June 8 – Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival – A celebration of the historic Santa Monica Pier and the paddling culture that has surrounded it
June 29 – Sandy Can't Stop Us Party—Rockaway, New York
Rockaway, New York was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. SUP mag and Natural Vines throw a party for the paddling community to help them show there's no stopping the SUP community—hosted by The H2o Generation
July 6 –Youghiogheny River paddling, outside Pittsburgh, PA
The SUP America crew travels to the iconic Youghiogheny River outside Pittsburgh in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania for a celebration of whitewater paddling. Live music and party follows, hosted by Wilderness Voyageurs.
July 12 & 13 – Midwest Standup Paddle Festival –Middleton, Wisconsin
The largest paddle festival in the Midwest hosted by Paddleboard Specialists
July 31 through Aug. 3 – Outdoor Retailer
August 10 – Tahoe Nalu – The world's oldest flatwater race live from beautiful Lake Tahoe, California
August 24 & 25 – Chicago Paddle Challenge, Standup World Series – The world's best standup racers converge on the windy city to battle it out in pursuit of a world title.
September 28-30 – The Battle of the Paddle – Standup paddlers from around the globe converge on Dana Point, Calif. for races, relays and demo event.