Beach2Beach from Start to Finish: Midwest Paddle League Recaps 4th Race of the Season

It has been an interesting season so far is probably the understatement of the century. Over half of the Midwest Paddle League’s planned 16-race schedule has been cancelled. However, where there is a will, there is a way, and 7 races have found a...

The Legend of Rapa Nui Lives On

Deep in the heart of the South Pacific is an island that is known for its giant head statues, called Moai. The western world calls it Easter Island, but the Polynesians, the original inhabitants of the island call it Rapa Nui. History suggests the...

Awesome News: Chattajack goes virtual

FROM AN EMAIL SENT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS FROM THE RACE DIRECTORS: First, in response to some of the outreach, we would like to offer the option of a virtual paddle race.  It’s a far cry from the real deal but we’re excited to present a...

2020 Chattajack has been cancelled due to the pandemic

We are humbled and saddened to have to announce that the 2020 Chattajack has been cancelled due to the pandemic. We truly gave it our best shot and we can’t thank everyone who offered to volunteer in the difficult circumstances and especially all the...

Coach Larry Cain, Facebook Live on The Cancellation of Chattajack and ongoing Training in 2020

Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain discusses the cancellation of Chattajack due to the Pandemic and what we should be training for in 2020. This Facebook Live originally aired August 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET. https://virtualpaddleleague.com https://chattajack.com https://paddlemonster.com #sup #racing #paddling #paddle #paddlemonster #pdlmnstr #virtualpaddleleague #2020

Paddling with Purpose: Virtual Panda Paddle and Standup for the Cure

In trying times, it’s easy to retreat inward, to make our world as small and manageable as we can. It helps us feel in control of ourselves. As much as that feels good, it doesn’t change the fact that there is a great big...

M(idwest) 2 Oahu

M2O a 32-mile race from Molokai to Oahu. It’s 4,000 miles from Molokai to the Midwest. For many, it would be the trip pf a lifetime to fly to Molokai, hire and escort boat, and paddle the M2O race along side the likes of Travis Grant,...

AAU Junior Olympics SUP Results

We have our first AAU National SUP Champions! Congratulations to everyone who came out and competed. Thank you to Paddling Paradise and all the volunteers who made it all happen. Women 15-19 One Class 1 Pippa Hilton-Green Female 12 Florida - FL One Class 15 -...

Racing Halfway to The North Pole: 45 North Solstice Paddle Festival

About 20 degrees latitude north of the equator, you’ll find Hawaii, the epicenter of all things paddle related. However, if you keep heading north halfway to the north pole, at the 45th parallel, you’ll find that paddling is also alive and well. There is...

Good Luck Tomorrow: AAU Olympics Championship Stand Up Paddleboard Race in Palm Bay, FL

Hosted by Paddling Paradise and Hannah McClatchey 4220 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-7427, United States From the Event Organizers: We will be following the CDC guidelines before, during and after this event. Please be prepared with a mask and to practice social distancing. Thank you Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior...

Good luck to everyone racing the virtual M20 this weekend!

Be safe. Bring tons of water. Bring nutrition. Have fun. Race hard. FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS: Aloha M2O Virtual Paddlers, Please note that we have extended the window for submitting results, photos and GPX uploads due to inclement weather for some of our paddlers and time zone challenges. ...

New Virtual Paddle League (VPL) Race: Clash of the 200 Meter Titans

The Clash of the 200m Titans is a 200m sprint that is intended to weed out the fast short distance paddler on the planet! This race requires skill in sprinting, starts, technique, and strength and a great connection with the water to find the one person...

Midwest Paddle Festival Recap

Is it safe to return to the water? The ubiquitous two note theme song played, but that danger wasn’t a shark fin cutting through the water surface, but rather the far more silent and deadly sickness that has already victimized and torn to shreds...

Bay Paddle: first-ever attempt to SUP the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay

Bay Paddle
Annapolis native, Chris Hopkinson will attempt to stand-up paddle the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in support of @oysterrecovery. His ambitious 240-mile journey will begin in Havre de Grace, MD and end in Virginia Beach, VA over the course of just nine days,...

AAU Junior Olympic Games to hold first ever AAU SUP National Championships on July 26 in Palm Bay, FL

AAU Junior Olympics
Paddling Paradise will host the first-ever Stand Up Paddleboard AAU Junior Olympic National Championships Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM Location: Paddling Paradise 4220 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905, USA Palm Bay, FL 32905 https://www.paddlingparadise.com/ Details: We will be using One Class boards on a short course...

Race Preview x 2 and Bucket List Destination: Traverse City, Michigan

sunset of east grand traverse bay
It’s been a challenging year for paddling, but the world is slowly starting to open up again. While there is still some uncertainty in the air, two races in the Traverse City, Michigan area are still very much planning on happening: 45 North Paddle Festival...

Race Preview: Midwest Paddle Festival

Ladies and Gentlemen, we had our doubts, but the first confirmed event of the 2020 season is upon us! The Midwest Paddle Festival has confirmed that they have all the necessary permits and approvals needed to hold an event and are pushing forward. With...

Coach Larry Cain on Training for Chattajack in 2020

Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain discusses training for Chattajack 2020 ... in 2020 on this Facebook Live that originally aired June 8, 2020 To learn more about training with Paddle Monster, go here

Virtual Paddle League – 1k Race Open

The 1k Race is Now Open! Ok, everyone, it's time for the next race in the 2020 Virtual Paddle League Race series! As we continue to move into shorter races with a focus on sprinting, we're SUPER excited to announce the King and Queen of...

Trash Cleanup event: Cayuga Lake SUP #Paddleforchange #Trash2art

Cayuga Lake SUP
From the paddling folks in Ithaca, New York who put on the Cayuga Lake Cup, #Paddle4Change is a summer-long project to preserve, respect, and appreciate the environment through paddling, trash clean-up, and art as we adjust to paddling with social distance this summer. Here’s how...

Cape to Cape adapts course to Cape May Circumnavigation for August 2020 event

Cape to Cape
As a result of Governor Murphy's EO banning all special events on the beaches of New Jersey this summer, and guidelines involved with the Cape May Lewes Ferry (no walk on passengers and limited departure schedule), our race committee has decided to change the...

Chattajack is on for 2020

Chattajack 2020
From Chattajack: Greetings and well wishes Chattajacks, We are extremely grateful for the patience you’ve extended us over the past several weeks while we determine the proper path and protocol for Chattajack in 2020. We are excited to announce the show will go on. Certain aspects...

Paddle Monster / SUP Racer Launch The Virtual Paddle League!

Paddle Monster and SUP Racer have joined forces to offer an answer to the 2020 race season. Today, we're super stoked to announce The Virtual Paddle League! The best thing about our sport is our community. That’s what motivated the crew from Paddle Monster and SUP Racer to team...

Chattajack to delay registration to June 1

from the Chattajack organizers: We hope everyone is hunkered down and safe while weathering the current health crisis. Registration for the 2020 Chattajack race will be delayed one month, opening on June 1st at midnight EST. Should there be any other changes we will inform...

Race Updates: Chattajack delays registration, Key West tentatively changes date to October

Chattajack: Registration is delayed one month to June 1st Greetings Chattajack friends and family,We hope everyone is hunkered down and safe while weathering the current health crisis. Registration for the 2020 Chattajack race will be delayed one month, opening on June 1st at midnight EST....
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