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Phillip Island to Host Australian Stand Up Paddle Board Championships
Top paddlers in the country head to Phillip Island for the The Hyundai Australian SUP Titles.
By Portal Admin - 13th October 2019 - Back to News
The Hyundai Australian SUP Titles presented by SAE Group will call Phillip Island home this October as the top paddlers in the country head to the wave-rich region.
One of the most picturesque parts of the country, Phillip Island, is home to an incredible range of waves as well as having the unique option to take marathon races around the whole island.
"It's fantastic to be able to bring the Hyundai Australian SUP Titles to Victoria," said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
"Phillip Island has a fantastic mix of wave options and locations for the marathon race. It will be a great four days of action across all the divisions."
The event will be held from October 18 – 22 and will see over 200 competitors compete across three elements: SUP Surfing, Technical Races and Marathon Races.
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said the Victorian Government was proud to support the Stand Up Paddleboard national titles for the next two years.
"This event will bring crowds down to Phillip Island to experience the best waves in this magnificent part of Victoria and I encourage all surf fans to head down to Phillip Island to soak up the action."
Voted one of the top surfing beach breaks in the country, Cape Woolamai will be the primary venue for the surfing component however the event can be moved to other locations depending on conditions.
Surfing Australia's CEO Chris Mater said: "Phillip Island is an amazing venue for the Hyundai Australian SUP Titles and I have no doubt entrants will thoroughly enjoy the competition and scenery at the same time. Good luck to all involved and rip in!"
The Hyundai Australian SUP Titles presented by SAE Group is also the key selection pathway to the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships held in December.
The Hyundai Australian SUP Titles presented by SAE Group is supported by Sport and Recreation Victoria’s - Significant Sporting Events Program and Visit Victoria’s - Regional Events Fund, SAE Group, Hydralyte Sports, 2XP, Bass Coast Shire Council, Surfing Australia, Surfing Victoria and the ISA.
For more information go to www.australiansuptitles.com
Harry Maskell at last year's Hyundai Australia SUP Titles
Image credit; Surfing Australia
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