St Francis Bay Canal Challenge - Paddle, SUP, Malibu, Guppies
Sat 29 Oct 2022 @ St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Big O Sports

The inaugural St Francis Bay Canal Challenge presented by Big O Sports in Partnership with the St Francis Bay Paddling Club.

Come along and join the fun as we introduce a new event to St Francis Bay for the Eastern Cape community and surrounding areas.  All events will take place within the Canals so you are sure to have a great day out regardless of the weather.  From swimming to paddling you choose, and if you want to do both then you can!  We are fortunate to call The Quays our home for this exciting event and can assure you only the best food and drinks will be on sale for this exciting event.

Please note Entry into the Swim event and Paddling event will be done as separate transactions - you are currently entering the Paddling event.


Pre entries for this event will close at 13:00 on the 27th of October 2022. Late Entries are welcome on Race Day.  No refunds allowed.

Distances & Cost (Paddling Specific)

  • 15km Paddle – R200
  • 10km Paddle - R170
  • 5km Paddle - R150
  • 2km SUP / Malibu - R170
  • 1km SUP / Malibu - R100
  • 2km Guppy - R100

Event Schedule:

Registration and Late Entries08:30 till 09:45
Race Briefing09:50
15km Paddle Start10:10
10km Paddle Start10:15
5km Paddle Start10:20
1km & 2km SUP / Malibu Start10:25
2km Guppies Start10:25
Prize Giving12:30

General Race Info:

The Race Director can cancel the event at any given minute if deemed unsafe.

If you are distressed, raise your arms and swim to the side for safety and assistance.

Pre entries will close at 13:00 on the 27th of October 2022.

Late entries are welcome on race day from 06:30am.

Please Note – Due to admin we do charge an additional R50 onto your entry fee for all late entries. Substitutions are welcome at a cost of R100 per entry for late substitutions.


More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
1km SUP / Malibu
1km Canal Challenge SUP / Malibu
10:25 R 100.00
2km Guppies
2km Canal Challenge Guppies
10:25 R 100.00
15km Canal Challenge Paddle
15 km 10:10 R 200.00
10km Canal Challenge Paddle
10 km 10:15 R 170.00
5km Canal Challenge Paddle
5 km 10:20 R 150.00
2km SUP / Malibu
2km Canal Challenge SUP / Malibu
10:25 R 170.00

Event location
The Quays, St Francis Bay

Coordinates -34.1471698, 24.8302506
Address 15 Sea Glades Dr, Sea Vista, St Francis Bay, 6312
City St Francis Bay
Province Eastern Cape

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