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Celebrate the Freedom of Surfski paddling by taking on the challenge of Racing around South Africa's Symbol of Freedom - Robben Island.

The Story Behind the Idea

Until Race Day


Surfski Long Course is around the island - duh!

Surfski Short Course is 15 km almost to the island and back

SUP Long course is an inshore race from Oceana (Course TBC)

SUP short course will be fewer laps of the SUP Long course

What you need to know

  • Date : Friday 27th April - Freedom Day at Oceana Power Boat Club
  • Start time : 09h00 - reg opens 07h30 and close 08h30
  • Entry fee : Online entry R350 - What does this get you - find out
  • Online entries open 10 March and close 31 March (closed), late entries close 25 April at 12:00 pm (lunch Time). 
  • Late entry : 25% increase in the fee - R 435 per paddler
  • No on the day entry option
  • All paddlers must be CSA registered and be sufficiently experienced
  • Focus will be on Doubles but Singles are most welcome
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    The Race Rules will be strictly enforced, they can be accessed here

Entries are closed. No late entries or on the day entries will be accepted. SUPS can enter on the day due to a very gracious SUP sponsor who is picking up the admin. 

28 km of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa

SUP Long Course

Frequently asked Questions

Do I have to be CSA registered?

What is the weather like in April?

Will there be a short course?

Is there a window period?

How do I get CSA Registered?

Can I charter a ski?

Will I be safe on the water?

What safety kit do I need?