Up North Standup Paddleboard Classic

Come paddle on some of the most pristine lakes in Michigan. Starting with a flat water race on Crystal Lake in the Morning and then a Down Wind Duel on Lake Michigan in the afternoon!


CRYSTAL LAKE SUP 6 mile/3mile/1.5 mile CHALLENGE

The day's events will start with the Crystal Lake SUP Challenge which will consist of an Elite 6 mile(2 LAPS), Recreational 3 mile(1 LAP), Junior Rec (age13-16) 3 mile, and a FREE kids race (age 7-12) 1.5 mile(1/2 LAP) 

All races are a Diamond Configuration Buoy Race. Children can do either the Junior Rec or the kids race, not both, and need to register for the race of their choosing. All races are held under WPA rules and will have an Open Water Start and Finish. All Racers must have a leash attached to his/her board to participate.

Crystal Lake is located near Lake Michigan in Benzie County about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Traverse City and about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Frankfort. It measures approximately 2.5 by 8 miles (4 by 13 km), and has a maximum depth of 165 feet (50 m). Crystal Lake is adjacent to the southern reaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  

All Racers must have a leash and PFD on board to participate.

LAKE MICHIGAN 4.6 mile DOWNWIND DUEL

Come paddle off the shores of one of the most scenic areas of Lake Michigan, voted the “Most Beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America.

The Downwind Duel is a 4.6 mile paddle, which will start at Point Betsie Lighthouse beach and finish on Frankfort Beach (or Frankfort to Point Betsie depending on the wind). Racers will pass by some of the beautiful sand dune bluffs that northwest Michigan is known for. This race will have a Beach Start and Finish. 

Exceptions may be made for younger racers on an individual basis.  Please email race organizer for information

All Racers must have a leash and PFD on board to participate.

Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes wholly within the borders of the United States; the others are shared with Canada. It has a surface area of 22,400 square miles (58,000 km2), making it the largest lake entirely within one country by surface area.  Hydrologically it forms a single body of water with Lake Huron, the whole being called Lake Michigan–Huron; the two sides are connected through the Straits of Mackinac. 

Here is our schedule of events!


Friday July 14th
4 PM - 8 PM RACE CHECK IN/LATE REGISTRATION
Crystal Lake Adventure Sports In Downtown Beulah
5 PM - 6 PM SUP SAFETY AND RESCUE/ GREAT LAKES CURRENTS
By Bob Pratt at Beulah Beach on Crystal Lake
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PADDLE CLINIC WITH GUEST RIVIERA PADDLE SURF TEAM RIDER SAM GRIFFIN
Meet at Beulah Beach on Crystal Lake. Limit 20 people. $15/person. Come learn from the best and call 231.882.2527 to register

Saturday July 15th RACE DAY
7 AM - 10 AM RACE DAY CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP @
Beulah Park Pavilion Downtown Beulah

CRYSTAL LAKE SUP CHALLENGE
8:30 am Race Instruction @ Beulah Park Pavilion

9 AM Recreation 3 Mile Starts with Water Start/Finish

10 AM Pro/Elite 6 Mile Race Starts with Water Start/ Finish

11:30 AM Kids/Juniors 1.5 Mile Race with Water Start/Finish

11:30 - 1 PM LUNCH at Beulah Park Pavilion
* Tickets available for purchase for fans*

LAKE MICHIGAN DOWNWIND DUEL
PT. BETSIE TO FRANKFORT BEACH 4.6 MILE PADDLE

3:30 PM Meet at Pt. Betsie info table for Race instruction

4:15 PM Downwind Duel Begins: Beach Start @ Point Betsie to Frankfort Beach (Unless otherwise notified/posted of south wind then will be reversed and go from Frankfort to Pt. Betsie)

6:00 PM Race finishes and all racers in
Shuttle available from Pt. Betsie to Frankfort and back for Racers to get their vehicles if needed

AWARDS/ RAFFLE & DINNER
6:00 - 8:00 PM DINNER at the American Legion
* Dinner tickets available for purchased for family/friends
Beer and Drinks available to purchase at the AMerican Legion

7 PM (approx) Awards and Raffle
*MUST be present to win raffle items


Can't wait to see the whole family for this amazing event! Call 231.882.2527 with any questions.






Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Bill Hunter2SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lori Hunter3SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Libby Fredericksen4SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Lucretia Swainson7SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jamie Jolicoeur12SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Pilar Hagey13SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jill Vollbrecht19SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Denise Green20SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Lisa Mathews27SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Thomas Mathews29SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Julie Clark49SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kim Callison57SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kristel Coronado60SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Austin Adair61SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Laura Andre78SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Rothhaar91SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Chris Callison103SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
James Eli1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Daniel Hunter5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Karl Eugster11SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Ryan Baese14SUP 14'18-49Guy
Leslie Maclin18SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Mark Auchter22SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Todd Miller24SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jill Bloemendaal25SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ben Gareiss26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kirsten Lefeldt30SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Wes Harpham31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rachel Demitrios32SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Keith Conway35SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sean Shannon38SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Hassenrik39SUP 14'18-49Guy
Grant Hassenrik40SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Chris Roxburgh47SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bea Roxburgh48SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Chris Ferrara53SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tristan Ferrara56SUP 14'U17Guy
Bernardo Isacovici59SUP 14'18-49Guy
Frank Bellisario69SUP 14'50+Guy
John Anter70SUP 14'50+Guy
Shelly Hammond71SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Will Faison79SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Wernette80SUP 14'50+Guy
Tim Dehr83SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Ethan Morrical84SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sam Griffin92SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kevin Heikkila93SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Scott Lattimore94SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Rebecca Graham98SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Katniss Paris104SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Becky Schipper6Prone (All)18-49Girl
Kara Valdmanis8SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Angelique Meiu9SUP Surfboard50+Girl
John Meiu10SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Heather Sorensen16SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Laurie Russell-parrent17SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Monica Putnam23SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jessica Gilbert33SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Ashley Troy34SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Keith Conway35SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Jack Wickham36SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Rod Floro44SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Rick Galang45SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Adrean Floro46SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Steffen Mueller50SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Doug Vojtko51SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Rob Wilkinson52SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Mike Bartos58SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Kelley Behrendt62SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Susan Townsend63SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
George Townsend64SUP Surfboard50+Guy
George Townsend66SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Kent Imig68SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Warwick Elliot81SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Eric Elliot82SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Julie Kuieck86SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jennifer Wishnok87SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Hunter Rencis88SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Ben Tinholt90SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Amy Vollick100SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Nicole Anderson101SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Mickey Callison15SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Sydney Mathews28SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Fielding Staelin37SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Molly Hassenrik41SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Charley Hassenrik42SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Ryan Meade55SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Jonah Hammond75SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Luka Hammond76SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Ella Newbold85SUP (All)7-12Mixed
Isabella Crompton96SUP (All)7-12Mixed
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
James Eli1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Libby Fredericksen4SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Daniel Hunter5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lucretia Swainson7SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Karl Eugster11SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Leslie Maclin18SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Jill Bloemendaal25SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ben Gareiss26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Mathews27SUP 14'50+Girl
Thomas Mathews29SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Kirsten Lefeldt30SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Wes Harpham31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Keith Conway35SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Hassenrik39SUP 14'18-49Guy
Grant Hassenrik40SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Corey Krautkremer43SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Chris Roxburgh47SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bea Roxburgh48SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steffen Mueller50SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Doug Vojtko51SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Rob Wilkinson52SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Chris Ferrara53SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dave Meade54SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tristan Ferrara56SUP 14'U17Guy
Mike Bartos58SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Bernardo Isacovici59SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sarah Mason65SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Troy Camphous67SUP 14'50+Guy
Frank Bellisario69SUP 14'50+Guy
John Anter70SUP 14'50+Guy
Cecil Hammond72SUP 14'18-49Guy
Melissa Camphous77SUP 14'18-49Girl
Ethan Morrical84SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sam Griffin92SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kevin Heikkila93SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Scott Lattimore94SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Preston Parsons95SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Lucky Miller102SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Katniss Paris104SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Bob Pratt105SUP Surfboard50+Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Ian Vollick- Offer21SUP Surfboard13-16Mixed
Kiya Hammond73SUP 12'6"13-16Mixed
Micah Hammond74SUP 12'6"13-16Mixed
Daniel Newbold97SUP 12'6"13-16Mixed
Miranda Wishnok99SUP Surfboard13-16Mixed

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The UP NORTH SUP CLASSIC Events Directors and staff reserve the right to make any adjustments to the race if issues arise concerning the involvement of athletes in any part of the race.



CRYSTAL LAKE SUP 6mile/3mile/1.5 mile CHALLENGE
Mens and Womens Recreation Divisions: SUP Surfboard Class, and touring board class (max board length 12'6) 

Junior class Division, ages 13-16. 

Men’s & Woman’s
 Elite Divisions:12’6″ SUP Class(Women) and 14′ SUP Class (Men)
Ages 14 and up.

Open water start for all paddle-boarders. Elite racer will start at approximately 9:00AM followed by the Rec and Jr. racers at 9:10AM. The course will run on a counter clockwise lap. For the Rec race 1 Lap is 3 miles, for the Elite Race it will be 2 laps for 6 miles. There will be UP NORTH SUP CLASSIC officials as well as the Benzie County Sheriff’s Marine Division patrolling the course. The winds in the mornings are usually calm and the swell small. This is a great course for beginners through elite.

MUST HAVE PFD.

Free CRYSTAL LAKE SUP CHALLENGE (Kids) Race Course. 

Open
 Age Class: 7-12. 
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded trophies/prizes.

Open water start for all paddlers at 12:30PM. The CRYSTAL LAKE SUP CHALLENGE course will be run as a partial lap of the full course and will cover roughly a 1.5 miles. There will be UP NORTH SUP CLASSIC officials as well as the Benzie County Sheriff’s Marine Division will be patrolling the course. This is a great course for Kid’s and will allow excellent spectating for the parents from shore.

No Adults Leading in Kids Race, Adults must be anchored.

MUST HAVE PFD.

LAKE MICHIGAN 4.6 mile DOWNWIND DUEL
Men’s & Woman’s
 Open Division: Age Limit: (17 & under requires legal guardian signature and UP NORTH SUP CLASSIC event approval)
1st and 2nd place will be awarded prizes and trophies. There will be UP NORTH SUP CLASSIC officials patrolling the race from the water and the beach.

Beach Start at Pt. Betsie Beach. Downwind Duel course is a straight shot along the shoreline to Frankfort Beach. The finish is a sprint up the beach between the two finish event flags. Participants must cross the finish line with their paddle.

MUST HAVE PFD. 

ADDRESS

214 South Benzie Blvd.
Beulah MI 49617 (Crystal Lake Adventure Sports)
Race Locations:
Crystal Lake SUP Challenge:Beulah Beach (Lake Street) Beulah, MI, 49617
Lake Michigan Downwind Duel: Pt. Betsie 3701 Point Betsie Rd Frankfort, MI 49635 or Frankfort Beach  206 Main St. Frankfort MI 49635


When:

Jul 15, 2017

Where:

Beulah, MI