Stand Up Paddle Events

Last update: June 16, 2014

Tenative Schedule: SUP Events - Download PDF Here

The 2014 Payette River Games has something for everyone who loves SUP!

  • Elite Race: $50,000 Record Setting Purse

  • Elite Long Board Open Race: Bring your custom LONG board for this all out sprint

  • Recreational Race: This 2+ mile race is for the Recreational SUP athlete not quite ready to compete in the Elite or Open Races

  • Junior and Cadet Races: We want the little kids involved too


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Elite Race:

SPRINT: Paddler’s will be challenged by the 1.5 mile stretch of the World Famous North Fork of the Payette River in Beautiful Cascade, Idaho. Competitors must stand strong while passing the crowd of thousands gathered to watch them at the world famous Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Mix in a handful of boulders, drops and wave trains as paddlers battle it out to prove who is the fastest whitewater paddler on earth.

CROSS:A Stand Up Paddle battle royal on the North Fork. Think Snowboarder Cross or Skier Cross on SUP boards in class 2 Kelly's Whitewater course. A favorite of both competitor and spectator, there is sure to be plenty of carnage in this event as competitors must navigate around buoys strategically placed to ensure a lot of bumping. Protective gear is a must for this format. Are you ready to rumble?

EQUIPMENT RULES:

  • Boards are limited to 12' 6" in length
  • Paddles must be single bladed

PURSE MONEY: Athletes advancing to the FINALS on Sunday June 22 will be competing for the largest purse in SUP history.

Overall Winner

 
Men's
Women's
1st
$10,000
$10,000
2nd
$6,000
$6,000
3rd
$3,000
$3,000
4th
$1,500
$1,500
5th
$1,000
$1,000
6th
$900
$900
7th
$800
$800
8th
$700
$700
9th
$600
$600
10th
$500
$500
TOTAL
$25,000
$25,000


You should register and compete in BOTH events for your best chance of being the overall winner of the purse.

HOW TO DETERMINE THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE SUP EVENT

Competitors will accumulate points from BOTH the SPRINT and the CROSS and the OVERALL WINNER is the one with the most points at the end of the Competition. It is NOT important to be #1 or #2 or #3 in either the Sprint or the Cross to win. Based upon our fair scoring system the overall winner could be someone who came in 5th in the sprint and the 6th in the cross and their combined score of 31 might be more than sufficient to be crowned the overall champion.

HOW ARE POINTS AWARDED? Points are awarded starting with 1st place in sprint earning 20 points and 1st place in cross earning 20 points. 2nd place in sprint will earn 19 points and 2nd place in cross will earn 19 points. This countdown will continue until the 20th place in sprint or the 20th place in cross earns 1 point. Maximum points to be earned is 40.

SCORING FOR SPRINT:

PRELIMINARY ROUND: FRIDAY JUNE 20:

Preliminaries will start on Friday June 20. Paddlers will be released 15-20 seconds apart and The Top 60 fastest paddlers (30 men & 30 women) will advance to the Semi-Final Round on Saturday. Race organizers reserve the right to modify the split of advancing paddlers based upon registration.

SEMI-FINAL ROUND: SATURDAY JUNE 21:

Paddlers will now compete in a MASS start in 3-4 separate heats . The Top 20 (10 men & 10 women) fastest paddlers will advance to the Final Round on Sunday. Since only 10 men & 10 women are expected to advance in to the finals, your time here will determine who earns points for 11th through 20th place. Race organizers reserve the right to modify the split of advancing paddlers based upon registration.

FINAL ROUND; SUNDAY JUNE 22:

The top 20 fastest Paddlers (10 men & 10 women) will once again compete in a mass start in 2 heats (male & female). The fastest male paddler and the fastest female paddler to win this round will be awarded 20 points. the next fastest male & female athlete will earn 19 points, then 18 points all the way down to 11 points awarded to the 10th fastest male & female paddler.

SCORING FOR CROSS:

PRELIMINARY ROUND: FRIDAY JUNE 20:

Competitors will compete side by side in heats of 5 or 6. The first 2 paddlers from each heat will automatically advance to Saturdays Round of competition while the non advancing competitors will enter a "consolation bracket" and have another chance to continue to the next round. The top 2 from each "consolation bracket" will advance to the quarter finals.

 

QUARTER FINALS : SATURDAY JUNE 21

Competitors advancing from the preliminaries will compete again on Saturday side by side in heats of up to 6. The 2 fastest times from each heat will automatically advance to Sunday's competition while the non advancing competitors will go in to a "consolation bracket" where they will have another chance to advance to the next round. The first finisher from each consolation bracket race will advance to the Semi-finals. The goal here is to get down to 20 male and 20 female racers for Sunday's competition.

SEMI FINALS & FINALS: SUNDAY JUNE 22

Competitors advancing from the quarter finals will compete again in the Semi finals side by side in heats of 4-5. The fastest athlete from each heat will automatically advance to the FINALS competition. A final heat among the 5 to advance will determine places 1-5.

The 15 non advancing competitors will now battle it over several more heats to determine places 6-20.

RULES: Download the rules HERE

OTHER ELITE RACE PRIZES:

  • The top 10 men and the top 10 women will receive 1 FREE pair of 3T BAREFOOT WARRIOR WATER SHOE, courtesy of BODY GLOVE
  • The winner's of the Men's and Women's SUP Cross competions will recieve a custom Gore-Tex Icon Dry Suit generously provide by Kelly's Whitewater Park and Kokatat. See the Men's Suit HERE, and the Women's Suit HERE.

Elite Long Board Open Race:

We invite elite racers to bring their custom LONG boards along with their most creative design and ingenuity to determine who is the fastest paddler this weekend. Boards up to 17 feet will be allowed for THIS race only. The fastest man and fastest woman will each receive $500 for first place. Who will be crowned fastest SUP racer at the PRG?

  • Registration limited to 20 male and 10 female racers

Recreation Race:

This 2+ mile race on the famous Payette River is for the stronger SUP athlete who is not quite ready to compete at the Elite level but wants something more challenging than flat water. This race will begin on the North end of Cascade and run down river around a set buoys and back to the starting point. Current will be a factor, however you will be far away from Kelly's Features, so don't worry about them.

Everyone COMPLETING the Recreation Race will have an opportunity to win some amazing and very valuable prizes. ALL FINISHERS will have their race number submitted in a raffle drawing for the following prizes:

In addition, the first 10 men and first 10 females to finish the Recreation Race will receive a FREE BODY GLOVE LONG SLEEVE PERFORMANCE SHIRT, courtesy of BODY GLOVE

EQUIPMENT RULES:

  • Boards are limited to 12' 6" in length
  • Paddles must be single bladed

Junior and Cadet Tournament:

The Juniors and Cadets are OUR future and we want to showcase their skills during the PRG's too. The SUP stars of the future will compete in a cross event to claim bragging rights as PRG Junior or PRG Cadet SUP Champion. Fun prizes to give away.

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