Events of the Month: January 2019


With the new year we kick off a fresh start to the SUP Events around the globe. Whether you’re looking for a local race, demo, or clinic we have all the events for the month for you to check out.

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January 2019 Standup Paddle Board Events
  • Women’s SUP Surf Camp Retreat
  • PNW ORCA Winter Series Race #1: Wasabi Bridge To Bridge 2019
  • Surf Expo Tradeshow
  • Bob Hanna Classic
  • Return to the Pier
  • Neptunalia Winter Challenge
  • La Ventana Classic
  • 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race San Rafael SR2
  • Every Man & His Dog Australia Day SUP
  • Hano Hano Huki Ocean Challenge
  • Lazy Dog SUP Fest



 A Comparison

January 2019 Events


Date Event Location Type
Skill Level Entry Fee Prizes
Jan. 5 Women’s SUP Surf Camp Retreat
Nosara, Costa Rica Surf Retreat All Varies no
Jan. 5 PNW ORCA Winter Series Race #1
Portland, OR Race All $26 yes
Jan. 10-12 Surf Expo Orlando, FL Tradeshow/Demo n/a n/a no
Jan. 12 Bob Hanna Classic
Gold River, CA Race All $30 no
Jan. 12 Return to the Pier
Santa Barbara, CA Race All $25 no
Jan. 13 Neptunalia Winter Challenge Palm Bay, FL Race All Varies yes
Jan. 16-20 La Ventana Classic Baja, Mexico Race / Charity Intermediate+ Varies yes
Jan. 19 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race San Rafael, CA Race / Charity  All $30 no
Jan. 26 Every Man & His Dog Australia Day SUP Watsons Bay, Australia Race  All $50 yes
Jan. 26 Hano Hano Huki Ocean Challenge San Diego, CA Race All $30 yes
Jan. 27 Lazy Dog SUP Fest Key West, FL Race / Yoga / WPA Certification All $50 no


Events Details


Women’s SUP Surf Camp Retreat

Date: 1/5/2019 | Location: Nosara, Costa Rica

nosara sup camp

Nosara Paddlesurf offers an all inclusive SUP Surf Camp experience. Their SUP Camp is included in National Geographic as a Best Winter Trips 2014. This retreat includes both SUP enthusiasts keen to surf waves and improve their surfing as well as SUP athletes serious about taking their SUP surfing to the next level.

Learn more here.




PNW ORCA Winter Series Race #1: Wasabi Bridge To Bridge 2019

Date: 1/5/2019 | Location: Portland, Oregon 

orca winter series race 1

 Join Wasabi Paddling Club for the first winter series race of 2019. We’re returning to the old Rusty Iron race course, but have added a great new twist. The course begins at Fred’s Marina on the Multnomah Channel, then races to St. John’s Bridge and back. This course offers 4 distinct legs with stunning views at each turn (let’s hope it’s not raining). There is an 8-mile long course, and a 4-mile short course for SUP and novices!

Learn more here.



Surf Expo

Date: 1/10/2019 – 1/12/2019 | Location: Orlando, Florida

surf expo

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features more than 2,000 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, fashion shows and demos.

Learn more here.




Bob Hanna Classic

Date: 1/12/2019 | Location: Gold River, California

bob hanna classic

The Classic returns, better then ever! All Paddle craft are welcome. Kayaks, Surf-skis, Canoe, Outriggers, SUP’s K-1’s, K-2’s, OC6. There will be a 5 and 8-mile race courses along with a 2-mile short course set on race day.

Learn more here.




Return to the Pier

Date: 1/12/2019 | Location: Santa Barbara, Califorina

return to the pier

The 2019 Return to the Pier features races for open ocean SUP, OC1, OC2, Prone, and surfski in both 5-miles and 9-miles (no SUP or Prone) courses.

Learn more here.





Neptunalia Winter Challenge

Date: 1/13/2019 | Location: Palm Bay, Florida

neptunalia winter challenge

The 5th Annual Neptunalia Winter Challenge returns to Palm Bay, Florida mid January and promises loads of fun. The Event offers a 3-mile, 5-mile and 10-mile race for paddlers of all ages.

Learn more here.






La Ventana Classic

Date: 1/16/2019 – 1/20/2019 | Location: Baja, Mexico

la ventana classic

Compete in a variety of spectacular “downwind” races during the La Ventana Classic! Each day brings an adventurous paddle and excellent chance to race with the wind at your back. Run with the group on the amazing and most scenic Las Cruces Downwinder (8 Miles), cross the Sea of Cortez from Jacque Cousteau Island (Cerralvo Island Crossing – 11 miles) and enjoy several mini-downwinder courses that are set along the beautiful La Ventana Baja Sur coast.

Learn more here.



101 Surf Sports Paddle Race San Rafael SR2

Date: 1/19/2019 | Location: San Rafael, California

101 race

The 2018 Race Season at 101 Surf Sports is on with racing action in SUP, Prone, Outrigger, Surfski, Kayak, and SUP. Event is limited to 101 entrants no exceptions. New this year is the Inflatable Paddleboard Category. We are stoked on the performance of these boards and look forward to seeing lots of inflatables out on the race course. This is a perfect race for first time racers and elite athletes alike.

Learn more here.



Every Man & His Dog Australia Day SUP

Date: 1/26/2019 | Location: Watsons Bay, NSW, Australia

return to the pier

The last four Australia Day’s have seen the success of the Every Man and His Dog SUP Event Watsons Bay. Watson Bay beachfront on Australia Day is now recognised as a day where the surrounding communities, dog owners and elite athletes, come together to celebrate our national day and show appreciation and admiration to the sport of Stand Up Paddling. But most of all to have fun!

Learn more here.



Hano Hano Huki Ocean Challenge

Date: 1/26/2019 | Location: San Diego, California

hano hano

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club and Huki Outrigger would like to invite you to the 24th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 26th, 2019. The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California. We’ve always had a great mix of top level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80.

Learn more here.



Lazy Dog SUP Fest

Date: 1/27/2019 | Location: Key West, Florida

lazy dog

Racers will charge out from Lazy Dog, enter the residential Riviera canal and paddle right through the heart of Cayo Hueso aka “Bone Island,” winding through narrow red mangrove tunnels before paddling out in to the picturesque Gulf of Mexico, then racers will slice down Cow Key Channel and back to Lazy Dog for the FINISH!

Learn more here.



To view the full 2019 calendar click HERE.

Don’t see your event listed here? Be sure to submit your event to our events calendar.


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