Madeira Island Sup Challenge (MISC) is a Stand Up Paddle Board competition, which takes place on the island of MADEIRA, in the Atlantic Ocean.
The island of Madeira is located about 900km from the portuguese capital, Lisbon. This Portuguese archipelago has much to offer, both in terms of activities and sea spots, as well as other aspects, social, recreational, cultural, gastronomic, among others.
The first edition of MISC took place in 2017, in the city of Funchal, the island's capital. Over the years, the event has grown and its competitive format (marathon) has remained to the liking of the participants.
Being in open sea, MISC offers a lot of adrenaline and exceptional conditions for this practice. The air and sea temperatures of around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, in a sea that is usually flat with little swell, allow for a diversified competition in terms of the physical demands made on the participants.
It is a marathon race with a course of around 13km for the more experienced sportsmen and women, and friendlier distances for young beginners and amateurs.
The base of operations is set up in the city's Nautical Centre, a place that is prepared to receive all participants and the population in general. For this, a small Village is created, a pleasant area that adds a different colour to the area during the two days of the event.
The main race takes place on the first day of the event, with the recreational and sprint races on the second day.
And because this initiative is not only about competition, care has been taken to diversify the offer in each race, proposing parallel initiatives, including SUP workshops and clinics, projects that promote sports growth.
The 2023 edition is surrounded by great expectation, in view of the certain end of the pandemic and the will shown by practitioners from various countries and clubs.
MISC has as its main course, a marathon in a privileged area and seeks to combine competition with family travel and to show those who visit us the diversity of places that the archipelago has to offer.
Welcome to Madeira! Come discover and experience this land and sea of immense beauty and challenges.
We are counting on you and your family for this fun time!