Throughout the year we have events & races to get you excited about being outside, getting fit, and having fun!
Our events & races include On-Water Demo’s, Tech Clinics like Nordic wax skiing from experts like owner Bob Putnam or Bram Rutherford; talks and presentations from paddlers like Sea Kayak Adventure Paddler Freya Hoffmeister, Jamie Sharpe and Justine Curgenven. Explorers like Frank Wolf and Kevin Vallely. Details will be posted below when events are coming up.
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Board The Fjord Paddle Sport Race
May 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration is OPEN!! Race Fee increase on May 1st
Racers who register before April 12th will get a Custom Race Jersey – choose the name for the back of your shirt when you register
The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America’s southern-most fjord. There are 14km, 7km or 4km course options for all levels of paddler, and a 1km Kids Race which will take place after the main races. The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and we encourage everyone to come out and challenge themselves at this great event!
Board the Fjord is open to ALL WATERCRAFT. We are committed to keeping the spirit of the Board the Fjord event, with a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and The Say Nuth Khaw Yum Heritage Park / Indian Arm Provincial Park.
DISTANCE: 4km, 7km, 14km (kids 1 km race is FREE)
Kayak, SUP, Surfski, OC or Proneboard
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Board the Fjord is the FIRST RACE IN THE BC SUP CUP
Race 1 Board the Fjord Saturday May 12 N. Van 14k Distance Race Mike Darbyshire
Race 2 Tofino SUP Challenge Sat/Sun June 14/16 4k Technical Race Catherine Bruhwiler
Race 3 Victoria SUP Challenge Saturday July 7 12 k Distance Race Brian Raymer
Race 4 Vancouver SUP Challenge Saturday August 11 5k Technical Race Gary Parsons
Race 5 Kalamalka Classic Sat/Sun August 25/26 17k Distance Race Kevin O’Brien1
Best 3 results to be used to determine winners of each category. Racers only need to compete in 3 of 5 and do not need to be at last race. Point system below. Racers who are competing for BC SUP points will need to use the same category of board for at least 3 of the 5 races.
BC SUP Cup points will be based on an event ranking for competitors and then the BC SUP Cup point system applied.
Points Ranking System
1st – 22 pts
2nd – 19
3rd – 17
4th – 15
5th – 13
6th – 12
7th – 11
8th and under – 10 If 2 racers tied the racer with most 1st place (or best) finishes will be awarded title. Any further tie is broken by the racer that has the better result in the most recent head to head race
This will be a ZERO WASTE event, which means PLEASE bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for drinks.