EVENTS

APRIL

April 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Flatwater Intro to River Skills Morrison, AZ

Lake Pleasant (Fireman’s Cove)Morristown, AZ 85342 United States

Join us at Lake Pleasant (just 30 minutes outside of Phoenix) where we will be doing a Flatwater Intro to River Skills clinic in conjunction with the Morristown Paddlefest event.…

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April 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Level I-II Mesa, AZ

Phon D Sutton Rec Area6753 Phon D Sutton Rd 

Mesa, AZ 85215 United States

Following our flatwater clinic on Lake Pleasant we will be holding our Level I-II clinic on Sunday at the confluence of the Lower Salt and Lower Verde. Here we’ll work with…

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April 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Flatwater Intro to River Skills Kernville, CA

Kern RiverKernville, CA 93238 United States

Join us in Kernville for our Intro to River Skills Flatwater Clinic in collaboration with Sierra South Paddle Sports. For three hours we will go over everything from strokes to…

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April 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Level I-II Kern River, CA

Kern RiverKernville, CA 93238 United States

Following our flatwater clinic on the Kern River in collaboration with Sierra South Paddle Sports, we will be holding our Level I-II clinic Saturday afternoon on the Cemetery Section of the Kern…

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April 21 – April 23

Level I-III Bend, OR

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe805 SW Industrial Way 
Bend, OR 97702 United States

We’re partnering up with your local Bend paddling shop Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe to bring you our class I-III clinic on the Deschutes River. Come spend the weekend with us…

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April 28 – April 30 

Level I-III Boise, ID

Idaho River Sports601 N Whitewater Park Blvd
Boise, ID 83706 United States

We love Boise and wanted to make sure we put it on our tour schedule. We’ll be partnering up with our favorite shop Idaho River Sports to bring you a…

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April 29 – April 30, 2017

4CRS Annual Spring Swap & Sale, Durango, CO:

www.riversports.com/swap/

MAY

May 6-10, 2017

ACA Level 1-2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Courses (IDW/ICE)

ACA Level 3: Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Courses (IDW/ICE)

 

May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017

Vail Whitewater Series, Vail, CO: The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows.

http://www.vailrec.com/sports/whitewater-race-series

 

May 13-14, 2017

Back of Beyond, Moab, Utah: A 7-mile ACA-sanctioned race that follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, including through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ and into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond.’ Elite and open classes offered. A portion of proceeds will be donated to SaveTheColorado.org.

http://backofbeyondsup.com/

 

May 19-21, 2017

Golden Games, Golden, CO: The three day weekend hosts a variety of sporting events, live music, demos, clinics, gear swaps and more. Sports to be highlighted are Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, Slack Lining, River Surfing and many more.

http://thegoldengames.com/

 

May 26 – 29, 2017

Paddlefest, Colorado Kayak Supply, Buena Vista, CO: CKS Paddlefest features live music, a used gear swap, pro kayaking and stand up paddleboarding competitions, guest speakers, biking, running, bouldering, vendors, manufacturers, workshops, special events and much more. Paddlefest is the highly anticipated, interactive and hands on paddling event of the year for all ages and ability levels.

http://www.ckspaddlefest.com/

 

 

JUNE

 

June 2–3, 2017

Animas River Days, Durango, Colorado: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, at Santa Rita Park. Events include: boatercross, surf competition, kayak and SUP slalom, Smelter Smackdown raft sprint, SUP Last Paddler Standing whitewater race and stay at the park after the parade for the first ever NIGHTTIME inflatable and freestyle kayak rodeos. Cash prizes for competitors!

animasriverdays.com

 

June 3–5, 2017

Camp Out for the Cause, Rancho Del Rio, Colorado: Campout For The Cause is a 3-day festival rooted in the spirit of music, movement, community and adventure. This annual experience is held at Rancho Del Rio on the banks of the Colorado River and features live music, camping, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding and lifestyle workshops. http://www.campoutforthecause.org/home

 

June 6, 2017

Vail Whitewater Series, Vail, CO: The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows.

http://www.vailrec.com/sports/whitewater-race-series

 

June 8 – 11, 2017

GoPro Mountain Games, Vail, Colo.: Join the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle at the 2015 Mountain Games. The four days of competition will span across nine sports in 25 disciplines, with SUP sprints and SUP cross events included.

