This weekend is packed with events on both coasts, from races to clinics, to demos. Make this weekend a fun one by checking out one of these great gatherings:

Belmont Shore Splash & Dash
Long Beach, CA
Saturday, April 14
Held in the protected waters of Naples, this is the perfect event for beginners. Compete in the 6-mile loop race that takes competitors past the Oil Islands, or paddle for fun on the 1.5-mile fun course. Proceeds go toward the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
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3rd Annual NAC Hovie SUP Festival
Newport Beach, CA
Saturday, April 14
Race from Back Bay Newport through Newport Harbor in Hovie SUP's fundraiser event. Short and long courses offered as well as the quick and exciting "Dash for Cash" race. Proceeds will benefit the Newport Aquatic Center's Jr. Waterman program.
7:30 a.m. – Beach sign up begins
9:30 a.m. – Open race starts
11:30 a.m. – Elite race starts
1:00 p.m. – Dash for Cash
1:30 p.m. – Awards
Elite entry $40.00, Open Entry $30.00
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La Roootaaa Regataaa Race 2
Miami, FL
Saturday, April 14
Race Miami in the second event of the 5-race La Roootaaa Regataaa series. Start from Blue Marlin Fish House and follow Maule Lake to the Intracoastal before finishing back at Blue Marlin. Race one 4.2-mile lap or go for two laps on the long course. Racers can stick around after the race to enjoy BBQ and Beers.
7:00 a.m. – Blue Marlin Fish House Opens
8:00 a.m. – Race Briefing
9:00 a.m. – Race Starts
Oleta Parking Fee $4

Shark Bite Challenge
Dunedin, FL
Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15
Bring whatever paddlecraft you own for two days of racing and fun with your buddies. In addition to races, there will also be classes for beginners and experienced standup paddlers as well as shark education. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Island Parks.
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Free Demos at Main Beach Surf & Sport
Wainscott, NY
Sunday, April 15
Try it before you buy it at Main Beach Surf & Sport's day of demos. Check out the latest in SUP, including raceboards, touring boards, SUP surfboards and paddles. Main Beach Surf & Sport has all the brands you're looking for from Surftech to Kialoa.
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