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 small but gritty 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 in 2016! [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: The Lake Ontario Crossing will be run on one of three possible courses, depending on expected conditions. While priority will be set to run the race on the “traditional” route, 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…]