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Tofino SUP Festival Race – June 17 & 18

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The Canadian National SUP Race Championship (CSA Surf Canada Sanctioned), BC SUP Cup and the Six Pack SUP Race Series of Vancouver Island. This event is brought to you by Tofino Paddle Surf, and supported by Coastline Surf and Sport and South Island SUP.

Join the fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, showcased at each race location with off the beach sprint races, fun relays and long distance courses for all ages and experience levels!!  Each event includes a BBQ, music, demos for the public and information on new water sports products. The weekend provides a fun and safe environment for all levels from first time racers to advanced riders. Come join us and make the race part of your vacation plans!


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Race Clinics with National Champions

For 2017  TEAM CANADA CRITERIA (race and resume) Team Canada Selection Criteria or email

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDED at Mackenzie Beach, Sunday, June 18.

BC SUP Cup Awards will be held at the Board the Fjord Race in September

#TofinoSUPfestival  #TofinoPaddleSurf

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The Tofino SUP Festival Race is the Canadian SUP Championship Race. The race will be used to help choose the Team to represent Canada at the World SUP Championships. Competitors taking part in the Canadian Championships will be able to compete in Technical (in surf) and Distance (10+km) races. There will be categories for Mens 14’ Women 12’6 , Mens Prone, Womens Prone and Masters and Youth categories.
-On-site board rental available on first-come, first-serve basis-
14 & 12’6 Men ($35 online $40 onsite)
12’6 Women ($35 online $40 onsite)
Masters Men 14’ (50+) ($35 online $40 onsite)
Masters Women 12’6 (50+)
12’6 Junior Men – Under 18 ($10)
12’6 Junior Women – Under 18 ($10)
Mini Groms Race – Under 10 (FREE)
** National Championships BOARD LENGTH **
SUP 12’6ft all races men and women
Prone is 12’ft all races
**Friday June 16** Race Clinics with National Champions
– Intro to Racing (beginner/intermediate) – with South Island SUP
Friday, June 16 10-noon $40+tax
– Surf Racing Level 1 & 2 (intermediate/advanced) – with Mike Darbyshire
Friday, June 16 10-noon $75+tax
– Ocean Race & Distance Clinic (intermediate/advanced) – with Norm Hann Expeditions
Friday, June 16 3-5pm $75+tax
– Surf Racing Level 2 (intermediate/advanced) – with Genna Flinkman
Saturday, June 16 3-4:30pm $50+tax -Stroke and Footwork, Surf your Raceboard, Race Strategy & Training for Races-
*gear not included for clinic. Contact Us for rentals.
**Saturday June 17**Chesterman’s Beach: Short Course Surf Race / Sprint Races & Festival Events
**Sunday June 18** Mackenzie Beach: Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races / Relays & Games / Kids Races & Festival Events
Please bring your own mug and bowl/cutlery. There will be water on the beach and hopefully food!
Six Pack Series Races 2017
Race 1 Saturday April 22 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids
Race 2 Sunday May 28 Qualicum SUP Challenge Sprint, Rec&Kids
Race 3 Saturday June 17 Tofino SUP Festival Technical in Surf
Race 4 Sunday June 18 Tofino SUP Festival Distance, Rec&Kids
Race 5 Sunday July 8 Victoria SUP Challenge Distance, Rec&Kids
Race 6 Saturday Sept 24 Thetis Lake Sprint,Rec&Kids
BC SUP Cup Series Races 2017
o Race 1 June 17/18 Tofino SUP Festival and Race
*ISA qualifier/CSA National Championship Race
o Race 2 July 8 Victoria Race
o Race 3 August 12 Vancouver SUP Challenge
o Race 4 September 2/3 Kalamalka Classic
o Race 5 September 17
Board the Fjord (tentative)