It was always going to be a challenge for the organisers to run this years event – if at all. But with relatively short notice the event is currently underway, albeit with a much reduced entrant list on account of this very disruptive period we are going through. Notably, Mistral have remained as primary sponsors of the event as we strongly believe in the 11 Cities SUP Tour / Race as one of SUPs greatest and best thought out and scenic races on offer anywhere in the world.

This event has always been about camaraderie, inclusivity and personal challenges. For those who are braving this years event, we salute you. In past years, Mistral has been one of only 2 leading brands that has dominated the event, more especially in the women’s divisions.

This year Petronella Van Malsen a previous winner and runner up on several occasions, is after 2 days of 5 days of competition, leading with 2 wins and looks set to dominate the women’s event paddling her stock Vortex. On day 1 and day 2, she finished 10th overall out of a total of 50 entrants. Partner, Ricardo Haverschmidt, this year set his sights on the Non-Stop Edition of the event in the lead up to the 5 day event and finished a very credible 2nd place in 26hrs and 39 minutes (Full Results Here) paddling the Vortex SD1. For results over the next 3 days you can follow here or to follow the event live go here. We wish all competitors safe passage and to all Mistral paddlers, we especially thank you for your attendance and wish you success!