In Ukraine, SUP as a sport began to develop actively only in 2017 with the creation of a national SUP and Surfing Federation – UFSS (Ukrainian Federation of SUP and Surfing). UFSS has decided to join the International Surf Federation (ISA), which will for the first time in history present surfing for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. With the support of UFSS in 2017, a number of sporting start-ups with SUP, such as the Kiev SUP marathon in May 2017, and several regional competitions in Odesa, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Kiev and SUP races on the northern thresholds in the Mykolaiv region were already held in Ukraine – Waterfall in 2017.

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