4th Annual Black Warrior SUP Championship

4th Annual Black Warrior SUP Championship on Lake Nicol in Tuscaloosa Alabama hosted by Smith Lake Paddle Boards. The 6 mile course and 3 mile course will be part of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series. Race proceeds to benefit The National MS Society. Everyone who registers will be entered to win a YOLO 12'  Inflatable SUP. Big thanks to YOLO for all the support. New this year is an open division for Unlimited SUP and any non SUP paddle craft. 


There will be three races with awards and categories as follows. 
The 6 Mile Race will award trophies for 1st - 3rd place in 
Men's 14', 
Men's 12'6
Men's Unlimited
Women's 12'6, 
Women's 14'
Men's Open ( this includes any other paddle craft )
Women's Open ( this includes any other paddle craft )

The 3 Mile Race will award trophies for 1st - 3rd in
Men's 14'
Men's 12'6" 
Men's rec/surf 12' and under
Women's 14'
Women's 12'6" 
Women's rec/surf 12' and under. 

*** UPDATE. There will be a relay race immediately following the races Sign up for the relay will be on race day and it's free. We will do a drawing to create the teams with an effort to balance the number of Men and Women on each team. Teams will be 2-5 racers depending on how many we have sign up. Course will be short, around a 1/4 mile. All teams will be using rec boards provided by Tuscaloosa Paddle Boards. Big thanks to Butch Gregory for all the help. Oh yeah, Cash prizes for the 1st and 2nd place teams 

If you need a board for the 3 mile please email or call us. First come first serve. 

Looking for a place to camp? Deer Lick Creek is just a few minutes from Lake Nicol. 

for more details email info@smithlakepaddlebaords.com or call Tommy at 256-736-3002

4409 Nicol Park Rd Tuscaloosa, AL, 
7:00 - 9:00 AM  race day check in and registration. If at all possible please register online before race day.
Please arrive early. 
8:30 am pre race meeting
9:30 AM 6 mile, 3 mile will have a staggered start. 
Optional Relay after the race
Awards and lunch 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Butch Gregory2SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Kate Cost1SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Ashlee Harnedy3SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

When following GPS continue down the hill past the point on the map to enter the park.


May 19, 2018


Tuscaloosa, AL