Maple Bluff Beach, 401 Lakewood Blvd., Madison (Map)
Advance registration is recommended and is available through the Midwest SUP website. A pass for all event activities costs $42 and a pass including race entry is $52.
Madison's PaddleBoard Specialists is sponsoring the first Midwest Standup Paddle Festival, which will feature lessons, clinics, demonstrations and races suitable for all ability levels from beginners to advanced paddlers on Lake Mendota.
Standup Paddleboarding is an ancient Hawaiian sport in which the paddler stands on a large surfboard with a long paddle. Net proceeds from the event will benefit American Family Children's Hospital.