5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival



Friday, Aug 29:  Sunset SUP n' SIP / Late Registration / Check in
12:00pm-6:00pm – Late Registration / PICK  UP RACER-PACKS -  At Kalavida Surf Shop
6:00pm - Evening Social Paddle with current and former Kings/Queens of Kalamalka

Saturday, Aug 30: The Festival Begins!  Events for everyone
6:00am-8:00am – CHECK IN / Last minute Registration - At the Beach
9:30am – Opening Ceremony
10:00am-3:00pm – Vendor Expo Open
10:00am –  Recreational Race (2.5 Miles)
11:30pm – WikiHolo Short Course (Heats and Finals)
1:30pm – Keiki Holo Kids Race (13 & Under)
2:30pm – Naish N1SCO Relay Races (Naish One Inflatable Boards supplied)

5-8:00pm - Dinner / Awards / Music

Sunday, Aug 31: The Kalamalka Crossing
8:00am – Pre-Race Meeting/Check in at Start line in Oyama (Wood Lake)
9:00am – Start for all 12’ & Under Surfboard style / Junior Athletes (14-18)
9:20am – Start for all 12’6 & Under Displacement boards
9:30am – Start for all 14’ Displacement boards
12:00pm – Awards Presentations for King & Queen of Kalamalka and Open Classes on the beach.

PFD NOTICE - A Canadian Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD) is required in order to participate in the Kalamalka Crossing and Recreational Race.  It can either worn or attached to your board

** SUNDAY SHUTTLE SERVICE TO OYAMA - If you need to get your board there for the start on Sunday, sign up on Saturday during the day.

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* Awards for Recreational Race, WikiHolo, Relay and Kalamalka Crossing
* Naish One 12'6 Inflatable Package - $1,600
* Kids Paddleboard Package - $800
* Quickblade Paddles
* Other Prizes from Rip Curl, Reef, Dakine and more

HOW TO WIN THE NAISH INFLATABLE? - Be a part of the relay event - that will help, the rest is skills, smarts and luck.

($$ Prize Money Class $$)
To qualify for the title of the King and Queen of Kalamalka, you have to compete in both the WikiHolo Short Course and Kalamalka Crossing Long Course.  To become the King or Queen, it will require strength, speed, skill and strategy. Points will be added across the two events with the Kalamalka Crossing serving as the tie-breaker.

Events included for overall title: 

  • WikiHolo
  • Kalamalka Crossing (14' for Men, 12'6 for Women)

Points System:
1st - 10 pts, 2nd - 8 pts, 3rd - 7 pts, 4th - 6 pts, 5th and below – 5 pts
- Tie Breaker: Kalamalka Crossing finish  If two athletes who are in contention for the title are tied in points after both events, the athlete with the highest placing in the Kalamalka Crossing will be the winner.

King and Queen Overall Title Cash Purse Payout:
King of Kalamalka: $500 for overall winner
Queen of Kalamalka: $500 for overall winner

Payouts for Top 3 in the Kalamalka Crossing
Competitive Men 14' (Kings) and Competitive Women 12'6 (Queens)
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100 (in the form of FREE entry for 2015 or Gift Card at Kalavida)

