Events > Whitsunday SUP Challenge

  7 May 2017

Stand Up PaddleStand Up Paddle
Airlie Beach, QLDAirlie Beach, QLD

The Whitsunday Islands will once again host the Whitsunday SUP Challenge in May 2017! With a new social format, this event is set to be the best week of SUP and sail you've ever experienced.

With a bigger and better event yet again, with even more fun to be had, learning opportunities, test equipment, special deals and more, we're so excited to bring you another massive week of SUP!

Master your SUP
In 2017, the Whitsunday SUP Challenge will focus not only on racing, but also on technique and tuition to help you master your SUP skills. In between race days, there will be workshops and training on topics like paddling techniques, downwinding, learn to kitesurf or windsurf with the latest gear for trial, and more.

Race your heart out
After some training, put your new skills to the test in a series of races in some of the most magnificent locations in the Whitsunday islands. Try not to get distracted by the view!

Get a new board
Don't have a board yet, or want to upgrade to a better one? This year we will have brand new and second hand SUP boards available to purchase as part of your race package. Stay tuned for more info on this!

Borrow a Naish One board for the event
There will be a limited quantity of Naish One 12'6" boards available to competitors to use for the races. First in, first served. When you register, you must indicate if you wish to borrow a board for the event.

All the fun stuff
Luxury island dinners, sunset drinks, BBQS on the boats, new friends, fishing, swim-up pool bar, snorkelling the reefs of the Whitsundays, island bushwalks, lazy days on Whitehaven Beach... this week is going to be jam-packed with the most amazing experiences you can imagine. Let us show you the best SUP event in the world!