Some of the best stand up paddling (SUP) athletes will descend on Phuket on April 7 for the 5th annual Thailand SUP Festival, an showcase of SUP brands and names that brings together enthusiasts from around the world for a fun and spirited weekend of networking and competition at one of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches.

The last event brought together 80 competitors and around 300 spectators from Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Hungary and Japan. This year, the event organisers expect to attract up to 100 competitors, with paddlers from Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, China and Australia already registered to attend.

The Thailand SUP Festival will take place at LUX Beach Club on Bang Tao Beach. With activities for the whole family including a six kilometer run, two kilometer technical SUP races, a team relay, 200 meter sprint, fun, family and kids races, SUP yoga, and SUP lessons.

There’s a great prize pool on offer to the winners and participants with the total prize pool valued at Bt150,000.

The first 100 people to register for the event will also receive a free Trash Hero 750ml stainless steel refillable water bottle plus free water refills on the day.

Trash Hero Phuket will be leading a beach clean up at Bang Tao Beach on the same day, starting at 4pm in front of LUX Beach Club.