SUP Race - C9 to Namotu


The race started from our floating paradise Cloud 9, where the ambiance was pumping. The platform was packed with guests and participants. The sun was out with a very light breeze from Cloud 9 to Namotu, which made it a perfect day on the water.

Participants came from all around: the main land from Vuda, Coral Coast, Denarau, Namotu Island resort and Musket Cove resort.

First started the Women's race with about 9 contestants then was the Men's race with about 12 contestants. The participants were a mix of Fiji based paddlers, tourists, yachties and some of the best watermen in the world. Mostly SUP racers particpated, but we also had the wonderful company of a V1 and a 4 men outrigger (in which we could see world known waterman such as Dave Kalama, Peter Cabrina and Mike Waltz).

The race finished on the beautiful beach of Namotu Island, where all participants stopped at the bar for a drink before heading to Musket cove by boats for prize giving and Corona happy hour.

The winner of the men's race was Jamie Mitcho, an eight time champ of the gru­el­ing Molokai to Oahu Pad­dle­board Race. The winner of the women's race was Flori, a local wonderful woman, form the Namotu Island resort team,

Thank you to all the participants, Namotu Island resort, Musket Cove resort, Corona and the various boat and jet-skis that followed the race through out the competition. What a magical day!!"

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