The championship will consist of 4 events in SUP surfing and SUP Racing (sprint, technical racing and long distance) in senior categories and for the first time ever the EUROSUP 2022 will also include an under 18 category.
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Registration for EUROSUP 2022
National federations that are members of the European Surfing Federation (ESF) are asked to send their national team roster plan directly to the ESF in order to sign up for the event. Fees are handled by the ESF. If your national federation is not members of the ESF please contact the ESF or Danish Surfing & Rafting Federation directly.
Approx. 3 months before the event, an individual athlete registration has to be made through this website in order to get all athletes registered on our official event platform and timing system. At arrival in Hvide Sande, there will also be a mandatory registration on site beginning from August 26.
The EUROSUP 2022 will be held in the beautiful area of Hvide Sande on the west coast of Denmark.
The location offers the frothy, spectacular and massive North Sea on the outside of Hvide Sande which is home to many surfers coming from all parts of Northern Europe and on the huge Fjord on the inside, which offers supreme downwind conditions with waves up to 5 feet depending on the wind conditions.
The landscapes and waters offer the best possible location and conditions for a great and unique EUROSUP 2022 championship – for the best European SUP women and men athletes.
The closest Airport to Hvide Sande is Billund Airport which is about 1,5 hours drive from the event site. However, due to the on-ground logistics, high car-rental expenses, the “normal” hassle of flying with board equipment etc., we strongly recommend you to enter Denmark by car. It is by far the easiest way to reach Hvides Sande and your car will also be of good use at the event.
Driving time from the German border to the event site is approximately 2,5 hours. Please download the Travel Guide on the official website for more info and tips.
The most convenient accommodation is to book a holiday house nearby the event site. However, please be aware that the period is still part of the high season so book your accommodation as quick as possible. If you book early you will have the best chance to stay close to the event area.
We recommend Esmark Feriehuse for booking of holiday houses.
There are also campsites and hotels. Please go to the official website for more information.
EUROSUP 2022 Program
The program is currently a work in progress.
Opening ceremony: Saturday August 27 (exact time will follow)
Closing ceremony: Saturday September 3 (exact time will follow)
WATERZ Afterparty: Saturday September 3 (afternoon)
Food and Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be served during the day for all athletes and officials/supporting crew. Meals are nutrient and made with the purpose of keeping athletes going all day. There will be a fair charge for the meals – more info about pricing will follow.
There are also several good supermarkets in the city near the event site.
Equipment can be stored at the main event site during the competition days and security will be provided in this period:
Saturday, August 27 (19 pm) until Saturday, September 3 (18 pm) (if everything is cleared earlier, we will close the storage)
Surf Spot and Race Coverages
The main event site is placed just behind the location of the SUP surfing competiion. The exact surf spot for the SUP surfing will be either south or north of the piers (see google maps) depending on the swell conditions. The waves are mainly windswell and can be between 1-6 feet. You can find pictures from earlier surf events to get an understanding of the waves and conditions.
The SUP sprint will most likely happen in between the two piers whereas the SUP Technical Race can be placed either between the two piers or south of the southern pier depending on wind and swell conditions.
SUP Longdistance is planned to be a downwind race on Ringkøbing Fjord. Start and finish locations will depend on wind directions. It is though most likely that we will have start/finish positions in Hvide Sande and Ringkøbing.
Detailed race maps and descriptions will be available approx. 3 months before the event.
The Danish weather in late August and beginning of September can be fickle. Sometimes hot and sometimes cold. Average air temperature during the day is 15° with maximum temperatures around 20-25° during the day and around 10° during the night. However, especially on the west coast it can change rapidly so please bring clothing that is suitable to all kind of weather conditions.
Water temperature at this time of year is around 15° and we recommend a 3/2 wetsuit.
Windspeed is normally between 10-30 knots though in rare circumstances we can have days with up to 40 knots.
Waves are mainly produced by wind and a solid windswell will produce up to 6 feet waves. Less wind and offshore directions can produce 3-4 feet glassy waves.
Safety and First Aid
All competition days starts with a safety and race briefing for all athletes – the session will be mandatory.
Leash is mandatory. You will not get permission to compete without a leash. For SUP racing disciplines PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is optional we though recommend all under 18 to carry a PFD. Remember to dress accordingly to the weather conditions and know your own limitations. Be aware of your fellow competitors and follow any instructions given from our safety crew.
During the SUP longdistance race, there will be safety boats and a jetskis in the water. There will be normal first aid kit and paramedics at the event venue in case you need any medical care.
Become a volunteer at the EUROSUP 2022
We have joint forces with WATERZ and their crew to create an amazing event. But we are looking for more volunteers to join. Our goal is to host a unique and memorable EUROSUP 2022 in Hvide Sande and to succeed in that we need your help.
The tasks are many getting an event like the EUROSUP done, so we have created smaller volunteer crews within the bigger EUROSUP crew. Below you will find a short description of the diffrent tasks and sign up form. No matter what crew you are in, you are crucial to making EUROSUP happen!