MountainGames.com

 

June 15 – 18, 2017

FibArk, Salida, CO: Every year in June during the Arkansas River runoff in Salida, Colorado, a festival occurs called FIBArk or “First In Boating the Arkansas.” The festival focuses on whitewater boat races and paddlers from around the nation and world come to compete.

http://www.fibark.com/

 

June 23 – 25, 2017

Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison, CO:  Education, Events and Competition on the Gunnison River, at the Gunnison County Whitewater Park and Taylor River.

 

June 23 – 25, 2017

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, Canon City, CO:  The 9th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions along with other events to promote the outdoors and an active lifestyle.  The Arkansas River roars through the Royal Gorge and immediately enters Cañon City.  The Whitewater Park is in the western portion of Cañon City, just a little over a mile from the end of the Royal Gorge.  The RGWF celebrates the Arkansas River and highlights the many recreational opportunities it presents.

 

June 24, 2017

Ridgeway River Festival, Ridgeway, CO: The 10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest is set for June 24, 2017 – we’re preparing for our biggest year yet in the water and on the banks of the Uncompahgre River at Rollans Park in Ridgway, Colorado. We hope everyone will put this popular outdoor festival “Celebrating our Watershed” on your calendars and plan to join us for a full day of fun, healthy outdoor recreation, while supporting the water quality studies, clean up projects and educational activities of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership.

http://ridgwayriverfestival.org/

 

 

JULY

July 14-16, 2017

Grand Valley River Fest, Grand Junction, CO:  Grand Valley River Fest will be the 1st annual river festival celebrating the Colorado River in Palisade, Grand Junction and Fruita.  This 3 day event will showcase SUP and kayak downriver races, board and boat demos as well as all the tasty local beer and food you can handle.

 

July 21-23, 2017

Slam the Kan, Alberta, CA:  Slam the Kan, Calgary, Alberta.  –  Paddling festival in Calgary on the Kananaskis River.

http://www.slamthekan.com/#/

 

July 21-23, 2017

FUNC Fest, Montrose, CO:  Water sports enthusiasts, competitors, and the fun-loving Montrose community are invited to enjoy the Fun on the Uncompahgre “FUNC Fest” at the Montrose Water Sports Park. The annual event is hosted by the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism and features a full lineup of events on water and land.

 

July 25 – 29, 2017

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Salt Lake City, Utah: The largest outdoor sports show of its kind features retailers from across the nation, education, product demos, and various post-show activities.

OutdoorRetailer.com

 

AUGUST

August 4 – August 6

Level I-III Moab, UT

Paddle MoabColorado River Moab, UT 84532 United States

We’re partnering up with Paddle Moab to bring you our level I-III & Surf clinic on the Colorado River. Come spend the weekend with us we’ll connect, talk about gear & safety,…

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August 12-13, 2017

Potomac River Festival, Great Falls, MD: Incredible Paddling Action. An Epic Celebration of the Nation’s River. Featuring the Great Falls Race and the Widewater SUP Challenge.

http://anadventures.com/pofest/event_potomac_river_festival_start.php

 

 

August 25 – August 27

Level I-III Columbus, Georgia

Whitewater Express1000 Bay Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901 United States

We’re partnering up with your local Columbus outfitter & shop Whitewater Express to bring you our class I-III clinic on the Chattahoochee River. Come spend the weekend with us we’ll connect,…

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 August 29 – September 1, 2017

Paddle Sports Expo, Madison, WI: Paddlesports Retailer will be built on Canoecopia’s proven chassis. “The process is pretty dialed,” says Bush, who has been leading Canoecopia since 1994. “Most paddlesports vendors are already familiar with the hall. Add to that its central location in North America and we have an event that for the first time can attract buyers from both coasts.” The Alliant Energy Center in Madison has more than 130,000 square feet of exhibition space. Bush and Bacon have booked it through 2020.

