Join us at this huge public SUP event in the heart of Copenhagen City

We want you to challenge yourself on the same route as the world’s best SUP athletes and be part of a huge social SUP event.

Mark your calendar on September 1st 2017, when Copenhagen SUP Crossing takes place for the first time ever.

It doesn’t matter if you’re amateur or professionel? Everbody is invited!

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 (click here – ticket sold separately)
19.30 – 20.30: Barbecue at Karma Kajen (click here – 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 click here or contact Lars Schmidtsdorff and Nanna Balsby at

INFO: Please note, program is subject to change so remember to keep yourself updated on the page and through our newsletters to participants.

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Race Course

Get a view on the race course and all services; registration, parking, competitors area, food and drink area, toilets etc. You can click on each element and get more information.

Event Information

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


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

    On the 2.5K 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 2.5K 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 the map) which is where you can drop of your board and stay until you have to get on the water. You can also leave your board here while you attend the briefing in front of the Opera. There will be officials controlling the entrance to the area but they will not supervise boards of each competitor. The competitors area is also the area where you will get in and out of the water.

    Please help us start the race on time by getting on the water as early as possible after the safety briefing. You have to get to the starting zone so that you are ready for the start at 9.30am. You will be floating in the starting zone together with the all other competitors when the start goes.

    If you are paddling 10K or 15K and estimates yourself as a fast athlete please make sure you stay in the front of the starting zone.


    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:

    1. Official Copenhagen SUP Crossing logo sticker
    2. Numbered sticker

    It is mandatory that you have both stickers on your board during the race.


    The safety briefing is at 8am in front of the Opera House – please attend this session.

    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 by waving your paddle or hands if you need help. There will also be officials on SUP boards to guide you around on the course and 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.