Sarasota SUP Championships at Siesta Key Beach

SUP Sarasota

The Sarasota SUP Race Series is now a single race called the Sarasota SUP Championships and takes place on the world famous white sandy beaches of Siesta Key Beach. This years Battle of the Paddle format event shall have the 5K, 10K and Grom races taking place in the cool temps of the morning and the "SUP Rodeo" in the afternoon. Awards for all Distance events shall given during lunch so the day travelers can get back on the road and be home by dinner. The afternoon will center around competitive fun for all ages and ability levels: Team Sprint Races, Obstacle Courses, Live Music, Food, Cold Kona Brews, Board and SUP Equipment Demos, Over 40 Surf and SUP Vendors and the best Raffle prizes in the country. So, Race in morning....SUP Rodeo in the afternoon...a day on Siesta not to be missed!!

Race Divisions:


Elite Race

Men's and Women's 12.6, 14, Unlimited and Prone Divisions, Over 50 Divisions in Men's & Women's 12.6 and 14's, Boys and Girls Junior 12'6 Division. 

10 K - $75.00  



Open Race

Men's, Women's and Junior Race and Stock Surf SUP Divisions, 12.6 , 14 Race boards and Stock Surf SUP 12.5 feet and under, Over 50 Divisions in Men's and Women's Stock Surf SUP, 12.6 and 14 race boards. 

5 K  - $45.00 


Half Mile Grom Race

Juniors 12 and Under - Boys and Girls Race Divisions`

1 K - $25.00

Coed Team Relay Sprint Races

Following Lunch and the Awards Ceremony....Free to all Elite and Open Racers - Beach to Buoy and Back 100 yard dash - Must use same board, first team to back on beach advances.

Teams must consist of one Male and one Female. There will be two Divisions, 12’6 Race Board and Stock Surf SUP (under 12 feet).

Elimination rounds to follow Distance Races - Sign ups open until start of first heat - if you don't have a partner, we'll find you one.

Be Adventurous, sign up for this fun race, you'll love it!

*Awards given to top three finishers in each division. 3 racers must enter into a division for awards to be given. 


Water Safety:

Safety watercraft shall be on the course during all races. The standard distress signal of raising the paddle in the air for assistance or waving the paddle in the air for an emergency is in effect. To compete in the Race, each board must have the following:

- Personal Flotation Device

- Noise making device (whistle)

- Leash (optional)

Rule number safe and look out for each other...we are all out to have fun!! 


"Kids Paddle":


We, as members of the SUP Community would like to share the experience of bonding with our natural surroundings out on the water with our local special needs children. Waterman give back...and we are asking for racers who wish to stick around after the awards ceremony to pair with a local child and show them what it is to be up and out on the water. To see, if only for a brief time, why we are so hooked on this sport! I think they will enjoy it as much as we do!!

Awards, Prizes, Goodies:

The top 3 finishers in each division shall receive an Award. All entries shall receive a swag bag full of goodies, samples and freebies from local restaurants, bars and retail stores. The first 200 Racers to check in on site shall receive a Sarasota SUP Race Series T-Shirt. All racers will be given a ticket for a free lunch in designated lunch tents. Hats, T-shirts, Coozies, Red Bull and Kona samples shall be available for Racers, Family and Friends joining in on the days festivities. All are welcome to either leave early or spend the day and demo SUP boards, lend a helping hand to local children to experience SUP, listen to some tunes, have a cold Kona, grab a LazyBunz Water Lounger and go cool off in the water or enjoy our sandy beach!!! 


Race Day Itinerary: 


7:30 - 9:00 am Racer Check In -  All Divisions - Marked "Check In" Tent on Beach

9:00 am - Racer Meeting - In Front of Main Stage - Open and Elite Divisions

9:30 am - Start of Elite and Open Races - Beach Start - Sent off in 2 minute intervals - Male and Female Divisions shall have separate starts if the Division has over 40 participants. Starting order is as follows:

- Elite Unlimited and 14's Divisions  

- Elite 12'6 Divisions

- Open 14's Divisions

- Open 12'6 Divisions

- Open Stock Surf SUP Divisions

The object of this staggered start sequence is safety and providing the fairest start possible for all racers. The timing of each division shall reflect each divisions start times automatically. 

