Sud de France Arena Race: a new international SUP race event at the french-spanish border

On September 19/20, the beautiful bay of the historic town of Collioure near the spanish border in the south of France will turn into a huge Stand Up Paddle race arena and will welcome sup racers in an exceptional setting and close to the public. The dynamic organizing team composed of Fred Bonnef, Guillaume Astruc and Pascal Maka, who are making a name for themselves in the world of SUP racing events, have put together a very promising and unique event open to all!

The main event of the week-end will be a combined Beach Race (Saturday) + Sprints (Sunday) with € 5,000 in prize money! Those races are open to 12’6 boards and less and to participants (men and women) aged 16 years or more.

Two kids races (under 16 y.o.) will also be organized and will take place on Sunday.

Another feature event, is a specific beach race open to any racer aged between 16-25 years. It will be run on Saturday in the Beach Race format and will be endowed with €1,500 worth of gifts and prizes.

And finally, because the Sud de France Collioure Arena Race has to be even more entertaining, two fun events will be organized on the Sunday: the BIG MAMA race and the Carnage Contest.

Here is the programme:

Sud de France Collioure Arena Race –  Saturday September 19 – Beach race:
10:00 Women’s qualifiers
11:30 Men’s qualifiers
Men’s Finals 1:30 p.m.
3:00 pm Women’s Finals
4:30 pm Sud de France race for 16-25 y.o.

Sud de France Collioure Arena Race –  Sunday September 20- Beach race:
Day Sunday September 20
8:00 am hike
10:am briefing
10:30 sprints kids (under 16)
11:00 sprints men and women
2:30 p.m. Beach Race kids (under 16)
3 p.m. Carnage Contest (registration)
4:30 p.m. Big Mama Contest (registration)
17.30 Prize ceremony etc.

All entries are to be made online (with the exception of the following competition: BIG MAMA CONTEST and CARNAGE RACE) until Friday, September 18 at 5 p.m. (french time)

However, on-site registrations will be possible on Saturday, September 19 only between 8am and 9am.
The collection of bibs will take place on-site on Saturday, September 19 between 8 and 9 am.

Registration entitles you to:
– Free parking
– 2 packed lunches (Saturday and Sunday)
– Competition Lycra
– Access to the boards storage area (guarded day and night)

Register now here:

Nearby airports:
Perpignan airport: 45 kms
Girona airport (Spain): 109 kms
Montpellier aiport: 190 kms
Barcelona airport (Spain): 210k

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Mathieu Astier

Mathieu is the hyper-active founder of TotalSUP and a multilingual online marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience working for top international internet companies. His love-at-first-sight for Stand Up Paddling in 2013 led him to build one of the leading online media dedicated to SUP in English and French and to turn his family lifestyle towards the ocean.

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