Stand Up... and Paddle!

Register and participate in the 9th 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 organising the 9th Pancyprian SUP (Stand up and paddle) CUP 2024. 

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

Where:  Larnaca, Kiti / Softades Beach, Τhe Spot
When:  16th June 2024. Registration 07:30 - 08:30, Race starts at 9:00am

3. Who can participate
All are entitled to participate in the 9th Cyprus SUP CUP 2024 irrespective of gender and age.

The form can be submitted online at https://kitemed.com/sup/cyprus-sup-cup-2024-registration 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 1 hr before the race starts and receive a Free T-shirt. 

4. Athlete Categories

  • Men
  • Women
  • Children under 14 years old.

There will be no categorisation 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 14’ includes all boards longer than 12’6”.
  • Category 12’6” includes all boards smaller than or equal to 12’6”.
  • FUN category includes all round , 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 5km and the FUN Category will be 2km.


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

6. Advertising
The organisers 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 9th Cyprus SUP CUP 2024, need to provide the following:

  • Submission of entry either electronically or by sending the completed entry at The Spot.
  • Personal Declaration
  • Adult €20 Kids €15 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 [email protected]

All the above documents must be delivered to 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). 

Reserve your Free Lycra T-shirts by Registering online by 11th of June 2024.

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 at least 1.5 hours 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 must attend the Paddler’s meeting to be informed of the details of the race.
  • 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 ceremony 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 specialised medical staff will be on call.

11. Amendments

  • The present announcement can be amended if required.
  • The dates of the races can be amended.
  • Unforeseeable circumstances and weather conditions may force the organisers 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 familiarise more people with the SUP sport.
  • At the events, there will be parallel SUP trials, such as sprint, relay races etc.