SUP / Demo Days / Club Events
SUP Club in The Shire insured and affiliated with SUP Australia and Academy of Surf Instructors.
Cronulla Sutherland Stand Up Paddle Club Incorporated was established in December 2010 to unite stand up paddle surfers
from the Sutherland Shire and the surrounding southern Sydney Suburbs.
The club will be holding an offical
event each month of the year, including 4 surfing contests, 2 paddle races and regular social paddles. Different
grades and divisions will be available for men, women, juniors and grommets.
The club is family friendly and the focus is FUN.
There will also be several demo days,
where members will be able to test the newest SUP boards and paddles from several manufactures.
The regular contests
/ social days will be held on the last Sunday of each month.
Next contest (Flatwater Paddle Racing) registration
and start time is 1pm on Sunday 22nd April 2012 @ Prince Edward Park, Woronora River.
CLUB ROUNDS (SURFING
CONTEST, PADDLE RACE AND SOCIAL DAYS)
The format of a typical event is:Surfing Contest
This is a standard format surfing contest with 2 rounds of up to 8 heats
with up to 8 surfers. First round is drawn from a hat (maximum surfers 64). All surfers to surf
twice, 1st round from the random draw and 2nd round from their place in the 1st round. 3 finals will follow with 6
surfers from each grade (A, B & C). Points for each place will be allocated to everyone who competes and will
tally together for that year to create the ranking in the annual championship pointscore. End of year prizes and trophies
will be presented to the top place getters in the annual championship.
A short-course race is set up at each event for 3 race classes
(board lengths) and 3 sub divisions of racers - Girls, Junior (under 18), and Grommets, (under 12); (all sub divisions
have no minimum board length, but a maximum of 12'6").
Note: Grommets, Juniors, and Girls
can also compete in any of the 3 race classes but must comply with board lengths.
Everyone receives allocated points
for their place over the line which accumulates in their division's annual pointscore for the end of year rankings (a
separate pointscore to the surfing contest). Small prizes are awarded to the fastest grommets on the day with bigger
prizes and trophies being awarded to the top places in each division at the end of the season.
Membership to the Cronulla Sutherland Stand Up Paddle Club Inc. is open to all but only financial
FULL, JUNIOR and GROMMETS members may compete at the events. Social Members may attend events but cannot compete.
All members, including SOCIAL, are welcome to participate in the club social paddles. Head to the club website for more details !