Events > 2019 Stand Up Surf Shop King Of The Cut

  1 December 2019

Mandurah, WAMandurah, WA

SupWA Events at Doddies Beach, Mandurah WA
[b]Australia's World Class Downwind Run[/b]
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, un-interrupted runners like an endless conveyor belt.
The 2019 edition of the Australian Downwind Championship the King of The Cut is in its 8th year and is again presented by SUPWA and the event's long-time sponsor, the Stand Up Surf Shop in North Fremantle. Here's what we have for you in 2019:

1. Two race distances - the KOTC24 and the KOTC12
The KOTC12 is 12 kilometres of groomed downwind runners from the common start at the Mandurah Cut to the finish at Doddies Beach. This run is fast and it's a heap of fun!
The more challenging KOTC24 is the same 24 kilometre race as in previous years, finishing at Secret Harbour. This run consists of 17 kilometres of groomed runners with the last 7 kilometres generally the more technical downwinding section.
Both distances are dead downwind - no side chop. The King and Queen of the Cut are decided over the KOTC24 distance.
2. The Half Cut Challenge - Commencing Sunday 24th November before the and running five days until Thursday the 28th, The Half Cut Challenge will be the first of its kind in Australia. Held on the same course of the KOTC12, each day competitors can log their daily run times onto a leader board. The fastest time of the day will receive the leader's singlet. At the end of the week there will be prizes for the overall fastest time and greatest number of kilometres logged for the week. Details here:
3. New Prizes for 2019 - KOTC24 Equal cash prizes for the fastest male (King of The Cut) and female (Queen of The Cut) on any board class (except SUP foil). Additional prizes for the fastest 14' SUP male and female with travel vouchers courtesy of Broadway Travel and free entry to the 2020 Gorge Paddle Challenge (Hood River, USA) downwind event. And yes, if a 14' board is first across the line they get both prizes! KOTC12 male and female winners will each receive $1000 in-store vouchers at the Stand Up Surf Shop.
Once again, the KOTC offers equal prizes across genders.
4. Prone Paddle Board Class - After the impressive numbers from last year, this division will open up into age group categories across both the KOTC24 and KOTC12 races (depending on numbers of competitors in each age group).
5. Foiling Class - DC Foils have once again kindly put up a $500 prize for 1st Foiling Board across the KOTC24 line. Whilst this division won't compete for the King and Queen of The Cut prizes and trophy, we are stoked to have foils on the KOTC course. Also this year sees another King of the Cut Australian first - wing foiling will compete as a demonstration division.
6. Outriggers - With the AOCRA OC1/V1 & OC2 outrigger canoe Nationals being held 2 weeks before, the OC field this year promises to be big! Age groups categories also apply (depending on division numbers). This year the big boats - OC2 and OC6 will compete in the KotC12!
7. KOTC Registration, Presentations and Stoke Party - this year the registration for the KOTC12 & 24 will be held at Doddies Beach (not at Secret Harbour) the finish area for the KOTC12. Keeping everything in the Mandurah area, the Presentations and the Stoke Party after the race will again be held at the Oceanic Bar & Grill in central Mandurah.
8. Paddling Clinics - 2018 King of The Cut title holder and 2019 World M2O Champion James Casey plus World Champion Michael Booth will be running SUP paddle clinics during the KOTC Downwind week. More details to come but don't miss out if you're keen to learn from two of the best SUP coaches in the business.

This year the event will again be tracked live by the great people at Track Me Live. Follow the link for 2018 competitor details, tracking and results:

Entries are now open and will close at noon on Wednesday 27th November 2019. Late entrants, after 27th November, will incur a $15 late entry fee. No refunds will be available after 27th November. Please contact Steve - if you have any queries about entries or to arrange KOTC tee shirts for OC2 & OC6 crews.

Here's the divisions and prize money information:
[b]King of The Cut24[/b]
Cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the following divisions, open to all age divisions:
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) - $1,000 each and the coveted KOTC Saw Blade trophy
Broadway Travel 14' Male and 14' Female Class, first male and female to cross the finish line on a 14' board (except a foiling SUP) - $1,000 travel voucher each and entry to the 2020 Gorge Paddle Challenge at Hood River, USA
For the foils:
Dale Chapman Surf Designs Foiling SUP, first male or female foiling SUP to finish, $500

The Age Divisions in The King of The Cut 24 are:
Oceanic Bar & Grill Female 14' U/40
Oceanic Bar & Grill Male 14' U/40
Digital Media Creations Female 14' O/40
Digital Media Creations Male 14' O/40
Sundowner Signs Male 14' O/50
Sundowner Signs Male O/60, any length board
Durrant Racing Female Open Unlimited (>14')
Horizon Physiotherapy Male Unlimited U/40 (>14')
EnviroPlumb Male Unlimited O/40 (>14')
Fremantle Floors Male Unlimited O/50 (>14')

Mandurah Holiday Rentals Open OC1/V1
Mandurah Holiday Rentals 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.
[b]King of The Cut12[/b]
Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut12 male and female winners, any length board except a foiling SUP, $1,000 in-store board voucher each at the Stand Up Surf Shop, North Fremantle

The age divisions in The King of The Cut12 are:
Female U/40
Male U/40
Female O/40
Male O/40
Female U/18
Male U/18

Open OC1/V1
OC6 (require covers for safety)
Open Prone Paddle Board
Note - Your age group is determined by your age at the 1st January 2020.

[b]Registration & Briefing[/b]
Registration will take place at Doddies Beach on the Halls Head Foreshore from 1000-1130 on KOTC race day. The Race Briefing will be held at 1145 at Doddies Beach, more details to come.
The King of The Cut has a 2 day window to select the optimal conditions available - Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December. Please keep this in mind when booking return flights. If the KOTC races are held on Sunday 1st December the presentations will be held at the finish at Secret Harbour Surf Club courtyard. The Stoke Party will still be held on Saturday night if the race is moved to the Sunday.

[b]Safety Equipment[/b]
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: PFD Type 3 are not acceptable.Orange smoke flareLeg rope in good conditionCovers for OC6sProne Paddleboards
Leg rope in good conditionInflatable PFD Type 1 and flares will be on sale at registration (limited numbers though).

The King of The Cut is part of [b]West Oz Downwind Week.[/b]
The Fremantle Doctor is the consistent wind that hits the southern WA coast from noon, every day over summer. The first week of December is the most reliable time for strong winds and optimal downwind conditions in Perth and Mandurah. West Oz Downwind Week consists of downwind events to appeal to every downwind SUP paddler.

The AOCRA National OC/V1 & OC2 Titles 2019 at Mandurah over the 16th and 17th of November. Triple SSS Sunset Surf Ski Series Three races from Tuesday 19th November. A mid-week downwinder from Port Beach to City Beach in Perth, SUPs welcome. 11km race, with some of the top paddlers from around the country and the world. Have a drink after at the City Beach Clubhouse. Doctor Saturday 23rd November. The world renowned ski and SUP race over 28km from the fabulous Rottnest to Perth's Sorrento Beach. and flatwater SUP Clinics with James Casey and Michael Booth. Take the opportunity to learn from the best in the world, location, time and date information to follow.Culminating with the Stand Up Surf Shop King of The Cut on Saturday 30th November.

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*ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY 27th of November 2019 MIDDAY - Late entry fee of $15 after this date. No refund available after 27th of November 2019.

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