COURSES

See below for water levels and gear recommendations.
FIRST TIMER/KIDS RACE
Flat Water

Competitors will complete 1 lap around the marked course(roughly 0.5 miles). Great for anyone who wants to give SUP a go! Boards and paddles provided by SRS for this event.

SPRINT RACE
Flat Water

Great for beginners and experts alike competitors will do 3 laps around the marked course(total-roughly 2 miles). The course will be set according to prevailing winds. Classes are Unlimited(over 12’6″) and 12’6″(max board length of 12’6″).

DISTANCE RACE
CLASS I

Competitors will start at Bent Creek Park. Competitors will paddle the roughly 15 miles down the French Broad River from Bent Creek Park to Southern Raft Supply Riverside Business Park. In 2016 there will be 2 categories Unlimited(over 12’6″) and 12’6″(max board length of 12’6″).. Shuttles from the finish to Bent Creek are provided.

THE BATTLE OF SECTION 9
CLASS II-III

The Section 9 race is becoming one of the largest and favortie whitewater SUP races on the east coast. Competitors will race the class II-III 4 mile section from Barnards to Stackhouse. Shuttles to & from USA Raft are provided. There is an 11′ max board length.

CURRENT WATER LEVELS
FRENCH BROAD AT ASHEVILLE

FRENCH BROAD AT MARSHALL
**course maps coming soon.