5th Annual Standup for the Cure Preview

If you happen to be in Newport Beach this weekend, don't be surprised to see a lot of pink in the water.

The 5th Annual Standup for the Cure is taking place this Saturday, May 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Newport Dunes. More than a thousand participants are expected to attend the event–which raises money to support the Orange County chapter of Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer research and treatment nonprofit. And they’ll all be dawning pink.

Attendees will get to participate in a variety of activities, including a SUP clinic taught by world-class paddler and waterman Zane Schweitzer, a SUP yoga clinic taught by breast cancer survivor Suzanne Yeo, a kid's relay and a surprise-format pro race. Plus, there will be free breast cancer screenings, a Kaiser Permanente Health Expo, and much more.

While a storm system is threatening to make this year’s event a wet one, don’t expect that to dampen the mood of the event. Paddlers are still expected to turn out in force to enjoy the camaraderie, learn new SUP skills, and most importantly support a very worthy cause.

Standup for the Cure began as a small SUP session in Maui five years ago, but has since grown into one of the most successful events in the standup community. To date, the organization has raised more than $680,000 for breast cancer research, treatment and early detection.

This success has been recognized with Standup for the Cure being crowned Top Philanthropic Effort in both 2012 and 2015 at the SUP Awards.

Our staff will be in attendance (and wearing pink) to bring you coverage. Look for a recap and gallery afterward in our new section, Standup For Others presented by Cobian–a new online feature section that highlights philanthropic standup paddlers and SUP events doing good deeds for others.


To register or for more information about this weekend’s Standup for the Cure event.

Video recap of Standup for the Cure’s most recent event in Miami.