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The Kalamalka Classic is back on beautiful Kalamalka Lake, just minutes from Vernon, B.C., - and that's something to celebrate! Featuring events for all ages, recreational and competitive, it's the kind of event that combines both competitive sport with the Aloha of the Okanagan region. Choose from a vareity of events throughout the weekend. If you're new to the sport, try a beginner or intermediate course, which will give you breathtaking views of the lake, Vernon and the heart of the Okanagan. Other events will challenge the fittest athletes and take you to another level. Don't forget to take part in Sunday's "Kalamalka Crossing," a scenic 10-mile trek across the full length of the lake. Starting in Oyama on Wood Lake Beach, you’ll dash from the beach around a buoy and then through the channel that connects the two lakes heading north towards Kal Beach.  


Enjoy SUP in a beautiful setting.
Photo provided by the Kalavida Surf Shop

Events

EAGLE DASH (2.5 Mile Circuit): Open/Recreational – All boards

Short course race for recreational athletes of all ages and levels.  Easy-going course in and around the north end of Kalamalka lake.  You’ll pass by the famous Eagle Nest at Bishops Bird Sanctuary and blaze a watery trail with other like-minded recreational paddlers. Sure, there are prizes but it’s more about the fun than the fame.  Prizes for male, female and tandem. All boards welcome, costumes encouraged!

WIKI HOLO: Short Course Competitive & Recreational

Divided into two or more heats, you’ll sprint from the beach and onto your board and around a short buoy-riddled course.  It’s a spectator-friendly event that serves up exciting head-to-head competition and a true test of mental and physical endurance.  It's Part 1 of the King & Queen of Kalamalka quest.

KEIKI HOLO: 400 Yard short course for Kids, 13 & Under

Here’s a fun event for the kids. They all leave the beach at the same time and paddle around the inner buoys in shallow area for fun and prizes.  

SPRINT DERBY: Recreational Fun / Kids & Adults

They supply the boards, you supply the fun. This competition format lends itself to youth, family, and performance racing all in an exciting and fun social environment.  The event starts with qualifying rounds and finishes with one big final race.

TEAM RELAY: Open to everyone (Mixed teams of four
or Tandem)

Teams of four or tandems of two (Adult and kid/youth) will form on the beach, and prepare for a fun event going head-to-head with other teams.  Teams of four must have at least one male per team. Winning teams get a valuable prize pack.

Classes:

  • Mixed Fours – Must have one male
  • Tandem – Adult plus kid (13 & under)
  • Corporate Challenge – Teams of four from local businesses

KALAMALKA CROSSING  – The Classic event –
Open to everyone

This is one of Canada’s most iconic bucket-list SUP Races – The Kalamalka Crossing. A scenic 10-mile trek across the full length of the lake. Starting in Oyama on Wood Lake Beach, you’ll dash from the beach around a buoy and then through the channel that connects the two lakes heading north towards Kal Beach.  Do it for the exercise, for the challenge, or race it to beat the clock. This is Part 2 of the King and Queen of Kalamalka.  Where do you
fit in?

Schedule
Friday

Sunset SUP n’ SIP / Late Registration
Noon to 8 p.m. – Check-in / Late Registration -  At Kalavida Surf Shop
6 p.m. – Sunset SUP n’ SIP – Enjoy a sweet sunset paddle with current and former Kalamalka champions, Lina Augaitis, Norm Hann, Beau Whitehead and Shannon Bell.  Beverages supplied.  Donations to SPKL.ca welcome.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m. – Check-in / Last-minute Registration – At the beach
NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST CHECK IN & PICK UP RACER PACKAGES
9 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Vendor Expo Open
9:30 a.m. – Eagle Dash Recreational Race (2.5 Miles)
11 a.m. – WikiHolo Short Course (Qualifying heats)
12:30 p.m. – Keiki Holo Kids Race (13 & Under)
1 p.m. – WikiHolo Short Course Final
2 p.m. – Sprint Derby
3:30 p.m. – Relay Races (Boards supplied)

5 - 7 p.m. – Dinner / Evening Social / Music

Sunday

8 a.m. – Pre-Race Meeting/Check in at Start line in Oyama (Wood Lake)
9 a.m. – Start for all 12’ & Under Surfboard style / Junior Athletes (14-18)
9:20 a.m. – Start for all 12’6 & Under Displacement boards
9:30 a.m. – Start for all 14’ Displacement boards
Noon  – Awards presentations for Canadian Champions and King & Queen of Kalamalka on the beach.