Power Island - Rapa Nui
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Power Island - Rapa Nui

6 Mile Elite race - 

Start from water, at the Bowers Harbor boat launch, line-up between buoy.

ALL boats and boards have to be equipped with PFD (life jacket/s) - Coast guard approved - no exception !

We recommend for the lilfe jacket to be worn during the paddle legs and recommend use of a leash for all SUP and Surfski boats.

Paddle direction is South South West towards middle of Power Island - (dock and beach)

Distance 3 miles. There will be a flag on the beach for better orientation.

Beach your boat/board south (left from the flag) - with assistance of the race volunteer (please instruct volunteer if you don't want any assistance)

The Run portion of the race is mainly on a narrow two track and a short portion of a single track and will be marked/flagged

Direction of the run is clock-wise around the perimeter of the island.

Each person will receive a small Rapa Nui trophy in the middle of the run to bring back to the finish line.

Finish the run portion of the race back at the beach and paddle back to Bowers Harbor.

It will be abeach finish just to the right of the boat launch - crossing the finish line either by tip of the boat touching the beach or your foot on the beach.

3 Mile Recreational race - Fun for Everyone

Start from water, at the Bowers Harbor boat launch, line-up between buoy.

ALL boats and boards have to be equipped with PFD (life jacket/s) - Coast guard approved - no exception !

We recommend for the life jacket to be worn during the paddle legs and recommend use of a leash for all SUP. 

The race course will be inside of Bowers harbor bay, marked by buoys.

The course will be determined based on wind direction and conditions.

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OABI
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

OABI

The Motor City vibe shines at OABI (Once Around Belle Isle) each summer.  In its 6th year, OABI defines Detroit surf culture.  The 7 mile Belle Isle course through the international waters of the Detroit River offers stand up paddleboard (SUP), kayak and surfski racers the ultimate competitive test of stamina with the stunning Detroit skyline as the backdrop.  Even those without SUP experience can give it a try in our Paddlerama classes!

OABI draws a community of people from around the country to take in the unique urban beach setting in the heart of Detroit.  With amazing live music all day along with great beer, food and cool local vendors, OABI is the best of what Detroit has to offer.  Everyone at OABI gets to see what Detroit surf culture is all about.    

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Paddle for Parkinsons Relay Race
Jul
29
8:30 AM08:30

Paddle for Parkinsons Relay Race

Paddle for Parkinsons Relay Race

This is a great relay race for EVERYONE! Help GLS support the National Parkinsons Foundation in bringing awareness and funds to help beat Parkinsons, which has hit us so close to home.

Asking for donations to participate in the Rely or just to donate to a great cause!

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Chain of Lakes Skyline Festival
Jul
29
8:30 AM08:30

Chain of Lakes Skyline Festival

This is the Chain of Lakes Skyline Festival presented by SUP Calhoun, Red Bull, and Bent Paddle.  July 29th, from 11am to 6pm, Thomas Beach of Lake Calhoun is going to be the place to be in Minneapolis and the whole midwest for the paddleboarding scene.

 

The Skyline Festival is a jam packed day filled with tons of fun for everyone young and old and some great paddleboarding.  This festival has a race for everyone including: a 5K Open race for any and all who want to test themselves on a board, a 10K for more experienced racers and introducing a a short Minnesota's fastest paddler course.  

 

We have SUP Calhoun, Red Bull, and Bent Paddle throwing the biggest party on the city lakes this summer and you don't want to miss out!  In addition to the paddleboarding there will be Red Bull DJ's, SUP Yoga, Board Demo Zone, Bags Tournament, great food, delicious beer, tons of local merchant tents, and a raffle with great prizes.

 

Register today and make sure to tell your friends and family because this is a day you and they will not want to miss!

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Washburn Board Across the Bay
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Washburn Board Across the Bay

  • Thompson's West End Park, 1048 W Bigelow St, Washburn, WI 54891 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Washburn Board Across the Bay Race is a unique Stand Up Paddle Board Event for all paddling enthusiasts. It takes place on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay in Washburn, Wisc., home of TOM BLAKE. You can choose
between the 3, 7, or the 14-mile race.

