Events of the Month: October 2022

Events of the Month: October 2022 Photo via APP World Tour

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 October below.

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SUP Events in October 2022
  • Key West Paddle Classic
  • Great Alabama 650
  • APP Tour Maui S.E.A. Open 
  • Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash 
  • Inspiration Point Downwind Race
  • Dana Point Harbor Hoot
  • Chattajack


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 A Comparison

October SUP Events in 2022


Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
10/1/2022 Key West Paddle Classic Key West, Florida Race Beginner+ $0 $0
10/1/2022 Great Alabama 650 Jake's On The Lake, Alabama Race Beginner+ $500 $6,000
10/5/2022 APP Tour Maui S.E.A. Open  Paia, Hawaii Race/yoga/clinic Beginner+ TBA TBA
10/8/2022 Lake Jocassee Paddle Splash Lake Jocassee, South Carolina Race Beginner+ $20-$50 $0
10/8/2022 Inspiration Point Downwind Race Frankfort, Michigan Race Intermediate+ TBA $0
10/15/2022 Dana Point Harbor Hoot Dana Point, California Race Beginner+ $20-$40 $0
10/22/2022 Chattajack Chattanooga, Tennessee Race/River Beginner+ $170 $0


October 2022 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.

Read more about this event here. 



Key West Paddle Classic

Key West Paddle ClassicWelcome to the 25th Annual Key West Paddle Classic! As a Favorite Destination Race, we offer one of the largest paddle categories on the East Coast!

Read more about this event here.





Great Alabama 650

Great Alabama 650Test your strength, endurance, and mental fortitude in the toughest paddle race in the United States. This epic 650-mile adventure takes racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing whitewater to ambling river delta, the race will challenge even the most experienced paddler. This race is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience that will not soon be forgotten!

Read more about this event here. 



Inspiration Point Downwind Race

Inspiration Point Downwind RaceLake Michigan offers some of the best downwinding in the world, yet it is one of the most unknown and underrated locations! Join us this October on the forgotten coast. This will be a weekend long event held in Frankfort, MI. We have several different downwind routes mapped out between Arcadia and Empire to accommodate any possible wind direction. Additionally, there will be a few group paddles and hikes planned. With a weekend long holding period, and multiple routes to choose from, we should have optimal conditions come race day. You won't want to miss this event, so keep your schedule open!

Read more about this event here.




Dana Point Harbor Hoot

Dana Point Harbor HootJoin us in beautiful Dana Point, CA, for a paddling experience for all ages and levels! Our mission is to advocate water safety, education, training, and recreation within Dana Point Harbor. With a variety of events, you can race solo or as a team! Check out the 3k Channel Scoot, the Harbor Hustle, and the Baby Beach Bolt relay and sign up for your favorite event.

Read more about this event here.





Chattajack. Photo via Rick WhiteReady to set out on a 31-mile race through the Tennessee River Gorge? Chattajack 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.






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


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