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Adlai Majer10SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Jay Hawranik11SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Harry Saini15SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Kelvin Humenny23SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
James Thesiger25SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Jeff Chandler43SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Matthew Abbott46SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Ross Odonnell51SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Chris Bailey52SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Adam Schell75SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Ken Larsen81SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Mike Darbyshire114SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Gord Durocher3SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Randy Durocher4SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Dawn Englehart7SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Michelle Jansen8SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Vanessa Van Winden9SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lori Anderson13SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Jen Forbes39SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Megan Chandler44SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Kristal Mcbain53SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Laura Medcalf83SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Marianne Pearson87SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Adam Gerbrecht110SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Carolyn Forbes40All10-11 Year OldMixed
Charlotte Forbes41All9 & UnderMixed
Emmah Pedersen57All9 & UnderMixed
Brad Swanson61All9 & UnderMixed
Nixon Swanson63All9 & UnderMixed
Jacob Thomas73All9 & UnderMixed
Kyler Garza79All12-13 Year OldMixed
Malia Garza80All10-11 Year OldMixed
Brody Wright85All10-11 Year OldMixed
Max Wright86All9 & UnderMixed
Gavin Newcombe90All9 & UnderMixed
Logan Mckerlich55SUP Under 14'U18Guy
Alison Pinnow68SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Shawna Thomas72SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Jacob Thomas73SUP Under 14'U18Guy
Ron Garza78SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Kyler Garza79SUP Under 14'U18Guy
Nicole Garza82SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Holly Newcombe88SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Joel Newcombe89SUP Under 14'Tandem (Team of Two)Guy
Ross Mckerlich93SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Elizabeth Ariano99SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Taine Fischbuch108SUP Under 14'U18Guy
Julie Armstrong109SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Joscelyn Duffy111SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Nicole Thorpe116SUP Under 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Dorine Berube2SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl
Dan Anderson12SUP 12'6"Open 50+ MastersGuy
Peter Allen16SUP 14'Open 19-39Guy
Tom Konopski17SUP 14'Open 50+ MastersGuy
Christel Benjaminsen20SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl
Neil Gilson22SUP 12'6"Open 50+ MastersGuy
Patti Hort30SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl
Scott Burton31SUP 14'Open 19-39Guy
Dave Walter34SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Brian Miller45SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Sarah Mcjannet47SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Dave Allen50SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Ian Mckerlich54SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Ryan Stokes56SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Guy
Sue Sanders58SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl
Robin Craig59SUP 12'6"U18Girl
Dennis Gamboa64SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Garry Butler66SUP 12'6"Open 50+ MastersGuy
Mike Len67SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Guy
Doug Thomas69SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Scott Thomas70SUP 14'Open 19-39Guy
Adam Harris74SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Doug Pickard76SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Scott Morris77SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Guy
Graham Gee91SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Evan Gerbrecht92SUP 12'6"U18Guy
Shanna Raffan94SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Cristel Lacourciere95SUP 14'Open 50+ MastersGirl
Shawn Osiowy96SUP SurfboardOpen 19-39Guy
Chris Chaster98SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Laurens Campbell100SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
Susana Poettcker102SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Jeremy Poettcker104SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Stephen Ross105SUP 14'Open 50+ MastersGuy
Eli Fischbuch107SUP 12'6"U18Guy
Mike George117SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Dale Plant119SUP 12'6"Open 50+ MastersGuy
Patrick Magnusson5SUP 14'Open 19-39Guy
Tom Maxwell6SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Guy
Duff Gibson14SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Barry O'donohoe18SUP 14'Masters 50+Guy
Ken Crombie21SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
John Mathers24SUP 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Ian Chadwick27SUP 14'Masters 50+Guy
Taylor Sauder28SUP SurfboardU18Girl
Jayde Sauder29SUP SurfboardU18Guy
Allan Hupe32SUP 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
David Ethier33SUP 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Mary Lou Brisco35SUP 14'Masters 50+Girl
John Brisco36SUP 14'Masters 50+Guy
Nicole Emerson37SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Anthony Mccormick38SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Guy
David Swirp49SUP SurfboardOpen 40-49Guy
Kathleen Mccormick60SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl
Brad Swanson61SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Guy
Kathleen Saini62SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
David Ariano65SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Pierre Goyette84SUP SurfboardOpen 19-39Guy
Jason White97SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Adam Ferguson98SUP 14'Open 19-39Guy
Richard Cleland101SUP 14'Open 40-49Guy
Kristen Gould103SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Julie Frontin106SUP 12'6"Open 19-39Girl
Gary Boyd112SUP 14'Masters 50+Guy
Iris Fink115SUP 12'6"Open 40-49Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

EAGLE DASH (2.5 Mile Circuit): Open/Recreational - All boards
Saturday, August 30
Short Course race for recreational athletes of all ages and levels.  Easy going short course in and around the North end of Kalamalka lake.  You’ll pass by the famous Eagle Nest at Bishops Bird Sanctuary and blaze a watery trail with other like-minded recreational paddlers. Sure there are prizes but it’s more about the fun than the famous.  Prizes for Male, Female and Tandem. All boards welcome.

