NW SUP Race Season is in Full Gear! Check out local races..
Every week throughout the summer, SUP races are taking place throughout our region. Anyone can attend from any skill level. If you want to race, attending these are a great way to get prepped for larger epic events such as the Round the Rock.
Short List of Weekly Pacific NW Summer Races..
Tues - Alki Kayaks 1.5 mile sprint from the shop to Duwamish Head and back. Gear rentals available from http://kayakalki.com/
Wed - Urban Surf's races are always on Lake Union, but every week the course changes. Approx 3 miles and the best attended local race. http://www.urbansurf.com/
Thurs - Perfect Wave in Kirkland host a race starting at Houghton Beach. http://perfectwave.com/
Fri - Lk Sammamish St Park races from Tibbits Beach, (not weekly) https://www.facebook.com/SquawSupRaceSeries
Get in touch with Corey at http://dolansboardsports.com/ for his weekly Saturday morning races!
Saturdays - South Sound Stand Up Paddle Race Series; 8:30 AM
jack hyde park on ruston : Start/ Finish at Jack Hyde Park on Ruston Way (at Old Town).
Apprx. 3 miles/ lap. Click here to say you're going http://www.meetup.com/washington-standup-paddlers/events/71586872/t/md1_rt
Bill Walker of Ruby Creek Boathouse puts on several races including the Deception Pass Dash, Da Fuca Downwinder, Tall in the Saddle, and the Hobuck Hoedown. Visit his "More Races" link for a an extensive list of other NW races.
SoundRowers.org - This group's races are for all types of watercraft and have the most extensive racing schedule in the NW. More info.. http://www.soundrowers.org/
Stroke the Slough - Sammamish River/Slough - Redmond to Kenmore.
Deep Cove's Tuesday night races "North America's Largest Weekly Paddlesports Race." Distance varies; On the Indian Arm, Vancouver BC.
Aug 18 & 19th, Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, Waterfront Park, Hood River.
Aug 24 - 26th, Oregon Open Ocean Classic, Newport.
Take My SUP Race Class - I teach a SUP Race class which is also a great way to perfect your forward stroke. Tired of switching hands so often? Give me a holler. Click Here for more info.
Note: There's several other races in the area, and we're working on a larger list to include here soon. Updated 7/18/12.