Camp SUP presented by Salt Life is Ready to Party in St. Augustine, Florida

Popular—and free—standup paddling event this weekend!

We can't say definitively if the Big SUP race will look like this, but we do know it will be fun. Photo: Greg Panas
We can’t say definitively if the Big SUP race will look like this, but we do know it will be fun. Photo: Greg Panas

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 17, 2015Camp SUP presented by Salt Life is set to go off in St. Augustine, Florida on June 27, with a stellar lineup up of clinicians, demos and two different fun paddles. Camp SUP is the country’s premiere SUP party, an event dedicated to getting new paddlers into the sport, helping experienced paddlers improve their skills while allowing everyone to demo new boards and equipment before they buy.

Clinics

Boga Paddleboards is sponsoring Camp SUP’s yoga clinic with Jess Amendola, a longtime yoga instructor from the St. Augustine area. Jess’s classes emphasize alignment and blend challenging movements with self-awareness. The Boga-sponsored athlete grew up on the water and travels frequently to teach, both on the board and on the mat.

Matt Hite will be teaching our stroke clinic. Matt is a life-long waterman from a family of lifeguards and surfers. He’s taught surfing in Florida and California and leads a growing club of more than 100 paddlers in the Jacksonville area. A BIC-sponsored paddler, Hite travels throughout the country certifying other instructors as well.

Camp SUP’s intro to surf clinic will be headed up by Giorgio Gomez, a World Tour competitor out of Jupiter, Florida. Giorgio is one of the most stylish surfers on tour and will cover surf etiquette and basic tips like positioning and wave-catching techniques.

Fun Paddling

Camp SUP’s Open Fun Paddle is a great way to get into racing or to add to your experience. The four-mile course at the St. John’s County Pier in St. Augustine is a fun way to get some exercise and try out a new board while rounding buoys.

The last part of the day at Camp SUP will feature the Big SUP Race presented by Mistral. Mistral will provide big SUP’s where teams of 3-6 will compete in a big SUP race to decide the big SUP Champions.

Free Demos

Camp SUP presented by Salt Life provides all-day demos for paddlers ready to try out the latest standup paddling equipment, eyewear and other products. Riviera Paddlesurf, Hobie, Coreban, Mistral, Ocean Extreme Sports, Starboard, Bote, Kaenon, Boga Paddleboards, North Guana Outpost, Ocean Lineage, and more fantastic companies will provide equipment. Looking to buy your first board or upgrade from the board you already own? Camp SUP is the ideal place to test out the best equipment available in the industry.

Party

Camp SUP presented by Salt Life will feature a beer garden from 12-4 pm with beer provided by Kona Brewing Co. Each $5 beer donation will benefit local non-profit organization Keepers of the Coast. Enjoy a cold Kona Brew while jamming to live tunes from I-Vibes.

The party doesn’t end on the beach. Join us after the paddle across the A1A at the Salt Life Food Shack rooftop for happy hour specials from 5pm-7pm.

Special Thanks

SUP Magazine would like to thank our presenting sponsor Salt Life and our host retailer Ocean Extreme Sports for bringing this event to St. Augustine For more information, visit supthemag.com/camp-sup/east and start the conversation with #CAMPSUP

About Salt Life
Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says: “I live the Salt Life.” Learn more at saltlife.com.

About SUP Magazine
SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading multi-media publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is enhancing your view of the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit SUPthemag.com.

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