Whitecap Stand Up Paddleboarding Event Calendar Updated 1/21/2010
- March 13th – “Pre-Season SUP FREE Demo Day” – at St Simons Island, East Beach
An informal, day-long event on the beach at the heart of Georgia’s Golden Isles. It’s a great sand-bar protected venue for flat water paddling and just a short paddle away are perfect small waves on the tidal flats of Gould’s Inlet. It’s a PERFECT place to get an introduction to stand up paddleboarding, or if you’re already experienced, we’ll have many models of several brands of boards available to test drive. (And, of course, you can bring your windsurfing gear if the wind kicks up beyond the paddling comfort level. It’s a very user-friendly venue for both. Besides, almost all these boards have a windsurfing mast base insert or mast track – they windsurf, too!
- April 17-18 “The SSI SUPer Festival” St Simons Island, GA at East Beach
A full-on weekend-long event of stand up paddleboarding activities on St Simons Island, GA, the gem of the Golden Isles. We plan to do it all on this one. Whether you’re an experienced standup paddler, a wanna-be neophyte, a veteran lay-down surfer, or even a cross-over paddler from kayaking – or, heck, just love the water and a BEACH PARTY! – we’ll have something for you. East Beach is a sandbar, semi-protected ocean venue. A short paddle (or a 1/4mile drive) away is Gould’s Inlet – the easiest place to learn to surf on the southeastern coast! Activities include:
> FREE beach demo of many SUP models and paddles, instruction, introduction to flatwater SUP, introduction to wave riding, i.e., SURFING!, fun, informal SUP races, tranquil, exploratory marsh floats, outdoor video screening/cookout Sat. evening , beach party by day, nightlife…at night (Dancing at Ziggy’s)Come for some or come for all! While the demo and instruction will be on-going all day long both days, we’ll publish a detailed schedule of the special activities closer to the event date.
Activities are all FREE and well supervised for safety. Minimal charge for food only.
Kids welcome, but restrictions in SUP activities do apply to children, though.
Plentiful close parking, comfortable bathrooms, and super-easy access to the beach. Events staged out of the St Simons Surf Sailors boatyard right on the beach!
- May 15-16 –“Woman’s SUP Experience “, St. Simons GA (for women only)
A day and a half of activities for women, by women, structured around accessible stand up paddleboarding activities. Starting with flatwater instruction and opportunity to explore the beautiful, wild-life rich shoreline and tidal flats between St. Simons and Sea Island, one may progress into surfing — actually riding waves! (We have the best, small waves to learn surfing — the stand-up way – at Gould’s Inlet between St Simons and Sea Island.) Other adventures may include paddling over to Jekyll Island and exploring the tranquil marshes on a out-going tide. Other activities to include yoga sessions, intro to windsurfing (if weather conditions support), beach party with food and drink, prizes, T-shirts, and – don’t tell anybody back home – perhaps a little nightlife.
Other Regional Events
- Florida State Paddleboard Championships, hosted by Stand Up Life, April 3, 2010, Cocoa Beach, FL ~ Contact
- Boards & Waves Expo, hosted by www.boardsandwaves.com , April 17-18, 2010, Cocoa Beach, Fl ~ Contact
- SUP Race Around Key West hosted by Stand Up Life, May 10, 2010, Key West, FL Contact
Do you have an event in our region, please contact us and we will place the event on our page.
Whitecap Stand Up Paddleboard Events