2019 SUP Races
Here’s our guide to SUP races in Seattle and other paddling races Rob co-hosts or is race director of as well as other races in the PNW this year.
Salmon Bay Paddle Races
- Sept 29 (pm) – (NEW) – Makah Coast Race – 6 mile ocean race on Makah Bay by Neah Bay. Launch on beach through surf into bay, then turn on southern most sea stack and back to beach. Open to all craft. Part of the Hobuck Hoedown surf competition. Advanced paddlers only with surf and ocean paddling experience. Details TBA.
- Dec 7-8, 2019 – Deception Pass Challenge – 6 mile race in Deception Pass. New version (Same route) of the Deception Pass Dash. Advanced paddlers only with surf and ocean paddling experience. Details TBA.
- March ?, 2020 – St. Paddles Day Race – Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal. In its 7th year, this is a 6 mile and 3 mile race for all paddling craft. Super fun race fully supported by the resort. And the only race with a glass enclosed hot tub and steam room the race start. Race participants receive a hotel discount
Other PNW Races
Ballard Elks Monday Night Summer Races
We started this series 8 years ago but handed it to the Ballard Elks Paddling Club in 2018. Every Monday evening from May to mid-September, come out with any paddling craft to race 2 to 3 miles in 5 different courses rarely cancelled for conditions. Open to all levels of racers and paddlers. Registration opens in the Elks lot at 6:00 – Race starts at 7pm. All proceeds donated to the Vocational Scholarship Fund, an Elks charity. Prizes donated by KAVU. Contract the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Surf Summer SUP Series
3 mile course on 6 Wednesday evenings on Lake Union July – August More Info
PNWORCA – Pacific NW Outrigger Racing Association (open to all craft)
PNWORCA is the association for outrigger canoe clubs located in the Pacific Northwest including Washington which put on several races year around. All races are open to all paddling craft. Super cool folks to race with.
The Sound Rowers welcome all paddlers to their many annual races that are held from Westport and Seattle to Wenatchee. Here’s a list of their 2019 Races for all paddling craft.
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