Midwest Stand Up Paddleboard Championship Series 2011
MIDWEST STAND UP PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2011 | LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN
Come join in one of the fastest growing and fun sports in the Midwest. Considering all the water we have around these parts, including the BWCA and the 3 largest Great Lakes, we are truly in the best possible location for inland/ freshwater SUPing. These events will be a day of fun on the water offering races, demos, and education in the sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. With a six race series throughout the Upper Midwest, you get to experience the different waters we all paddle as well as make new SUP acquaintances from around the region. Who knows, it might even evolve into some great, yet unplanned paddling adventures. Each of the six races will feature an elite race of at least five miles and a short course race between 2&3 miles for paddlers who are not as experienced, competitive or fit.
The scheduled lineup:
Third Coast Surf Shop – June 18th ( New Buffalo, MI)
MN Surf Co Race – June 25th (Nisswa,MN)
PaddleBoard Specialist – July 9th (Madison, WI)
Clear Water OutdoorWPA National race – July 16th (Lake Geneva, WI)
Outpost of Holland – July 23rd (New Holland, MI)
Superior Surf Systems – August 6th (Duluth, MN)
all dates are subject to change
Race fee: to be determined
Details of each race will be coming soon to our up and coming website
These races will be combined in an overall point system for the series.
Points will be given to the top 10 finishers in each race based on the following points scale:
• 1st = 1,000
• 2nd = 750
• 3rd = 550
• 4th = 400
• 5th = 325
• 6th = 250
• 7th = 200
• 8th = 150
• 9th = 125
• 10th = 100
The overall #1 womens paddler and mens paddler receiving the top Prize ( see below for more)
History of SUP's
The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term "Beach Boy Surfing", another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, originates.The sport benefits athletes with a strong 'core' workout and is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport, and cross-over athletes are training with SUP. SUPs have been spotted around the globe, anywhere there is easy access to safe waters, as well as in the surfing lineups of the world.
This is currently the fastest growing watersport in North America! If you haven't tried it yet contact one of the shops below and come see what the stoke is all about. If you're already a veteran come participate in a couple of these Midwest SUP Championship Series events and share your knowledge. The bigger the gathering the more categories, points, prizes and fun.
Grand Prize: Top finisher from men's series and women's series will receive airfare and entry fee for the WPA Championship out in San Diego, CA
Stay tuned as there will be more information posted soon.