That sucks, that was one of the few events that got great press, athlete praise, and seemed to get a good spectator turnout. Saw it just as it was started driving home from the salmon one year. I understand SUP is growing, just sucks it is all or nothing. Wonder where the additional expense comes from for kayaking? Honestly wondering as I would think both events need judges/prizes/volunteers/river sections to operate.
Some more info and reasons here:
Sad to see the kayak company conglomerates taking no interest in promoting the whitewater side of their sport. Pyranha and Jackson seem to be the only ones.