Eagle Run SUP Race & Clinic Getting Started: The Basics of Stand Up Paddle BC SUP CUP Race – Naramata DareDevils take on Kalamalka Lake
Eagle Run SUP Race & Clinic Welcome to the 3rd Annual Eagle Run – A great way to start off the season with some friendly competition. The event brings together everyone to kick off the season in style and includes short courses for recreational paddlers, a longer course for an ‘Open Class’, Kids races and even some relays and sprints to finish off the day.
Getting Started: The Basics of Stand Up Paddle Thinking about getting into the standup this year?  The Okanagan has developed into one of Canada’s top destinations for the sport so you’ll be in good company.  By now you will have visited a plethora of websites, each with a different way of presenting the sport and its benefits. As the sport develops, the boards have become more specialized so this can serve as a starting point to help you decide which board (or type of paddling) is right for you.  If you’re thinking about purchasing a board and had some questions, keep reading to find out more about the sport and how to choose the right equipment.
BC SUP CUP Race – Naramata Interesting in trying out a SUP Race?  Here’s a great chance to get your feet wet.  The 2nd stop in the BC SUP CUP race is a downwinder between Penticton and Naramata on Saturday, June 29.  There are classes for everyone of all ages so check out the information and go for it.  The event is being hosted by by Sun n’ SUP.
DareDevils take on Kalamalka Lake Crossing Kalamalka Lake on a paddleboard is one of the ‘bucket list’ things to do in the Okanagan whether you’re new to the sport and a seasoned paddler.  One trip across the lake takes around 2.5 hours on average in calm conditions and covers more than 18km of scenic wonder.  Now imagine if someone dared you to do it 5 times…. in row.  That’s 100km of paddling over a two day period!  Come join them in their dare to cross Kalamalka Lake 5 times in a row. Enter the DareDevils….

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Keep Kalamalka Lake Blue

Keep Kalamalka Lake Blue

The 4th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival will be held August 31-September 1 and once again, Kalavida is donating proceeds to support SPrKL  (The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake). The society was officially formed in 2008 to act as custodians of the lake to ensure that all user groups are able to enjoy their experience safely and peacefully.  Most recently, the group has initiated riparian work on Coldstream Creek, the Kalavista Lagoon and continue to monitor various threats to the lakes health and safety.   Full Story

Werner Introduces the Grand Prix Paddle

Werner Introduces the Grand Prix Paddle

A new 16oz. SUP racing paddle from Werner – The Grand Prix.  Werner introduces the ultimate SUP designed for racing. The Grand Prix Race Series features Performance Core technology and advanced manufacturing methods to yield the lightest, best performing SUP specifically for racing on the market.  At a paltry 16oz., this could be one of the hottest race paddles of the season.  Available in 3 different sizes.  Full Story

2013 Rogue SUP – Graphic delights

2013 Rogue SUP – Graphic delights

Canada is quickly becoming a hot market for Stand Up and the latest entry into the scene is Rogue SUP from San Clemente, CA.  Their ‘All-Water’ boards feature a variety of graphics and they’re great on lakes and rivers and perform well in head-high surf.  For 2013, Rogue has expanded their quiver to feature a line of racing and touring boards including a ‘Canadian specific’ design on their new ‘Drifter’ touring model.  Their new 12’6 Race Board dubbed the ‘Psycho’ (Carbon Inlay) is expected to weight in at around 26lbs…

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Eagle Run – A great way to start off the season with some friendly competition. The event brings together everyone to kick off the season in style and includes short courses for recreational paddlers, a longer course for an ‘Open Class’, Kids races and even some relays and sprints to [...]

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Thinking about getting into the standup this year?  The Okanagan has developed into one of Canada’s top destinations for the sport so you’ll be in good company.  By now you will have visited a plethora of websites, each with a different way of presenting the sport and its benefits. As the sport develops, the boards [...]

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Interesting in trying out a SUP Race?  Here’s a great chance to get your feet wet.  The 2nd stop in the BC SUP CUP race is a downwinder between Penticton and Naramata on Saturday, June 29.  There are classes for everyone of all ages so check out the information and go for it.  The event [...]

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