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    Badfish Blog — Salida

    Colorado SUP Championships 2017

    Colorado SUP Championships 2017

    Badfish is excited to the title sponsor and organizer of the Colorado SUP Championships again for 2017. Taking place during FIBArk weekend, June 15-18 in Salida, CO the Colorado SUP Championships includes a surf contest, cross racing and a 10 mile downriver race. If you've never been to Salida during FIBArk weekend, its not to be missed. North America's oldest whitewater festival FIBArk also includes running races, bike races, free live music, a family style carnival, all in historic downtown Salida with the Arkansas River flowing right through the middle of it. Last year's first Colorado SUP Championships went off with Rebecca Giddens and Mike Tavares winning the overall titles with the best combined results between the surf contest, cross and 10 mile downriver race and taking home fat cash prizes. If you have always wanted to do a river event this is one. Check out our highlights from last year and get registered at on FIBArk.com -See you on the river! Mike Harvey, Salida, CO https://vimeo.com/173392283

    Colorado SUP Championships

    Colorado SUP Championships

    Badfish SUP, in partnership with Surf Salida and The FIBArk (First In Boating on the Arkansas) Whitewater Festival, is excited to announce the Colorado SUP Championships at the 66th annual FIBArk Festival in Salida, CO June 16-19. FIBArk is that nation's oldest whitewater festival continuously running (since 1949) on the world class whitewater of the Arkansas River. The event is hosted in Salida's downtown historic business district and includes live music, carnival and food vendors on the streets of this one of a kind Colorado Mountain Town. https://youtu.be/dPCVgszMI_8 One week after the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, FIBArk is must attend event for any stand up paddler wishing to experience whitewater paddling and river surfing in one of the greatest whitewater towns in the Country. This year's Colorado SUP Championships will be hosted over three days and include a river surfing contest, head to head SUP Cross racing and a 10 mile downriver race through class II/III whitewater with cash prizes for the top three overall in the women's and men's classes. June is prime time in Colorado and the Colorado SUP Championships is the perfect finale for anyone ready to experience the high point of the Colorado paddling season...run off.

    Mike Tavares surfing 'Office Wave'
    With world class river surfing on the Arkansas, the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, and the legendary Big Sur wave, Colorado goes off in June. The Arkansas River Valley between Salida and Buena Vista includes two whitewater parks with easy access river surfing and miles of fun river to run on a stand up board. https://vimeo.com/135368595
    Yaku and Morgan battle during the head to head cross race
    The FIBArk Festival includes whitewater kayaking competitions, running races, and the world famous Hooligan Race all concentrated in downtown Salida. Stay tuned to Badfishsup.com and FIBArk.com for details and start planning your trip to Colorado in June to experience the incredible energy the runoff brings to our world class whitewater rivers. Please email Badfish for with any questions in the meantime. -Mike Harvey, Salida, CO

    ISK8 in SUP the Mag's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    ISK8 in SUP the Mag's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    It may not be a stand up paddle board but the iSk8 is causing quite the buzz. Our inflatable surfboard, designed for surfing river waves, has been featured in SUPtheMag's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. The ISk8 makes low water surfing stress free and traveling to surf much simpler. You can roll it up, strap it to your raft or stand up paddle board, and forget about it. You can play with it in ocean waves or pull it behind a boat. It certainly is the gift that keeps on giving. Inflatable SK8 River Surfing Board from Badfish from Badfish SUP on Vimeo.