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Press Release

Jul 13, 2016

Cloudbreak announced as location of 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed that Cloudbreak is set to receive the world's best StandUp Paddle (SUP) surfers competing in the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship November 12th-20th.

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The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed this week that Cloudbreak will receive the world’s best StandUp Paddle (SUP) surfers competing in the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship November 12-20.

In addition to the world class waves of Cloudbreak, the pristine waters of Denarau Island and Musket Cove will host the SUP and Paddleboard racing portions of the competition.

Cloudbreak, known as the world’s premiere left-hand reef break, will provide the perfect canvas for the international field of athletes to shine in its powerful, crystal clear barrels. The SUP Surfing will take place over three days of the contest period, contingent on which days provide the best surfing conditions.

The excitement of the SUP Technical and Relay Races will transpire on Denarau Island, Fiji. Photo: ISA / Brian Bielmann
The excitement of the SUP Technical and Relay Races will transpire on Denarau Island, Fiji. Photo: ISA / Brian Bielmann

SUP and Paddleboard Racing will round out the remaining four days of the contest period, with the technical races and distance races respectively taking place at Denarau Island and Musket Cove. Denarau Island, located on the west coast of Fiji’s main island, will be host to the technical races and relay race, featuring a multiple lap races with a beach start and finish. The distance races will be point to point, starting in the open ocean near Cloudbreak and traversing 20 kilometers through lagoons and islands to an epic finish at Musket Cove.

ISA President, Fernando Aguerre, said: “Holding the 2016 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Fiji is a huge step forward for the sport, enabling us to continue its rapid growth and development. Cloudbreak is one of the most spectacular waves in the world and we will get to witness the world’s best putting it all on the line in the name of their country.”

Feature Image: ISA / Scott Winer


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