Find out what paddle boarding events Tuga SUP will be at near you this summer. These events are great places to get to know the sport, the racers and the brands of paddleboards.
This event shines the spotlight on stand-up paddleboarding and how it compliments canoeing and kayaking. As one of the fastest growing segments of paddlesports, this unique form of paddling gives you a different perspective on the water and offers a number of health benefits.
Learn everything you’ve wondered about paddle boarding, from how to fish on a SUP to how to do Yoga. Tuga will be there providing free workshops and leasons. Oh, and there will be free food! So come out on June 4th, from 11am until 4pm and get to know the beautiful Frontenac Provincial Park.
Every summer the Ontario SUP series runs a set of races all throughout the province. This year there will be 9 races in total in Paris (inflatable boards only), Ottawa, Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Port Dalhousie, Port Dover, Kincardine, Collingwood and Muskoka.
These WPA sanctioned races offer an array of different categories for paddlers in every stage of their racing journey. Elite is their most competitive classification, with men usually racing on 14’ boards and women on 12’6”. These races are between 5 and 7 km. However, if you’re new to SUP racing, you can try the ‘Novice’ category for your first 3 races and then move up to the ‘Open’ category. Youth wanting to race also have their own category, further broken down into age groups: U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18. The youth courses are usually between 1 and 2 km. Final series champions are judged on their five best scores.
Make sure to be at the June 18th race in Barrie, where Tuga will be the main sponsor. Come meet us personally and try out our boards.
This fun race takes place on July 30, 2016 on Cayuga Lake. It is one of eleven lakes that are long and narrow, hence the name Finger Lakes, in upstate New York. This region is famous for their wines. With a little planning, you could squeeze in a visit to a local vineyard.
This year, the Cayuga SUP cup is a WPA-sanctioned race. The closest town to the race is Ithaca, NY. There are plenty of accommodations around but the fun part is to camp at the park with the rest of the paddle boarders. At night, event organizers have planned activities like outdoor paddle boarding films and bonfires. Get there a day early and attend April Zilg’s race clinic July 29.
This annual fundraising event is in its 7th year. It started when Mike Sandusky and Grant Kennedy’s paddled from Hamilton to Toronto to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research. Now it has turned into a 10 km social paddle around Toronto Island.
Be there on Saturday July 23rd to support this great cause. The starting point is Cherry Beach, Toronto. Paddlers set off at 9am and take about 2 hours to return. Prizes are given for most money raised. There are also tons of local sponsors set up, like us, that you can get to know better.
Geared towards all paddlers, not just on SUPs but also on kayaks, surfskis and canoes! This event is part of a race series across Ontario and Quebec. On August 13, Hudson Yatch Club in Montreal plays host to the last race in the Waterway Series. There will be 7km, 16km and 32km race courses on Ottawa River and Deux-Montages Lakes. After the race there’s a BBQ and a chance to connect with fellow watermen and waterwomen.
We hope you fully take advantage of this season and attend one of these awesome paddle boarding events!