Adirondack SUP Festival

Fri, 06/14/2019 3:00 pmSat, 06/15/2019 9:00 amSun, 06/16/2019 9:00 am


Kick off the summer season at the Adirondack SUP Festival in Saranac Lake!

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters presents the Annual Adirondack SUP Festival. The event is scheduled to include SUP inspired activities for the entire family. In addition to Long and Short Course races and family fun races, there will be on-water and dry-land clinics, free SUP demos, guided group tour for all ages and abilities, and dealer reps on hand to answer all your SUP related questions. Adirondack Lakes & Trails’ beach side retail shop will offer customer special sale price on SUP boards, paddles, and related accessories during the event. Food vendors, local business vendors, and non-profit organizations will be on hand to help create a fun in the sun event. More than just a race, the Adirondack SUP Festival is a celebration of paddling and the beginning of the summer season!

Day 1 Friday, June 14th 

SUP Race prep session with NRS' Danny Mongno  5:30pm-7pm
Join NRS’ Danny Mongno for a SUP technique and board handling workshop. If you are interested in racing, fine tuning your paddling skills, and becoming a more efficient paddler, this is the clinic for you! Danny will offer tips and techniques necessary  to SUP racing and efficient SUP paddling.

  • $50/person​

Kids After School SUP Session (ages 10-14)  4-5pm
Who loves SUP more than a kid? Nobody! This 1-hour course will introduce the basics of SUP paddling and safety to your up and coming paddler. 

  • $35/kid - include: paddle, pfd, board, instruction

*Call Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters at 800-491-0414 to register

Day 2 Saturday, June 15th 

Adirondack SUP Fest Morning Races
As the skill set of SUP racers advance, we thought 2019 was a year to update the race format to meet those racers.  So to mix things up, this year’s Adirondack SUP Festival SUP race on Lake Colby will be a two-race format.  Both Stock (beginner-intermediate) and Elite racers will compete in both a Distance Race and Course race, testing both stamina as well as buoy turn skills from both directions. We will shorten the distance race, so the overall miles will be about the same from previous years. We will also give amble time between races to rest, re-hydrate and refuel.    
**Note- the same board must be used for both races.

Early morning distance race

  • Elite course race | 4 miles = 2 laps | 9am start

  • Stock course race | 2 miles = 1 lap | 9:10am start

Late Mornings Sprint Course Race

  • Elite sprint race | 1.5 miles = 2 laps | 11am start

  • Stock sprint race | .75 miles = 1 lap | 11:10am start​

*morning of registration opens at 7:30am

On-water SUP Demos  11am-4pm
With so many boards on the market, it's hard to choose the right one. The Adirondack SUP Festival offers a great opportunity to try before you buy along with a special Adirondack SUP Festival sale price.  Company representatives from BIC SUP, SIC SUP, NRS, Werner Paddles, Thule Car-top Carriers, & Darn Tough Socks will be on the beach all day Saturday. 
​$5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics

Inflatable SUPs - More than meets the eye  12:00pm
Join NRS's Danny Mongno for a dry-land introduction to Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards. Versatile, durable, and portable, the inflatable SUP may be the perfect board for you!! 
​$5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics

Choosing the right board  12:30pm
Some are pointy, some are round, some are thick, some are thin... Join BIC SUP company rep Russ Cowles for a dry-land discussion. Russ will give you the low-down on board shapes, sizes, and materials.
​$5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics

SUP - Top 10 Tips  1:30pm-2:30pm
The allure to SUP is how easy it can be for anyone to try.  But from trying to mastering, why take more time than you need?  Sure you’ll figure it out… eventually, but let us speed up the pace.  Join SUP instructor Danny Mongno from NRS and SIC, as he helps you with the Ten Top Tips to improve your SUP skills. 
Danny Mongno has been paddling for 29 years now and has been blessed to come across some amazing instructors along the way.  With their influence and his love for teaching, he feels he has developed a pretty easy style of coaching to follow. Stand Up Paddling grabbed his attention in 2008 and since it has become his primary mode of paddling.  Danny is lucky to have done some great races and killer river trips but still

  • $50/person​

Adirondack SUP Fest Afternoon Races  3:00pm
Join us for afternoon fun the Adirondack SUP Festival afternoon fun races!

  • Pooch Race | One dog, one human, one board | Woof!

  • Tandem SUP Sprint | Two humans, one board | Balance is the key

Other Saturday attractions
Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters' Sales Tent will be open all day!
Save 15% on all SUP boards in stock!

​Local and regional vendors will be on-hand to educate and inform, including The Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smiths College Outdoor Recreation Department, Happy Campers RV, and others!

Day 3 Sunday, June 16th

Guided SUP Tour on Lower Saranac Lake  9-12am
Join us for a morning SUP tour on one of the most scenic lakes in the Adirondacks. This trip is approximately 5 miles long and wanders through open water spotted with islands and views of the surrounding mountains. There's no better way to start your Sunday morning!
$45/person - include: board, pfd, paddle, transportation & guide
This trip will leave from Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
Give us a call to reserve your spot: 518-891-7450

SUP Sale at Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
All SUPs and SUP accessories will be sale priced as part of the Adirondack SUP Festival celebration! 
*For more information call 800-491-0414

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