Events of the Month: August 2022

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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 SUP 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 2022
  • The Big Gear Show
  • Ohio River Paddlefest Races
  • Vancouver SUP Challenge
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival
  • RAPA NUI - Power Island
  • Czech SUP CUP Finals
  • Paddle at the Park
  • Paddle for Access
  • Taho Downwind Championships




 A Comparison

August SUP Events in 2022


Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
8/2/2022 The Big Gear Show Park City, Utah Tradeshow Beginner+ N/A $0
8/6/2022 Ohio River Paddlefest Races Cincinatti, Ohio Race Beginner+ $20 - $55 TBD
8/6/2022 Vancouver SUP Challenge Vancouver, British Columbia Race Beginner+ $30 - $40 CAD $0 
8/6/2022 Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival Kings Beach, California Charity/Festival Beginner+ $0 (RSVP) $0 
8/13/2022 RAPA NUI - Power Island Grand Traverse County, Michigan Race Beginner+ $50 - $95 TBD
8/19/2022 Czech SUP CUP Finals Cheb, Autokempink Dřenice Race/Demo Beginner+ Unknown $0
8/20/2022 Paddle at the Park Destin, Florida Race Beginner+ $12 - $75 $0
8/20/2022 Paddle for Access Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island Race/Charity Beginner+ $50 $0 
8/27/2022 Tahoe Downwind Championships Carnelian Bay, California Race Beginner+ $10 - $75 TBD


August 2022 Paddle Boarding Events


The Big Gear Show

The Big Gear ShowThe Big Gear Show is multi-category trade event for the paddlesports, cycling, climbing, and camping markets. It is solely focused on meeting the needs of retail stores and hardgoods manufacturers. The demo is fully integrated into the event, so buyers get to test gear right at the show. Open to brands and retailers.

Read more about this event here. 



Ohio River Paddlefest Races

Ohio River Paddlefest Bring your SUP, kayak, canoe, tandem, or prone and join Adventure Crew, The Explore Kentucky Initiative and Stand Up Paddle Cincinnati at the Ohio River Paddlefest. Racers will be a part of the nation's largest paddling celebration, leading over 2,000 recreational paddlers down a closed course on the Ohio River, passing through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. All proceeds from Paddlefest, including the races, support Adventure Crew and their work with 24 schools and 1,000+ city teens, exposing them to regular outdoor recreation at no cost to students.

Read more about this event here.


Vancouver SUP Challenge

Vancouver SUP ChallengeGet ready for some fun, action packed stand up paddle racing on the beautiful ocean beaches in picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Challenge yourself against the top riders in the 5km distance race and 2km technical course race! The Overall Champion of the Vancouver SUP Challenge is the combined placing of the 5km distance race and 2km technical course race.

Read more about this event here. 



Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

ta-hoe naluJoin for a beach party complete with BBQ, KONA beer, and paddling with friends! You can also look forward to event T's and a commemorative poster. This free event is a great way to enjoy some good summertime fun!

Read more about this event here.





RAPA NUI - Power Island

Traverse, MichiganFoot- and paddle-races for all skill levels! This event combines trail runs with SUP, surf ski, kayak, outrigger & canoe, prone, and tandem races. Register online by August 11!

Read more about this event here.





Czech SUP CUP Finals

czech sup cup finalsThis family-friendly event brings people from all over the Czech Republic to enjoy a weekend of active fun on the water. There are categories for children and beginners as well as more experienced paddlers, so everybody can participate! Boards are also provided for those who don't have their own.

Read more about this event here.





Paddle at the Park

paddle at the parkThe 10th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency is returning to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Henderson Beach State Park on Aug. 20, 2022! It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards. Kayaks and inflatables are welcome too.

Read more about this event here.




Paddle for Access

paddle for accessIn celebration of our ongoing work to protect and preserve shoreline access, the 5th Annual Paddle for Access event will take place on August 20th at the Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard! Since 2006, Clean Ocean Access has inspired and educated the community to take action through environmentally responsible behaviors, working to eliminate marine debris, improve water quality, and preserve and protect public shoreline access. Paddlers are encouraged to promote and fundraise within their personal networks. All participants are entered into the Raise your Paddle fundraising challenge and are eligible to compete for a grand prize sponsored by Gill Marine.

Read more about this event here.



Tahoe Downwind Championships

Tahoe DownwindThe Kaspian Downwinder is a classic downwind run for the Team Tahoe Waterman crew, whenever the wind allows. Lake Tahoe is a sleeper downwind destination. The lake has a big fetch with afternoon high winds, a great combination for riding bumps and gliding across pristine waters. The Downwind and the short course invites all crafts (OC1, OC2), surfski (1 and 2-person), stand-up paddleboard (SUP), and prone paddle-boards. Because it’s not unusual to see 25+ miles per hour winds gust on the lake when one of these storms hits the Sierra Nevada, the Downwind course is recommended for experienced paddlers.

Read more about this event here.


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


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