This annual SUP Festival is part of the BC SUP Cup and the Six Pack SUP Race Series. This event is brought to you by Tofino Paddle Surf and supported by South Island SUP.

Join the fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, showcased at each race location with short & long distance races, fun races & relays, Race Clinics with National Champions, demos, beach sprints, BBQ, lots of prizes!!!

All ages and all levels!



Friday June 15 Race Clinics

Saturday June 16 Chestermans Beach:
Open Races/Tech. Races/Sprint/Sunset Paddle & BBQ (Mackenzie Beach)

Sunday June 17 Mackenzie Beach:
Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races/Relays & Games/Kids Races/BBQ/Awards



– Friday June 15 CLINICS-

3pm-5pm: Ocean Race & Distance Clinic (intermediate/advanced) – Norm Hann

5pm-7pm: Intro to Racing (beginner/intermediate) – with South Island SUP

– Saturday June 16 RACES-

Chestermans Beach:  Open Races/Tech. Races/Sprint/Sunset Paddles & BBQ (Mackenzie Beach)

10 -11:00 am Registration
11:00 am Racer Meeting/Safety Meeting
11:15 -1:00 pm Mens/Womens/Youth 4km
12:30pm Sprint for Victory
6:45 pm Saturday night – BBQ/potluck * BBQs provided
8:00 pm Beach Fire
8:30 pm Sunset Paddle Out – Boards, kayaks, canoes, swimmers in wetsuits, etc. are welcome to join in*
*on the beach in front of Bella Pacifica campsite 14 (just a few hundred meters north of Tin Wis Resort on Mackenzie Beach)

– Sunday June 17 RACES-

Mackenzie Beach: Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races/Relays & Games/Kids Races

9:00am -10:00am Registration

9:15am – 10:00am Beach Yoga with Tofino Yoga (mats provided) – Suggested donation – $5-$10 all proceeds to Surfrider Pacific Rim

10:00am Racer Meeting/Safety Meeting

10:00am 12km and 6km Mens/Womens/U18 – 12’6

11:00am – noon Wild Salmon Beach BBQ with Surfrider Pacific Rim – Suggested donation – $10 all proceeds to Surfrider Pacific Rim

11:00am – noon Family Games & Prizes!!!

12:30pm 1km Recreational and Open (competitive) Race – adults and U18

12:45pm Relay Race 100-200m teams formed on site

1:00pm Kids Races age 9 and under 100-200m

1:30pm Awards and Draw Prizes (Lots of Prizes! Stick Around to Win)



June 15 – Tofino Paddle Surf


June 16 – Chestermans Beach


June 17 – Mackenzie BeachTofino Paddle Surf


$35/person/day Online before 6pm on June 15
$40/person/day Onsite June 16/17
$15/person for 1Km Recreational and Competitive race
Free for youth 17 and under 


Technical Short Course in small surf to medium surf depending on category (Chestermans).


Distance Course race in active semi-protected ocean environment with a possibility of ocean swell, wind, wind waves and current. Paddlers should be intermediate level and higher for the 6Km and 12Km distance races. Also there will be a 200m Mini Grom (under 10) race, 1Km Competitive and 1km Recreational race, and 200m Sprint Race for Victory (Mackenzie).

**BC SUP Cup points for Men and Women board length 14 feet and under. Youth board length 12’6 and under. **

Race 1 Saturday April 28 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids Season Opener

Race 2 Saturday May 26 Sidney Canadian National Championships Technical

Race 3 Sunday May 27 Sidney Canadian National Championships Distance

Race 4 Saturday June 16 Tofino SUP Festival Technical in Surf

Race 5 Sunday June 17 Tofino SUP Festival Distance, Recreational and Kids

Race 6 Saturday July 7 Victoria SUP Challenge Distance, Recreational and Kids

Bonus Race Saturday Sept 15 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids Grande Finale

Board the Fjord Saturday May 12 N. Van 14k race, Deep Cove

Race 2 Tofino SUP Challenge Sat/Sun June 16/17 4k, Tofino

Race 3 Victoria SUP Challenge Saturday July 7 12 k, Victoria

Race 4 Vancouver SUP Challenge Saturday August 11 5k race, Vancouver

Race 5 Kalamalka Classic Sat/Sun August 25/26 17k race, Vernon


Please bring your own mug and bowl/cutlery. There will be water on the beach and hopefully food!