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Events of the Month: May 2019

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 May below.

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SUP Events in May 2019
  • Stand Up for the Cure
  • Salt Life Columbus Cup
  • Key West Paddle Classic
  • Azur Paddle Days
  • Paddle Imua
  • Lignano SUP Marathon
  • Back of Beyond
  • Vendee Gliss Event
  • Orange Bowl Paddle Championship
  • Bluegrass River Run
  • London SUP Open
  • Treasure Island Pirate Paddle
  • Zavidovo SUP Challenge
  • Almost Heaven Paddle Battle: Summersville Lake
  • World SUP Festival
  • Badfish Paddlefest Surf Comp
  • Cap de Crus SUP Challenge
  • SUP n Run 5k
  • Tahoe Cup Paddle Series: Waterman's Memorial Race
  • California River Quest
  • SEVENTY48
  • SUP Fest

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 A Comparison

May SUP Events in 2019

 

Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
5/4/2019 Stand Up for the Cure Newport Beach, California race/yoga/charity Beginner+ $35 $0
5/4/2019 Salt Life Columbus Cup Columbus, Georgia race/yoga/demo/clinic Intermediate+ $20-$120 $27,000
5/4/2019 Key West Paddle Classic Key West, Florida race Intermediate+ $85-$180 TBD
5/4/2019 Azur Paddle Days Nice, France race Intermediate+ €85-€180 €4,500
5/4/2019 Paddle Imua Maui, Hawaii race/downwind/charity Beginner+ $55 $0
5/5/2019 Lignano SUP Marathon Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy race Beginner+ €35 €0
5/11/2019 Back of Beyond Moab, Utah race/river Advanced $25-$80 $0
5/11/2019 Vendee Gliss Event St John de Monts, France race Intermediate+ €80 €12,000
5/11/2019 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship Key Biscayne, Florida race Beginner+ $30-$65 $0
5/11/2019 Bluegrass River Run Lexington, Kentucky race Beginner+ $40-$50 $0
5/17/2019 London SUP Open London, United Kingdom race Advanced Invitation TBD
5/18/2019 Treasure Island Pirate Paddle Point Pleasant, New Jersey race Intermediate+ $45-$65 $0
5/18/2019 Zavidovo SUP Challenge Zavidovo, Russia race Beginner+ RUR2000-RUR4000 RUR 22,000
5/18/2019 Almost Heaven Paddle Battle: Summersville Lake Mount Nebo, West Virginia race Intermediate+ $45 $0
5/18/2019 World SUP Festival Costa Blanca, Spain race Intermediate+ €30-€85 €12,000
5/24/2019 Badfish Paddlefest Surf Comp Buena Vista, Colorado race/river Intermediate+ $30-$35 $0
5/25/2019 Cap de Crus SUP Challenge Catalonia, Spain race Intermediate+ €15-€60 €4,500
5/25/2019 SUP n Run 5k Sarasota, Florida race/charity Beginner+ $40 $0
5/25/2019 Tahoe Cup Paddle Series: Waterman's Memorial Race Lake Tahoe, California race Beginner+ $35 $0
5/26/2019 California River Quest Redding, California race Intermediate+ $100 $0
5/31/2019 SEVENTY48 Tacoma, Washington race Advanced $100 $3,000 min
5/31/2019 SUP Fest Armathwaite, Cumbria demo/race/yoga Beginner+ £45 £0

 

May 2019 Paddle Boarding Events

 

Stand Up for the Cure

standup for the cureJoin us on May 4th, 2019 at the Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach, CA and Standup to make an impact in your community! All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Orange County. This festival-style event includes instructor-led demos and clinics, live music, happy hour, and lunch. Paddlers of all levels and all ages are welcome. Participants that are new to paddling can learn alongside other beginners or attend the event as a "dry-foot" participant.

Read more about this event here. 

