The Madeira Island Sup Challenge (or MISC) is an annual SUP Race event which takes place on the island of MADEIRA, in the Atlantic Ocean. The island of Madeira is located about 900km from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. It is an archipelago that has much to offer, both in terms of water and outdoor activities, as well as many other aspects, social, recreational, cultural, gastronomic, among others.
The first edition of MISC took place in 2017, in the city of Funchal, the island’s capital. Over the years, the event has grown and its competitive format (marathon) has remained to the liking of the participants. Being in open sea, MISC offers a lot of adrenaline and exceptional conditions for this practice. The air and sea temperatures of around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, in a sea that is usually flat with little swells, allow for a diversified competition in terms of the physical demands made on the participants.
Expect a long distance race with a course of around 13km for the more experienced SUP racers, and friendlier distances for young beginners and amateurs.
The base of operations is set up in the city’s Nautical Centre, a place that is prepared to receive all participants and spectators. For this, a small event village is created, a pleasant area that adds a different color to the area during the two days of the event.
The main race takes place on the first day of the event, with the recreational and sprint races on the second day.
And because this initiative is not only about competition, care has been taken to diversify the offer in each race, proposing parallel initiatives, including SUP workshops and clinics, projects that promote sports growth.
The 2023 edition is surrounded by great expectation, in view of the certain end of the pandemic and the will shown by practitioners from various countries and clubs. We hope to create a small SUP Camp, with athletes from several countries, in addition to the idealised sports and social programme.
MISC has as its main course, a marathon in a privileged area and seeks to combine competition with family travel and to show those who visit us the diversity of places that the archipelago has to offer.
Welcome to Madeira! Come discover and experience this land and sea of immense beauty and challenges.
We are counting on you and your family for this fun time!
2023 Madeira Island SUP Challenge – Schedule
Until 31 March
Online registration starts – Discount until 31 March
Closing of registrations
14h00 – Start MADEIRA SUP Camp
10h00 to 17h00 (with lunch break) – MADEIRA SUP Camp
10h00 to 18h00 Confirmation of registrations
10h00 to 13h00 Secretariat – Village – Check-in
13h30 Briefing participants – Village
15h00 Elite and Pro Junior Races
16h30 U12 and U15 / Amateur
17h30 to 18h30 Happy Hour Time – Village Bar
9h30 Briefing participants – Village
10h30 Sprint & FUN Races
13h00 Prize Giving & Snacks Time
SUP Race boards are available for rent, starting at 14×22 in size. For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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