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Sup Race/ Sup Slalom /SupCross

 
 
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ARE YOU READY?

Prepare yourself for some crowd entertainment and intense crashes with these two SUP races:

  • SUP Slalom // A timed race where competitors will navigate through downstream (green) and upstream (red) gates.

  • SUP Cross // Competitors will mass start the race from the top of the Olympic Center bridge to bottom of Slam Dunk.

  • SUP Race // Competitors will have a timed race from the Olympic Center bridge to the bottom bridge of course.

 
 
 

RULES + REGULATIONS

SUP SLALOM// The rules are simple: To go down the course while navigating set slalom gates in the water.  Each gate touched adds 10 second penalty to time. Go Fast

  • No SUP over 11 feet

  • All paddlers competing in the race must wear an approved PFD + helmet. 

  • Competitors must be on their board at the finish line.

  • Competitor's boat, paddle or body touches either pole of the gate, a time penalty of two seconds is added.  All open boats will be 10 seconds. 


SUP RACE// The only rules are make it down the river as fast as possible. This will be from bridge to bridge.

  • No SUP over 11 feet

  • All paddlers competing in the race must wear an approved PFD + helmet.

  • Competitors must be on their board at the finish line.

  • If you miss the finish line eddy, you may carry back up for a time.  If you go down and miss eddy below bridge you are disqualified.

 

SUP CROSS// The only rules are no grabbing, pushing with paddle, holding other competitors, or interfering with another (hands or paddle).

  • No SUP over 11 feet

  • All paddlers competing in the race must wear an approved PFD + helmet. 

  • Competitors must be on their board at the finish line.

  • The only rules are no grabbing, holding other competitors, grabbing skirts or interfering with another (hands or paddle). 

  • No intentionally aiming towards someone's face or upper part of the body. Head Judges decision is final. (Automatic Disqualification) 

 
 
 

COMPETITOR ENTRY FEES

EARLY REGISTRATION FEE* $50 + EACH EVENT ENTERED $10

Early Registration Fee thru September 10, 2018.   After September 10 - $70 + $10 each event registered.
*Includes T-Shirt, entrance to party Friday and Saturday, beer/beverage ticket, and some cool swag.

 
 
 

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING HISTORY

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of  surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. The sport was documented in a 2013 report that identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants in the United States that year.  Variations include flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), paddle board yoga and even fishing.

Stand up paddlers wear a variety of wet suits and other clothing, depending on water and air temperature since most of their time is spent standing on the board.

A related, traditional sport, paddleboarding, is done kneeling on a board and paddling with the hands, similar to a butterfly swimming stroke. The term "paddleboarding" is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to stand up paddle surfing. Historian and writer Steve West claimed that the contemporary notion of stand up paddle boarding, if attributed to the Waikiki Beach Boys of Oahu during the 1960s, considers that outrigger canoeing should be recognized as the direct link between the idea of standing on a board and propelling it with a canoe paddle, since the individual SUP skills (board riding and paddling) already existed, used by people who had traditionally grown up learning them.