The ISA World Championship will be a dual location event taking place in Copenhagen
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 August, 2016 - The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced that the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will be held in Denmark in September 2017, with the specific dates to be confirmed in the near future.
The ISA event will be organized by Friends of Cold Hawaii, an association that hosts annual ocean sport championships in Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Surf and Rafting Federation (DSRF), Sportevent Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen and Copenhagen Watersports - the largest rafting and StandUp Paddle club in Denmark.
Today's announcement was made at Danish National House, a hospitality venue at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, located on Ipanema Beach. The signing of the hosting agreement was completed by ISA Executive Director, Robert Fasulo and President of the Local Organizing Committee Friends of Cold Hawaii, Finn Jorsal. Also in attendance was ISA Vice President and SUP World Champion from Denmark, Casper Steinfath.
The ISA World Championship will be a dual location event, with the SUP and Paddleboard Racing taking place in Copenhagen, the country's capital, and the SUP Surfing in Klitmøller (known as Cold Hawaii) - a prime Surfing location on Denmark's Northwest coast.
The announcement of the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship comes on the back of the confirmation of the 2016 edition, which will be held in the world-renowned waves of Cloudbreak, Fiji from 12-20 November 2016.
Joining the ISA World Championship Series in 2012 in Peru, the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship has become the fastest growing event in the series. At the 2015 edition, participation more than doubled since the event's inception in 2012 with 27 Nations and 260 athletes converging on the shores of Sayulita, Mexico for an incredible week of competition that resulted in Team USA earning their first-ever Gold Medal.