11:00 am - Start of From Race  & Cornhole Tournament


12:00 - Lunch available on Beach in Lunch Tent- Your Racer Bib is your ticket. Lunch tickets may be purchased for spectators and family.


 -  Awards to Start while Racers are seated and enjoying lunch. We shall call all race division winners up on stage and then give a round of applause at the conclusion of the Awards (Tentatively 12:30)  - Great Group Photo Op.

1:00 Start of Team Relay Races and Ben Hammond to Play on Main Stage


1:00 - 3:00 pm - Team Relays, Board Demos, Completion of Kona Corn Hole Tournament....Music...Hangin on the Beach Relaxin with old and new friends... 

3:00 - Awards for Grom Race and Team Relay Races - Raffles - Closing Ceremony 


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Danny Ching1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jesse Fortin2SUP 14'18-49Guy
Catherine Uden7SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Dave Thorne13SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
David Dean29SUP 14'50+Guy
Mark Payne31SUP 14'50+Guy
Matt Kearney32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Hal Atzingen33SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Brian Olitsky36SUP 14'18-49Guy
James Douglass40SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Sekas48SUP 14'50+Guy
Nannette Prevost51SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lance Chambers57SUP 14'18-49Guy
Stephen Chase64SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rachel Ferguson Chase65SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Garrett Fletcher70SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Arensman76SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Athanacio77SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Connor Rush78SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Jen Hayes83SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Heath Marston85SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jamie Twigg86SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Katherine Pyne88SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Will Marston89SUP 12'6"U17Guy
James Mcdougall92SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Alyssa Veres94SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Mab Mab96SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Josh Smart98SUP 14'18-49Guy
Peyton Thomas102SUP 14'U17Guy
Travis Kindt110SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kate Pagan123SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Connor Bonham126SUP 14'18-49Guy
Richard Rodriguez131SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Michael Salerno132SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kevin Hill133SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kyle Linogon135SUP 14'18-49Guy
Walt Jones137SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Brad Ward142SUP 14'18-49Guy
Daniel Spisak143SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Melissa Trinidad151SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mike Molinari3SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jay Tsultim4SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Judy Berce5SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Ingemi6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Yensys Loyola8SUP 14'18-49Guy
Richard Thompson9SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Rose Calski10SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Chili Frys11SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Terry Perkins12SUP 14'50+Guy
Hayley Kabana14SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Holly Kabana15SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jason Casuga16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Aleksandra Malinska18SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tim Mckenna19SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lynda Roszel20SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Pam Rilling21SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Robert Norman22SUP 14'18-49Guy
Trip Harlan23SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Bryan Herrick24SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Sophia Hallenbeck25SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Alison Royal26SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Steve White27SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Rebecca Whitehead28SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Donald Savchuk30SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Dean Krom34SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Nicholas Roberto35SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Erika Lane37SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Helen Matthews38SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Lewis Gibson39SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Rusty Zalesak41SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kevin Glatfelter42SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Patrick Burke43SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Lina Bowers44SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Christine Sanford45SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Dave Robinson46SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jason Mastin47SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rock Bandoni49SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Brad Dailey50SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Mike Coleman52SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lezlie Mckenna53SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Robert Dwyer54SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Weinberg55SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeffrey Hollway58SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Daffodil Hallenbeck59SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
John Norris60SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Justin Sharpe61SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Erik Thomas62SUP 14'18-49Guy
Justin Digiorgio63SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jo Meighan69SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Wieder72SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Gary Nager73SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Rob Wagner74SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Joe Pavliga79SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kate Willis80SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Lucy Allan81SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Sean Moloney82SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Don Bickel84SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Ryan Findley87SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Hailey Marston90SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Gracie Marston91SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Bubba Ellis93Prone (All)50+Guy
David Rush95SUP 14'50+Guy
Julie Salvetti97SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Lesz Banham99SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erik Alston100SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tony Cristofano101SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rob Bonham103SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
David Perkowski104SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Kerry Torres105SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jorge Torres106SUP 14'18-49Guy
James Teague107SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Dave Krumme108SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Krumme109SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Shay Spoonmore111SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Eric Winsberg112SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sue Sattler113SUP 12'6"50+Girl
David Loyd114SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Antoine Divay115SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Annalise Cook116SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Ashton Goad117SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Deena Landen118SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Bill Blain119SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Michele Porter120SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Fritz Wermuth121SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Myles Maness122SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kurt Forster124SUP 14'50+Guy
Adam Pollock125SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sawyer Pollard127SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Hollistar Jones128SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Meg Bosi129SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kayleigh Sideris130SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Daisy Otero134SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Eric Olson136SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Ethan Diemer138SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Elena D'amato139SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Nova Pollard140SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Bruce Denson144SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Chris Banach145SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Neil Uden146SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jackson Herr147SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Charlie Anstadt148SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
James Martin149SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Timothy Parrett150SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Dale Ashley152SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Bodhi Kai Uden153SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Trevor Mckenna154SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Carolyn Wagner155SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ricardo Gimon156SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Techy Ricopa157SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Anthony Sideris158SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Annalise Cook, Ashton Goad116Team of 2OpenMixed
Kevin Hill, Kate Pagan133Team of 2OpenMixed
Mike Molinari3SUP Under 12'6"U12Girl
Mark Ingemi6SUP Under 12'6"U12Guy
Janet Walker56SUP Under 12'6"U12Guy
Kai Meighan67SUP Non-RaceboardU12Guy
Joshua Meighan68SUP Non-RaceboardU12Guy
Hanna Dematos71SUP Under 12'6"U12Girl
Kate Wagner75SUP Under 12'6"U12Girl
Fritz Wermuth121SUP RaceboardU12Girl
Jake Ranney141SUP Non-RaceboardU12Guy
Neil Uden146SUP RaceboardU12Guy
Ava Schoening159SUP Non-RaceboardU12Girl
Jason Casuga16SUP Surf Inflatable18-49Guy
Tim Mckenna19SUP Surf Inflatable18-49Guy
Robert Norman22SUP Surf Inflatable18-49Guy
Adam Pollock125SUP Surf Inflatable18-49Guy
Daisy Otero134SUP Surf Inflatable18-49Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