 

Salt Life Columbus Cup

salt life columbus cupThe Salt Life Columbus Cup will offer $32,000 in cash and prizes and will be sanctioned by the APP World Tour and included in the APP World Qualifying Series promoted by the WPA and the U.S. Cup Series. 2019 will offer many great changes to challenge the Elite-Pro competitors and provide fun racing for the Open & Junior competitors along with the chance to be crowned "Champion Paddler of the Year". This years race will be part of the Columbus RiverFest presented by Salt Life, which brings together the local community to celebrate water activities and safety that include 2 days of food, drink and bands at the event site on May 3 & 4th, 2019. The event will be conducted on the Chattahoochee River (90 miles South of Atlanta, GA) and three blocks from downtown Columbus.

Read more about this event here.

  

Key West Paddle Classic

key west paddle classicTake the challenge on circumnavigating the Island of Key West! Paddle the distance individually in one of our various divisions or team up with your buds for the 3-person Stand-Up Relay Race! Stay for Sunday Funday and take a cruise out to one of our secluded island sand bars to hang out, relax and enjoy a festive cookout! There is a 5-hour time limit to complete the race.

Read more about this event here.

 

Azur Paddle Days

azure paddle daysNow in its 5th year the 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.

 

Paddle Imua

paddle imuaPaddle Imua is an exciting annual multiple-discipline paddle race that raises funds to directly support Camp Imua, a week-long recreational camp experience for special needs children ages 6-16 years. Paddle Imua brings the ocean sports community together to celebrate the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean.

Read more about this event here.

 

Lignano SUP Marathon

lignano sup marathon 123 km of Stand Up Paddling circumnavigating Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy)! Start from the beach, through the Lagoon, along the canal to the Tagliamento river then back to the sea, alone or relay race, both for agonists and amateurs. All other human-powered vessels/dinghy employing a paddle/oar, such as MEGA SUP, canoe, kayak, etc. are welcome..

Read more about this event here

 

Back of Beyond

back of beyondThe Back of Beyond Paddle Race takes place over two days in the adventure town of Moab, Utah. The first day of racing starts 29 miles from Moab on Highway 128 at historic Dewey Bridge, Back of Beyond SUP Race follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery – through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ and into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond’. The Second day is a rowdy boarder cross style whitewater race on White’s rapid. Heats of six racers will head down stream around buoys and navigate some big wave class II/III rapids.

Read more about this event here.

 

Vendee Gliss Event

vendee glissNow in it's 5th year the 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.

 

Orange Bowl Paddle Championship

orange bowlThe ninth annual Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship will take place once again at Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark on May 11, 2019. The event will feature a variety of races throughout the day for paddlers of all levels ranging from novice to expert, both fun and competitive.

Read more about this event here

 

Bluegrass River Run

blue grass river runThis spring grab a kayak, paddle board, or canoe and join The Explore Kentucky Initiative for the third annual Bluegrass River Run (BRR), one of the largest paddlesports events in Kentucky. We’ll launch from Fort Boonesborough State Park paddling along pool 9 of the Kentucky River, which is located just south of Lexington. The journey immerses you in the incredible beauty of the 60+ ft cliffs of the palisades and the camaraderie of paddling with hundreds of paddlers from across the country. As we approach the finish line at Clay's Ferry, you'll be greeted with music from our headliner, as well as the scrumptious food from Proud Mary BBQ..

Read more about this event here.

 

London SUP Open

london sup open 1The London SUP Open will bring a mixture of World Championship Tour competition, all access, mass participation and a very complete Urban Beach Lifestyle Festival to the heart of one of the World's most iconic Cities. From the breathtaking race from Tower Bridge to Putney that will take in the most memorable sites in London to a large-scale Festival in Hackney that will feature racing and paddling for all, World Tour Sprint Racing together with demos and clinics in conjunction with the Hackney Festival of Fitness, the London SUP Open will deliver something for everyone.

Read more about this event here.

