Whitewater SUP Challenge

In its first year, participants from all over France met on the weekend of the 4-5th of March on the wave of the Mazelles and the whitewater stadium of Tournon St Martin, in the Cher Valley, France.


The programme of events involved three tests:  SUP surfing, SUP cross and SUP cross mass start. An expression session (SUP surfing) by night was also highlighted during the event.

Nicolas Fayol won the challenge, with Loris Minvielle in second and Benjamin Vaurs in third. In the women’s category, Ingrid Ulrich on her pink board Gong, made a strong impression by competing with the men – ‘bravo Madame’.


The organisation is already considering the 2018 event, which will take place on another location, but with the same programme of whitewater, surf and Sup cross.

The organisers would like to thank all its sponsors: Fanatic, Jp Australia, Anonym Sup, 3 Bay, ION, NP and Body Glove.


About thepaddlerezine (350 Articles)
Editor of The Paddler magazine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK and Windsurfing UK magazines

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