Just caught word of this race coming up on December 12th in Washington from Olivier:
There is a SUP race that might be worth mentioning in the San Juan Islands called the Deception Pass Dash
This 4th Annual event will be held from Bowman Bay on Saturday, December 12th. This traditionally has been a kayak event, but this year they’re adding a SUP category. This is a grueling paddle in an insanely scenic spot on some of the gnarliest water in the region. Weather conditions are likely to be miserable.
Don’t forget to register before November 28th in order to get a t-shirt. Also, the fee goes up from $40 to $75 after the 28th. Make sure and read all of the criteria and safety equipment required. This is not a casual paddle! However, it should be a hoot.
From Outdoor Adventures Center’s website:
This annual paddling event is open to all paddlers ages 16+. The race will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2009. You don’t need to be an expert paddler to participate – we simply ask that you prepare (practice paddling, rolling, rescues, etc) and make safe decisions about your paddling ability on the day of the race (based on actual conditions). All racers should have significant paddling experience and proven self-rescue skills. Pre-registration is required.
Click here for more information and registration
Thanks for the heads up Olivier!