Read more at http://www.canoekayak.com/news/new-paddlesports-retailer-show-announced/#dzgxcix5R0XMDCzR.99

 

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1 – September 3

Level I-III Potomac, MD

Potomac, Maryland (Anglers Take-Out)10790 Macarthur Blvd NW
Potomac, MD 20854 United States

Come paddle with us on the Potomac River where we’ll be covering everything from beginner whitewater paddling techniques to river surfing. Check out our ‘Sample Clinic Schedule’ to get the…

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September 7-10, 2017

Surf Expo, Orlando, FL: The show attracts more than 27,600 total attendees, with buyers representing 9,500+ storefronts sourcing new brands and new products from 1,000+ exhibitors in the surf, skate, sup, wake, wind, kayak/canoe, swim, footwear, resort, boutique and coastal gift categories.

 

September 14 -16, 2017

Gauley Fest, Summersville, WV: All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater’s river conservation and access works throughout the nation. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world. The festival is a showcase for American Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors in the boating community.

https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:events_gauley

 

September 17, 2017

New River Gorge SUP Race, Fayetteville, WV: The NRG SUP Race a grass-roots gathering of SUP athletes, never-before-SUPped beginners, curious spectators and industry sponsors to celebrate all things West Virginia SUP, compete and have a blast. We hold this event amidst the backdrop of West Virginia’s stunning New River Gorge every year on Sunday during Gauley Fest.

https://www.adventuresonthegorge.com/resort/new-river-gorge/nrg-sup-race

 

September 22-24, 2017

Nantahala Outdoor Center Guest Appreciation Festival, NC: NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival their way of saying “Thank You” to you! They will have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including Hala Gear, The North Face, Chaco, Dagger Kayaks, KEEN and more. Paddlers, take advantage of the free shuttles for the Cascades and Upper Nantahala recreational releases. Demo a new Hala Gear board. Join in on the fun with our family-friendly games and activities including corn hole, giant jenga, face painting, a bounce house, a live raptor show and more! Or dance the night away to live music on the banks of the Nantahala River.

https://noc.com/events/guest-appreciation-festival-gaf

 

September 30, 2017

Lake Murray SUP Classic, Columbia, SC: The 2065 Lake Murray SUP Classic, presented by Lake Murray Paddle Club, returns to the shores of Lake Murray for a full weekend of SUP fun! In its fourth year, this event features races for all skill levels–short and long-distances for intermediate through elite paddlers, a first-timers challenge, and a kids’ race.

https://paddleguru.com/races/2015LakeMurraySUPClassic

 

OCTOBER

September 29 – October 1, 2017

The Pacific Paddle Games, Doheny State Beach; Dana Point, Calif.: SUP Magazine’s Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will feature Technical and Distance races (in both Pro and Open divisions), including Junior/ Grom Pro and Open categories, a Beginner Kids’ race, Prone Race, West Marine Demo Zone and much more! Additionally, #PPG2015 will feature the largest prize purse in paddle sports history at $55,000. Come down for the biggest weekend in SUP, from beginners to the best paddlers in the world!

Pacific Paddle Games Event Page

 

October 14, 2017

Ocoee Race, Cleveland, TN: Leaving in one minute increments let’s get our race on….from put-in to below Powerhouse, the Ocoee River Race is no joke! Raising money for  Team River Runner – Chattanooga and having fun along the way! Register to race at Ocoee River Race Registration .

http://tvccpaddler.com/annual-ocoee-river-race/

 

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