December 23, 2011
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

More teams announced for the ISA World Champs in Peru

UPDATE: Click here for the full list of SUP World Championship Teams

More and more countries are starting to announce their national teams for next February’s ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Champs in Miraflores, Peru (an event that’s gathering a lot of momentum).

Each country can send a maximum of 2x men and 1x woman to compete in the two SUP race events, which will be a 4.5km technical course (Battle of the Paddle style) and an 18km long distance race.

In addition to the two Stand Up Paddle races, there’s also going to be a hybrid prone/stand up paddleboard relay race, which should be fairly unique. Plus there will be a long distance prone paddleboard race and SUP surfing contests, all of which count towards the overall country rankings.

Australia, USA and Hawaii will go in as obvious favourites, but there’s plenty of talent across the globe that could easily produce a couple of upsets. The Kiwi team for example is stacked with talent. Paul Jackson is a threat at every event, and Annabel Anderson was one of the fastest women in the world for much of 2011.

The ISA is aiming to get 24 countries competing to the event. Here are the national teams that have been announced for the SUP race events…


Chris Bertish
Greg Bertish
Brigette van Aswegen

Jamie Mitchell (surf race + long distance)
Travis Grant (surf race + long distance)
Angie Jackson (long distance)

Jay Wild (surf race + long distance)
Matt Becker (surf race)
Rob Rojas (long distance)
Brandi Baksic (surf race + long distance)

UPDATE: Danny Ching and Candice Appleby set to miss Peru

(Hawaii is considered separate from the U.S.A. for this event)
To be announced shortly, but most likely including…
Kai Lenny (surf race)
Connor Baxter (surf race + long distance)
Slater Trout (long distance)

Eric Terrien (surf race + long distance)
Gaétan Séné (surf race + long distance)
No paddlers for the women’s races

UPDATE: French Team announced for ISA World Stand Up Paddle Championship

Mark Slater (surf race + long distance)
John Harvey (surf race + long distance)
No paddlers for the women’s races 

UPDATE: The British Are Coming! (…to Peru)

Paul Jackson (surf race + long distance)
Troy Huston [withdrawn]
Annabel Anderson [withdrawn]


Definitely entering a team. To be announced…

UPDATE: Check out Team Ireland’s stand up paddle training regime. It involves darkness, giant ferries and really cold water… That’s commitment!

Definitely entering a team. To be announced…

Definitely entering a team. To be announced…

Chinese Taipei
Definitely entering a team (seriously). To be announced…

Most likely entering a team. To be announced…

Possibly entering a team. To be announced…

More countries to be announced shortly.
The ISA invited all 68 member countries, with the goal of up to 24 national teams attending.

(…not all of these teams are finalised, so there could be changes before February)