paddle boarding

First Annual New River Gorge Youth SUP Race

First Annual New River Gorge Youth SUP Race

The New River Gorge Adventure SUP Race has become the epicenter of whitewater standup paddleboard racing in the Eastern US, but not because of a cash purse (there isn’t one!) or fantastical prizes. Instead, this race has ingrained itself in the hearts of a community that it has helped to grow since its inception in 2011.  This year, First Waves has partnered up with Active Southern West Virginia to bring the first Youth SUP race to the Gorge.