Qualifying Rules

Cape Point ChallengeAll paddlers need to qualify regardless.

In order to qualify you need to have competed and qualified in one or more of the Listed Qualifying races and or completed a timed open ocean surf ski race of 25km or more with in the specified time. The times may vary depending on conditions, race results and the size of the field.

If you qualify in a double then you have to paddle in a double, you may not paddle / enter in a single.

Paddlers who qualify in a single may paddle / enter in either a single or double, with another paddler who has qualified in either as single or double.

International paddlers who cannot paddle in any of the listed qualifying events may use their official results from international races. These results need to be submitted to the race organising committee for ruling. Note, the events must be a timed open ocean surf ski race of 25km or more within the specified time. The event organisers reserve the right to review the qualification criteria.

Qualifying Races

Planning on joining us for this years edition of the Cape Point Challenge? Here are the Qualification dates you may want to diarise.

Cape Town:

Fish Hoek Beach (weather dependent) distance 35km, 6am start, entries via CSA

  • 17 October 2021 – entries now open via CSA online
  • 7 November 2021
  • 28 November 2021
East London
  • Pete Marlin 30/31 October 2021


  • Scottburgh to Brighton 26 June 2021
  • Richards Bay to Mtunzini (42km) 27 November 2021