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SUP Competitions

Stand Up Paddle Board competitions are gaining popularity and we want to get in on the fun too!  While just developing, we're excited to be in such a great place and have access to flatwater and river paddling right out our back door.
 
Here are three of the formats we're going to be playing with for a compeition we're planning in the near future - for individuals and teams!
 
SUP Slalom
 
A slalom race is and individual timed event where the paddler will manuever a course around a series of buoys in a pattern down the river and/or on the pond where endurance is an added dimension to paddling skill.
 
SUP Team Relay
 
The SUP Team Relay is a flatwater SUP board event where teams of 4 paddlers spring across the pond and back in a side-by-side race. We're imaging heats with 2 to 4 teams in each heat depending on participation. People will get wet and heroes will be born!
 
SUP Downriver Sprint or Time Trial
 
A SUP Down River Time Trial is a race against the clock in could be planned for the heart Boise on the Boise River or a lower stretch. For sure there will be SUP Down River Sprints on the Payette too.
 
The challenges will be a 2 to 4-mile courses either from Barber to Anne Morrison Park or from above the Boise River Recreation Park to Veteran's Memorial Park. Competitors would have to navigate class I and II water then mix in groups of floaters, weird drops and unexpected surprises for even more than fun. A unique event through a modern urban river course.
 
 
 

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