A unique paddle race

It is prohibited to do stand-up paddle on the Seine river in Paris except on this particular occasion. Nautic Paddle is thus a unique opportunity for a one-time experience in an exceptional Parisian setting. 

Who can sign up?

There is no maximum age for registration. For all participants, it is necessary to provide a medical certificate proving that you are able to participate in the stand-up paddle race or a valid competitive surfing license (French or international). Each participant must provide, after signing it, the Nautic Paddle discharge.


However, participants must be at least 13 years of age by the day of the race. For minors, parental authorization is mandatory. 


Registration process

PRE-REGISTRATION PHASE: dates to come soon

Pre-registration is free of charge. A participant may pre-register as a solo participant or as a member of a group with a maximum of 4 participants. 


Note: Of course, one person cannot be registered more than once, either individually or as a member of a team. Any attempt to cheat will result in the disqualification of the person and, if applicable, his team.


NB: It is recommended to amateurs who have already practiced paddle in competition to register in the PRO category.


There will be a lottery afterwards to determine the participants. One person registered solo will have the same likelihood of being selected as a team of 4 persons:

  • 800 riders for the LEISURE division
  • 100 riders for the PRO division

All of those who are pre-registered will receive afterwards an e-mail to inform them of the selection or their placement on the waiting list. 


REGISTRATION: dates to come

The people selected in the lottery will receive an e-mail with a link allowing them to finalize their registration.


The list of participants in the Nautic Paddle will be published on this website on [dates to come].


Registration requires:

  • Payment of participation fees: 70 euros including VAT 
  • Provision of a medical certificate or an official surfing license 
  • Detailed coordinates for facilitating logistics (address for escort, participation in the brunch after the race, access to parking, etc.). 


Registration includes: 

  • 2 admissions to the Nautic Paris Boat Show
  • A brunch after the race in the Nautic Paris Boat Show (+25 euros for an escort) 
  • Fees for participating in the race 
  • A GPS chip (to measure your race time)
  • A rash guard and jersey
  • Bus transportation


Note: time for registration is limited! 

Those selected in the lottery will have until [Dates to come] (included) to finalize their registration. At the time of the lottery, the persons who are not selected are placed on a waiting list. All participants who have not validated their registration prior to the deadline will give up their place to those on the waiting list. 



  • It is necessary to wear a 'long John' type suit with full leg, torso, and back covered – or an isothermic garment that covers more surface area than a 'long John.'    
  • A leash to connect the competitor to his or her SUP.

For the size of the boards, paddles between 10'6' and 14' are allowed. Rigid and inflatable paddles are allowed.


If your board is not of the required size, you will not be able to start the race and participation fees will not be refunded.


Except in some cases (partners of the organization), you cannot be on the same board with several people (big mama, SUP dragon...).


IMPORTANT - The organization does not provide boards, everyone must come with their own equipment (bought or rented for the occasion).


Some exhibitors in the sliding sector of the Nautic Paris Boat Show offer limited quantities of boards for rent. Une liste non exhaustive sera mise en ligne sur ce site.



Participants are to respect the environment as well as the competitors, organizers, public, media, etc. 


Since 2018, the Nautic Paddle is offsetting its carbon footprint. For instance, at the end of 2018, 87 mangrove trees were planted in Burma, in partnership with Starboard SUP International, to balance the 87 tons of CO2 emitted.

On Sunday 8 December 2019, in partnership with Volvo Car France (official partner of the Nautic Paris Boat Show), the Volvo Car Plogging took place on the banks of the Seine River. Both fun and eco-responsible, "plogging" means taking advantage of your running session to collect as much waste as possible. The word was invented in Sweden and comes from the contraction of "jogging" and "plocka upp", which means "collect" in Swedish.


Based on its experience following the races organized throughout France since June 2019, Volvo has repeated this event to contribute to the protection of the environment.


The difference of this Volvo Cars Plogging of December 8, 2019? The waste collected was directly sent back to the Paris Boat Show to be sorted, cleaned and reused



Crédits photo : © William Alix  & © Gaël Cornier