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RACE DATE: 28th SEPT 2019

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福岡県福岡市中央区⻄中洲 6 天神中央公園貴賓館側福岡市那珂川 6 NISHI NAKASU, CHUOKU, FUKUOKA CITY, FUKUOKA 8100002

Deadline for registration:
13 SEPT 2019 18:00 (JAPAN TIME GMT+9)

Registration Fee: $ 80 USD/pax

Fee includes:
Insurance, Lunch Discount Ticket, Racer T-shirt

Inflatable SUP Rental: TBD

registration

After completing the registration form and the payment, AST staff will contact you within 3 working days via e-mail.

Race Categories

Athletes who fail to complete the race beyond the time limit are defined as “Did Not Finish” (DNF). Safety boat will then take you to the finish area.

6 km Distance + 200m Sprint

Board Type: 14 Feet or below inflatable SUP

Groups:

  • Asian Men Open
  • Asian Women Open
  • Asian Master Men O40
  • Asian Master Women O40 
  • International Men Open
  • International Women Open
Cut Off Time: TBC

3 km Distance + 200m Sprint

Board Type: 14 Feet or below inflatable SUP

Groups:

  • Asian Junior Boys
  • Asian Junior Girls
Cut Off Time: TBC

Race SCHEDULE

0700-0800 Registration

0815-0830 Opening Ceremony

0900-0945 Local Race 1km

1000-1045 Local Kid Race 500m

1100-1200 Local Beginner class / KIDS Awards Ceremony

1230-1415 Asia Tour (6km) / Local Elite Class (6km)

1430-1515 Asia Tour Junior (3km) / Local Open Class (3km)

1530-1700 Asia Tour Sprint race (200 m)

1800 After party / award ceremony

*The time table is subjected to change.
*Entry fee for after-party: Adult 4000yen/ Child 2500yen (Up to Junior high school students)

VENUE

福岡県福岡市中央区⻄中洲 6 天神中央公園貴賓館側福岡市那珂川
6 NISHI NAKASU, CHUOKU, FUKUOKA CITY, FUKUOKA 8100002
 

Extra information:
Air Temerature: Maximum 30.0 ° C minimum temperature 9.8 ° C in late September
Race Type: Flat Water Race

Note: There are no shower facilities and no private parking.

Adverse Weather Arrangement
If bad weather conditions occur during the races, the General Assembly has the right to decide whether to cancel the event according to the prevailing weather conditions.

 

Suggested Accommodation

1. HAKATA FLORAL INN NISHI NAKASU

 

Price:
¥8,000-¥14,000/ 72-125 USD (Depends on the season)

Address:
810-0002 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Chuo-ku Nishin


2. TOYOKO-INN NISHINAKASU

Price:
¥8,000-¥18,000/ 72-162 USD (Depends on the season) ​

Address:
1-16 Nishi-Nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka 810-0002 Japan

Transportation

1) FROM FUKUOKA AIRPORT

THERE IS SUBWAY FROM AIRPORT TO NAKASU KAWABATA STATION (10MIN.)

2) FROM HAKATA TRAIN STATION (BIGGEST TRAIN STATION)

THERE IS SUBWAY FROM HAKATA STATION TO NAKASU KAWABATA STATION (5MIN)

3) Regular Taxi / Van Taxi

Directly from Fukuoka International Airport to the Venue. (Est. 15-20Mins, 6km)
Estimated price for normal taxi: 1500JPY
Estimated price for Van Taxi: 6000JPY

4) Special Van

Please contact info@asiasuptour.org if you would like special Van/car arrangement for your team.

SUP Travel information

SUP Tour

Taiyo Asobi Switch (River cruise in Fukuoka City)​​

Beach / Surf Shop at Itoshima​​

Itoshima area has beautiful beach. There are many restaurants at the beach front, surf shops too. Itoshima is a city in Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu area.

The city is located in westernmost of Fukuoka along The Genkai Sea.
The city has the beautiful beach called Futamigaura with the great landscape of a torii gate and wedded rocks behind. The contrast of the sea, blue sky and the pure white torii gate is just so heavenly. It’s also one of the places where you can watch the most beautiful sunset by the beach as the sun sets right behind the wedded rocks

SUP Surfing Spots

Itoshima Beach with Beach stores (LESSON, RENTAL, SHOP)

Information for tourists

Food / Dining

1. THE BIGGEST FOOD STREET: https://gurutabi.gnavi.co.jp/a/a_247/
2. LOCAL FOOD MARKET-「柳橋連合市場」: http://icotto.jp/presses/14613

OKINOSHIMA (HERITAGE)

The island gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage site on July 9, 2017. https://www.okinoshima-heritage.jp/en/

RIVER CRUISE

Address: 福岡県柳川市三橋町下百町 1-6​

Asahi Beer Factory

Address: 3 Chome-1-1 Takeshita, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0895, Japan

RACE MAP

Coming soon..

