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 Cleanup, beach sprints, BBQ & Beer Garden, lots of prizes!!!

All ages and all levels!


June 14 – Tofino Paddle Surf


June 15 – Chestermans Beach


June 16 – Mackenzie BeachTofino Paddle Surf


$35/person/day – Online before 6pm on June 14
for Technical/Distance
($40/person/day – Onsite June 15/16)
$15/person – Online before 6pm on June 1
 for 1Km Rec/Competitive race
($20/person/day – Onsite June 15/16) 

Youth Paddlers 17 and under. 1/2 of adult prices above.

Youth Paddlers 10 and under in the mini-grom race are FREE.

Cancellation Policy:

Race fee refunded less $10 more than 48 hours before race.

No refund less than 48 hours before race.



Technical Short Course in small surf to medium surf depending on category (Chestermans).  SUP Cross – Fast pace SUP Race with lots of board contact. Inflatable boards will be supplied. More details coming soon.



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. **


Friday, June 14 Clinics for all levels
Saturday, June 15 Chestermans Beach 
Open Races/Tech. Races/Sprint/Sunset Paddles & BBQ (Mackenzie Beach)
Sunday, June 16 Mackenzie Beach
Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races/Relays & Beach Cleanup/Kids Races/BBQ/Awards


Friday, June 14
Event: Clinics with National Champions
Register here

10am – noon: Intro to Racing (beginner/intermediate) – with South Island SUP

4:30pm – 7:30pm : Beach Racing with video & Tacofino – with Mike Darbyshire

Time TBA: Tech & Distance Racing – with Lina Augaitis (contact directly)

Saturday, June 15
Where: Chestermans Beach-
Event: Open Races/Tech. Races/Sprint/Sunset Paddle & 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 16
Where: Mackenzie Beach
Event: Distance Race/Recreational 1km Races/Relays & Games/Kids Races

9:00 -10:00 am Registration
9:15 – 10:00am Beach Yoga with Tofino Yoga (mats provided) – Suggested donation – $5-$10 all proceeds to Surfrider Pacific Rim
10:00 am Racer Meeting/Safety Meeting
10:00 am 12km and 6km Mens/Womens/U18
11:00 – Surfrider Pacific Rim Beach Cleanup
noon – Beach BBQ/Beer garden with Lil’ Ronnies – proceeds to Surfrider
12:30 pm 1km Recreational and Open (competitive) Race – adults and U18
12:45 pm Relay Race 100-200m teams formed on site
1:00 pm Kids Races age 9 and under 100-200m
1:30 pm Awards and Draw Prizes (Lots of Prizes! Stick Around

Race 1 Saturday April 27 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids Season Opener

Race 2 Saturday May 25 Sidney Canadian National Championships Technical

Race 3 Saturday June 15 Tofino SUP Festival Technical in Surf

Race 4 Sunday June 16 Tofino SUP Festival Distance, Recreational and Kids

Race 5 Saturday July 6 Victoria SUP Challenge Distance, Recreational and Kids

Race 6 Saturday Sept 14 Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec and Kids Grande Finale

Race 1 Board the Fjord Saturday May 11 N. Van 14k race

Race 2 Tofino SUP Challenge Sat/Sun June 15/16 4k

Race 3 Victoria SUP Challenge Saturday July 6 12 k

Race 4 Vancouver SUP Challenge Saturday August 10 5k

Race 5 Kalamalka Classic Sat/Sun August 24/25 Vernon 17k


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