Starting Line, May 12, 2014

MONDAY NIGHT SUP RACES IN BALLARD – Get you race on! Open to OC, prone and kayak.

Hosted by Salmon Bay PaddleSponsored by the Ballard Elks & KAVU.

2017 Dates – Mondays May 1 thru September 16

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 miles. Racers are welcome to join us for post race hydration and a bite at the Ballard Elks Club after the race.

Where? Ballard Elks Beach, Directions. OK to park in Elks lot for this event only. Join the Elks for $115yr. (Elks reg forms available at race) 

Registration: 6-6:30pm in Elks parking lot.

*Race Start: 7pm

Cost: $5  All proceeds donated to the Elks Scholarship Fund

Triangle & Canal Course Routes

Triangle & Canal Course Routes 2.48m

Who Should Race?  Anyone who is comfortable paddling some small to medium sized waves. Must know how to fall and get back on. We don’t cancel for wind or rain, make sure you can handle the conditions. Gear rentals available.

Course Route: On Shilshole Bay. Varies weekly per conditions. 1.5 to 3 miles. We generally don’t cancel for conditions. S

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


**Due to Access Issues – Stay on Right (north) side of beach. ‘Elks side’ is right of stairway facing water. Keep voice volume low as well.


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.

Need Board/Paddle  Rentals? We can provide board, paddle, PFD and wetsuit rentals, $30 pp.

Contact us for info,  206.465.7167.

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

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

Volunteers welcome. We need reliable timers. Elks members can get volunteer hours helping out.

Race Results posted on Salmon Bay Paddle Blog.


Questions? Contact us, or 206.465.7167.



WednesdaysUrban Surf, 7pm.

September  – Round the Rock SUP Race


Other races by Salmon Bay Paddle – Halloween, New Year’s Day and St Paddles Day.

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