In White Water Slalom, athletes have to navigate their canoe or kayak through gates as they work their way through 300m of whitewater rapids in the fastest time possible. Hitting one of the hanging gates poles or missing one completely results in time penalties which are added to the paddler's time at the end of his or her run. A 2-second penalty is given for a touched gate, and if the gate is missed completely there is a 50-second penalty. There are approximately 18-24 hanging gates for each course. The gates are color-coded to indicate which direction the paddler must pass through. Green gates are negotiated heading downstream while red gates require the paddler to reverse direction and pass through them heading upstream. Two runs and the best run counts.
SURF & SUP Competition
Parade Viewing Party at Santa Rita Park
It’s everyone’s favorite event! Join us to watch our town dress up, boat the river and put on a show! Ska Beer & Vodka Garden/Food Vendors will be open, and we’ll have the music playing! Come on out and help us celebrate our wonderful river community!