Who Should Enter? New and beginner paddlers who are looking to get some exercise in a friendly, mildly competitive environment.  Open to individuals or Tandem (Teams of Two on the same board)

WIKI HOLO: (Short Course) Competitive, Open & Junior
Saturday, August 30
Divided into two or more heats, you’ll sprint from the beach and onto your board around a short buoy-riddled course (qualifying laps will include a beach run between laps).  It’s a spectator-friendly event that serves up exciting head-to-head competition.  Part 1 of the King & Queen of Kalamalka for the competitive racers.

Board Sizes:
King & Queen:  Kings: Any board 14' or shorter / Queens: 12'6 or shorter
Open:  12'6 & Under

Who Should Enter? Anyone who wants to be a part a spectator-friendly event.  It's all about the beach start and how quickly you can get around those dang buoys.  Expect to be heckled!

KEIKI HOLO: 400 Yard short course for Kids, 13 & Under
Saturday, August 30 - Following the WikiHolo Finals  (Any board 1o'6 in length or shorter)
Here's a fun event for the kids - They all leave the beach at the same time and paddle around the inner buoys in shallow area for fun and prizes.

Who Should Enter? All kids 13 & Under.  Medals for top 3, stickers for all

NAISH N1SCO CUP TEAM RELAY: Open to everyone - Mixed teams of four & Teams of Two (Parent and child)
Saturday, August 30   *(Naish One Inflatable Race Boards supplied)
Prizes for top Team!  Costumes encouraged.
Teams of four will form on the beach and prepare for a fun event going head-to-head with other teams.  Teams of four must have at least one male per team. Winning teams get a valuable prize pack and one lucky winner will..... (to be announced on the day)

EVENING DINNER & SOCIAL - To be announced

KALAMALKA CROSSING  - The Classic event - Open to everyone
Sunday, August 31 - 9am (South to North)
One of Canada’s most iconic bucket list SUP Races - The Kalamalka Crossing.   A scenic 10-mile trek across the full length of the lake.  Starting in Oyama on Wood Lake Beach, you'll dash from the beach around a buoy and then through the channel that connects the two lakes heading North towards Kal Beach.  Do it for the exercise, for the challenge, or race it to beat the clock. Part 2 of the King and Queen of Kalamalka.

Kaloya Crossover Cancelled.  Regular course.

Who Should Enter?  This is one of the most amazing distance races in the world so everyone should do it.  We hope to have more than 150 paddlers cross this year and you should stand up and be counted!

Awards to follow

WIKIHOLO - To Be announced





Kalamalka Lake Beach (North End of Kalamalka Lake)
Vernon, BC (Coldstream) V1B 1Y9
General Info Line: 778.475.5808 (please read website first)
Questions about the race?  Email us -
Click Here to Email Us – info@kalavidasurfshop.com



Official Partner Hotels (ask for special rate)
Best Western Vernon Lodge - Great option for the family with Indoor Pool
Ask for “Kalamalka Classic” rates: Book by August 1 for these rates:  1-800-663-4422
Courtyard facing rooms with 2 queen beds $154.99+tax
King Room 1 king sized bed with a fold out couch or Business Class room 1 queen sized bed with fold out couch overlooking the courtyard $164.99+tax
Tiki Village Motel: A taste of Polynesia/5 min. drive to Kal Beach
Toll Free: 1-800-661-8454

Other Places to Stay and/or Play:
Atlantis Waterslides – North Side of Vernon, 15 minutes from Kal Beach
Oyama Zipline – South End of Kal Lake
Silver Star Mountain Resort
 – Winter and Summer Sport playground
Predator Ridge Resort - Enjoy one of North America’s Top courses and resort
Sparkling Hill Spa Wellness Resort – How about a four-hand massage? World Renowned crystal architecture

Camping nearest to the shop:
Dutch’s Campground – 3 minute walk to the shop/beach
Kekuli Bay Provincial Campground – 10 minute drive on Hwy 97

Stand Up Paddle Links:
Okanagan Stand Up Paddlesurf - News, features, reviews and locations for SUP
Paddle for the Planet – Bob Purdy’s year-long mission to raise money & awareness for the environment
Stand Up 4 Great Bear - Norm Hann’s efforts to protect the waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest
Paddlesurf Canada – Great place to find out all things SUP in Canada including links, info and locations


Aug 30 to Aug 31, 2014


Vernon, BC