PRIZE MONEY

PRIZE MONEY

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following information apply to ALL stations:

Race groups

Asian Open Men
Asian Open Women
Asian Master O40 Men
Asian Master O40 Women
Asian Junior Boys
Asian Junior Girls
International Open Men
International Open Women

AGE RESTRICTION

For Open Groups, participant can be of any age.
For O40 Groups, participant should be over age of 40
For Junior Groups, 
participant should be under age of 18
The Organizer reserves the right to verify the age of participants before, during and after the race.

Nationality

For Asian Open/ Asian Junior Groups, participants need to have valid
1) Asian Passport; or
2) Permanent Identity Card in any Asia Countries; or
3) Permanent Citizenship Certificate in any Asia Countries. 

For International Category: 
Anyone regardless the nationality can join the international category. 

Note that each participant can only be either in Asian category or international category.
AST officials will verify passport or related document. 

SUP BOARD REQUIREMENTS

Inflatable SUP board only:
14feet or below
Single hull 
Non-correctional fin 

AST officials will carry board Measurement before the race. 

Participants who use their own SUP board, paddle and PDF for the race should meet the requirement of Asia SUP Tour. 

If you need to rent iSUP or any equipment, please tick the YES for iSUP rental on registration form. 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

As a safety precaution, all participants must wear personal buoyancy aids/ leash during the race, otherwise, you will result in disqualification.

Personal buoyancy aids may include life jackets, inflatable purses, inflatable vests, inflatable belt.

Race Jersey/ BIB no.

During the race, all participants must wear AST race jersey,
clearly showing the bib number to AST officials.

Note that no extra aids are allowed. This includes, but is not limited to swim fins, engines, wind catching devices, and personal support teams.

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THe RACE(s)

Please click the corresponding registration button at the Top of THIS page for each station.

Note that the registration period of each station is different, please stay tuned on our website or facebook page for the most up-to-date info.

 After Registration, What’s next?
After completing the registration form and the payment,
AST staff will contact you within 3 working days via e-mail.
If you have completed the form and finished the payment,
but there is no staff contact you within 3 working days, please contact to race@asiasuptour.org
 

HOW TO PAY THE registration fee

1. Paypal is the online payment system we use on the registration link. Process with the registration on Webscorer and select your payment method on the confirmation page.

Note there will be a 5% service charge from Paypal and/or Webscorer.

2. Participants can also do the bank transfer via western union to HSBC Hong Kong Bank Account within 3 working days after submitting the registration form and send the receipt to race@asiasuptour.org (Note that there will be handling fee from Western Union)

Banking Information:

Account Name: Sonic Composite (HK) Company Limited Account no.: 112-315957-838
Bank: HSBC Hong Kong
Swift Code: HSBCHKHHHKH
Bank Address: 1Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Deadline for registration

Tai Wan Station: 10/5/2019
Korea Station: 28/6/2019
Hong Kong Station: 2/8/2019
Japan Station: 13/9/2019

Racer’s Pack

Racer pack includes Racing shirt, booklet and souvenirs(it depends on the station).

Racer Shirt Size Reference (it may be vary from each station):

 

Once you have chosen the size on the registration form, it cannot be changed.

Preparation for Race Day

What to wear

  Please put on proper water-sports wear and water shoes(suggested). 

Remember to put the official bib number T-shirt on you at all times during the races.

For those who are wearing glasses or sunglasses, putting a strap on your glasses will make sure you don’t lose them when you fall in the water.

What to Bring

Please bring your ID card for identity verification.

 Please do not deposit valuable item(s). The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

 Participants should prepare a set of clothes for change after the activity.

You may prepare water-sports wear, water shoes, towel, water bottle (drinks), light snacks, sunscreen…etc

Do I have to buy Insurance?

Public Liability Insurance is covered by the Organizer. 

Participants are advised to take up their own personal or other insurance policies separately. 

Participants are also advised to seek medical advice before the race to check if they are fit enough to complete the distance they have entered.

PRE-RACE Registration / Briefing

Participants are suggested to arrive at least 30mins early to sign up at registration area and attended the race briefing, please be reminded that the race will not be postponed because of individuals punctuality.

 

RACE RULES

All race participants must observe and obey the race rules at all time,
and in some cases, follow the safety boat / organiser’s instructions.