Paddle Board Race- July 24th!
Paddle Battle of Gull Lake- July 24th, 2016
Welcome to the 2016 MN Surf Co Paddle Battle. This year’s event promises to have you laughing and crying at the same time. There will be challenges for all who come to take on what Gull Lake dishes out. New for this year’s event will be the circuit race and elimination sprint races as well as the new short and long course race. Compete in one race or throw on your Rocky Balboa Face and do em all. One Price for all events. You can sign up for the Sprint and Circuit Race day of event. We guarantee a good time. There's great music, food, drink, and celebration!
Long Course: 6 miles of blood, sweat, and tears. Starting at Zorbaz you will head through the channel into Lake Margaret, paddle hard and fast through the channel as there’s always a slight current, don’t stop until you see the turn around buoys and marshal towards the end of the lake, make a turn and head back to the start finish area, you should be able to almost taste the beers waiting for you, but not quite yet. Make it through the start finish area, smile like you are having fun and head out for one more grueling lap. This distance is not for the weak but just think about how many calories you get to replace with tasty beverages and plenty of pizza.
Short Course: 3 Miles of painful bliss! Same as the long course but just one lap but just as grueling.
Sprint Races: Elimination sprint races, winners move on to compete in the 1 on 1 finals. 100 yrd Sprints.
Circuit Race: A 1 mile mass start circuit race takes you around a 3 buoy course for 5 laps. Be prepared for some bumping, cussing, and laughing. Rubbing is racing as they say.
3 Mile Short Course race: This is a 3 mile short course recreational race for all ages and abilities. Age limit for racing is 13 and up.
Awards will be given to finishing positions 1-3 male/female per class.
Entry Fee per paddler $40
Board Classes: SUP Surfboard 12’6” and under, SUP Stock 12'6" CLASS Race board, SUP 14' CLASS Race board
Board Types: No weight restrictions. 12’6"" maximum length - surfboard style shape, minimum dimensions = nose 17" wide (12" back from nose), tail 14" wide (12" up from tail), 5" maximum thickness. 12'6" and 14' maximum length - no minimum dimensions.
6 Mile Elite Race: This is a competitive long distance race. Age limit of 18 and over. Entry Fee per racer $40, includes T-shirt, and Music after party.
Board Classes: Surf Sup up to 12’6”, SUP Stock 12'6" CLASS Raceboard, SUP 14' CLASS Race board
Board Types: 12'6" maximum length and 14' maximum length. No weight restriction. No minimum dimensions. Times:
Registration ends 8am day of event. You can register online until midnight July 23rd or in person at MN Surf.
Long & Short Course: 9am
Sprint Race: 1pm
Circuit Race: 2pm
Party and Awards to follow last event. Zorbaz is the summer hot spot and the place to be. Free BENT PADDLE beer and Pizza for all participants.