For all of us here at Badfish SUP our season officially starts Memorial Day weekend at CKS’s Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a truly unique event hosted by CKS in Buena Vista, CO. With three unique venues (flatwater, store and river) Paddlefest represents a great opportunity to introduce yourself to paddlesports and learn from the best in the industry.
Unlike competitions and races where less experienced paddlers are basically spectators, Paddlefest offers, demos, clinics and access to the foremost experts in the industry all weekend long for anyone who can get themselves to Buena Vista. In addition to demos. clinics and the storewide sale at CKS, there are a variety of races, music, fun for kids, the World Premier of Can I Surf That featuring Badfish SUP Team Riders. Of course the star of the show is the Arkansas River during spring run off.
Team Badfish paddlers will be all over the event offering demos, teaching clinics and at the CKS storefront to offer advice, knowledge and share our stoke for SUP. Here are some highlights to check out. Browse the Paddlefest website for all the details and we hope to see you on the Arkansas Memorial Day weekend! -Mike Harvey, Salida, CO
Surf Session with Team Badfish-Sunday May 24th 10am-Noon. Learn to River Surf with Mike Tavares sign up through the RMOC clinic link on the website.
SUP Surf Demo. Come check out the latest Badfish SUP river surfing designs, like the IRS at the Staircase Wave. Saturday May 23rd noon-2pm.
Can I Surf That World Premier at the BV Community Center 8pm. Come check out the premier of the ladies river surfing film featuring Badfish SUP athletes like Brittany Parker, Haley Mills and Claire Chappell.
CKS Storewide Sale. All weekend long. CKS offers sales all weekend long at the Main Street retail location. Representatives of the manufacturers are on the floor all weekend to help you with finding the right gear to get you on the water.