Once again we are proud to present a full slate of Stand Up Paddle Events planned for this season. Below is the listing of all events, and a brief description of the event. In Store Registration for ALL events listed below – and where there is a cost, it is Cash Only. For further information on any event – please contact us at the store. Fun Paddle Night Board Demo / Lesson / and Casual Paddle June 4 – Telford Lake June 18 – Hermitage Park July 9 – Telford Lake July 23 – Hermitage Park All ability levels welcome $10. for Board Demos or Lesson – No charge if you have your own board and want to come and paddle with us. Twilight Paddle June 21 – North Saskatchewan River Intermediate level $20. Shuttle provided – must have own board / paddle – PFD, Leash, Whistle AND Navigation Lights are mandatory. River Trek July 7 – Devon to Edmonton on North Saskatchewan River Intermediate to Advanced level – Distance is 35km and time on the water is up to 6 hours. $30. Shuttle provided – must have own board / paddle – PFD, Leash, Whistle are mandatory. City Tour August 4 – North Saskatchewan River through Edmonton Intermediate level $20. Shuttle provided – must have own board / paddle – PFD, Leash, Whistle are mandatory. 12th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup August 17 & 18 River Race & Tour Saturday Intermediate (Tour) to Advanced (Race) level – must have own board / paddle – PFD, Leash, Whistle are mandatory. Shuttle / BBQ / Prizes provided. SUP Polo Sunday All ability levels – All equipment is provided. $30. per event for the weekend. Fall Colors September 22 – North Saskatchewan River through Edmonton Intermediate level $20. Shuttle provided – must have own board / paddle – PFD, Leash, Whistle are mandatory.
We are hosing our final SUP event of the season – a “Fall Colors SUP Tour” through the Edmonton River Valley. Sunday, September 16. Re-scheduled to Sunday, September 23. Estimated “on water” time is approximately 2.5 hours. Paddlers must have their own board / paddle / leash / whistle and PFD. Extra clothing / warm clothing and booties are strongly recommended. Cost is $20. per paddler (cash only) and will cover the shuttle service for you and your board from the finish up to the starting point. Registration is now open at the store.
The 11th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup is in the books. Saturday morning dawned a bit chilly, and some lingering smoke from the BC forest fires, for registration at the Edmonton Queen Riverboat parking lot. All the Race and Tour paddlers were checked in and the paddlers and their boards were loaded into their respective shuttles. The Racers headed up to Terwillegar Park and make the short trek to the water, while the Tour paddlers left 30 minutes later and were shuttled to Laurier Park (sorry for the bus driver taking the “scenic route”). The Race began shortly after 9:30 AM with 31 racers heading out. Making it just in time to Laurier Park – the 54 Tour paddlers joined in the river run back down to Rafters Landing and the Edmonton Queen Riverboat. There was a little bit of head wind for a few short sections of the course this year – but nothing compared to last year. Thank goodness it was down current. Once the paddlers rounded the bend in the river at the north end of Hawrelak Park it turned into a downwind / down current run all the way past the High Level bridge. From there it was a short paddle to the finish. Once all paddlers were back safe and sound we proceeded with the BBQ and Awards at Rafters Landing. A Huge Thank You to the Holm Family for doing such an awesome job of getting everyone fed in such a short period of time. Sunday was SUP Polo Day. While the course was being set up the Holm family treated everyone to pancakes and sausages! With the Starboard Polo court all set up, paddlers were shuttled out to the playing field on the 18’6″ x 60″ Starboard Starship where they mounted their Starboard SUP Polo boards and paddles. Each team played 3 games – and while at times it “seemed” really serious, ALL players had the most FUN of the entire weekend. There were lots of battles, and lots of laughter. Team D – of Kristian Pearson and Griffin Currie were the series winners. Shop Staff Griffin was the series MVP with a hat trick in the last game! Thank you to everyone that came out and paddled / that volunteered to help run the event / and to all the sponsors that donated the massive amount of draw prizes – please support them, as they support the sport. Mark your calendars for the 12th Annual SUP Cup on August 17 & 18, 2019 PLEASE plan on coming to SUP Polo next year – as Dave Kalama says – “it is the most FUN you can have on a SUP.”