Get ready for some fun,action packed stand up paddle racing on the beautiful ocean beaches in picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Challenge yourself against the top riders in the 5km distance race or 2km course race. This year we have added a youth (U17) and a mens’ 50+ category. Next watch all the up and coming young stars in the kids race.The sprints  will get your heart rate up and down in less than 2 minutes. The fun 3 person relay is the last event before the BBQ, awards and music.

The Overall Champion (men 14′ & under, women 12’6, youth & mens’ masters) of the Vancouver SUP Challenge is the combined top placings of the distance, course and sprints, they must also compete in the fun relay. The BBQ, awards and live music will be awesome and you will meet someone cool you did not know.

Maui Jim ambassador Candice Appleby will be racing and hosting two clinics this year:

  • Saturday Clinic – Sign up when registering for the SUP Challenge

  • Sunday for advance paddlers- link available on our website

Registration Fees

KIDS RACE Closed

2 loops of 400 meter course

Saturday Candice Appleby Paddle Clinic Closed

Note: Event participants are required to wear PFD/Lifejacket

Two or More Events Closed

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One Event Closed

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Additional Information:

  • If you are registering on the day please bring cash only on the beach.($10 extra)
  • Food available to buy at the Galley cafe or Locarno concession.
  • Washrooms at the Jericho Sailing Center or on road behind beach.
  • Pay parking at Jericho 1300 Discovery st. or free along Marine Drive behind Locarno
  • Note: Event participants are required to wear PFD/Lifejacket(and leash for 5km)
  • Note: Late Registration closes a half hour before race start time
  • Overall Champion: Male 14’and Female 12’6 is the combination of your best placing in 5km distance,2km course and sprint races along with relay participation.SPRINT race is the tiebreaker!! Relay organized Race day

Event Schedule

  • August 12 10:00 AM PDT - Candice Appleby Paddle Clinic

  • August 12 12:00 PM PDT - Late Registration

  • August 12 1:00 PM PDT - 5KM Distance Race

  • August 12 2:30 PM PDT - Kids Race 1KM Course Race (Bouy turns/short beach run) 2×500 meters

  • August 12 3:30 PM PDT - 2KM Course race (Buoy turns/short beach run) 2x1KM loops

  • August 12 5:00 PM PDT - Sprints

  • August 12 6:00 PM PDT - Fun Relay: Teams organized on the day of event

  • August 12 7:00 PM PDT - The Galley Salmon BBQ

  • August 12 7:00 PM PDT - Awards and Music – Ellyn Woods/Friends

Contact Information

Event Location

Jericho Sailing Centre Association, Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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