Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship
International Surfing Association
Cloudbreak, Tavarua, Fiji
12 - 20 November, 2016
Historic 3km Races at Cloudbreak on Wednesday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 November, 2016 - After two action packed days of SUP Surfing at Cloudbreak to kick off the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, the racing disciplines will take center stage for the next three consecutive days of the competition.
On Wednesday, historic Men's and Women's SUP and Paddleboard 3km Race will award the first medals of the competition, crowing ISA World Champions for the first time ever in Fiji.
The 3km Races will feature the world's best SUP and Paddleboard racers including many past ISA Gold Medalists. Casper Steinfath (DEN), Lachie Lansdown (AUS), Lina Augaitis (CAN), Jack Bark (USA) and Candice Appleby (USA) will be among the ISA Gold Medalists that are slated to compete.
Other top newcomers, such as Hawaii's Kai Lenny, will be looking to cement their place in history in this fifth edition of the event. Lenny made sure not to miss the opportunity to represent Hawaii in this historic competition following his stunning performance in the mega swell that recently hit Jaws in Maui.
Canada's Jeff Spencer © ISA/Evans
ISA Vice President and two-time ISA SUP 3km Race Gold Medalist, Casper Steinfath, spoke about the competition to come.
"Today is a lay day and everyone is relaxing and preparing for the three kilometer Race. The level of competition here is really high and we are going to be racing at Cloudbreak, which is going to be very challenging, but it's an amazing opportunity for StandUp Paddling. I am trying to get as much rest in paradise before it all happens tomorrow."
ISA President, Fernando Aguerre, said: We have the best SUP racers in the world competing in the pristine waters of Cloudbreak on Wednesday. History will be made in this monumental edition of the competition, as ISA World Champions will be crowned for the first time in Fiji. I'm looking forward to being out at Cloudbreak tomorrow to witness these ground-breaking races and you can tune in too on isaworlds.com!"