Washburn Board Across the Bay

July 24th to July 25th 2020

Washburn, WI


The Washburn Board Across the Bay Race is a unique Stand Up Paddle Board Event for all paddling enthusiasts. It takes place on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay in Washburn, Wisc., home of TOM BLAKE. You can choose
between the 3, 7, or the 14-mile race.


July 24th and July 25th 2020

Friday July 24th

5PM-7PM: Race Registration at Memorial Park in Washburn.

Friday 6PM: FREE Historic Paddle-Tom Blake’s favorite spot, starting at Memorial Park in Washburn—Weather Dependent

Saturday July 25th

6:30AM-7:30AM: Race Registration at Thompson’s West End Park before race

7:30AM: MANDATORY Race Meeting and Instructions at Thompson’s West End Park in Washburn

8AM: 3-mile & 14-mile race start in Washburn at Thompson’s West End Park (starts & ends)

9AM: 7-mile race start in *Ashland at Bayview Beach
(across from Tractor Supply building)

10AM- 1PM: Try SUP’s from leading manufacturers at Thompson’s West End Park

1PM: Awards at Thompson’s West End Park

*Racers are responsible for their own transportation to Ashland 7-mile start site.

Some of the Events Uptown:

Washburn Homecoming 2020

Car Show & Live Music
Art & Craft Vendors
Huge Parade with Professional Bands
Family Activities
Historic Tours
Street Dance Friday and Saturday Night

Historical Paddle:

This will be a free group social paddle from our race registration site at Memorial Park, starting at 6PM. Memorial Park was a favorite haunt of Tom Blake, the legendary surfer who grew up in Washburn. Tom would paddle from the park along the shoreline to Houghton’s Point where he would enjoy the scenery and sea cliffs along the way.
Our group paddle will follow his route with options to turn back at any time to shorten the trip. For those up for the full paddle, we’ll stop at Houghton’s Point for a hike up Echo Dells and check out the point where nature-lovers used to catch the ferry to Madeline Island.
Bring your own equipment (SUP, kayak, canoe…all welcome!) or let us know ahead of time and we’ll bring SUP’s for you to borrow.

See Rules, Classes and Important Info.

Register and Pay On-line

Download PDF Registration Form