Events of the Month: September 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 September below.

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SUP Events in September 2022
  • Zavidovo SUP Challenge
  • SUP Surf Coaching Boat Trip in the Maldives
  • OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle
  • Lustica Bay SUP Race
  • Portsmouth Paddle Battle
  • APP Tour London SUP Open
  • Superstar Grand Slam SUP Race
  • Paddle the Rockies SUP Race Series - Bragging Rights
  • Busan SUP Open
  • Red River Paddle Challenge
  • SUP Finger Lakes 5K
  • The Paddle Sport Show

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 A Comparison

September SUP Events in 2022


Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
9/3/2022 Zavidovo SUP Challenge Russia Race Beginner+ 2,000-6,000 RUR €1,500
9/10/2022 SUP Surf Coaching Boat Trip in the Maldives Maldives SUP Surf Beginner+ $2,750 N/A
9/10/2022 OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Race/Charity Beginner+ $25 - $125 $0 
9/10/2022 Lustica Bay SUP Race Montenegro Race Beginner+ €15-60 €2,500
9/10/2022 Portsmouth Paddle Battle Portsmouth, Virginia Race/Charity Beginner+ $10 $0
9/16/2022 APP Tour London SUP Open London, UK Race/Charity Beginner+ €10 - €600 €25,000 (world tour)
9/17/2022 Supetar Grand Slam SUP Race Supetar, Croatia Race Beginner+ €15-60 €6,000
9/17/2022 Paddle the Rockies SUP Race Series - Bragging Rights Lakewood, Boulder, Colorado Race Beginner+ $35 $0 
9/23/2022 Busan SUP Open Busan, South Korea Race/Demo Beginner+ $20 - $130 TBD
9/24/2022 Red River Paddle Challenge Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada Race Beginner+ $100 $0
9/24/2022 SUP Finger Lakes 5K Columbia, Missouri Race Beginner+ $75 $0
9/28/2022 The Paddle Sport Show Lyon, France Tradeshow Beginner+ TBD N/A


September 2022 Paddle Boarding Events


Zaivdovo SUP Challenge

Zavidovo SUP ChallengeThe Zaivdovo SUP Challenge is one of the largest and most popular SUP races in Russia, taking place just outside of Moscow.

Read more about this event here. 




SUP Surf Coaching Boat Trip in the Maldives

Maldives Surf SUP TripJoin Australian SUP Champion and expert paddle coach, Beau Nixon on a fully guided SUP coaching experience aboard the brand new luxury Maldives charter boat, Sea Pleasure. This coaching experience is ideal for intermediate to advanced SUP surfers looking to enhance their SUP surfing ability in paradise. The Maldives is the perfect location to improve as the waves break slow over the deep coral reefs and allow surfers to practice their technique over and over again in mechanical-like waves.

Read more about this event here.


OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle

Lowcountry Boil Paddle BattleThis race will be held on Skull Creek, which separates Hilton Head Island from Pinckney Island (a national wildlife refuge) and the mainland. The Lowcountry Boil Paddle Race proceeds will benefit The Outside Foundation. The Outside Foundation has a mission to get every child in Beaufort County in a kayak during their middle school years. The Outside Foundation also is involved with regular trash clean-up efforts and a unique oyster recycling program.

Read more about this event here. 


Lustica Bay SUP Race

Lustica Bay SUP RaceEnjoy a great day of racing events for paddlers of all ages in Montenegro's gorgeous Lustica Bay!

Read more about this event here.






Portsmouth Paddle Battle

Portsmouth Paddle BattleJoin us on September 10, 2022 for the 2nd Annual Portsmouth Paddle Battle on the Elizabeth River. Participants will compete in SUP and kayak categories depending on age/experience level. If Racer and Spectator comments from 2021 are any guide, this year's Portsmouth Paddle Battle will be an awesome day out on the water and on land. Enjoy live music and good food and drinks. And prizes! We will also have special events for children. In short, there will be something for everyone. Proceeds will help the Friends support the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Portsmouth Museum.

Read more about this event here.


APP Tour London SUP Open

APP London SUP OpenThe London SUP Open kicks off on Wednesday 14th September with the Nautical Mile, which will see corporate teams compete in a relay race for a chance to win the Nautical Mile Cup. The professional racing will kick off on the afternoon of Saturday 17th. There will also be open racing and team racing if visitors want a piece of the competitive action. Sunday will see the pros partake in the iconic voyage down the River Thames in a 15km distance race. Then, all paddle enthusiasts are invited to take to the water for the Paddle for the Oceans challenge, with 50% of all proceeds going to ocean-related charities.

Read more about this event here.


Supetar Grand Slam SUP Race

Supetar SUP RaceThis month, Supetar will host an international EUROTOUR SUP race for the first time. Europe's best paddlers will compete in Supetar, Croatia for a cash prize. The SUP race will take place on the September 17th on Acapulco beach and the whole weekend will be dedicated to promoting water sports.

Read more about this event here.




Paddle the Rockies SUP Race Series - Bragging Rights

Paddle the Rockies Bragging RightsCompete with yourself and the best paddlers in Colorado in our Paddle the Rockies races. Join us for a 2mi fun and 4mi elite race. These races are perfect events to meet other paddling enthusiasts and push your skills to the next level.

Read more about this event here.





Busan SUP Open

APP BusanWelcome to our inaugural race of K-APP, hosted in the beautiful Gwangalli Beach in Busan, Korea. Gwangalli Beach provides the perfect backdrop and arena for not only APP World Tour competition, but also a safe and controlled environment for mass participation at every level as part of our Busan City Paddle Festival. The Busan SUP Open will be rooted in our World Championship competition, which will see our professional athletes compete in both sprint and distance races in the Bay of Gwangalli Beach, which will also include amateur and youth sprints for all age groups and abilities.

Read more about this event here. 


Red River Paddle Challenge

Red River ChallengeThe Red River Paddle Challenge is a 44 kilometer (~27 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 paddle boards, voyageur canoe, or other craft.

Read more about this event here.



SUP Finger Lakes 5K

Finger Lakes 5KThe race starts and finishes at the beach at Finger Lakes State Park. This is a flatwater course with some buoys. The top male and female winners in both the inflatable and rigid boards division will receive a $300 gift certificate to a local adventure supply store. Details coming soon!

Read more about this event here.



The Paddle Sport Show

Paddle Sport ShowThe Paddle Sports Show in Lyon, France draws buyers from specialty stores, purchasing centers, rental stations and outfitters across Europe and around the world. The show features 150+ booths of apparels, boats, boards and accessories  and a complete line-up of special events, including talks & summits, the Paddle Sports Product of the Year Awards, film festivals, races, and on water-demos. Expected buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 2500 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. Paddle Sports Show is a TRADE ONLY EVENT and is not open to the public.

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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