Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunshine Coast Stand Up Paddle Board Festival - Sunday July 6th

We are happy to give a shout out to Kokatat Watersports Wear and Werner Paddles dealer, Alpha Adventures and help promote their Sunshine Coast Stand Up Paddle Board Festival on Sunday July 6th in gorgeous Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt, BC.

I had the opportunity to get on the water in Porpoise Bay this past Saturday while I was in town to clinic the staff at Alpha Adventures.  What a spot!  My friend, MO is new to kayaking and this was her first time on salt water.  She did great and loved the comfort and stability of the Hurricane Kayak Santee 126.  Another favourite feature of the boat is the lightweight at only 40lbs!!!

MO enjoying the Hurricane Kayak Santee 126

The view from the Hurricane Kayak Santee 116 Sport

Stand up paddle boarding, demos, clinics, culture and recreational racing - A great day of SUP activities!
Proceeds donated to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – (Coast Guard Auxiliary)

Both races are recreational.  Short Course - 2.4 km and Long Course - 4km.
Demos and Clinics – $5 per person gets you unlimited access to demo all boards and clinics (based on availability).
Races are an additional $15 entry fee per race, but remember, proceeds go to charity!

For more information contact the folks at Alpha Adventures at:  (604) 885-8838  or check out their website

Schedule of Events (TENTATIVE)-
09:00am- Festival Begins- demos available throughout the morning and some in the afternoon where board availability permits.
09:30am- SUP fitness clinic – 30 minutes
10:00am- Basic Paddle Strokes Clinic- 30 minutes
11:00am- Advanced Paddle Strokes Clinic- 30 minutes
11:30am- Short Course Racers meet at tent
12:00pm- Short Course Race begins
02:00pm- Long Course Racers meet at tent***
02:30pm- Long Course Race begins***
03:45pm- Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw
04:00pm- Festival Ends- have a great evening!
See our Accommodation and Travel Info page if you are joining us from out of town.

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin