2019 Nalu Standup Paddle League


2019 Nalu Recreational Standup Paddle League

Looking for a new, fun and social recreational summer activity?  Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf is now organizing teams for Monday night Standup Paddle (SUP) League. Co-ed teams of four will paddle weekly in friendly competitions involving different short-courses and racing scenarios. 

Why?  Standup paddle boarding is the fastest growing sport in the world. It is a great, full body workout and anyone can do it.  With the abundance of beautiful outdoor spaces and waterways in Northeast Ohio, Nalu Standup Paddle League is the perfect way to get connected in a new sport, be part of a growing community, learn new skills, participate in an exciting team sport, enjoy the outdoors, and reap the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Who can participate? Whether you have paddled once or a thousand times, this league is open to everyone 18 and over, with a positive, sportsman-like attitude and a desire to have a good time on a standup paddleboard.  The ability to swim is helpful as well.

What gear do I need? No equipment required!  All participants will be competing on the same Nalu issued paddleboards. Nalu will also be providing paddle, leash, and pfd’s (although you may bring your own paddle/ safety gear, if you have it). 

Where? Locations TBD

When?  All League events will be held Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Participants will have the option to choose from two, 4-week sessions: The first session will run from June 24 – July 15, with July 22 as a make-up day. The second session will run from July 29 – August 19, with August 26 will be a make up day.  August 26th will also be the end of season party for both paddle league sessions.  

Team info? Nalu Standup Paddle League is co-ed, with any combination of male and/or female participants. Teams will require four paddlers each week in order to participate.  Form your own team or we’ll pair you up.  

Team Ideas:  

·      Groups of co-workers (get your company to sponsor your registration fee!)

·      Family teams

·      Restaurant/ bar regulars (your favorite establishment might event sponsor your team)

·      Groups of friends

·      Running/ kayaking/ cycling/ hiking/ climbing groups

Registration? Each 4-week session will be limited to eight teams, so make sure to sign up early to guarantee your spot!

Early Bird Registration (May 25 – May 8): $190/team or $47.50/individual

Open Registration (May 9 – May 31): $220/team or $55/individual

 Late Registration (June 1 – June 17): $250/team or $62.50/individual 

 Price includes: 4 weeks of fun competition (with one make up week), 4 team shirts, paddleboards, paddles, safety gear, end of season party, lots of laughter and good times!