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Up North Stand Up Paddle Board Classic
Jul
15
8:00 AM08:00

Up North Stand Up Paddle Board Classic

CRYSTAL LAKE SUP 6 mile/3mile/1.5 mile CHALLENGE

Come paddle on one of the most pristine lakes in Michigan… there is a reason it is called Crystal Lake. The days events will start with the Crystal Lake SUP Challenge which will consist of an Elite 6 mile(2 LAPS)/ 3 mile(1 LAP) recreational and Junior Rec (13-16) 3 mile (1 LAP) and a FREE kids(age 7-12, kids must register) 1.5 mile(1/2 LAP) Diamond Configuration Buoy Race.  Children can do either the Junior Rec or the kids race, not both. All races are held under WPA rules and will have an Open Water Start and Finish. All Racers must have a leash on their board to participate.

Crystal Lake, the largest lake of this name in Michigan, is located near Lake Michigan in Benzie County about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Traverse City and about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Frankfort at 44°39′N 86°09′W. It measures approximately 2.5 by 8 miles (4 by 13 km), and has a maximum depth of 165 feet (50 m). At 9,854 acres (40 km2), it is Michigan’s ninth largest inland lake. Up to and through the American Civil War years Crystal Lake was known as “Cap Lake” due to the frequent whitecaps visible on its surface. Crystal Lake is adjacent to the southern reaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Crystal Lake is surrounded by sandy beaches due to an attempt in 1873 to connect Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan via a channel. The lake level of Crystal Lake was higher than the level of Lake Michigan and when the channel was open, the water level in Crystal Lake dropped. Although the project was a failure, the lowering of the lake level uncovered sandy beaches, including the current public beach at Beulah. The watershed that feeds Crystal Lake is very small, and fertilizer and sewage outflows are minimal, leading to the exceptionally clear and beautiful water that gives it its current name. The surface area of the lake is 35% of the total area of the watershed (land and water combined).

 

LAKE MICHIGAN DOWNWIND DUEL

 

LAKE MICHIGAN 4.6 mile DOWNWIND DUEL

Come paddle off the shores of one of the most scenic areas of Lake Michigan, voted the “Most Beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America.

The Downwind Duel 4.6 mile paddle will start at Point Betsie Lighthouse beach and finish on the Frankfort Beach (or Frankfort to Point Betsie depending on the wind).This race will have a Beach Start and Finish. 

Exceptions may be made for younger racers on an individual basis.  Please email race organizer for information

All Racers must have a leash and PFD on board to participate.

Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes wholly within the borders of the United States; the others are shared with Canada. It has a surface area of 22,400 square miles (58,000 km2),[2] making it the largest lake entirely within one country by surface area (Lake Baikal, in Russia, is larger by water volume), and the fifth largest lake in the world. It is 307 miles (494 km) long by 118 miles (190 km) wide with a shoreline 1,640 miles (2,640 km) long. The lake’s average depth is 46 fathoms 3 feet (279 ft; 85 m), while its greatest depth is 153 fathoms 5 feet (923 ft; 281 m).[2][8] It contains a volume of 1,180 cubic miles (4,918 km³) of water. Hydrologically it forms a single body of water with Lake Huron, the whole being called Lake Michigan–Huron; the two sides are connected through the Straits of Mackinac and share an average surface elevation of 577 feet (176 m).

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Jul
8
8:00 AM08:00

Stand Up For The Cure, Muskegon

Dear friends,

Standup for the Cure forwards 100% of the donations and proceeds from each Standup event to the local Affiliate of Susan G Komen. The event is primarily run by volunteers and ‘Gift in Kind’ donations.

25% of all funds received by Komen go towards ground-breaking, international breast cancer research. Komen is the largest, non-government funder of breast cancer research in the world. The remaining 75% of all funds donated are returned to the local community through Komen’s local affiliate in the form of grants to clinics for breast health services for local uninsured and under-insured women.

The recipients of the Komen community grants are selected by a strict process: RFP’s are submitted by local clinics to the Komen Affiliate for grants to be able to offer breast health services to under-insured or uninsured women.   These grant applications are carefully reviewed by the Komen Affiliate’s Grant Review Committee and if approved and granted, their performance is carefully monitored all year to ensure proper use of those funds per their RFP commitments.  

