Events of the Month: September 2019

SUP World CUP in Germany, 2017. | Photo Courtesy: APP World Tour SUP World CUP in Germany, 2017. | Photo Courtesy: 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 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 September below.

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SUP Events in September 2019
  • Rose City SUP Classic
  • SUP World Cup
  • Florida Keys Poker Paddle
  • Paddle for a Purpose
  • Red River Paddle Challenge
  • Osaka SUP Open
  • Battle of the Bay
  • Paddle for YOUR Cause
  • Paddle Palooza
  • Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest
  • Whatever it Takes on Gun Lake
  • Chucktown Showdown
  • Corinth Canal SUP Crossing
  • Regatta London

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 A Comparison

September SUP Events in 2019



Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
9/1/19 Rose City SUP Classic Portland, Oregon Race Beginner+ $45 $0
9/6/19 SUP World CUP Scharbeutz, Germany Race Intermediate+ €85,00 €20,000
9/7/19 Florida Keys Poker Paddle Islamorada, Florida Race/Demo Beginner+ $40 $0
9/8/19 Paddle for a Purpose Cazenovia, New York Race/Charity Intermediate+ $250 $0
9/14/19 Red River Paddle Challenge Winnipeg, Canada Race Beginner+ $25 $0
9/20/19 Osaka SUP Open Osaka, Japan Race Intermediate+ $30-$110 TBD
9/21/19 Battle of the Bay San Francisco, California Race/Charity Intermediate+ $35-$55 $15,000
9/21/19 Paddle for Your Cause Lake Lansing, Michigan Race/Charity Beginner+ $35 $0
9/21/19 Paddle Palooza Vermillion, Ohio Race/Charity Beginner+ $45 $0
9/21/19 Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest Orlando, Florida Race/Charity/Yoga/Demo Beginner+ $40-$70 $1,200
9/22/19 Whatever it Takes on Gun Lake Gun Lake, Michigan Race Beginner+ $35 $0
9/28/19 Chucktown Showdown Folly Beach, South Carolina Race/Surf/Charity Beginner+ $70-$90 $2,500
9/29/19 Corinth Canal SUP Crossing Corinth Canal, Greece Race Intermediate+ €50 €0
9/29/19 Regatta London River Thames, London, England Race Beginner+ Varies $0


September 2019 Paddle Boarding Events


Rose City SUP Classic

rose city sup classicThe 2019 Rose City SUP Classic returns for its 9th installment on Sunday, September 1, 2019 promising three race distances, great courses, competitive field, and first-rate FUN. The Willamette is truly a spectacular river. It runs hundreds of miles before it takes center stage though the heart of Portland. Ross Island, just south of downtown, provides a nice loop course for our 6 and 4.5 racers who will negotiate currents, wind, buoys and their own fitness as they battle the pack around the Island. Th 2 Mile race also rounds and island, Toe Island! We’re bringing this distance back as a podium race for JRs 17 and under and those men and women 17 and up.

Read more about this event here. 


SUP World Cup

app tour germany 2017 preview 3Now 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.


Florida Keys Poker Paddle

florida keys poker paddleWelcome to the 4th Annual Florida Keys Poker Paddle 2019! Last year we changed the course and it was a huge success! So, we are happy to announce that we will be keeping the same course for 2019. The course is on the bayside in beautiful Islamorada. Paddlers encountered manatee, dolphins and sea turtles. There is always plenty of time to swim and play because this is not a race, its a poker paddle. Paddle to 5 different stops and draw a card, the best poker hand wins! The course is roughly 4 miles through the beautiful bayside waters of Islamorada. Complete the course and receive a completion medal, t-shirt, lunch and swag bag. Lunch and awards party will be held at Florida Keys Brewing Co. This is a great event for all ages and all the proceeds benefit veterans, first responders and there families.

Read more about this event here.


Paddle for a Purpose

paddle for a purposePADDLE FOR A PURPOSE is an endurance paddleboard event, benefitting pediatric cancer cause, Jack's Forever Fund, through the YMCA of Central New York. This event is not beginner friendly. Participants should be generally fit and capable of paddling at a speed of at least three (3) miles per hour for an extended duration. The anticipated duration for the race is approximately 3 hours. Participants should be prepared for wind and chop that could significantly affect/extend the exertion and duration of the race.

Read more about this event here.




Red River Paddle Challenge

red river paddle challengeThe Red River Paddle Challenge is a 45 kilometer (~28 miles) long distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba and ending down river in Lockport, Manitoba. We welcome all types of paddling craft, including kayaks, canoes, surfskis, outrigger canoes, stand up paddleboards, voyageur canoe, or other craft.

