Twenty-eight SUP boarders participated in the second annual Salida SUP event.

Twenty-eight SUP boarders participated in the second annual Teva Salida SUP event.

This past weekend Colorado Kayak Supply and Teva hosted two more SUP events with a downriver race and Salida “Office Wave” surf competitions.

C4 Waterman rep Morgan Mason captures the moment.  This first time SUP boarder steps onto his board before the two-mile class I-II downriver race.

C4 Waterman rep Morgan Mason captures the moment. This first time SUP boarder steps onto his board before the two-mile class I-II downriver race.

The wave below Salida's downtown bridge was the biggest challenge for new SUP boarders.

C4 Waterman rep Morgan Mason describes the events.
“The structure is a two part event featuring downriver and surf competitions.  This show cases a popular variety of boards.  Badfish Designs are demoing their newly developed surfers.  C4 has a lot of boards on the water too giving new paddlers lots of options.  We’re starting to see a community building around SUP here in Colorado.  Friends and families are learning it’s fun and easy to participate.”

This racer graces through a course wave saving time by staying on his board.

Event organizer Earl Richmond starts racers at one minute intervals.

Event organizer and CKS partner Earl Richmond comments,

“It’s an awesome blue bird Colorado day.  We’re seeing age 8 to 65 trying the second annual Teva SUP downriver race.  We’re just having fun getting people both first timers and vets out here having a good time.  Our goal is to have fun doing the best that we can with 28 participants.”

CKS owner Chad Gorby is ready to start... look at all that power transferred into his paddle.

 

Earl Richmond places second in the downriver race with the fastest start of the day.

Click here for Teva Salida SUP event results.

“Are you interested in learning more about SUP boarding?”

Check out these designs:

C4 Waterman SUP Boards and Products

 

Boardworks Shubu Inflatable SUP Board

 

 

Thank you Teva for sponsoring our lil’ SUP day.  Teva has really surpassed the competition in performance river footwear this season.  Check out Teva Products.

When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS.

By David Hughes

CKS Content Media Specialist

Owner- Pucon Kayak Hostel, Your economical Chile destination with beds, kayak rentals, and beginner to advanced rivers.  “Keep Kayaking.”

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