Payette River Games, Burley Regatta bring wild water weekends

June 20, 2014 

IAN RORK — Provided by Burley Regatta



Fans of stand-up paddling won't want to miss the second annual event, which features competition for world-class athletes and amateurs alike.

SUPers will battle for $50,000 in prize money as they race down the river at Kelly's Whitewater Park, navigating the rapids through a series of buoys.

This year's games - which start at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday - also include kayaking, river surfing, dog fetching, raft cross, disc golf, lumberjack contests, beach volleyball, music, food and more.

The event is free for spectators, while competition entry fees range from $5 to $65.

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Boats racing at speeds of up to 135 mph will entertain crowds of more than 3,000 on the waters of the Snake River.

The Southern Idaho tradition since 1975 kicks off with a boat parade at 9 a.m. June 27 in Downtown Burley, followed by heat races at 3 p.m. and the Grand Prix Shootout (exhibition). Racing continues at 11 a.m. June 28-29.

Tickets are $5 (Friday), $25 (Saturday and Sunday) and $45 (weekend pass).

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