Quiksilver Waterman Collection presents the 2011 Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival

Kalamalka Lake, BC – May 30, 2011 – The organizers behind the 2011 Kalamalka Classic, are proud to announce the signing Quiksilver Waterman Collection as presenting sponsor for this year’s 2nd Annual event, held June 18-19 on Kalamalka Lake, in Vernon BC.

Staged on one of Canada’s most pristine and scenic lakes, The ‘Kal Classic’ features a mix of races and events for all ages and levels including several Father’s Day activities. It’s a great chance to try the sport and a race or two just for fun.  For those competitive types, they will have the chance to race for the title of King and Queen of Kalamalka – A new 3-event race format that promises to keep everyone on their feet… well, almost everyone.  On Saturday evening, enjoy a casual evening with dinner, supplied Nature’s Fare Markets and then sit back and watch the premiere of Norm Hann’s ‘Standup’ movie premiere. Good times for all.

“With SUP experiencing so much growth, we’re stoked to have the support of Quiksilver to promote the event nationally and internationally, said Kevin O’Brien, race director. “It’s the kind of event that brings the rapidly growing SUP community together and Quiksilver Waterman’s Collection will be a big part of that growth this year” adds O’Brien.

Quiksilver Waterman’s Collection will have a significant presense throughout the weekend, where they will provide event T-shirts, prizing, branded tents and buoys and much more. With a format that is spectactor friendly, Quiksilver will have the opportunity to connect to a large group of athletes and fans alike. “We are really excited to be involved with the Kalamalka Classic, SUP is growing so fast in Canada and we are proud to be supporting it.” added Dario Philips – Quiksilver Canada’s Marketing Manager.

Live updates will be available throughout the weekend throughout the weekend on OKSUP.com, Paddlesurf.ca and look for post-event coverage in Standup Paddle Magazine.

The event is co-sponsored by Naish, Werner Paddles, Rogue SUP, Surftech, Dakine, Ocean Minded, Nature’s Fare Markets and Vernon Speedpro Signs, and presented by Quiksilver Waterman’s Collection. See full details and register at www.kalamalkaclassic.com.

About Quiksilver Waterman Collection

Quiksilver waterman collection is the fine assortment of men’s outdoor sportswear, refined and reflective of our deep boardriding roots. Meticulously crafted from choice fabrics and trims, it meets the evolving needs of the global waterman’s lifestyle with a sophisticated blend of coastal culture and authentic purpose.

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