Great weather, incredible scenery and slightly bumpy water make for the perfect stand up paddle experience. And that’s exactly what paddlers got at the Mariner’s Wharf SUP Challenge hosted by SUP Cape Town and Mistral Africa.

The stunning Hout Bay beach in Cape Town, South Africa was buzzing with activity on Saturday, 6 August 2016 when a total of 68 people participated in the challenge. The event catered to paddlers of all levels of expertise with both a 3km and a 10km technical course including navigating tough turns around the buoys.

The winners of the Open Men’s Race were Dylan Frick in first place, Tom King coming second and Chris Couve nabbed third place. The Ladies Race winners were Taryn King, Jackie de Billot and Landie Williamson respectively.
Prizes included cash, a Mistral carbon paddle, a Vita Coco hamper and other giveaways and winners were awarded with eye-catching trophies.
Mistral Africa had a full demo station with our full stand up paddling range at the race and loaned boards and paddles to a number of participants to try out for themselves. We also had our Big XL board on hand for some fun social paddling.
By far the biggest stand up paddle boarding race in Africa to date,SUP Cape Town truly outdid themselves in creating an event that was so illustrative of the Mistral Water Life and Living ethos.
If you’d like to test out our award-winning SUP range with SUP Cape Town at the Waterfront, register HERE.
The Mariner’s Wharf SUP Challenge was powered by Mistral and sponsored by Vita Coco, Stand Up Paddling South Africa, Surfing South Africa and Mariner’s Wharf restaurant in Hout Bay.

There are even bigger and better races coming up soon so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for details.