We know there are waves in the Mediterranean, but it’s being at the right place to score them that can be the challenge! Crete get its fair share of waves and earlier this year that’s where the first ever SUP surf contest was held in Greece… the “SUP Style Challenge by Nixon”. We hear from the organisers WBSF about the first (and by the sounds of it not the last) SUP surf event to hit Greece.
SUP surf is rather new as a sport in Greece, but growing really fast. Dave Reed, race director from the UK Pro Surf Association, joined us at this event as a Head Judge of the races. Falasarna Beach in Northern Crete, held the event on the 28th July and after a full day with waves and great performances from the athletes, these were the final 4 winners:
1st FERBUS YORGOS
2nd FARSARIS MIKHALIS
3rd KALATZAKIS NIKOS
4th KARAISKOS THANOS
The video shows pretty much what happened that day and proves that Greece can provide the right wave conditions, along with good action from the riders and of course the worldwide known Cretan hospitality.
The event was supported by the local authorities in the Region of Crete. This was the first SUP Surf event and will definitely not be the last.
It looks like a really well run event from start to finish. So if you want a SUP trip away with a competition too, Greece is the place to head.