Up Paddle Board Titles,” Bell said.
“I would like to encourage all competitors and officials to maximise their time in the Shoalhaven and spend a couple of extra days exploring all we have to offer. Shoalhaven City Council is extremely proud to be partnering with Surfing Australia to bring this event to the region. We look forward to welcoming all the competitors and their families.”
An opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 5th December with the competition window to run from Wednesday, 6th – Saturday, 10th December.
The Australian SUP Titles are proudly supported by Shoalhaven City Council, Le Tan, Jim Beam and Surfing NSW.