December 7, 2016 the International Surfing Association (ISA) confirmed that Vorupør and Copenhagen will co-host the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship in Denmark on 1-10 September 2017. 

August 16, 2016 the International Surfing Association (ISA) announced that the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will be held in Denmark in September 2017.

Bidding process:

Submit Bid Application: End of January/beginning of February
Bid Applications Evaluated by ISA: March
Site Survey By ISA: March/April
Guarantee Deposit Due: August
Bid Application Approved/Final Decision Made: August
Hosting Agreement Signed/Sanction Fee Due: August

The ISA World StandUp Paddle & Paddleboard Championship in 2017 is a unique collaboration between Copenhagen and Cold Hawaii. That is why the bid has been dobbed COPENCOLD HAWAII. The major 12 day event will see between 280 and 300 athletes from 50 countries competing across the two venues.

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and located on the east coast of Denmark. The city is home to nearly 1.3 million people, part of 3.9 million inhabitants in the Greater Copenhagen region. Copenhagen Harbour will host the longdistance racing, standup paddle and prone paddleboarding.

Cold Hawaii is on the west coast of Denmark and part of Thisted Municipality home to 44.5 thousand people. Cold Hawaii will host the SUP Surf, Technical Racing and the Relay Race.