The 2023 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) is set to gather the world’s best SUP and Paddleboard athletes in Les Sables d’Olonne, France from September 24 – October 1.
California, USA – September 19, 2023
1. The venue
All eyes will be on the spectacular coast of France, with SUP Surfing set to be hosted at the stunning Plage du Tanchet, and the SUP Racing and Paddleboard divisions held at Les Sables d’Olonne’s La Grande Plage, widely renowned as one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches.
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3. Will France go for the third title in a row?
After years of dominance from Australia and the United States, France has won the Team Gold Medal for the previous two ISA WSUPPC’s back-to-back. With a team that includes five former gold medalists, could this be the host nation’s chance to make it three-in-a-row on home soil?
4. Returning Champions
The competition promises to be intense, with multiple gold medalists returning, including Justine Dupont (FRA), Titouan Puyo (FRA), Julen Marticorena (FRA), Benoit Carpentier (FRA), Claudio Nika (ITA), Michael Booth (AUS), Christian Andersen (DEN), Esperanza Barreras (ESP), and Tarryn King (RSA), along with defending 2022 World Champions Lucia Cosoleto (ARG), Shuri Araki (JPN), Judit Verges (ESP), Duna Gordillo (ESP), Yurika Horibe (JPN), Vaic Garioud (FRA), and Cecilia Pampinella (ITA).
5. The Disciplines
The World Championship features eight medal-awarding disciplines, including:
● Men’s and Women’s SUP Technical Race
● Boy’s and Girl’s Under-18 SUP Technical Race
● Men’s and Women’s Paddleboard Technical Race
● Men’s and Women’s SUP Distance Race
● Men’s and Women’s Paddleboard Distance Race
● Men’s and Women’s SUP Sprint Race
● Team Relay Race
● Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing