Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament

Ride the Bull Kayak Raffle Winner: Keith Comeaux
Ride the Bull Photo Contest Winner: Brad Valtierra


After an incredible amount of conversations with the tournament committee, sponsors, Bridgeside Marina and some participants, we have unfortunately decided to cancel RTB for this year.  Throughout these discussions, safety and the ability to deliver the true experience of RTB was the main focus. Collectively, we do not believe we can offer the same outstanding tournament and festive atmosphere that anglers have come to expect from the world’s largest kayak tournament, RTB, while keeping everyone safe.

We are working with Wilderness Systems, The Backpacker, Academy Sports + Outdoors and other sponsors that have been integral to RTB’s success to not only make next year’s event better than ever, but also to offer something fun to do this year on RTB 11’s original date. So stay tuned… (hint, Wilderness Systems has some really cool new products that they want to introduce to the group)

For those of you that have already registered, I will contact you directly by a separate email. I would also like to thank our long-standing sponsors that have stood with us through this difficult time as well as the new sponsors that have come on board this year. The hope is that all of you will join us in 2021.

Please know that this decision was not made lightly. RTB has become a staple in the kayaking community, a fixture in the Grand Isle tournament season and an event that is enjoyed by people from all over the world. I still encourage you to go visit my favorite barrier island, Grand Isle, and enjoy all things that it has to offer.

Please stay safe and stay tuned for more details,

Rad Trascher
Tournament Director