Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing forms of recreational exercise, with the ease of getting out on the water attracting a lot of new entrants to the sport. SUP offers both a way of getting out and enjoying the benefits of the outdoors and a unique method of getting some exercise. If you’re trying out SUP for the first time make sure you make safety a priority when getting out on the water, to find some easy safety tips see our safety section.
Racing in SUP takes place internationally under the ICF. Racing categories include all kinds of boards across various distances. The guidelines for race distances are –
- Sprint: Women and men maximum 250m
- Distance: Women and men between 5km to 35km.
- Technical Race: Women and men between 800m to 5km.