Stand Up... and Paddle!

Enter submission and participate in the 6th CYPRUS SUP CUP.

You are all invited to the stand up and paddle race, irrespective of age, level and equipment. SUP is an activity which fascinates all, it's easy, it's safe, it's keeping fit, it's for children, adults, men and women! 

1. Event Organiser
Kitemed, is organizing the 6th Pancyprian SUP (Stand up and paddle) CUP 2021. 

2. Races 
The CUP includes 1 race in Cyprus Only.

Where:  Larnaca, Kiti / Softades Beach, Τhe Spot
When:  29 Aug 2021. Registration 08:00-09:00, Race starts at 10:00am

3. Who can participate
All are entitled to participate in the 6th Cyprus SUP CUP 2021 irrespective of gender and age.

All participants must show a valid Safe Pass during the day of the event.

The form can be submitted online at http://kitemed.com/node/69/webformregistration by completing the relevant form, or by a simple phone confirmation at +357 99065173 Dia Klonari or +357 99588642 Panayiotis Kounnides the latest 48 hours before the beginning of the race.

On the day of the race all participants must present themselves to the committee and confirm their participation one 1.5 hrs before the race starts and receive there Free T-shirt. 

The fees of participation are EUR 20.00.

4. Athlete Categories

  • Men
  • Women
  • Children under 14 years old.

There will be no categorization based on level of competency, i.e. amateurs and professionals. This event is a race-festival-celebration of the sport.

5. Categories of SUP boards and equipment
There are 3 categories:

  • Category 12’6” includes all boards smaller than or equal to 12’6”.
  • Category 14’ includes all boards longer than 12’6”.
  • FUN category includes allround , surf-wave boards equal or smaller than 12'0'' irrespective of length and all riders irrespective of gender or age.


Category's 12'6 and 14' distance will be 6km and the FUN Category will be 2km.


Inflatable boards shall be classified in the categories they belong to according to their type and their length.

6. Advertising
The organizers may request that participants wear and place on their equipment adverts of the sponsors of the race. 

7.  Entry submissions
 Those wishing to participate in the 6th Cyprus SUP CUP 2021, need to provide the following:

  • Submission of entry either electronically or by sending the completed entry at The Spot.
  • Personal Declaration
  • 20€ at The Spot or via Revolut to @kitemed or Bank of Cyprus Quick Pay 99588642.

The above must be delivered to The Spot, Kiti / Softades beach or submitted electronically at kite@kitemed.com

All the above documents will need to have been received by the committee, the latest 48 hours before the race.

Entry submissions should preferably not be submitted on the day of the race, as relevant arrangements for the race made will need to be prepared in good time (food, beverages, lycra shirts etc). 

Lycra T-shirts will be provided to those who register online and at least 5 Days before the Race time and are not returned at the end of the race.

For further information please call +357 99588642 / +357 99065173 (Persons in Charge: Panayiotis Kounnides, Dia Klonari)

8. Trials - Events
The trials which participants will be required to compete in will be based on the fundamentals of long distance and sprint.

9. General Participation Terms - Regulations

  • The place and time for the “Paddler’s meeting” is The SPOT. Kitemed's Station in Kiti Softades Beach.
  • If you wish to participate in the race and do not have your own equipment, you can do so, provided you contact the relevant people in charge to book an SUP board. The cost for the SUP board rental is €10. ATTENTION: The number of boards is limited and will be provided by order of priority. Contacts: Dia Klonari +357 99065173 (Kitemed, the Spot).
  • On the day of each race, you must present yourself to the committee along with your SAFE PASS, at least 1 hour prior to the commencement of the race and confirm your participation. ATTENTION: If you fail to do so you will not be on the start list and whether you reach the finishing line, will not count.

Upon confirming your participation you will be able to reserve yourself at the athletes lunch.

  • All participants are invited to attend the Paddler’s meeting to be informed of the details of the race. Participation of all athletes at the rider’s briefing is obligatory.
  • Riders who do not present themselves to the committee on the day of the race and do not attend the Paddler’s meeting are automatically disqualified from the race.
  • Competitors must wear the event lycra shirt throughout the Long distance and Sprint Races  and award seremony so they can be distinguished, for their safety and identification by the judges.
  • Use of a life jacket is obligatory for participants under the age of 17.
  • Objections will not be permitted, since the event is a race-celebration and there are therefore no grounds for objections.
  • In order to ensure the race is conducted without problems, the head of the committee and his fellow co-workers who will be supervising the race, shall decide whether anyone who is causing problems should be disqualified from the race.
  • In the event of a deliberate collision between SUP boards, or a strike with the paddle/or intending to cause the other to fall or to cause obstruction, this shall be punished with disqualification from the specific race and all other trials. Start off, turning and finishing points are exceptions to this, where jostling occurs in the attempt of the participants to turn and collision or falls may occur. In every case, a member of the committee supervising the specific area informs the person in charge, who will give an oral warning and proceed to disqualify participants if events are repeated.

10. Safety
In order for the event to be conducted successfully and safely, during the course of the race, accompanying boat will be floating alongside the location and an ambulance and specialized medical staff will be on call.

11. Amendments

  • The present announcement can be amended if required.
  • The dates of the races can be ammended.
  • Unforeseeable circumstances and weather conditions may force the organizers to call off or change the dates of the races.
  • In the event of changes you will be informed promptly at www.kitemed.com or at https://www.facebook.com/kitesurfingcypruskitemed


  • 12. Parallel Events
  • During the event there will be presentations of SUP boards, paddles and relevant equipment, in order to familiarize more people with the SUP sport.
  • At the events, there will be parallel SUP trials, such as sprint, relay races etc.