Large grants are awarded each year by the local affiliates.  Most affiliates grant based on a fiscal year that starts in April.  You can read more about each year’s grants on the Komen affiliate websites or contact them directly to learn more.   

On average, a donation of $125 covers the cost of a mammogram, but there are also many other ways the Komen Affiliates help women undergoing treatment such as helping them with hats, wigs and scarves while undergoing chemotherapy, covering insurance deductibles on diagnostics, outreach education programs to encourage early detection and support groups.

As a breast cancer survivor myself, I feel that this is the most effective use of our funds raised and am committed to the fight against breast cancer for all of us, since 1 in 8 are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  

I have served on Komen Orange County’s Grant Review Committee and also on their Board of Directors so that I can be absolutely sure of how and where our donation funds are spent in that area.  This experience has convinced me that Komen’s model overall is well-monitored and extremely effective at handling community breast health issues.  I believe that together we can save lives!

Sincerely,

Judie Vivian
Co-Founder Standup for the Cure

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45TH Parallel Paddle Festival 2017
Jun
24
to Jun 25

45TH Parallel Paddle Festival 2017

45 Parallel Paddle Festival - 

GREAT LAKES CELEBRATION

 

Come and enjoy with friends and family our Lake Michigan beauty. Festival of boating activities at Suttons Bay Marina Beach.

Participate on any of the sport events  with your Kayak, SUP, Surfski or Canoe.

Beach, Music, Water and Friends.

Boat and Paddle equipment EXPO - Try different demo boats or boards.

Watch or compete in several paddle races including the Susan Rauser State Farm Insurance kids paddle race!

Elite 6 Mile Midwest SUP Series WPA  2017 Championship and DOUBLE POINT RACE!

Rec 3 Mile  OPEN for All skills and all boats/boards -Surf Board Midwest SUP point race!

Rec 3 mile OPEN Kayak Race for All skills and boats

Elite 6 Mile Great Lakes Surfski Series points race

OUTRIGGER CANOE OC6 OPEN - available to all registered participants after the conclusion of all races (11AM)

Minimum 3 participants in category for award. 

 NEW this YEAR 

 RACE AFTER PARTY AT 

Hop Lot Brewery - Suttons Bay

 

Portion of the proceeds donated to Inland Seas Education Association

For more info on races and events go to www.Racetc.com

Online registration closes Wednesday, June 21st!

Please pre-register!

Day of race registration $50 for any event

We can not guarantee lunch & race T-shirt availability

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6th Annual Sprint & Splash
Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

6th Annual Sprint & Splash

The 6th Annual Sprint & Splash will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, Michigan. Sprint and Splash is fast becoming a premier festival on Lake St. Clair; it includes a variety of competitive events, as well as music, food, craft beer, and a variety of vendors. Sprint and Splash kicks off the day with a 6-mile WPA Sanctioned Stand-Up Paddle board race. Following the SUP race, is the Duathlon, which combines a 5K run AND a 2-mile paddle (kayak or stand-up paddle board). Sprint and Splash also offers a 5K Fun Run and Walk (for those who want to stay dry) and a 2-mile recreational Stand-Up Paddleboard race. The Sprint and Splash “Beach Village” is open throughout the day, giving participants and spectators the option to visit local vendors before or after their race.

Sprint and Splash is a fundraising event with the unique purpose of promoting and celebrating Lake St. Clair, which is truly the "heart" of the Great Lakes. It is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the mid-west. By sponsoring this event you are supporting organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River, and the surrounding natural areas.

The primary benefactor of the event will be the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative, a non-profit association created to increase awareness, protect, and develop the rich and diverse assets on and around this fresh water community. The goal of this organization is to educate and connect new and existing visitors about the many experiences offered by Lake St. Clair and the surrounding business and communities. One additional non-profit organization will also benefit from this event, the Clinton River Watershed Council. This mission of the CRWC is to protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.

