Slip Stream SUP 2013
Paddle Round the Pier (the biggest free beach festival in Europe) has always been iconic in thinking up new challenges for the UK SUP community, we were the first to host a 20 mile race, last year we challenged you to the Maritime Marathon (which broke a few of you) so this year we thought we’d give you something a bit easier but no less of a challenge! So we’re pleased to announce the new format for the SUP big distance race for 2013, the “Slip-Stream-SUP”, a 14 mile pro team race (4 in a team representing Brands, shops etc) and a 7 mile Amateur team race (3 in a team representing friends!) The Amateur race is kindly sponsored by Fanatic, ION & K66. Whilst it may sound like an easy challenge – we’ve thought up a few twists – the maximum length of all 4 boards for the Pro teams is 53 feet or under and the maximum length of all 3 boards for the Amateur team is 39 feet or under . Plus all team members must stay in a rough slip stream formation for the whole race and finish in formation. So the added challenge is to work as a team (as there’s no I in team) J and BTW the prizes are epic.
And for those of you who want a Prone challenge we’ve got a cunning plan and will release the details soon.
Image stolen from Air Head Website without permission.