The fall season is a big time for standup paddle racing. While the main entrée is undoubtedly the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life–taking place September 30 – October 1 in Dana Point, CA–there’s another SUP event looming large on the upcoming schedule.

Red Bull Heavy Water will test the skills of 32 of the best paddlers in the world as they race through overhead surf along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. The waiting period runs from October 16-30 and the event is expected to be a wild contest filled with plenty of thrills and spills. Get a sneak peak of the action with this exciting new trailer.


More info about the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water.

Watch: Thrills and spills from last year’s race.