The Lobster SUP CUP is different. It’s a staged race. Multiple days (August 7, 8, 9). It is in one of the most beautiful parts of the country during the most gorgeous times of the year. We change the course every year, and often set it the morning of the event, depending on the weather. Penobscot Bay is the second largest embayment on the East Coast. It can be relatively placid in August, but it is exposed and conditions can be rough. You may go screaming down the coast past mountains on a downwinder, or on a grueling miles-long triangle out in the bay. We will paddle a lot, have fun, and eat good food. The trophy podium is an old cooler. Come paddle.

We have a special announcement for  the 2015 race: After two years of handing out thousands of dollars in prize money, this year we have decided to hand out none. Mostly we made this decision because we love the SUP CUP, but we don’t love spending months and months fundraising. But also, the SUP CUP is about racing, camaraderie, and fun in the most beautiful spot you can imagine. If you’ve been here, you get it. There is nothing quite like the Lobster SUP CUP. Money shmoney.

The Lobster SUP Cup was a massively fun yet challenging event. The people I met were awesome and the location is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen for paddling.

Larry Cain

SUP Champion and Olympic sprint canoe gold medal winner

I would love to come back. I really loved it here. I would recommend it to everybody. I like that it is different. You guys do your own thing.

Lina Augaitis

world-class SUP champion