The Beautiful Peel Coastline is set to host arguably the fastest stand up paddle race on the planet and Australia’s most prestigious event, the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in Mandurah, Western Australia.
With a total prize pool of $16,500, the largest prize purse for an SUP event in the country, the King of the Cut is set to attract about 150 top local, interstate and international competitors including high profile professionals, such as world number two SUP racer Michael Booth, 7-time Champion Surf Lifesaving Ironwoman Karla Gilbert OAM and Olympic Gold Medallist and Women’s National Marathon SUP Champion Belinda Stowell-Brett.
Competing for world tour points or state representation, competitors will paddle 24 kilometres starting at The Dawesville Cut at Port Boulevard and finishing at Secret Harbour.
The King and Queen of the Cut title will be awarded to the first paddler across the line, regardless of board class or age, however, only competitors paddling 14 foot boards are eligible for prize money.
The optimal weather conditions including the famed “Fremantle Doctor”, a powerful and consistent sea breeze makes this fast event a favourite with SUP racers.
The event is also the headline act of West Oz Downwind Week, which combines five races in the space of a week.
Spectators are invited to watch competitors start the race at Dawesville Cut and to cheer them across the finishing line at Secret Harbour.
Entry is free.