The Bastrop SUP CUP 2016

The Bastrop SUP CUP, Texas’ original SUP River Festival will once again be hosted in “Historically Hip” Bastrop, Tx on August 12-13, 2016.  The 4th annual 2-day event includes:

          6-Mile Down River Race              Youth Race

          Sprint Races                                   SUP Swap Meet

         Obstacle Course                             SUP Race Expo


The charm of Bastrop and the Colorado River offer a unique paddling experience for average paddlers, elite paddlers, weekend warriors, and beginners alike.  


SUP events highlight a festive weekend filled with great food, live music, and entertainment for the whole family. 


Winner take all cash prize in the Sprint Race and the Obstacle Course

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

Friday Afternoon Group Paddle (4 PM - 7 PM)

Welcome to Bastrop!!!  Get a feel for the water and meet up with other paddlers before the competition begins.  Guest paddlers will be offering various mini-seminars on general technique and paddling the Colorado River.


Friday Night Sprint Races (7 PM – 9 PM)

The Sprint Races are the perfect way to kick off an energetic exciting weekend of SUP competition.  
Throw out all you think you know about river racing, SUP racing, and paddling skill.  This is about power 
and raw speed… school yard style... who can get from here to there first. It’s anybody’s game.

Distance: Approx. 75 yds

Start Line: The iconic Ole Iron Bridge

Finish Line: Just over yonder

Approx. 4 to 6 paddlers per heat.  Winners progress to next heat.

 

Evening Social at Viejo's Tacos y Tequila (8 PM – Midnight)  NEW LOCATION!!!!

Welcome to Bastrop!  Join us for Texas style gourmet tacos, cold beer, margaritas, and of course a little tequila never hurt no one.  We'll see you at Viejo's after the sprints.    

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

 

The Original Texas Down River SUP Race – “El Camino Real de SUP” (10 AM – 12 PM)

This 6 mile down river race is the perfect combination of competition and recreation. Whereas a seasoned SUPer will conquer this stretch in quick fashion, a recreational SUPer or weekend warrior will enjoy a new challenge and achievement. This race is named after the El Camino Real paddling trail (one of the most popular kayaking and SUP trails in Texas)  This 6 mile trail changes along the way from deep wide waters to shallow narrow passes. Big flat water and skinny little quick spots make this an ideal setting for a SUP race.  The Colorado River is a class 1 river so no worries about portaging rapids.

Distance: 6 miles

Start Line: The iconic Old Iron Bridge

Finish Line: The Colorado River Refuge

Shuttle Service provided before the race so your vehicle is there to haul your equipment back.  Refreshments and snacks provided for racers at the finish.  Music and shade provided for race fans waiting at the finish.

 

Youth Race (Will take place between 12:00PM & 1:30PM)

Sign up for the Youth race will begin at 11:00AM at the Hospitality tent which will be riverside below the Bastrop River Co.  Age range is 8 - 14.  Youth race is a free event.  Limited space available.  The course will be a short distance loop around buoys set out between the Hwy 71 bridge and the Ole Iron Bridge.  Lifeguards and experienced paddlers will be on site to supervise and help out.  Limited number of PFDs will be available.  If your child has one they are comfortable with please bring it along.  Boards and paddles will be provided unless they have their own or a parents they could use.


THE PADDLE BATTLE INVITATIONAL (Will take place between 12:00PM and 1:30 PM)

Local businesses compete in a short distance loop around buoys set out between Hwy 71 bridge and the Ole Iron Bridge.  The winning sponsor will take home a trophy to display at their place of business until next years SUP CUP.  Come out to see some well known local business men and women who have jumped "on board" to help make this a great event.  2014/2015 Champion Carter Jenings will be back to defend the title for Southside Market & BBQ!!

 

The Skills Course (1 PM – 4 PM)

We’ve tested raw power and stamina.  Now let’s talk skill.  The obstacles are designed such that anyone who’s ever SUPed is suited to attempt and likely complete the course, while a skilled paddler will use his bag of paddling tricks to maneuver the course aggressively & impressively with speed & style (style points will be judged).  Set up on the river just below the Ole' Iron Bridge, SUPers will take on the obstacles one at a time, racing the clock.  Throw in a couple hundred tubers, kayakers, and SUPers lining the river banks with water cannons cheering & jeering the competitors while drinking cold beer under the Texas sun, and we’ve got one wild afternoon.  The Saturday afternoon obstacle course brings a whole new concept to the idea of river SUP racing.

Competitors will gather under the shade of the Ole Iron Bridge awaiting their turn at the course.

Spectators will have access to tubes, kayaks, and SUPs from which to watch the festivities.  The grassy shaded river bank offers another great vantage point for those who want to stay dry.

 

Awards (5 PM - 6PM)

Stick around to celebrate our winners and recognize achievements from the weekend.  


