The Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut (KOTC) – Not to be Missed Event!

December 4 - December 5
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Australia’s World Class Downwind Run

The Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut (KOTC) is held along the beautiful Peel Coastline where the famed, powerful and consistent West Coast sea breeze blows perfect, uninterrupted runners like an endless conveyor belt.

The 2021 edition of the Australian Downwind Championship the King of The Cut is in its 10th year and is again presented by SUPWA and the event’s long-time sponsor, the Stand Up Surf Shop in North Fremantle. Like most events this year, we have been affected by COVID and the limitations of running an international event. This isn’t enough to keep the sea breeze and stonking downwind conditions away though, so we will be running this event with a few modifications and some new bonuses!

Here’s what we have for you in 2021:

1. Ski’s and Wing Foils are in the KotC! – After a successful introduction last year, Ski’s and wing foils are in the KotC24. The Indian Ocean Paddlers have joined the KotC Board this year to assist with the running of the Ski’s. This means we can have a meaningful ski event, that feels familiar and catered to within our longstanding SUP Downwind weekend. This year is truely all about the Stoke with all downwind craft – SUPs, Foils,  OCs, Paddleboards and Ski competing together.

2. Registration and Finish at Secret Harbour – This year we will have registration at Secret Harbour where we finish. The presentations will also be at Secret Harbour Surf Club.

3. No Prize Money – the 2021 KotC is a local community event this year. There will be trophies for divisions and various awards, however, there is not enough scope for our hard-working KotC Board to organise prize money for this year’s event.

4. Entries Capped to 140 competitors – due to safety requirements we are capping numbers this year. Make sure you enter early to avoid missing out!

This year the event will again be tracked live by the great people at Track Me Live. Follow the link for 2021 competitor details, tracking and results: https://live.trackmelive.com.au/KOTC2020/

 

Entries are now open and will close at noon on Wednesday 1st December 2021. No refunds will be available after this date.  Please contact Chairman Crawf – crawfordolney@gmail.com if you have any queries about entries or to arrange KOTC tee shirts for OC2 crews.

NOTE – The King of The Cut has a 2 day window to select the optimal conditions available – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December. If the KOTC races are held on Sunday 5th December the presentations will be held at the finish at Secret Harbour Surf Club courtyard.

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Stand Up Surf Shop King and Queen of The Cut, first male and female to cross the finish line on any length board (except a foiling SUP) –  KOTC Saw Blade trophy

For the foils:

 Foiling SUP/Wing Foil first male or female foiling SUP to finish.

The SUP Age Divisions in The King of The Cut24 are:

Male/Female 14’ U/40

Male/Female 14’ O/40

Male 14’ O/50

O/60, any length board

Male Unlimited U/40 (>14’)

Unlimited O/40 (>14’)

Unlimited O/50 (>14’)

Outriggers:

Open OC1/V1

Masters O/40

Senior Masters O/50

Paddleboards:

Open Prone Paddle Board

**Please note everyone enters in their age group (there is no Pro Class section). The top 5 paddlers across the line will represent Open Class for Male KotC24, top 3 for Open Class for Female KotC24. If you are on 14′ within the top 5 and 3 (male and female) you will take out both prizes (both Open Male & Female 14′ will go to 3rd), after that everyone is awarded within their respective age groups.

Ski:

Open Male/Female

O/40 Male/Female

O/50 Male/Female

O/60 Male/Female

Note – Your age group is determined by your age at the 1st January 2022.

Registration & Briefing

Registration will take place at Secret Harbour Surf Club from 1000-1130 on KOTC race day. The Race Briefing will be held at 1145 at Secret Harbour, more details to come.

Safety Equipment

Safety equipment is mandatory and will be checked at Registration. All paddlers will be issued with and required to carry during the race, a small Track Me Live tracking unit.

SUPs and OC1/V1

  • PFD Type 1 (including inflatable type 1 with Level 100 or greater 150, 275) or Type 2 PFD (Level 50). PFDs can be from outside Australia as long as they comply to the minimum floatation level described for Personal flotation device standard here: https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/life-jackets.asp. PFD Type 3 are not acceptable.
  • Orange smoke flare
  • Leg rope in good condition

Prone Paddleboards

  • Leg rope in good condition

Inflatable PFD Type 1 and flares will be on sale at registration (limited numbers though).

Skis

  • PFD Type 1 (including inflatable type 1 with Level 100 or greater 150, 275) or Type 2 PFD (Level 50). PFDs can be from outside Australia as long as they comply to the minimum floatation level described for Personal flotation device standard here: https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/life-jackets.asp. PFD Type 3 are not acceptable.
  • Orange smoke flare
  • Leg rope in good condition

Details

Start
December 4
End
December 5
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Further information
https://supwa.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/37244-2021-stand-up-surf-shop-king-of-the-cut/carts/new