Welcome to the 7th edition of the Nelo Summer Challenge!

The event will take place in Ofir, Esposende, Portugal, between 29 and 30 of August.

As from now entries are open for the event.

The Race

It will be an open downwind race of 19.5Km, connecting Viana do Castelo to Ofir's beach in Esposende.

Date and Location

The 2 days will be the waiting period and the race will take place in the day with the best conditions.

The course will be 19.5km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will be a massive lineup, "Le Mans" style.

Safety

It's mandatory the use of a Personal Floating Device and an Emergency Flare!

 

Accommodation wise the options and prices are very similar to the previous years, with different types of offers for all needs, all extremely close to the race venue.

 

Stand Up Paddle Board and OC1

The NELO Summer Challenge will count with parallel competitions of Stand Up Paddle Board and OC1, in pair with the surfski race, of 19.5 km downwind.

Offical Bulletin (PDF)

Downwind Ocean Races

The course will be 19.5km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will be "Le Mans" style, in one massive lineup.

Date and Location

The 2 days will be the waiting period and the race will take place in the day with the best downwind conditions.

The course will be 19.5km of downwind, with no upwind section, start and finish in the surf. The start will take place in Viana do Castelo, near the harbour, and finish in Ofir's beach, right in front of Axis hotel.

Safety

It's mandatory the use of a Personal Floating Device and an Emergency Flare!

Classes

Juniors: 15 to 18
Under 23: 15 to 23
Masters: starting at 35 and having a subclass for each 5 year period. Example: 35-39
(years old)

All competitors are automatically registered for the open class.

Course

Lifesaver Knockout Tournament

A 600 meter event, raced in Surfski's, with start and finish on the beach.
This will be a mono class event and take place in the day not chosen for the downwind, between saturday and sunday. So, if the best downwind conditions are set for saturday, then the downwind race will be saturday and the lifesaver tournament on sunday.

Boat details
A mono class, based on the Nelo Spec Ski for Surf Life Saving Racing.
Each participant will be given a boat with a specific color for each race.

Course Details
The start line will be in the beach, you will have to run to your boat, paddle 300 mt to the turn out in the ocean come back to the beach and run to the finish line on the sand.

NELO Summer Challenge will have a parallel competition of Stand Up Paddle Board .
The competition will feature the 12'6 class. But the event will be open to all other classes.

The course will be the same as for the kayaks, but with early start.

Register now!

This edition will count with an Outrigger Canoe competition - OC1.

The course will be the same as for the kayaks.

Register now!

 

To be announced...