Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Free KIALOA Paddling Clinic at Bend Paddleboard Challenge

We are stoked to announce that KIALOA team riders, Karen Wrenn, Beau Whitehead, and Cyril Burguiere will teach free KIALOA stand up paddle clinics at the Bend Paddleboard Challenge on Saturday, June 15th.  The clinics will take place after the races. Paddlers of all levels of experience are welcome.  Sign up at the registration tent on race day!

This is an awesome opportunity to pick up tips from three of the Northwest's fastest, most acclaimed SUP racers.  You can also learn a lot from watching their finely tuned technique during the race itself.

Stand Up Paddle Lesson, Bend, Oregon
Karen Wrenn teaches SUP clinic at the
2011 Bend Paddleboard Challenge.

The Bend Paddleboard Challenge is a World Paddle Association sanctioned celebration of stand up paddling that includes races, manufacturer demos and clinics.  The Bend Paddleboard Challenge takes place on Saturday June 15th at Riverbend Park in Bend, Oregon.  For more info, visit the race website.  Register to race at the Stand Up Paddle Flatwater Event page.  The Bend Paddleboard Challenge is presented by Stand Up Paddle Bend, your source for the best SUP gear in every price range.

2011 Bend Paddleboard Challenge winner Karen Wrenn is a mother of two who has won several major stand up paddle races and is the first person to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively.

Beau Whitehead is a firefighter, competitive cyclist and top placer in several major SUP racers.

Cyril Burguire is last year's Challenge winner.  He lives in Portland where he paddles (and cycles) to work every day... year round!  

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