FUNC Fest Whitewater SUP Race Montrose Colorado
For the past 15 years I have designed whitewater parks all over North America with Recreation Engineering and Planning. The most recent park I completed is a really cool project in Montrose, Colorado on the Uncompahgre River. The City of Montrose is hosting their first river event on August 1 called the FUNC (Fun on the Uncompahgre) Fest.
The event will include downriver and cross racing in both kayaks and SUP. This park and river are unique because of the late season base flows that are a result of agricultural diversions. There are six wave features so there is fun surfing as well. The City is putting up a generous cash prize and there will be music, food and beer at the one day event.
Montrose is on the way west for anyone driving to the Outdoor Retailer show the next week so if you are headed west for OR consider stopping off in Montrose on August 1 for some paddling and racing. More details on the event webpage and the FB Event Page. -Mike Harvey, Salida, CO