The Lake Ontario Crossing is Canada’s first and only open-water distance race for SUP and prone paddlers. The 32 mile, point-to-point course matches the standard established by the Molokai-to-Oahu crossing in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California. Open to SUP, prone, OC and surfski. Solo and relay teams.



From the Newsroom

2016 RESULTS AND RECAP: The inaugural Lake Ontario Crossing Paddleboard Race hosted a determined field of paddlers, who toughed it out through a weekend of unstable weather. [more…]
SIX REASONS TO RACE IN TORONTO IN 2016: Aside from the obvious reason (a true 32-mile open-water crossing on the world’s 14th largest lake), here are six reasons to come race across Lake Ontario in September. [more…]
SCHEDULE AND RULES ANNOUNCED: The complete Lake Ontario Crossing schedule, registration information, rules and safety requirements are now posted. We’re looking forward to an amazing event! [more…]
A PRIMER ON RACE-DAY CONDITIONS: To provide an idea of what conditions racers will be up against, we’ve pulled together 10 years worth of hourly wind speed and direction data for the September 10-15 week, leaving us with a sample of 60 potential ‘race-days’ to analyze. Without all of the statistical gore, here is what we’ve found [more…]
COURSE INFORMATION ANNOUNCED:  While priority will be set to run a full 32-mile crossing, the unpredictable nature of the conditions requires alternates to improve the odds of a safe, enjoyable, and still-challenging event [more…]
2015 CROSSING RECAP: Twenty-fifteen marked the second year paddling across Lake Ontario, and conditions proved to be very exciting, and more challenging than in 2014. [more…]