Read more about this event here.



Osaka SUP Open

2019 osaka sup open previewSignature race down the Osaka river through the center of the city with a prestigious opening event on the water in Minami (Dotombori Canal). Enjoy the ocean lifestyle in the big city in a completely accessible form, with demos, activities and live entertainment throughout the day.

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Battle of the Bay

battle of bayBluerush is proud to host the 9th Annual Battle of the Bay, the largest event and expo of it’s kind in Northern California’s, San Francisco Bay Area. Stand Up Paddle boarders, Prone Paddlers and OC1 watercrafts are all invited to take part in this monumental event. Races will include short courses, distance, a kids course and relays. There will be an award ceremony each day with medals for 1st-3rd places in all races with two divisions- Elite and Open. Elite Racers that compete all over the world will be challenged to take on the tides of the San Francisco Bay. Open racers will find this race exhilarating and challenging. On the beach spectators can check out the latest merchandise and equipment from many of this years Sponsor. This should be fun for the whole family so come on down. Racing is limited to 150 competitors.

Read more about this event here.


Paddle for YOUR Cause

paddle for your causeCome join the 3rd ANNUAL charitable SUP and kayak race event providing $5 of your registration to YOUR choice of 1 or split among all 4 amazing area organizations: Make A Wish - Michigan (fulfilling dreams of their wish kids), Young Survival Coalition (dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer), Ingham County Animal Shelter (providing care, rescue, shelter and food to area animals) and Kennedy Tennant Memorial Fund (an organization in memory of a very special young lady, our Tootsie).

Read more about this event here.




Paddle Palooza

paddle paloozaPaddlepalooza is a kayak & paddleboard event to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Leukemia Cup Regatta. Teams and individuals are invited to participate in this SUPer fun event. Individuals can participate in a 3-mile Paddleboard or Kayak Elite Race for $45 per person. Teams of 4 can participate in a paddleboard or kayak Relay Race for $100 per team (paddle boards or kayaks can be rented for all events for a small fee).

Read more about this event here


Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest

lake maryjane paddlefestThe Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest is Orlando’s Largest, most inclusive SUP Race for Chronic Paddlers. Our mission is to build and connect the paddle community with a fun, charitable, and eco-minded event for all. We have spectator and family-friendly paddle races for every experience/competitive level, age, and paddle craft. Benefitting Orlando Surfrider Foundation.

Read more about this event here.



Whatever it Takes on Gun Lake

whatever it takes gun lakeFor the 2nd time this season, we are offering a great paddle battle on beautiful Gun Lake. As our season finale, this race offers a chance for those Midwest SUP Paddle League series points or for anyone to compete and have a blast one more time. Whatever It Takes will offer experienced paddlers a 3 mile and 6 mile race across the west side of the lake, shore to shore or the 1 mile course to keep it simple. Don't miss your opportunity to paddle out the season with whatever it takes!

Read more about this event here.


Chucktown Showdown

chucktown showdownThe 2019 Chucktown Showdown is ON. All systems are GO and we are taking off to FOLLY BEACH! Race day is September 28th, 2019 and benefits our friends at Surfers Healing. Join us on the "Edge of America" to experience the new race courses and venue. There will be a Folly Long Course (~9m ocean start/finish) and Folly Short Course (~4m, final course based on conditions) and a Kids Race for the groms!

Read more about this event here.




Corinth Canal SUP Crossing

2018 corinth canal sup crossing 6The 9th Corinth Canal SUP Crossing is the biggest Hellenic SUP Event. Every Year, from 2011 to present the naval traffic of the canal will be stopped for 2 hours for the Stand Up Paddlers to compete at the World’s Straightest SUP Race. The SUP crossing is so special, not only for the high competitive level, but also for the emotions that overflows every paddler when he/she stands inside this historic canal, between its 80m vertical walls.

Read more about this event here.


Regatta London

london regattaFor one amazing day, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and paddle boarding will take over the River Thames to be centre stage in the world's greatest city. This pioneering event will fundraise for great causes, connect sport with the environment and inspire thousands of people from across the country to take up paddle sports. Two iconic routes are available - The London Crossing (starting near Hammersmith and finishing in Greenwich), and The Big Ben Challenge (looped course from Putney to Big Ben and back). Participants will get a unique experience, thanks to the routine planned closure of the Thames Barrier.

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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