Event Information

Board the Fjord is Deep Cove's Premier Stand Up Paddleboard Event. We have a full day of racing and festivities in beautiful Deep Cove and Indian Arm.

The scenic race course takes paddlers around 7 different islands in North America's southern most fjord.

The race is open to recreational and competitive paddlers and we encourage everyone to come out and challenge themselves at this great event!

We will have a great variety of draw prizes and some awards for top finishers in numerous categories.



Sunday September 25th, 2016


Long Course: Approx 14km. Categories: Mens and Womens:  12'6, 14'

Short Course: Approx: 7km - Categories: Mens and Womens: 14', 12'6" and <12' Surfboard Class

Rec Course: Approx: 4km - Categories: Mens and Womens: 14', 12'6" and <12' Surfboard Class

Kids Race: <1km

4 Person Coed Sprint Relay - Surfboard Class only (boards will be provided)


Register Online before Monday August 29th -  $60 plus GST + custom race jersey

Register Online before Thursday September 1st: $60 plus GST
Register After Monday September 1st: $70 plus GST
Register after Tuesday September 13th: $75
Register the day of the race: $80 plus GST
Kids Race is Free!
*All race entries include food ticket, drink ticket, draw prize entry, pre-race package
**First 100 racers will receive a numbered race shirt!
***Racers to register prior to August 28th will receive a custom jersey with their name printed on it

Board Rentals
$25 to rent a board for the race. Relay Race boards will be provided
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre and Starboard will be providing board rentals, for a full list of available boards please call 604-929-2268.

Tentative Schedule
8:00am: Check-in Starts
10:00am: Pre-race meeting
11:00am: Long and Short Course Races Start
12:30pm: Food and drinks after the race
1:00pm: Kids Race and Relays
2:00pm: Awards

Race Rules
All participants must have a PFD and use a LEASH during the race.  If you are not wearing your PFD you must have it securely strapped onto your board and you must carry 15m of buoyant heaving line as per Transport Canada Regulations.

If you choose to draft you can only draft racers in the same board class and gender as you.  Ex: Men on 14' boards can only draft other men on 14' boards. This rule will be self-governed.

Prize Money Distribution
We have a prize purse of at least $2500 to go along with our draw prizes available to all racers.  

14km Course:

Male 1st Place
Male 2nd Place
Male 3rd Place
Male 4th Place

Female 1st Place
Female 2nd Place
Female 3rd Place
Female 4th Place

First Male to reach the hotspot: $100

First Female to reach the hotspot: $100

7km Course:
**to be eligible racers must NOT have completed the 14km course in the past:

Male 1st Place

Female 1st Place