Summertime is just around the corner and May 4 – 5 are two days to block out for SUP fun! Saturday, May 4th, is the 2nd Annual Standup For the Cure event, followed by Sunday May 5th's Inaugural Performance Paddling Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta presented by Ocean Minded.
The two separately organized events will pull together some of the greatest aspects of our sport: sharing, caring, competition, health, fundraising, and fun. There will also be an amazing gathering of talent from around the globe, including athletes from California, Oahu, Maui, Florida, Idaho, Oregon, and Australia. These groms will be competing for $5,000 in prize money on Sunday, but they will also being helping with the clinics at the Standup for the Cure event on Saturday.
"It's going to be a very exciting weekend in Southern California May 4th and 5th. We are so proud that the Performance Paddling Junior Pro participants will be joining Standup For the Cure on Saturday May 4th," says Shawneen Schweitzer. "Our youth are our future and it is a great [representation] of the athletes we have in our sport. I'm honored they are amped and ready to volunteer at Standup for the Cure by teaching the sport they love to thousands of people while raising awareness to the important issue of breast cancer."
Junior Pro invitee Kristi Page will come from Victoria, Australia on her first overseas trip to compete in the Junior Pro and volunteer at Standup for the Cure. "I can't wait to help out with the Standup for the Cure clinics. Nothing makes me happier than being given such a great opportunity to pass on the passion and spirit of SUP to others," Page said. "It's been my dream for a long time now to be able to compete against some of the world's best juniors and now I've finally got my chance. I have never been more excited," Page added.
Judie Vivian of Standup for the Cureis looking forward to the 2nd annual event that brings breast cancer awareness and fundraising to the SUP community. "One in seven women locally get affected by breast cancer, and only 1 in 5 have health insurance," explains Judie Vivian. "Along with fundraising to enable mammograms for women who have no insurance, and raising awareness of breast cancer to people of all ages, especially the younger generation, Standup for the Cure has the motto, 'Have Fun and Save Lives.'
This is a weekend that can't be missed, so come join the fun! The action will take place at Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, Calif. on Saturday and Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Sunday.
If you are unable to join in person, supconnect will broadcast the Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta live in HD. The thousands who take part in the clinics on Saturday will have the opportunity to watch their "instructors" compete on Sunday in the Junior Pro SUP surf contest or the Pro Expression Session.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW - May 4th and 5th can't be missed!
Register for the Youth SUP Fiesta HERE! NO Beach Entries, pre-registration ONLY.