Reminder: Great Place Paddle Race: March 20th, Hyde Park, Tacoma

Come down for Surfrider Foundation’s race Saturday AM. It looks like the first day of spring is going to be in the uppers 60’s! For directions and registration, click here. There will be multiple race events (even a few for the kiddies), stock class (12′ 6″ and under) and unlimited class heats. There will also be free demos of boards, paddles and other gear. NW Paddle Surfers will have a tent where you can pick up the iconic “skull” hoodie and paddle shirts.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM. A mandatory pre-race meeting is scheduled for 9:15 AM. The entire Run of Events is as follows:

8:30AM Participants Arrive
Registration Opens (*Kayakers have first priority)
9:15AM Safety Talk with all Participants (*all participants must be present for this, then can leave and return)
9:30AM Heat 1 – Kayakers (Youth, 18-40 Divisions and 40+ Division)

10:30AM Heat 2 – Quarter Mile “Blowup Orca” Paddlers
11:30AM Heat 3 – SUP (12’6 and under: 16-40 and 40+ Divisions)
12:30PM Heat 4 – Youth Quarter Mile Paddlers & Prone Paddlers
1:00PM Heat 4 – SUP (12’7+ and Unlimited: 16-40 and 40+ Divisions)
2:00PM Heat 5 – SUP (Women’s: All Divisions)
3:30PM (Or When Last Paddler Exits the Water) Announce the overall top three of each style (Kayak, Prone, SUP – Men and Women)

SUP “Drag” Race: March 21st, Gasworks Park, Seattle, 10:30 AM
Bring your pink slips for the first ever 1/4 mile “drag” race on Lake Union. Remember, this is a no wake zone, so you might have to hold back a little! This is a “just-for-fun” event, and a chance to check out some of the new race/tour designs. Demos of the new Ron House 12.6 race boards will be available. If you haven’t already done so, get into Urban Surf and check out these beauties. They can’t help but go FAST!

Costumes are encouraged for the “Drag” race!

Hope to see you at one or both events this weekend.

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