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Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Padlling, also known as SUP, is a sport which the Hawaiian kings practised centuries ago. It has increased in popularity over the last years and has found its ideal destination in the world of canoeing.

People of all ages can enjoy it, standing up on a board with a paddle with unbeatable views of the rivers and the nature.

Advanced paddlers and experts of this more and more popular sport find endless places to measure themselves against the wild forces of the sea, the rivers and other competitors.

Typical race formats are long distance events, in which distances stretch between 8 and 12 kilometres, as well as sprint events organised on a short course marked with buoy where 4 to 6 athletes are fighting head to head.

Children and amateur races are usually included in these events. And you can find plenty of other competition formats even for experts in wildwater.

Most common boards are 14" hardboards for elite paddlers and 12'6" hardboards and inflatable boards for younger and amateur classes.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

ECA Congress
March 30. 2019, Belgrade, SRB
2019 ECA Wildwater Sprint Canoeing ...
April 5. - 6. 2019, Skopje, MKD
2019 ECA Junior Wildwater Canoeing ...
April 5. - 6. 2019, Skopje
2019 ECA Wildwater Sprint Canoeing ...
April 12. - 13. 2019, Osilnica - Kolpa River, SLO
2019 ECA Junior Wildwater Canoeing ...
April 12. - 13. 2019, Osilnica - Kolpa River, SLO
14th Vohandu Canoe Marathon
April 20. 2019, Voru, EST
2019 ECA Wildwater Sprint Canoeing ...
April 27. - 28. 2019, Augsburg, GER
2019 ECA Wildwater Canoeing ...
May 14. - 18. 2019, Kobarid&Bovec, SLO
2019 ECA Paracanoe European ...
May 24. - 26. 2019, Poznan, POL
2019 ECA Junior Wildwater Canoeing ...
May 25. - 26. 2019, Ticino, SUI
2019 ECA Wildwater Sprint Canoeing ...
June 1. - 2. 2019, La Seu d'Urgell, ESP
2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 30. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
All competitions

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