Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France - September 22, 2023
SIC Maui, a pioneering brand in Stand-up Paddle, is proud to support the international SUP community as an official partner of ISA Stand-up paddle World Championships. For this 10th edition, to be held from September 24 to October 1 in Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendée (France), some 200 athletes from over 40 countries will compete for one of the 15 world crowns titles.
As a leading brand with an international reach, SIC Maui is delighted to support this event, which gives athletes from all over the world a chance to compete and excel over 7 days of competition. This commitment is also an opportunity for SIC Maui to reaffirm its legacy, built on its many successes and victories in long-distance stand-up paddling and racing.
Since its creation, SIC Maui has remained true to its values and reaffirmed its unconditional support for riders from all over the world in their quest for excellence and podium by offering them high-performance boards, including the latest innovations.
"Sandwich Islands Composites is the vision of SIC Maui founder and shaper Mark Raaphorst. With over 30 years of experience, he is recognized as one of SUP's pioneers and has created some of the world's most successful race boards. SIC boards are designed to be fast, maneuverable, and stable.
Their sleek lines, sharp curves, build quality, and attention to detail have earned SIC recognition as one of the best brands on the market. Creativity and the art of shaping are the hallmarks of SIC Maui. Mark Raaphorst imagines the best boards to enable athletes to perform on the water.
At these World Championships, SIC athletes can choose between the RS multi-award winning raceboard, the XRS flatwater specialist, and the Atlantis for choppy waters.
THE SIC TEAM ON THE STARTING-BLOCKS
In addition to this partnership, SIC Maui also supports the members of its team of international riders selected by their respective federations. Among them are talents such as Campbell CARTER - USA, Soryn PRESTON (USA - Junior), Caroline KÜNTZEL - Denmark, David LEAO (Brazil), Rika OKUAKI -Japan).
The SIC stand in the village will also be an opportunity to display race boards and allow fans to meet SIC athletes.
LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
The event promises a week of intense, competitive SUP surfing and SUP racing. The official program starts on September 24 with the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony and closes on October 1. 3,2,1.. Go for it!
For more information on the 2023 ISA SUP & Paddleboard World Championships, please visit
Men’s and Women’s SUP Technical Race
- Boy’s and Girl’s Under-18 SUP Technical Race
- Men’s and Women’s Paddleboard Technical Race
- Men’s and Women’s SUP Distance Race
- Men’s and Women’s Paddleboard Distance Race
- Men’s and Women’s SUP Sprint Race
- Team Relay Race
- Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing
- September 23 – Press Conference, 10:00am (La Grande Plage Hospitality Area)
- September 24 – Opening Ceremony, 5:00pm (La Grande Plage)
- September 25-27 – SUP Surfing (Plage du Tanchet)
- September 28-29 – Technical Racing (La Grande Plage)
- September 30 – Long Distance Racing (La Grande Plage)
- October 1 – Sprint Races, Relay Races, Closing Ceremony (La Grande Plage)