#WhatSupWestVirginia! What begin here last year as just a concept for SUP racing, has grown into a National SUP Racing Tour! #SX18
Now we're back to RACE where it ALL began!...on the Mighty Kanawha River at Magic Island, in Charleston, West Virginia!
#SupXross offers the most dynamic setting found on flat water…period! We use the same closed-course race track that is used in Watercross (aka jet ski racing). *More about > Pro Watercross*
#SupXross bridges the wide gap between standard “straight-line” SUP races, and the more extreme elements of whitewater SUP racing. By eliminating any unforeseen hazards, and establishing a safe, contained environment within a closed-course buoy track, this allows paddlers (of all abilities) the “SUP-racing ride of their life”!
So here's to the First 8 athletes who ever paddled the SupXross course... aka "The #OriginalOCHO" > we wan't to see you BACK!
*We want those 8 to double to 16, triple to 24, and MANY MORE! **Please Share the Event to help Spread the Stoke for #SupXross!
Schedule of Events:
#AppBoCo will be on the scene at SportsFest (FREE EVENT) all weekend long, enjoying the action of Pro Watercross as they race the course by way of Jet-Ski at up to 80 MPH! #MotoStoke
Find us at our tent to see & discuss the course live, register to race, & even get to practice the course after the jet-ski's finish for the day!
#StaySTOKED for details on a "Paddlers Party"! (In development)
>>>Sunday (RACE Day)<<<
6:45 am - SUNRISE
6:45 am - 7:45 am :
On-Site Registration Open / Racer Check-In
SupXross Course OPEN for Practice & Familiarization
*Pro-Tip: Preview Course MAP & Ask Questions BEFORE Practice!
7:50 am - Racer Roll Call / Race Meeting
8:15 am - SupXross Racing BEGINS!
9:30 am - SupXross Racing ENDS!
*Please EXIT Water PROMPTLY for Jet-Ski's to begin Launching!
10:00 am - AWARDS
Projected Race Layout:
We will be racing Single-Lap Heats to keep the action high-paced and the spectators entertained! (Otherwise knows as "Motos")
Keeping it simple with 2 Separate Divisions: Youth & Adults Age 16+
Projected Heat Line-UP:
8:15 - Youth 1st Heat
8:30 - Adult 1st Heat
8:45 - Youth 2nd Heat (Final)
9:00 - Adult 2nd Heat (Final)
9:15 - "Paddle Royale" for ALL Paddlers ALL TOGETHER!
*This heat may potentially be used to determine a tie-breaker between the winners of the 1st 2 heats. If so, it will be staggered Adults 1st, then Youth 1 minute after. (For Size Disparity & Safety)
**The intention of this heat (if no tie-breaker is needed) will serve as a victory lap for our winners, & a fun-paddle with your friends & fam!
9:30 - *Friendly reminder to EXIT the water PROMPTLY after race!
Hang out for AWARDS at 10 & SportsFest (FREE EVENT) all day!
This #SupXross race is sanctioned by Pro Watercross, however is NOT an official 'Points Round' of the 2018 SupXross National Tour.
Therefore the race-fee will be 75% OFF the standard rate since there will not be prize money up for grabs. We WILL, however, have some sweet prizes from our sponsors & RACE for the PRIDE of WV
It IS, however, a celebration of where it ALL started for #SupXross, and a gathering of some of the greatest paddlers in the country!
West Virginia has long been known for it's World Class Whitewater, & the Incredible Men & Women that have pioneered paddle-sports!
We're stoked to add to that awesome legacy by further impacting the future of SUP racing and showing the world what we've got!
This race will also serve as the ultimate 'practice round' for the US Open of SupXross - 2018 National Championship in Washington DC which you can register for NOW at >>> https://paddleguru.com/races/USOpenofSupXross2018NationalChampionship <<<
Thanks to ALL who have supported the #InceptionOfSupXross!
*PLEASE SHARE event, get your crew together, & get out to RACE!
Sunday, August 19 at 6:45am to 10:00am
101 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25301