1st Swiss SUP Championship

Switzerland will host its first annual Swiss SUP Championship. Held on beautiful Lake Geneva the event will feature stand up paddle athletes from Europe and abroad. Association Suisse de Stand Up Paddle website.


A spectacular view of Lausanne on the banks of Lake Geneva. Across the water, the cities and mountains of France can be seen.


Check out details for this SUP event and more on the events page.



LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With towering mountains as a backdrop and shimmering Lake Geneva serving as the race course, Lausanne will host the first Swiss SUP Championship at Preverenges Beach.

On Saturday, July 9th, SUP competitors from Europe and around the world will descend upon the Capitale Olympique to participant in a variety of races.

The event will include a 12’ and 12’6 Class 5km Beach Race, a Long Distance Race in the 12’, 12’6, and 14’ Classes and a Team Relay Beach Race. In addition to the races being held on Saturday, the Swiss SUP Challenge will also include a SUP Expo Village, Free Demos, a Paddle Clinic and an Expression Session to entertain competitors and spectators alike.

As a relatively small, land-locked country in Europe, Switzerland has a vast and abundant network of lakes and rivers that offer excellent SUP conditions in an inspiring mountainous landscape. In an area roughly twice the size of New Jersey, Switzerland has more than 1500 lakes and contains 6% of Europe's stock of fresh water. Lake Geneva, Switzerland’s largest lake with a surface area of over 223 square miles, provides pristine SUP conditions.

To register for the event and to find a complete schedule of events, please visit the Association Suisse de Stand Up Paddle website.


Do you have plans to SUP in Europe this summer?


Last modified onThursday, 07 July 2011 11:22
Morgan Becker

After spending the first part of her life in Minnesota, Morgan traded in her snow boots for sandals and moved to sunny California. After graduating with a degree in Communication from The University of Southern California, she eventually made her way down south to San Diego and is taking advantage of the living by the best beaches and burritos California has to offer. If it’s sunny, you can find her at the beach relaxing, or exploring the calm water in the bay via paddleboards and kayaks.

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