Surfing New Zealand selects a New Zealand Stand Up Paddleboard and Prone Surfing Team annually. The team competes at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World SUP and Paddleboard Championship held around the world annually.
The World SUP and Prone Paddleboard Championship is an IOC recognised event which attracts approximately 250 paddlers from over 30 countries.
Paddlers compete for both individual and team medals in several disciplines.
SUP Surfing Men 1 Sean Hovell, Al Te Moananui
SUP Surfing Women: 1 Billie Scott
SUP Surfing Women: 2 Stella Smith
SUP Tech Racing Men: 1 Fergus Dunlop, Joshua Bilyard
SUP Distance Racing Men: Fergus Dunlop, Joshua Bilyard
SUP Tech Racing Women: Brianna Orams, Maddie McAsey
SUP Distance Racing Women: Brianna Orams, Rosara Davis
Junior SUP Tech Racing Boy: Fergus Dunlop, Rosara Davis
SUP Sprint Racing Men: Fergus Dunlop,
SUP Sprint Racing Women: Maddie McCasey
Prone Tech Racing Men: Andrew Newton
Prone Distance Racing Men: Andrew Newton TBC
Prone Tech (5km) Racing Women: Rebecca Barron
Prone Distance (18km) Racing Women: Rebecca Barron TBC
Competitors Per Discipline:
SUP Surfing: Men (2), and Women (2)
SUP Racing Technical: Men (2), and Women (2)
SUP Racing Distance: Men (2), and Women (2)
SUP Sprint Race: Men (1), and Women (1)
Paddleboard Racing Technical: Men (1), and Women (1)
Paddleboard Racing Distance: Men (1), and Women (1)
ISA Team Paddle Relay:
SUP Racing: Men (1), Women (1)
Paddleboard: Men (1), Women (1)
Teams are selected using the Surfing New Zealand Selection Criteria.
The location of the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is Puerto Rico with the event held 28 Oct – 6th November.
Past New Zealand Results
New Zealand has been represented at ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship since it’s inception in 2012. The most recent results of the New Zealand Team are as follows:
2022 – 8th Puerto Rico
2021 – Cancelled
2020 – Cancelled
2019 -18th El Sunzal, El Salvador
2018 – 5th Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China
2017 – 3rd Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 – 3rd Fiji
2015 – 4th Sayulita, Mexico
2014 – 10th Granada, Nicaragua
2013 – 17th Lima, Peru
2012 – 15th Peru
Further information on this event can be viewed by visiting the ISA website.