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Sep
24
7:00 AM07:00

SANDSTORM-Glacial Hills Triple Play

         Three member TEAM RACEat  Bellaire's GLACIAL HILLS and INTERMEDIATE RIVER AND LAKE

Come to celeberate Harvest Festival with Shorts Brewery and help support Glaciar Hills.

First Leg 10K Trail Run

Second Leg 10M Trail Mountain Bike

Third Leg 4M Paddle (Kayak, SUP, Surfski or Canoe C1 as well as C2)

ALL MALE, ALL FEMALE and CO-ED TEAMS and

two categories for different sizes of boats  - UNDER 16' and 16' PLUS

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OABI
Aug
13
8:00 AM08:00

OABI

 

OABI RACE

The OABI is the ultimate test of stamina as paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, surf skis, crew sculls and shells race around the 7-mile Detroit treasure, Belle Isle.  The event began in 2011 as an underground challenge among the SUP community to test who had the biggest gains over the summer paddle season.

"I love this course. We’re not doing any bouys. It’s straightaways. It’s scenic. Being able to see the Canadian side, the towers. Everything. It’s a great venue for a race." - Brian LeFeve, Great Lakes Surf Shop

Because the race takes place in international waters, the trophies – known as Black Blade – have an international flavor. The men’s SUP trophy has a Canadian maple leaf on one side to represent Canada and a star on the other side to represent the USA. The women’s SUP trophy has an Ontario trillium on one side to represent Canada and a Michigan apple blossom on the other to represent the USA. The kayak and rowing trophies are designed in a similar way with international flavor on each blade.

The OABI is the ultimate test of stamina as paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, surf skis, crew sculls and shells race around the 7-mile Detroit treasure, Belle Isle.  The event began in 2011 as an underground challenge among the SUP community to test who had the biggest gains over the summer paddle season.

"I love this course. We’re not doing any buoys. It’s straightaways. It’s scenic. Being able to see the Canadian side, the towers. Everything. It’s a great venue for a race." - Brian LeFeve, Great Lakes Surf Shop

Because the race takes place in international waters, the trophies – known as Black Blade – have an international flavor. The men’s SUP trophy has a Canadian maple leaf on one side to represent Canada and a star on the other side to represent the USA. The women’s SUP trophy has an Ontario trillium on one side to represent Canada and a Michigan apple blossom on the other to represent the USA. The kayak and rowing trophies are designed in a similar way with international flavor on each blade.  A favorite among SUPers and kayakers is the ritual passing of the OABI Black Blade trophy from athlete-to-athlete around a pre-race circle on the beach.

PADDLERAMA

What is Paddlerama?  

The newbie friendly Paddlerama program features instruction and demos for beginners, intermediates, and experienced paddlers.  Previous classes have included Intro to SUP, SUP Yoga, Paddle technique, SUP Racing, and on-land fitness training.  2016 will showcase more intimate classes with more specialized instruction from some of the Midwest’s best and most talented paddlers.  Paddlerama is your chance to try out new gear, and talk with vendors to test drive your new SUP, kayak, or other paddle gear.

Stay tuned for program updates and ticket on sale.

A beach party in detroit?

 

drinking beers and cocktails on the beach, listening to tunes, dining on the best food trucks in the region, beach games, and enjoying the majestic beauty of one of the most unexpected beach destinations in the country - that's the beauty of detroit!

 

Stay tuned for artist, food truck, beverage and beach party announcements!  

 

 

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4th Annual Paddle For Humanity
Aug
7
6:30 AM06:30

4th Annual Paddle For Humanity

Paddle for Humanity (PFH) is a national grass root event series with the stated purpose of bringing the paddling community together to support a common cause. PFH has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners and grown into one of the Nation’s Largest Bi-Coastal Paddle Event Series!

Support our LOCAL community during this celebrated philanthropic event. Paddle For Humanity is pleased to announce that we will be donating a portion of the event's participation proceeds to a local nonprofit 501(C)3. Your registration or sponsorship will be making an impact right in our own backyard! 

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Jun
25
6:30 AM06:30

45th Parallel Paddle Fest

Come and celebrate with friends and family our Lake Michigan beauty. Festival of boating activities at Suttons Bay Marina Beach.