 

Treasure Island Pirate Paddle

treasure island pirate paddleFor the fifth consecutive year this paddle sport event will take place on the beautiful Manasquan River along the shores of Point Pleasant, Brielle, Brick, and Wall Township. This year, we will include divisions for SUP, Prone Paddle, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, and Kayak. For 2019 the event will feature several races; a 7-Mile Elite WPA & Paddle League sanctioned (points) Distance Race, a 3.5-Mile Sprint Race, a 1.5 Mile Fun Paddle, and a 1/2-Mile Kid's race (conditions permitting). Directly following the last race there will be awards and an after-party (location to be determined). Net proceeds will be donated to benefit The St. Peter School, a local K through 8 school in nearby Point Pleasant Beach as well as other local charities.

Read more about this event here.

 

Zavidovo SUP Challenge

zavidovo sup challengeThe Zavidovo SUP Challenge is an annual SUP race in Russia that takes place in May and September. The race takes place with russian Surfing Federation info support. The race is great for paddles of all ages and skill levels and has a long distance, short distance, kids and even a dog race so there's sure to be something that everyone can enjoy.

Read more about this event here.

 

Almost Heaven Paddle Battle: Summersville Lake

almost heaven paddle battleThe Almost Heaven Paddle Battle on beautiful Summersville Lake, WV will happen on May 18th, 2019. The start and end of both races is at the Battle Run Campground area, so there will be no need for shuttle! Three race lengths (3, 6, and 12 mile) will provide a race for everyone. The 6 and 12 mile races will take paddlers past the picturesque sandstone of Long Point. This is one of the most visited areas on Summersville Lake. All participants who register and compete will receive lunch during the awards ceremony.

Read more about this event here

 

World SUP Festival

world sup festivalNow in its 5th year the 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.

 

Badfish Paddlefest Surf Comp

cks paddlefestJoin your SUP paddling peers for an “attainment” up stream and down stream race and river surfing in the Buena Vista River Park. The race will start with an upstream paddling section around buoys and finish with a down river section around buoys to the finish line in South Main. Men’s and women’s qualifying heats and finals all in a one-hour super session. Quick, up-down and dirty SUP fun. Be ready to paddle hard.

Read more about this event here.

 

Cap de Crus SUP Challenge

cap de crusNow in it's 5th year the 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

 

 

SUP & Run 5K

sarasota sup runThe 5th Annual SUP & RUN 5K event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park to benefit Operation Second Chance (OSC). Athletes participating in the combination SUP & RUN will run the 5K first and then hop on their paddle board for a 5K paddle around Nathan Benderson Park. The SUP & RUN 5K draws top runners and SUP'ers who compete for cash prizes but it's our not-so-serious athletes who have the most prominent place in the event.

Read more about this event here.

 

 

Tahoe Cup Paddle Series: Waterman's Memorial Race

tahoe cupSince its inception in 2009, Tahoe Paddle Racing (formerly known as Tahoe Cup) has been a combined effort of soulful paddlers, organizer, volunteers, sponsors, and exhibitors, who continue to enjoy, promote and enhance paddlesport activities and events in the Tahoe Basin. The proceeds from the Tahoe Paddle Racing series benefit the Lake Tahoe Waterman Association and its mission.

Read more about this event here.

 

California River Quest

ca river questThe California River Quest is a marathon/ultramarathon paddling race on the Sacramento River in Northern California. Racers may choose 25, 50, 100 mile, or sprint courses. We welcome all types of paddling craft, including canoes, kayaks, SUPs, OCs, surfskis, and prone paddleboards. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Friends of the River – California’s only statewide river conservation organization that drives protection and restoration of rivers to support sustainable water solutions through advocacy and education.

Read more about this event here.

 

SEVENTY48

seventy 48SEVENTY48 aka 70 miles in 48 hours. Rules are simple: no motors, no support, and no wind. That’s right. HUMAN POWER ONLY. Pedal, paddle, or row. We don’t care. It’s up to you. (And this is a boat race. Leave your 10 speed-towing-a-canoe idea at home.)

Read more about this event here.

 

 

SUP Fest

sup fest ukSUP Fest is all about family, friends, camping and paddle boarding. The event has run for the last 4 years and takes place every May in the English Lake District. The key focus of the event is making SUP accessible to everyone. Meeting new people, making new friends and hopefully making the world a better place.

Read more about this event here.

 

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

 

 

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