If you want to get in to standup paddling, the fastest growing water sport in the world, now’s your chance. A free, open-to-the-public, flat-water festival known as the Standup Roundup will kick off Sunday May 23, 2010 at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove. Over 20 of the SUP industries top manufacturers will be on hand, including Mitsven SUP, Boardworks, C4 Waterman, and Holua SUP with the latest and greatest boards, paddles and equipment.
“The mission of the Standup Roundup is get people on the water in a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere, the sport is growing exponentially on the flatwater arenas of America ” said festival director Scott Bass. “No waves, no currents, no drama, just flatwater fun, with expert instruction, all for free.”
In addition to the all-day demos, there will be a $1000 winner-take-all Knockout race, and anyone can enter. There will be a Pro division and a Novice division, and the top four finishers from each division will then vie for the $1000 in a race course that is sure to Knockout a few egos!
“The race format is unique and exciting to watch. Eight paddlers sprint 100 yards and the last place finisher gets knocked out, hence the name Knockout race,” explained race director Dan Van Dyck. “The remaining seven racers then sprint the course again, and again the last place racer gets knocked out. And so it goes until we a have a winner.”
For more information go to http://StandupRoundup.com
For exhibitor sign up click here now!
For Knockout Race sign up click here now!
STANDUP ROUNDUP FLATWATER FESTIVAL
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010
WHERE: SAN DIEGO, MISSION BAY @ BONITA COVE
TIME: STOP BY ANY TIME BETWEEN 8AM – 4PM
WHO: STANDUP MANUFACTURERS; RETAILERS; GENERAL PUBLIC
WHY: TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF STANDUP PADDLING IN
A FLAT-WATER ENVIRONMENT (no waves!) AS WELL AS THE FINE WEATHER OF
SAN DIEGO! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TRY THE FASTEST GROWING
WATERSPORT ON THE PLANET!
HOW: JUST SHOW UP WITH A SUIT AND A TOWEL; WE’LL GET YOU OUT ON THE WATER PADDLING AROUND IN NO TIME!