Join Fun Group paddle to cross 45th Parallel (3 mile round trip) - all boats/boards and all skilles are welcome

Particiapte on any of the sport events  with your Kayak, SUP, Surfski or Canoe.

Try different demo boats or boards.

Watch or compete in several paddle races including kids and youth paddle race.

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Lake Max Challenge
Jun
24
to Jun 26

Lake Max Challenge

  • Lake Max Challenge, Culver Town Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

June 24-26, 2016

Stand-up Paddle Board Racing & More! The 2015 Lake Max Challenge is in it's 5th Year this year and better than ever! Known as one of the best Stand-up Paddle Board Races in the Midwest due to our beautiful lake and beach, gem of a town and family friendly activities all weekend long, it's a race that shouldn't be missed! 

http://lakemaxchallenge.com

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Sep
12
to Sep 13

Sixth Annual Midwest SUP Masters, Lake Geneva WI

This family-friendly weekend event includes Stand Up Paddle board (SUP) inspired activities and demos.  We will have five races: SUP Masters short race, SUP Masters long race, Black Point Burner 13miler, a kids race and pet/person race.  The Masters long race will have cash prizes.  Enjoy music by local bands, check out amazing outdoor vendors, buy used gear, equipment demos, play some beach ball water polo, join in and/or watch the races.  A raffle will benefit the Lake Geneva YMCA. Our race is the Championship of the 2015 WPA sanctioned Great Lake Series.

 

Friday Sept 11th, 2015
SUP Clinic Day
Paddle Stroke Clinic with "Westy" 2-4PM

$70 sign up online, only 8 spots first come first serve (register on paddle guru)
Fitness Clinic with Jess Molitor 4-5pm
Yoga Clinic                            5-6pm 
SUP Beach Ball Polo Clinic      5-6pm  
SUP Endurance Clinic              6-7pm  

 

 

Saturday Sept 12th, 2015

SUP Masters Race Day

All Morning Race Registration starts 7AM ends 9:45am
Short Race Registration ends 8:10am
Short Race Course Talk at 8:15AM

SUP Masters Short Race - Start 8:30am

Used Gear Sale starts 9:30am

Long Race Registration ends 9:40am
Long Race Course talks 9:45am

SUP Masters Long Course - Start 10:30am

 

Demos start at 1pm

Awards at 1:10pm

Raffle at 3pm

 

Other Fun Events

Kids  race 10am

Beach ball Polo (round robin) 2PM

Pet + Person Race 12:30pm 

 

Sunday 13th 
Black Point Burner Race Day

7:00am yoga on the beach - $5 donation recomended
8:00am social paddle - "join record attempt and root for racers"
8:10am Black Point Burner race start

10am Used Gear Sale and Demo
12:30 Awards

2-3pm Pack up

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Aug
8
9:30 AM09:30

Once Around Belle Isle Beach Fest, Detroit MI

OABI, the acronym for Once Around Belle Isle, is a 7-mile paddle race around Belle Isle in the international waters of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, MI. What started as an underground race in 2012 with 25 Detroit/Windsor paddlers has evolved into a Midwest paddle destination and the premier beach party in Detroit.

With an expanded program in 2014, OABI appealed to not only serious stand-up paddlers, but also kayakers, rowers, and those who are completely new to paddling. By combining a newbie-friendly paddlerama with classes and demos, live music, craft beer, food trucks, and a wide variety of paddle vendors, OABI is a festive and welcoming environment that celebrates Detroit’s rightful place as one of the world’s primary centers of water sports and recreation.

SCHEDULE

(Times subject to change, expanded schedule with class times, music performances, etc TBA)

9:30 AM ::  OABI RACE REGISTRATION

11:00 AM ::  OABI RACE START / PADDLERAMA REGISTRATION OPEN

12:30 AM :: PADDLERAMA CLASS SIGN UP OPENS

1:00 PM ::  PADDLERAMA BEGINS (Class and demo schedule TBA)

3:30 PM - 8:00 PM ::  BEACH PARTY & MUSIC FESTIVAL 

http://www.oabidetroit.com/

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