ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championships – Update

ISA-StandUp-and-Paddleboard-World-ChampionshipsDie ISA SUP und Paddelweltmeisterschaften finden am Lake Nicaragua statt

Das wird eine interessante Sache werden: Die ISA StandUp and Paddleboard World Championships werden an zwei Locations ausgetragen. Alle Rennen finden in Granada am “Lake Nicaragua” statt und alle Surfconstest im 70km entfernten “La Boquita”. Dem Eventplan zu nach zu urteilen wird aber Granada der Hauptaustragungsort der Weltmeisterschaften sein, denn die Eröffnungszeremonie und die Siegerehrungen finden alle in Granada statt.

3. Mai: Eröffungszeremonie (“Parade of Nations”) – Granada
4. Mai: SUP Surfing – La Boquita
5. Mai: SUP Surfing – La Boquita
6. Mai: SUP Surfing Finale – La Boquita
7. Mai: Pause
8. Mai: SUP and Prone Distance Race – Granada
9. Mai: Teamstafette Halbfinale – Granada
10. Mai: SUP and Prone Technical Course Halbfinale – Granada
11. Mai: SUP and Prone Technical Course Finale, Teamstafette Finale, Siegerehrungen – Granada

Zur Zeit haben wir noch keine News wer aus Deutschland oder Schweiz mitdabei sein werden. Der Österreicher Peter Bartl, wird sicherlich dabei sein und auch die anderen Internationalen aus Europa, wie Casper Steinfath und Eric Terrien. Sobald es News gibt zu vom DWV werdet ihr das hier bei uns erfahren.


ISA to announce Paddle World Chapmionships at two different locations in Nicaragua

This is going to be interesting: The ISA has decided to hold their 3rd Annual World StandUp and Paddleboard Championships at 2 locations according to the press release below. All races will take place in the calm waters of Lake Nicaragua about 70km from the coast where the surfing will take place in the beach town of “La Boquita”. According to the event schedule below, the City of Granada will be the main hub for the event as the opening and the closing ceremony will be held in the town by the lake.

May 3rd: Opening Ceremony (aka the “Parade of Nations”) – Granada
May 4th: SUP Surfing – La Boquita
May 5th: SUP Surfing – La Boquita
May 6th: SUP Surfing finals – La Boquita
May 7th: Rest day
May 8th: SUP and Prone Distance Race – Granada
May 9th: Team Relay semi-finals – Granada
May 10th: SUP and Prone Technical Course semi-finals – Granada
May 11th: SUP and Prone Technical Course finals, Team Relay final, Awards Ceremony – Granada

Official Press release

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is excited to announce the third annual ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) to take place at two different locations this year in Nicaragua, May 3rd to May 11th. The SUP Surfing portion will take place in the ocean at La Boquita on the west coast of Central Nicaragua, while this year’s SUP and Paddleboard flatwater Racing portion will be held on the northwest area of Lake Nicaragua in Granada, which is the oldest colonial city of the country.

“As SUP continues to evolve and still reign as the fastest growing sport, not just within surfing, but of all sports around the world, we are excited that Nicaragua will host this year’s World Championship at two different venues,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “The universal accessibility of the sport allows the ISA to host this year’s championships in both the Pacific Ocean and on Nicaragua’s beautiful Lake Nicaragua. Nicaragua is a wonderful host country. Although it’s a small nation in Central America, its rich coast is full of waves, offshore winds, and gracious people. I am especially thankful to President Ortega for his continued support of the development of SUP and Surfing in his country and around the globe.”

More than 150 of the world’s greatest watermen from over 25 countries will compete in 11 different disciplines in the Men’s and Women’s divisions for the Club Waikiki-Peru ISA World Team Champion Trophy and individual Gold Medals. The 2014 World SUP and Paddleboard Championship will include Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Distance Race, Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Distance Race, and the Team Relay Race, for featuring both men and women.