SUP on the North Sask. River!
From now until the ice comes – meet at 6:30 PM at Emily Murphy Park in Edmonton right by the south end of the Groat Road Bridge.
We generally paddle upstream to the foot bridge and then coast back to the Park.
Approximately 50 to 60 minutes upstream and maximum 20 minutes back.
Bring your Board and Paddle - AND a Leash and come out for a fun / social paddle on the river.
The 2nd Annual Easy Rider Stand Up Paddleboard Race and Tour on the North Saskatchewan River through Edmonton, AB.
Beginning at Laurier Park, the weather looked a little threatening at the start with a good head wind for the initial 1.75 km until the first bend in the river. From there the winds eased up, and only a few sprinkles of rain fell about 30 minutes into the race. The rain blew over quickly, the sky cleared and it was sunny and calm to the finish at Rafters Landing.
In the race – Warren Currie jumped out to an early lead right from the start and managed to hold off a hard charging John Riess to take the win in 50:09 over the 10 km course. James Zimmerman rounded out the podium in third. In the “touring” category – we had a group of people that cruised the river – stopping on a sand bar / taking photos / talking to people on the river banks about sup – and generally having a great time on the water.
Once everyone arrived at the River Boat – we all shuttled back to Laurier Park where the awards, draw prizes, BBQ and general hanging out went on for almost 3 hours after the finish.
Big thanks to all the sponsors of the event.
There were enough prizes for everyone to win multiple items!
Starboard / Trident distribution donated the grand prize – – a Severne sails – Synergy rig package for SUP!
Top 10 Results
1 Warren Currie
2 John Riess
3 James Zimmerman
4 Jordan Zapernick
5 Robin Chapelsky
6 Rob Borrelli
7 Jason Yacey
8 Travis Blake
9 Trey Currie
10 Jonathan Puckrin
Thanks to all that helped to make this a great event.
Hope to see you next year!