From I-75 - Head West on FL-72/Clark Road approximately 5 miles passing US 41 until you dead end into Midnight Pass Road. Take a right on Midnight Pass Road and head 1.3 miles, it will turn into Beach Road. Continue onto Beach road and after 0.3 miles, Siesta Key Public Beach shall be on your left.

Hotel Accommodations:

Sarasota SUP Race Series is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a travel/booking agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates.  These rates are always the same, if not lower than, their best available rate and usually includes breakfast in the rate.  HBC Event Services guarantees that if the event is cancelled due to weather, you will not be charged for any cancellation penalties that you may otherwise have been subject to if you made your reservation elsewhere.  This guarantee does not include hotel reservations made after the hotel cut off dates.   
Please call HBC Event Travel Services at (505) 346-0522 if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.


Unloading and Loading of SUP Boards/Vendor Equipment:

Enter into the main gate of the Siesta Key Beach Public parking lot, the bathrooms and main concession pavilion would be directly in front of you. Turn left and head to the southern most portion of the parking lot. In the southwestern most corner part of this lot, there is a service road that runs west towards the beach. You may take this service road as far as the grassy tree area to unload your boards, tents and gear. The County Staff will have a few small utility vehicles to help move heavy equipment to the race site if need be. Check in tents and race staging area shall be a short walk towards the water.



Jun 20, 2015


Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL