3rd Annual BALLARD Weekly SUP RACE

Starting Line, May 12, 2014

MONDAY NIGHT SUP RACES IN BALLARD – Get you race on!  Held June – September

Sponsored by the Ballard Elks & KAVU.
Race Results posted by date on Salmon Bay Paddle Blog. 

Join us for our weekly Monday evening SUP races on Shilshole Bay.  Runs June – September. Courses vary per each week and range from 1.5 – 3.5 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race.  Open to OC, prone and kayak.

Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only.

**Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway if facing

Route #2 - Ballard to West Point and back, 2.5 miles.

water.  Please don’t linger on beach, due to beach size. Paddle across boating channel yielding to boats to large concrete wall on Magnolia side for race starting line.

Who? Anyone who is comfortable paddling a SUP on flat water. All levels of paddlers participate. We don’t cancel for wind or rain, make sure you can handle the conditions. Gear rentals available.

Starting line, first race 2013

When?   6:30 pm registration; 7:00 pm race start.  We collect money, sign release forms, and sign up in Elk’s parking lot.

Worried How You’ll Do?  We have surf style to fancy racing boards show up, all levels from newbie racers to pro racers. Contact us about a custom race clinic to improve your skills.  Even 30 minutes of instruction can improve your performance a lot!

How Much? $5 for race. Cash or Check made out to Ballard Elks. All proceeds go to the Ballard Elks Club Scholarship Fund.

Hungry? Join us for a bite after at the Elks Lodge.

Route? On Shilshole Bay. Varies per conditions. 1.5 to 3.5 miles.

Required to Race: Leash and PFD for SUPs; PFD for OC & Kayak. Signed liability form.  Available in lot before race in parking lot. We can rent PFDs & leashes.

What to Wear? We recommend dressing for immersion (water temp – 55F).  Many racers wear less due to overheating.  Wear what works for you.  Neoprene tops and/and bottoms are ideal for racing.

Starting Line, May 12, 2014

Alternative Put-Ins: Commodore Park (Magnolia by Locks) and Golden Gardens Park.

Need Board/Paddle  Rentals? We can provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals, $25pp. Try our 17′ touring boards.

Wanna Learn to SUP?  We provide all levels of instruction for novices through pro racing skills.

Questions? Contact us, salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com or 206.465.7167.


WednesdaysUrban Surf, 7pm.

ThursdaysPerfect Wave in Kirkland on Lake Washington, 7pm.

SeptemberRound the Rock SUP Race


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Summer Ballard Races 2013

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