Despite our hopes and dreams, we can’t be at every SUP contest. Sometimes we have to work. Sometimes, we even have to miss the greatest SUP contest of all. Hey, duty calls.

To those who are unable to attend the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life in person this weekend: have no FOMO. The #PPG2017 Live Webcast is here! We put together this guide to experience the action live from wherever you are. Go ahead, put off work a little longer.


Come to Doheny. Nothing beats a front-row seat, especially when it’s parked in the sand at Doheny State Beach. An up-close-and-personal view, a full selection of the industry’s hottest new gear and boards to demo and a chance to take part in a historical moment for the sport are just a few of the perks for being at #PPG2017 in person. It’s the only way to fully appreciate the massive arena that is the Pacific Paddle Games, and besides, if you’re not there, how can you add it to your Instagram Story?

Watch the LIVE webcast. With complete coverage of the competition airing LIVE on @SUPthemag’s Facebook page, and here at, we’re doing our best to put you in the sand even if you can’t be at Doheny. Saturday’s webcast starts at 1:45pm with the early rounds of the Pro Mens Technical Races and will run clear through to the Pro Womens and Open Technical Races starting around 3:45pm. Sunday’s webcast kicks off at noon and will feature Distance Races as well as the Final Technical heats. Some would argue that the view from the webcast is even better than the view from the beach. With commentating from some of SUP’s most experienced analysts, live interviews with the winners and beach profiles shot by our professional film team, we see why they’d say that, though we’d still argue against them.

Get social. We’ll be dishing out the goods on @SUPthemag‘s Instagram Story all weekend, so keep checking back for exclusive coverage and authentic moments. Hashtag #PPG2017 with all your media and check out the #PPG2017 Event Page for more info.

SUP mag media. SUP will be releasing full recaps, results, photo galleries and video highlights on following each day of competition. Check in Saturday and Sunday evenings for an analytical breakdown of the day’s Technical Races, photos from all angles of the course and consolidated video highlights of the hottest action from #PPG2017.

Don’t miss a minute of SUP’s biggest weekend, no matter where you are! See you on the beach.

How It’s Going Down: The #PPG2017 Preview