Copenhagen & Cold Hawaii host ISA World Championships this September!

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Get ready, ‘cuz here comes the ISA World Sup and Paddleboard World Championships in Denmark on September 1st – 10th, 2017!

Every year the ISA World Championship Tour is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season.  This year, even MORE so, as the tour takes a turn to an unexpected venue – Vorupor,  Denmark – otherwise known as “Cold Hawaii”!

Denmark to host the ISA World Championships in September 2017

“It’s been a dream of mine since I was very small to have a World Championship in Denmark.”
–  ISA Vice-President and Naish rider, Casper Steinfath.

The world’s best standup paddlers and prone paddler racers will unite in the name of their nations to go for GOLD, September 1st – 10th in two locations:  Copenhagen and Vorupor, in a region known as “Cold Hawaii” in Denmark.

The event will kick off with Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Distance and Sprint Race events held on the historic canals of the Danish capital of Copenhagen.  This venue will offer spectators and competitors iconic views of the Opera House and Royal Theater.  The championship will then move to Vorupør, found on the northwest coastline in an area known as “Cold Hawaii”.  Cold Hawaii is world renowned for its stellar wave conditions and unique surfing and standup paddling culture. Cold Hawaii will be the site of the Standup Surfing and Standup and Paddleboard Technical Races off of Vorupør’s popular and picturesque beaches.

Denmark hosts more than 7,500km of stunning coastline easily reached in a two-hour drive from anywhere in the country. Cold Hawaii’s favorable conditions and the easy accessibility to outstanding surf have given the sport of standup paddling significant momentum in recent years and both standup paddling and prone paddling have become popular disciplines for many across the country.

Over 300 athletes from 30 nations will come together for this one-time event in a very special gathering.

The ISA has been a front runner in the World Championship Tour since 2012.

You can watch the action LIVE on and stay tuned HERE at Standup Journal online for a recap of the events day-by-day to keep YOU in TUNE with who’s on TOP!



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Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.