Events of the Month: October 2019

Panda Paddle, 2018. | Photo courtesy: World Wildlife Fund Panda Paddle, 2018. | Photo courtesy: World Wildlife Fund

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 October below.

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SUP Events in October 2019
  • Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash
  • Corsica Paddle Trophy
  • Lanakila Iki Ocean Challenge
  • Battle of the Bay
  • Red Bull Heavy Water
  • ICF SUP World Championships
  • Chattajack
  • Sand & Sea Festival
  • Panda Paddle

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 A Comparison

October SUP Events in 2019



Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
10/5/2019 Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash Lake Jocassee, South Carolina race Beginner+ $40 $0
10/11/2019 Corsica Paddle Trophy Corsica, France race Beginner+ €80 TBD
10/12/2019 Lanakila Iki Ocean Challenge Fort Lauderdale, Florida race/charity Beginner+ $60 $0
10/13/2019 Battle of the Bay San Rafael, California race/demo/charity Beginner+ $5-$55 $0
10/15/2019 Red Bull Heavy Water San Francisco, California race Advanced+ Invite TBD
10/24/2019 ICF SUP World Championships Qingdao, China race Intermediate+ €5000 - €7000 €36,000
10/26/2019 Chattajack Chattanooga, Tennessee race/river Advanced+ sold out $0
10/26/2019 Sand & Sea Festival Huskisson, NSW, Australia race/yoga/demo/downwind Beginner+ Unknown $5000
10/26/2019 Panda Paddle San Diego, California race/charity Beginner+ $55 $0


October 2019 Paddle Boarding Events


Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash

Lake Jocassee Paddle SplashThe unspoiled mountain waters of South Carolina's premier inland paddling destination are home to the Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash, offering races for kayaks, surfskis, canoes, paddleboards, and other self-powered craft. Beginners and advanced paddlers are welcome, and are grouped by age and the speed of the craft to keep the racing fair. Choose between long (six mile) and short (three mile) loop courses. Kayak and SUP rentals are available on site at the Eclectic Sun Paddlesports concession, or bring your favorite ride.

Read more about this event here. 


Corsica Paddle Trophy

Corsica Paddle TrophyWhether you know the Corsican coastline or want to discover it, the Corsica Paddle Trophy is for you. Indeed, beyond the adventure in Paddle, we chose incredible landscapes so that the pleasure of the effort is also that of the eyes. As Corsicans like to say, "there is no need to travel very far to meet paradise". So enjoy the sweetness of October for 4 days of Paradise!

Read more about this event here.


Lanakila Iki Ocean Challenge

Lanakila Iki Ocean ChallengeCome paddle the gorgeous waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lanakila Iki Ocean Challenge! Men's and Women's teams will race 9 miles - with one buoy turn - past Fort Lauderdale's boardwalk and sandy beachfront. Mixed (Co-ed) teams will race 6 miles. Last year several teams from around Florida plus a team from the great state of Texas enjoyed a roller-coaster ride of a paddle on the water followed by a sumptuous, pre-arranged feast at a nearby restaurant. This year's race is working on being even bigger and better!

Read more about this event here.


Battle of the Bay

battle of the bayWarm weather and the perfect mixture of protected and exposed race courses make the 9th Annual Battle of The Bay the perfect race for first time racers and elite athletes alike. Once again this year the event will be supporting Ocean of Hope. The Battle of the Bay is an official APP/WPA World SUP Tour qualifying event where many of the world’s top male and female competitors in standup paddleboard racing will be challenging their skills and testing their mettle.

Read more about this event here.



Red Bull Heavy Water

red bull heavy waterNow in its 4th year, the San Francisco event on the 2019 APP World Tour Schedule will be a one day event featuring one extreme race for Pros only when conditions are suitable within a 2 week holding period. A highlight on the pro standup paddleboard circuit, is headed back to San Francisco after weather condition requirements were not met in 2018. With an event window from October 15th – November 7th, athletes will compete on a 12km (7.5 miles) course, paddling from Aquatic Park, under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing at Ocean Beach.

Read more about this event here.


ICF SUP World Championships

icf championshipsThe International Canoe Federation is hosting its first SUP World Championships in Qingdao, China. Top athletes from around the globe will partake in this first-time event in hopes of earning a world championship title.

Read more about this event here




chattajackChattajack is a paddleboard/kayak race unlike any other. It is one that celebrates the effort a paddle athlete makes in the pursuit of distance endurance. Fueled with passion on the water, these individuals love to dig, testing their personal limits while completing this unique gorge course.

Read more about this event here.



Sand & Sea Festival

sand and sea festivalThe Sand and Sea Festival is a weekend full of fun located in Huskisson, Australia. With 4 different races/events to choose from all paddlers no matter the skill level will find something fun to take part in. Included in the festival will be a beginner's race where boards are provided, a downwind race, a fun race and even a sprint race.

Read more about this event here.




Panda Paddle

panda paddleJoin WWF's Panda Paddle, a one-of-a-kind standup paddle board event, to make a huge difference for our planet. You'll raise money to protect the oceans, rivers, animals, and wild places you love. Then, you'll join together with nature lovers just like you at the nation's premier standup paddle boarding festival, to celebrate all that you've done for the planet.

Read more about this event here. 



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


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