The Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut
- 30 November 2019, Mandurah, Western Australia
- 24km from Dawesville Cut to Secret Harbour
- New 12km from Dawesville Cut to Doddies Beach
- Run over one of the world’s best downwind paddle courses
- Over 100 international, interstate and local competitors
Just one week to go until Australia’s most prestigious Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race and one of the word’s fastest downwinder, the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut which gets underway on Saturday 30th November 2019.
The eighth edition of the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut is a favourite with SUP racers thanks to the near-perfect consistent conditions in Mandurah, about an hour south of Perth.
SUPWA King of the Cut Race Director Steve Malcolm said that the wind, known as the “Fremantle Doctor”, is what makes this event so fast.
“The Freo Doctor is the famed, powerful and consistent West Coast sea breeze which creates uninterrupted runners and pushes competitors along like an endless conveyor belt,” Malcolm said.
This year the 12 kilometre race from part of the main event, starting from Dawesville Cut and finishing at Doddies Beach, Mandurah. The 24-kilometre race starts from Dawesville Cut and finishes at the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.
Malcolm said that the Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut continues to promote new developments in the sport.
“Last year we introduced foiling SUPs and this year there’s another new division with the inclusion of wing foils as a demonstration class.”
There are also categories for outrigger canoes and prone paddleboards.
All competitors will be tracked live via Track Me Live app that allows supporters to see the race progress in real time.
The Stand Up Surf Shop has attracted some of the world’s best with competitors from Japan, Singapore, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Ireland, New Zealand, Greece, Sweden and across Australia and offers equal prize money to males and females.
Besides Western Australian entrants competing for state representation, all competitors are also vying for title honours - the King or Queen of The Cut, which is awarded to the first SUP paddler across the line, regardless of board class or age.
The best spectator points are at the start line along the groin at Dawesville Cut at 1pm, at Doddies Beach for the finish of the King of The Cut 12 at approximately 2.15pm and on the beach in front of the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club for the finish of the King of The Cut 24 at approximately 3pm.
For more information, check Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/Kingofthecut.Perth.Australia/ or visit www.kingofthecut.com