The Gasparilla SUP Invasion

The Gasparilla SUP Invasion 


Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, has accepted our invitation to kick off The Gasparilla SUP Invasion and sound the horn!!!

The fastest growing sport in Florida just got faster! The excitement of Gasparilla just got bigger! Be a part of Tampa History on Sunday, March 22nd 2015 as a participant or reveler in the Inaugural Gasparilla SUP Invasion.

Open to SUP, kayak, OC, and surfski paddlers. 

Elite Race: 10k

Recreation Race: 5k

Kids Race: 1 mile

Race events take place along the beautiful waterways of downtown Tampa, launching from Davis Islands. Paddle by Tampa landmarks like the University of Tampa, the Tampa Art Museum, Curtis Hixon Park, and Tampa’s brand new River Walk.

Compete in this live MC'd sporting event featuring food trucks, vendors and beer! Race Headquarters are located adjacent to Hillsborough Community College (HCC), Columbia Dr., Davis Island.

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 Enter to Win The Gasparilla SUP Invasion Raffle
Over $5000 Worth of Swag
$10 Per Raffle Ticket
Grand Prize: Jimmy Lewis M126
Other Prizes include:
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Zeal Optic Sunglasses
2 Powerhouse Gym Memberships
Surf Soul Tiki
SUP Adjustable Paddle
Roof Rack Straps
Coleman Cooler
Waistline PFD
Gift Cards to Surf Outfitter, Watersports West, Yogani, Lisa Wilson Yoga, Fruitwood Stand Up Market, Cristino's Italian Restaurant, Ulele Restaurant

Sports Authority and Gasparilla SUP Invasion Special Offer
Friday 3/13 and Friday 3/20
Save 20% Off Entire Store - Westshore Location Only
4900 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Friday 3/13 and Friday 3/20
On-site race registration 4-7PM
First five racers to register in-store receive a Sports Authority Gift Card 

Friday 3/20 In-Store Instant Raffle 
Win a $1000 Fury Surf SUP 

Scheduled Racer Events

8:00am-9:30am Race Registration & Check In

9:45am-10:00am Captains Meeting-Race Course Overview

10:00am-10:05am National Anthem

10:30am MC'd Kick Off

10:30am Open Vessel Start

10:35am Elite and Krewe SUP 10k Race Start

10:40am Rec and Krewe SUP 5k Race Start

12:30pm-12:40pm Kids Race Meeting

12:45pm Kids Race Start

12:45pm Racers Food Line Opens. Build up an appetite during the race and chow down on food from Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza and Restaurant and Fresh Kitchen. Yum.

1:45pm-2:00pm Raffle Giveaways. Be the big grand prize winner of the Jimmy Lewis M126 and other great prizes like Maui Jim Sunglasses, Powerhouse Gym Memberships, Gift Certificates from Surf Outfitter and Watersports West, just to name a few!

2:00pm-3:00pm Award Ceremonies. We award the winners the pirate's booty. 

Scheduled of Events for Spectators and Supporters

9:00am Event Opens to Public- Vendors, exhibitors, and raffle ticket sales open

9:45am-10:00am View the Captains Racers Meeting.

10:00am National Anthem

10:00am-2:30pm Food trucks, music, and live race MC'ing by Emmy Award winning journalist, Laura Harris from ABC's "The Now - Tampa Bay."

10:30am Ready set go time! View the race starts.

1:45pm-2:00pm Be the big winner in the Gasparilla SUP Invasion raffle with grand prize giveaway, the Jimmy Lewis M126 and other great prizes!!!

This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Race Course

The Hillsborough River is your race course. In this 5k loop starting and ending in Seddon Channel, paddlers will travel north towards Tampa's downtown urban core. Paddle past some of Tampa's most famous landmarks. The minarets at the University of Tampa, Curtis Hixon park, the Tampa Art Museum, the Straz Performing Arts Center, all along Tampa's brand new Riverwalk . 

Elite racers will do two laps to complete the 10k.

Recreational racers will do one lap to complete the 5k.

Kids Course 1.1 miles 

Race Site Map


Mar 22, 2015


Tampa, FL