Boardworks SUP to return to Weber River with the Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross


May 1, 2012, 2012 (Encinitas, CA) – Boardworks SUP is pleased to announce the return of the Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross, a really fun, high octane, fast & furious technical race down Utah’s Weber River.This exciting river event brings together top SUP racers and the West’s best river paddlers for a few hours of fun and mayhem.  The SUP cross event will take place Tuesday July 31 at Taggart Falls, a well known white water section on the Weber River, located within the Wasatch Mountain range.

Dan Gavere

Designed for high-spirited paddlers, the SUP cross races will be run on a demanding quarter mile technical course.  Racers will be required to hit gates and make difficult turn buoys before crossing the finish line just beyond Taggart Falls.

“Last year this event was a big surprise for me” says elite SUP racer, Slater Trout. “Most SUP events have become so serious.  However, at last year’s event, we had athletes from all types of waterways including rivers, ocean and lakes.  The competition was fierce but friendly and required some skills I had to acquire on the spot”.  Slater also added “This is the one event of the year that is pure fun. Don’t miss it.”

Nick Turner, Mike Tavares and Slater Trout

The specialized SUP cross course will test the technical skills of paddlers.  Racers will run in heats of four (4) competitors with the winning two (2) racers advancing to the next round.  The event also includes repechage heats allowing racers who are knocked out early have another chance of advancing through the competition.  The course is subject to change depending on Weber River conditions and water levels.

In the spirit of “neutrality”, the Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross will be a single design contest with the organizers providing Badfish MCIT Stand Up Paddleboards to all competitors.  The innovative inflatable Badfish SUP boards are specifically designed for challenging river conditions and are super fun to ride on fast moving water.

The event is limited to 80 competitors and each registered entrant will be required to validate their paddling experience and knowledge before competing.  Boardworks SUP to provide safety equipment (helmets & PFD’s) to all racers.  Entrants will receive a cool event tee, delicious lunch and a Boardworks SUP racer’s kit full of sponsor samples.

Last years womens winners Nikki Gregg, Teri Plunkett, Jennifer Mrovek and Kerry Stuart .

Event Information

The Boardworks Show Up & Blow Up SUP Cross

Tuesday July 31 starting at 10:00am

Location: Taggart Falls (Weber River), Morgan County Utah.

For  online registration go to:  Entry includes event tee, delicious lunch and river racer kit.  Race day registration will begin at 8:30am at Taggart Falls.

Awards and Prizes

Event winners (male & female) win a full river SUP kit including totally awesome Badfish inflatable SUP board, river personal floatation device (PFD), WRSI Whitewater Helmet, Boardworks adjustable Dynel Paddle and a new Badfish River SUP Leash.  Second, third and fourth place finishers to receive special awards from Boardworks and event sponsors.

Age group and Craft Categories

Open to men & women (no age groups).  Single design only, Boardworks SUP to provide all competitors with Badfish inflatable SUP boards.

Rules & Courses

Specific event rules and detailed course map will be posted at the event site.  Race limited to 80 competitors.  The course is subject to change depending on Weber River conditions and water levels.

Mandatory Safety

All entrants must have previous white water river experience.  PFD (personal floatation device), helmet and footwear are mandatory.  Boardworks SUP to provide safety equipment (helmets & PFD’s) to all participants.  It is advised that competitors bring additional protective wear for knees, shins and elbows.

Sponsorship and Expo Opportunities

Please contact Gretchen Gamble,, (760) 722-8536

In this video Mike Tavares will run you down the course. Check it out.

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About Boardworks SUP

Boardworks offers the most advanced complete line of SUP boards, paddles and accessories available for every kind of SUP paddling; performance surfing, flat water touring and racing, white water paddling, open ocean racing and fitness paddling. They have the perfect equipment to fit your ability, from entry level to elite and expert SUP athletes.

Boardworks represents some of the best shapers in the world and bring their premier models to the global water community manufactured with their proprietary construction technologies ( TEC, TEC-V, EPX, EVS and MCIT). Today the Boardworks product line includes the world’s best Stand Up Paddle brands: Paddle Surf HawaiiRustyInfinityOhanaDennis PangMorrelli & Melvin race SUPs and Badfish Stand Up Paddle as well as the Boardworks branded line of hard boards and Shubu Inflatable SUPs.

Boardworks is passionate about all things to do with the ocean and water lifestyle we all embrace. Their goal is to share that passion and to make stand up paddle boarding more fun for more people.


Gretchen Gamble

Boardworks Surf

364 2nd Street #1

Encinitas, CA 92024