Events of the Month: August 2021

SIC Maui team rider Seychelle competing at the 2019 Gorge Paddle Challenge. | Photo courtesy: SIC Maui SIC Maui team rider Seychelle competing at the 2019 Gorge Paddle Challenge. | Photo courtesy: SIC Maui

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in August below.

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SUP Events in August 2021
  • Standup for the Lake
  • Outdoor Retailer Summer Show
  • Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
  • Great Lakes Surf Festival
  • Paddle at the Park
  • Prague Paddle Fest
  • Kawartha Paddle Quest


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 A Comparison

August SUP Events in 2021


Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
8/7/21 Standup for the Lake Burlington, Vermont Race Beginner+ $62 $0
8/10/21 - 8/12/21 Outdoor Retailer Summer Show Denver, Colorado Tradeshow n/a n/a n/a
8/13/21 - 8/15/21 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Hood River, Oregon Race/Downwind Intermediate+ $20-$110 TBD
8/14/21 Great Lakes Surf Festival Muskegon, Michigan Charity Beginner+ $20 n/a
8/21/21 Paddle at the Park Destin, Florida Race Beginner+ $35-$65 $0
8/27/21 Prague Paddle Fest Prague, Czech Republic Race Beginner+ 25 - 40 € 12000 €
8/28/21 Kawartha Paddle Quest Ontario, Canada Race Beginner+ CA $50-$115 CA $0


August 2021 Paddle Boarding Events


Standup for the Lake

da hui raceTHE SPOT, WND&WVS and Hula welcome you to the 13th annual STAND UP FOR THE LAKE at the BURLINGTON SURF CLUB on our “West Coast”, the stunning Lake Champlain. The event consists of 3 races: Elite, Rec and Kids so beginners to the elite are encouraged to join in!

Read more about this event here. 




Outdoor Retailer Summer Show

battle royaleOutdoor Retailer is the world’s leading business-to-business outdoor sports show where industry brands, retailers, reps, designers, suppliers and leaders gather. Each year, Outdoor Retailer is a must-attend for those serious about the outdoor and snowsports industry. From writing new orders to finding new accounts, launching new brands to making new connections, Outdoor Retailer is where the new happens. And with its conferences, training sessions, leadership seminars and educational opportunities, the show is a must-attend event.

Read more about this event here.




Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

da hui raceThe 2021 SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge, Presented by Salt Life will be held on August 13-15, 2021. This news comes as a result of the eased restrictions in Oregon as well as most of the United States opening up to enjoy and compete in events like the Gorge Paddle Challenge. We are especially excited to conduct the delayed 10th Anniversary of the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge and most importantly, to celebrate the life of Steve Gates and the event that he brought to life.

Read more about this event here.



Great Lakes Surf Festival

battle royaleThe Great Lakes Surf Festival is a Non-Profit 501c3 Organization that is dedicated to educating and training the public for the purpose of improving their water related board sports capabilities, their knowledge of the Great Lakes, water safety, and water access. The Great Lakes Surf Festival is not a surfing contest and not just a festival. It is a celebration of Great Lakes surf culture and is open to all types of board sports disciplines that enjoy the surf. The Great Lakes surf culture has benefited from a long rich history of prior surf related events such as the revered Dairyland Surf Classic. The Great Lakes Surf Festival promises to build on this history and pave the way to a rising new generation of Great Lakes surf enthusiasts.

Read more about this event here.




Paddle at the Park

da hui raceAfter a one-year absence, our annual standup paddle board race is back, and we have exciting news. The event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER! Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, this event, now in its 9th year, will be held on Aug. 21, 2021. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, we are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables.

Read more about this event here.


Prague Paddle Fest

battle royaleThe EuroTour is the biggest stand up paddle tour of its kind. Created in 2015 with the sole aim of unifying events and making them accessible to the athletes with logistics and support. From flat water, to rivers, inner-cities, ocean waves, downwinders, lakes, beaches, islands and seas there's an event for everyone. Backdropped against some of the most iconic scenery in Europe - and beyond.

Read more about this event here



Kawartha Paddle Quest

da hui raceThe 4th Annual Kawartha Paddle Quest is for racers looking for a challenge! Whether you're looking to do the 10k sprint or the 50k marathon each race will be an exciting quest! For those looking for something a little more causal, there will also be a family race on hand. We look forward to seeing you there!

Read more about this event here.




Don't see an event listed here for July? Be sure to submit it to our Events Calendar here.



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