Stand Up Paddleboard


Badfish SUP + Recreation Engineering & Planning Colorado SUP Championships

During FIBArk weekend we will crown the overall top Man and Woman in the emerging sport of river stand up paddling. Stand Up Paddling or SUP originated in the coastal regions but for the last 7-8 years SUP has taken over the whitewater scene. Top athletes will compete in three disciplines competing for a nearly $2,000 cash purse.

Friday, 11 am: River Surfing

Athletes will compete in a surfing competition on the Office Wave at the top of the whitewater park. Surfers will be scored on their style in a fast paced competition showcasing the growing sport of river surfing.

Saturday, 1 pm: SUP Cross

sup raceIn what has quickly become the most spectator friendly SUP competition on the river, SUP Cross is head to head racing through gates in the Salida Whitewater Park. Four athletes will battle (and they will be battling!) through a technical course as we pair down the paddlers to the top 4 for a winner take all final. Rubbing is racing!

Sunday, 9:15am: Downriver

For the Downriver race SUP paddlers will tackle the 10 miles of river between Salida and Rincon in a head to head format with a mass start for each class in downtown Salida. Making it through Bear Creek Rapid standing will be the crux of the course.


All competitors must wear a PFD, helmet and shoes for every event.
Leashes: Only releasable leashes allowed. No leashes for SUP Cross.

Board Length: 11’ and under for all events.