I’m not sure if you’re as cold as I am, but the thought of Key West sounds amazing to me right now—especially when facing down the 12+ feet of snow or freezing cold rain we’ve had in the past few weeks. In North Carolina, we’ve had so much rain, they’re looking to pass a bill to create an ark. A few things to remember about Key West: It’s warm. Really warm. Like board shorts and bikinis, cruiser bikes, and fruity fishbowl drinks. (We highly recommend the 007 at the Tree Bar and the Caliente Cucumber at Agave.) And this weekend, you could be paddling in the warm water and relaxing with the Lazy Dogs in Key West.
THE RACE: Bone Island 6-miler
Sunday, February 28, 2021
9 am Race start
**Awards immediately following
Racers will charge out from Lazy Dog, enter the residential Riviera canal, and paddle right through the heart of Cayo Hueso aka “Bone Island,” winding through narrow red mangrove tunnels before paddling out into the picturesque Gulf of Mexico, then racers will slice down Cow Key Channel and back to Lazy Dog for the FINISH!
The race includes flatwater canal, under bridges, flat gulf waters.
- This 6-mile paddleboard race boasts a super fun course through the legendary Cow Key channel and along narrow residential canals, under bridges, and out to stunning views on the Gulf of Mexico offering some open water racing too! Cruise overloads of marine life through crystal clear waters as you battle it out for the Bone-Island title!
- Register here
Where to get a pdf/leash and equipment including rentals
Lazy Dog Paddle Shack, 5114 Overseas Hwy #7, Key West, FL 33040.
Boards available to rent from Lazy Dog. Call 305-304-4259.
SUPFest Time and Events Schedule
- Meet at Lazy Dog for racer check in 8:00-8:30am!
- Racers’ Meeting will be held at 8:45am.
- Race starts promptly at 9:00 am!
Where to stay
We’ve always enjoyed staying at the Key West Hospitality Inns
Where to eat
Onsite restaurant (at race site) Hurricane Hole Marina. Great Cuban coffee at Sandy’s Cafe