Copenhagen SUP Crossing

Sep 2017 Friday
Buy your ticket and find detailed map of event venue, information and services here;

Below you can also read important practical information to you as a competitor. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Thursday (August 31th)
16.00 – 21.00: Registration for Copenhagen SUP Crossing at Karma Kajen (Børskaj 12, 1221 København K)
18.00 – 22.00: Reel Paddle Film Festival at Karma Kajen (ticket sold separately)
19.30 – 20.30: Barbecue at Karma Kajen (ticket sold separately)

Friday (September 1st)
07.00 – 08.00: Registration on site (The Opera House)
08.00 – 09.00: Welcome and Safety briefing
09.00 – 09.30: Get to startzone on the water
09.30 – 13.00: START of Copenhagen SUP Crossing (all competitors)
12.30 – 13.15: Price ceremony

14.00 – 17.00: Elite athlete parade (starts at Nyhavn) and official opening ceremony for the World Championship
18.00 – 22.00: DJ Reverend Jamie Reeves at Karma Kajen
22.00 – 00.00: El Ray (live concert) at Karma Kajen

*For more information about activities at Karma Kajen go to or contact Lars Schmidtsdorff and Nanna Balsby at

You will have two options for registration:

Thursday, August 31th, from 4pm-9pm at:

Karma Kajen
Børskaj 12
1221 København K

Friday, September 1st, from 7am-8am at:

Official Event Site (The Opera House)
Ekvipagemestervej 14
1438 København K

Thursday, August 31th, you can join the Barbecue and Reel Paddling Film Festival at Karma Kajen from 6pm. We highly recommend you to register at Karma Kajen on Thursday August 31th as this will make it much easier for the organizers.

We will honor the winner of each distance in each category (men & women).

The price ceremony will be at the stage in front of the Opera House (please see the map) at 12.30pm. We hope that everyone who have participated will join us for the price ceremony and get the most awesome picture of the year.

You can unload your equipment and park on the parking area just east of the Opera House. You get access to the area from Fabriksmestervej. Please see map.

The area is private owned and the price for parking is 10 DKR (1.3€) per hour. We advise that you drop off your equipment here and either use the parking lot or the free spots on other streets nearby. However, be aware that free spots on the streets are limited.

You can store a small private bag (we encourage you to use your goodiebag) in the DSRF tent close to the registration tent and competitors’ area. Please use your wristband that carries your number to wrap around any handle on your bag before you deliver it to the organizers. Bags will be supervised during the whole event but we do not guarantee nor replace any losses. You have to pick up your bag again at 2pm the latest on Friday 1st of September.

We surely hope that you will join us in the COPENCOLD HAWAII bar after the race. The bar is located in the middle of the open event area at the big screen and in the same area you can buy food and coffee plus take a tour in the expo area.

There will be toilets on the event site and inside the Opera House.

You have either registered to paddle 2.5, 5, 10 or 15 km. The 2.5 km. course will take you around Holmen and the Opera House (See map: Green Course). The 5, 10 and 15 km. course is a loop course meaning that 5 km. is one loop, 10 km. is two loops and 15 km. is three loops (See map: Red Course)

On the 2.5 km. course there will be three right shoulder buoy turns. On the loop course, there will be 1 left shoulder buoy turn and 4 right shoulder buoy turns. On both the 2.5 km. course and the loop course there will be several guide buoys. For the loop course, there will be guide buoys you will have to pass on the right hand going out of the harbor and on the right hand going back into the harbor. For the rest of the guide buoys you can pass on either side (please see the map).

There will be a secluded area for competitors (please see map) which is where you will get access to the water. Please help us to start the race on time by getting on the water as early as possible after the safety briefing.

At registration, you will get a personal Lycra and a GPS TracTrac timing device. You can keep the race shirt after the race but you need to hand in the GPS timing device again when finishing the race. We will have people at take out to help you.

On the lower back of the race shirt you will find a pocket to carry the GPS device safely. Please make sure that the GPS device is secured in the water safety bag (a small drybag) and inside the pocket before you go on the water.

You have to wear your race shirt and GPS TracTrac device during the whole race.

Your friends and family can follow you online during the race due to the GPS TracTrac unit that you are carrying. Find and download the App “TracTrac” on your phone or tablet and remember to give your startnumber to friends and family.

In your goodiebag (you get this at registration) you will find two stickers:

Official Copenhagen SUP Crossing logo sticker
Numbered sticker
It is mandatory that you have both stickers on your board during the race.

Leash is mandatory. You will not get permission to start without a leash. PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is optional we though recommend all under 18 to carry a PFD.

Remember to dress accordingly to the weather conditions and know your own limitations. Be aware of your fellow paddlers and follow instructions from the safety team.

During the race, there will be lifeguards in safety boats placed at different locations on the course. If you get in any trouble they are there to help you so please create any attention towards them if you need help. There will also be officials on SUP boards to guide you around on the course.

On ground, in the competitors area, there will be a First Aid and Medic tent in case you need any care. Please see the map.

See you at copenhagen SUP Crossing 2017!

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By: Dansk Surf & Rafting Forbund
(Author of the event)

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