2019 Title Sponsor


Gibbons Apres Lager is the new Title Sponsor for the 2019 Canadian Downwind Champs, we are very excited for this opportunity to work with a company who are a “tight knit team and part of the larger Gibbons Whistler family. Gibbons has been celebrating in Whistler, BC since 1979 and Gibbons Après Lager are proud to be able to say that part of every sale goes to the local athletes, artists and entrepreneurs that keep Whistler rad. Look to this beer to help you embrace the true magic of Whistler and the après lifestyle.” says Gibbons Apres Lager.

2019 Paddle Sponsor




Blackfish Paddles design, manufacture & distribute high quality, handcrafted SUP paddles. All Blackfish blades and handles are handcrafted in Thailand using the highest quality materials. They are also SUPER passionate about growing the sport of SUP, and we are so excited to have them as our official paddle sponsor for this, the first year that SUPs are included in the race!

Board Sponsor

One stand up paddle logo




One Stand Up Paddleboard were born in Australia, the creation of a team led by pro-paddlers Paul and Angela Jackson, along with a team of dedicated people, aiming to bring the best performing boards to the international market. In North America, the boards have become the most sought-after board on the market in a relatively short space of time. The combination of results, how the boards feel on the water, and their light weight means they have come a long way in a short time. Welcome to the CDC team, One SUP!

2019 Silver Sponsors

Think Kayaks logo

Think Kayaks sponsor the Hot Spot prize – the first man and woman around the Think Buoy, located approximately 2km straight out from the start line receive $750 each. Think is a company close to our heart as the owner is local to Deep Cove and paddles with us on Tuesday Nights…and in the Surfski Champs too! You can check out their range of surfskis available at Deep Cove Outdoors here.

Epic Kayaks Logo

Epic Kayaks are the internationally renowned surfski manufacturers that set the standard for performance and innovation. We are super lucky that Epic sponsors the Canadian Prize Purse for the Surfski Champs. You can see the Epic surfskis available at Deep Cove Outdoors here.

FirstMate Pet Foods logo

FirstMate Pet Foods is a family owned and operated, local North Vancouver company, that is sold all over the world! Using only the top quality ingredients, and having complete control over the manufacturing process to ensure their pet food is top dog (sorry, we couldn’t resist!). Make sure that your pet only gets the best with FirstMate Pet Foods.

Vaikobi logo

Vaikobi produce some of the BEST paddlewear around. It is thoughtfully designed, works incredibly well for surfski paddling due to the seams really not chafing, and is both insulating and breathable in all the right places. You can see their range at Deep Cove Outdoors by clicking here.


Nelo Canada

Since the start in 1978 Nelo has produced more than 30,000 boats, with a vast variety in models, constructions and technology. The first self-designed boats date back to the end of the 80’s.  These models were improvements made from original designs, the first fully original design appeared on the middle 90’s.

Since then, Nelo have expanded and now are the biggest canoe manufacturer in the world. Their main focus is based on three main factors: performance, stability and comfort. Now with Oscar Chalupsky on board, there’s no stopping their surfski expansion and we can’t wait to see what they can do at the surfski champs!

Faster Farther design


Faster Farther is the design company that has helped design the new logo for the Canadian Downwind Champs, and the design brainchild of racer Nicolas Cryder where he gets to design the most incredible looking surfskis – if you’re looking for a truly unique vision for your boat – get in touch.

2019 Bronze Sponsors


Servoweb logo

Servoweb is our fantastic web designer and developer that we have been working with for many years. With a passion for the same things that we do, like paddling and skiing, and being based in West Vancouver, Taylor really understands our direction. Just check out our websites to see the great quality of work that he does!

2019 Other thank yous!

Thank you to the following companies who are supporting the Canadian Downwind Champs in some other way and we want to say thank you!




















If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Corey via email at communications@deepcovekayak.com