OTHER ATTRACTIONS / STUFF TO DO

 

SUP Race Expo (Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM)

Get the latest info on other SUP and paddler events happening in and around Texas.


SUP Swap Meet (Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM)

This is the perfect time to buy, sell, or trade.  To participate as a seller all you need to do is bring your equipment, check in at the registration tent and we'll provide you with a "For Sale" sticker.  Haggling encouraged!!  Its all part of the fun.


Bastrop River Co Kayak Canoe & SUP Headquarters (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Experience the Lower Colorado River with the Bastrop River Company (BRC).  Equipment rentals and vacation planning services will be available at BRCs Headquarters all weekend long.  Do some paddling while you're here or get the information you need to plan a real retreat on the Lower Colorado River.  For more info on vacationing in Bastrop go to www.vistibastrop.com.


Experience Main Street

Main Street Bastrop is only a block away from the festival.  The Main St cultural and culinary district hosts over 10 restaurants in walking distance from the river and numerous shops & art galleries as well. 


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jim Berry1SUP Raceboard50+Guy
Patrick Doring2SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Walker Higgins6SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Mark Devall7SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Devon Dorn8SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Sara Beirne9SUP Raceboard18-49Girl
Jeffrey Seale13SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Jimmy Mooney14SUP Raceboard50+Guy
Payden Adams15SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Linda Mccoy16SUP Raceboard50+Girl
Leigh Ann Hebert17SUP Raceboard18-49Girl
David Novak20SUP RaceboardU17Guy
Mitchell Beck21SUP RaceboardU17Guy
Ben Baecker22SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Anthony Buckner23SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Brandon K Punzalan25SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Jaime Solis28SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Baxter Wright32SUP RaceboardU17Guy
Benjamin Walcher33SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Brian Pruzzo36SUP Raceboard18-49Guy
Tuan Nguyen39SUP Raceboard50+Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jim Berry1SUP 14'50+Guy
Patrick Doring2SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Whicker3SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Clodfelter4SUP 14'50+Guy
Scott Sieffert5SUP 14'50+Guy
Walker Higgins6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Devall7SUP 14'18-49Guy
Derek Whallen10SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brad Mitchell11SUP 14'18-49Guy
Caitlin Mitchell12SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Jeffrey Seale13SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jimmy Mooney14SUP 14'50+Guy
Payden Adams15SUP 14'18-49Guy
Linda Mccoy16SUP 14'50+Girl
Leigh Ann Hebert17SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Paul Tolon18SUP 14'18-49Guy
Don Holley19SUP 14'50+Guy
David Novak20SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Mitchell Beck21SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Ben Baecker22SUP 14'18-49Guy
Anthony Buckner23SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Erica Konyak24SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Brandon K Punzalan25SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Seph Fries26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Adams27SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Jaime Solis28SUP 14'18-49Guy
Saba Rahimian29SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lynsey Boyles30SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ryan Fullerton31SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Baxter Wright32SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Benjamin Walcher33SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ed Potter34SUP 14'50+Guy
Konae Nowell35SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Brian Pruzzo36SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Hunter Gallacher37SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Matt Bard38SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tuan Nguyen39SUP 14'50+Guy
Karen Benson40SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Justin Woo41SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Tietz42SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Victor Hirsch43SUP 14'50+Guy
Karis Nowell44SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Mcmullen45SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dylan Moore46SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Rathmann47SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Tait48SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Amanda Delmas49SUP 14'18-49Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jim Berry1SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Patrick Doring2SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Walker Higgins6SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Devon Dorn8SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Sara Beirne9SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jeffrey Seale13SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jimmy Mooney14SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Linda Mccoy16SUP Surfboard50+Girl
Leigh Ann Hebert17SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
David Novak20SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Mitchell Beck21SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Ben Baecker22SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Anthony Buckner23SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Erica Konyak24SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Brandon K Punzalan25SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Ryan Fullerton31SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Baxter Wright32SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Benjamin Walcher33SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Ed Potter34SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Chris Tietz42SUP Surfboard18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The Original Texas Down River SUP Race – “El Camino Real de SUP” (10 AM – 12 PM)

This 6 mile down river race is the perfect combination of competition and recreation. Whereas a seasoned SUPer will conquer this stretch in quick fashion, a recreational SUPer or weekend warrior will enjoy a new challenge and achievement. The race is named after the El Camino Real paddling trail (one of the most popular kayaking and SUP trails in Texas)  This 6 mile trail changes along the way from deep wide waters to shallow narrow passes. Big flat water and skinny little quick spots make this an ideal setting for a SUP race.

Distance: 6 miles

Start Line: The iconic Ole Iron Bridge

Finish Line: The Colorado River Refuge



When:

Aug 12 to Aug 13, 2016

Where:

Bastrop, TX