Weekend Primer: Races and Sales

It’s time to come out of the Halloween candy coma because the next few days are busy with events on both coasts. In the next four days, there are both single-day events as well as events that will be held over a few days, including races and sales on SUP gear and apparel. So, gear up this weekend (literally), then race away that Halloween candy belly at the following events:

Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4
Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, Fort Myers-Sanibel, FL

One of the fastest-growing paddle festivals in North America, the four days are packed with free demos, speakers, clinics, group paddles, and races, as well as a fishing tournament, 7-day paddling expedition, lots of evening socials and more.
Click here to view the schedule of events.
For more info, visit: CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 3
OluKai Warehouse Sale, Huntington Beach, CA

Two days of discounted luxury shoe dreams at the OluKai Warehouse Sale. Bring your own bag to the sale and be entered for a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of OluKai Footwear. Friday’s sale will be held from 11a.m. – 4p.m. and Saturday’s sale will be held from 9a.m. – 5p.m. If you’re in SoCal, you can’t miss all the steals on these shoes and slippas!
For more info, visit the OluKai Facebook page.

Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4
National Paddlesports Conference, Charleston, SC

Join the American Canoe Association and fellow paddlesports enthusiasts for two days of events, including an SUP Summit, family activities, Reel Paddling Film Festival, flatwater and ocean paddles, as well as educational sessions.

Click here to register now.
To visit the ACA site, click here.

Saturday, November 3
SUPer Scary SUP Race, St. Folly Beach, SC

Come out with the entire family (including the pooch) for four races in honor of Halloween. The event will feature an elite race, open race, kids race and even a dog SUP race. Top finishers in each category will receive awards and those that come in costume (dogs too) will have a chance to win more prizes. After the races conclude hang around for live music, food and drinks, a raffle with gear and tons of gift certificates from Charleston businesses, as well as a silent auction for an SUP and vacation stays. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Emerson Rose Heart Foundation and PetHelpers.org.
To download the registration form, click here.
Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 3
Boardworks SUP and Surf Demo Sale, Encinitas, CA

A huge fall sale on all SUP and surf demos, as well as accessories. Various demo SUPs will be available for purchase, including recreational, race, kids, touring and SUP surfboards. Longboards and shortboards, fins, paddles, leashes and more will also be discounted up to 60% off. Don’t miss out on the discounted goods!
For more info: BoardworksSUP.com

Saturday, November 3
Coastal Urge Sidewalk Sale, Mayfaire Town Center, Wilmington, NC

Blow out deals on gear and accessories at Coastal Urge from 10a.m. – 5p.m. Select eyewear, swimwear, accessories and apparel will be marked 50% off. Coastal Urge will also offer a special SUP deal: an 11’4 BIC ACS board with an Imagine Smooth paddle for $599. Score some deals while they last…
For more info: 800.383-4443 or info@coastalurge.com
Visit the Facebook page to find out more.

Saturday, November 3 – Sunday, November 4
Hennessey’s-WPA SUP & Paddleboard World Championships, Los Cabos, Mexico

Two days of competition with some of the best athletes in the sport. The world championships offers a course race (3.2 open, 4.8 elite), 11-mile long distance race and relay races for open and elite paddlers with awesome after parties and a sea turtle release. (open paddlers do not need to pre-qualify)
To register, click here.
For a schedule of events, click here.
For more info: WorldPaddleAssociation.com

Sunday, November 4
Golden Nugget SUP Race, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Held in conjunction with the National Paddlesports Conference, the Golden Nugget SUP Race will feature an open 5k course as well an elite 10k course. Racing fees include an event shirt, admission to the after party, as well as food and drinks. There will also be a raffle with over $5,000 in cash and awesome prizes for all. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy.
Visit the Facebook page for more info.


Check out the calendar for more upcoming events.

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