ENCINITAS, California – Boardworks SUP is pleased to announce the return of the Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross, a really fun, high octane, fast & furious technical race down Utah’s Weber River.
This exciting river event brings together top SUP racers and the West's best river paddlers for a few hours of fun and mayhem. The SUP cross event will take placeTuesday July 31 at Taggart Falls, a well known white water section on the Weber River, located within the Wasatch Mountain range. Designed for high-spirited paddlers, the SUP cross races will be run on a demanding quarter mile technical course. Racers will be required to hit gates and makedifficult turn buoys before crossing the finish line just beyond Taggart Falls.
"Last year this event was a big surprise for me" says elite SUP racer, SlaterTrout. "Most SUP events have become so serious. However, at last year’s event, we had athletes from all types of waterways including rivers, ocean and lakes. The competition was fierce but friendly and required some skills I had to acquire on thespot”. Slater also added “This is the one event of the year that is pure fun. Don't miss it."
The specialized SUP cross course will test the technical skills of paddlers. Racers will run in heats of four (4) competitors with the winning two (2) racers advancing to the next round. The event also includes repechage heats allowing racers who are knocked out early to have another chance of advancing through the competition. The course is subject to change depending on Weber River conditions and water levels.
In the spirit of “neutrality”, the Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross will be a single design contest with the organizers providing Badfish MCIT Stand Up Paddleboards to all competitors. The innovative inflatable Badfish SUP boards are specifically designed for challenging river conditions and are super fun to ride on fast moving water. The event is limited to 80 competitors and each registered entrant will be required to validate their paddling experience and knowledge before competing. Boardworks SUP will provide safety equipment (helmets & PFD’s) to all racers and the entrants will receive a cool event tee, delicious lunch and a Boardworks SUP racer’s kit full of sponsor samples.
The Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross
Tuesday July 31 starting at 10:00am
Location: Taggart Falls (Weber River), Morgan County Utah.
For details and event info go to: http://boardworkssup.com/news/boardworks-sup-to-return-to-weber-river-with-the-show-up-blow-up-sup-cross
For online registration go to: http://boardworkssupcrossweber.eventbrite.com/
Entry includes event tee, delicious lunch and river racer kit. Race day registrationwill begin at 8:30am at Taggart Falls.
Awards and Prizes:
Event winners (male & female) win a full river SUP kit including totally awesome
Badfish inflatable SUP board, river personal floatation device (PFD), WRSI
Whitewater Helmet, Boardworks adjustable Dynel Paddle and a new Badfish River
SUP Leash. Second, third and fourth place finishers to receive special awards fromBoardworks and event sponsors.
Age Group and Craft Categories:
Open to men & women (no age groups). Single design only, Boardworks SUP toprovide all competitors with Badfish inflatable SUP boards.
Rules & Courses:
Specific event rules and detailed course map will be posted at the event site. Racelimited to 80 competitors. The course is subject to change depending on WeberRiver conditions and water levels.Click on this link for a video of the course: https://vimeo.com/27160670
All entrants must have previous white water river experience. PFD (personalfloatation device), helmet and footwear are mandatory. Boardworks SUP toprovide safety equipment (helmets & PFD’s) to all participants. It is advised thatcompetitors bring additional protective wear for knees, shins and elbows.
Sponsorship and Expo Opportunities:
Please contact Gretchen Gamble, [email protected], (760) 722-8536
About Boardworks SUP:
Boardworks represents some of the best shapers in the world and bring theirpremier models to the global water community manufactured with their proprietaryconstruction technologies. Boardworks offers the most advanced complete line of SUP boards, paddles andaccessories available for every kind of SUP paddling; performance surfing, flatwater touring and racing, white water paddling, open ocean racing and fitnesspaddling. They have the perfect equipment to fit your ability, from entry level toelite and expert SUP athletes.
Today the Boardworks product line includes the world's best Stand Up Paddlebrands: Paddle Surf Hawaii, Rusty, Infinity, Ohana, Dennis Pang, Morrelli & Mevinrace SUPs. Badfish Stand Up Paddle as well as the Boardworks branded line of hardboards and Shubu Inflatable SUPs. Boardworks is passionate about all things to do with the ocean and water lifestylewe all embrace. Their goal is to share that passion and to make stand up paddleboarding more fun for more people.