The Midwest’s Premier
Stand Up Paddleboard Event!

August 16, 2014 · Traverse City, MI

Join us for a perfect summer day of family fun with the excitement of
TC Waterman and Short’s Beer-B-Q.




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Don’t Miss Short’s Beer-B-Q

What better way to end a day on the water than beer, BBQ, and live music? We’ve joined forces with Short’s Brewing and our amazing Executive Chef Lauren Smaxwell to offer some mind-blowing whole-hog BBQ & drinks perfect for a sunny day on the bay!

Food is available to everyone inside-and-outside the Short’s area, with meals ranging from $8 to $12.

Just $15 gets you into the Short’s Boat Bar and includes a custom Short’s mug and Laith al-Saadi concert.

BONUS: A limited number of tickets are available right now for a special price of $10! Get yours before they’re gone!

Snag Your Discounted Short’s Tix!


  • Short’s Woody Boat & Ski Bar @ the Pier
  • Hall’s Famous Sweet Corn
  • Awesome Selection of Short’s Beer
  • Custom Tasting Glass
  • Free Product Demos & Clinics
  • Live Music ft. Laith al-Saadi and His Big Band

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Your Short’s Beer-B-Q Ticket Includes an Awesome Live Performance from Laith al-Saadi!

— with Bob Seger’s Band the Motor City Horns! —

TC Waterman SUP Races

Whether you’re a first-timer or paid pro, we’ve got a race for you! You can also take advantage of stand-up-paddleboard demos and free clinics!

While watching the athletes compete, you can check out the industry’s largest SUP expo. Immerse yourself in Waterman culture with over 50 booths representing organizations from all over the nation. Plus there’s local experts offering free insight, demos, clinics and more!

Register for Your Races

Female Racer

  • 3.5 Mile Race
  • 11-Mile Distance Race from Old Mission
  • 100-Meter Dash-for-Cash
  • Keiki Kids Races
  • Free Product Demos & Clinics
  • Awards Luau

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Free Family Fun!

You don’t want to miss this great chance for free fun in the sun with your family at Traverse City’s amazing Open Space. Not only can you enjoy the excitement of competition all day, but we’ll have special appearances from TC Fire Department with the truck and hose demos, hot air balloon lifts, parkour, Coast Guard and more!

Plus there’s food and drinks available for everyone in the family! Kids will go nuts for our special root beer floats made with our custom ice cream, while mom & dad can try out a Short’s Beer Float!

Register for the Keiki Kids Race!


  • Fire Truck & Hose Demos
  • Free Parkour Demos & Clinic
  • Coast Guard Appearances
  • Food, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats!
  • Kids Paddleboard Demos
  • Hot Air Balloon Lifts

Ready for the Challenge!

Sign up now to reserve your space at the most fun family weekend of the summer!

Register for your Race


Check out this incredible view!