History-Making 200+ Mile Bay Paddle Returns as Team Relay

Bay Paddle
ANNAPOLIS, MD. (Wednesday, April 28, 2021) — Today, Chris Hopkinson, who last summer, with the help and coaching of Paddler Monster, became the first person to traverse the entire Chesapeake Bay by standup paddleboard, announced plans to expand Bay Paddle for summer 2021 as...

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding is stoked to offer Lake Wylie’s first ever SUP Race Series

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding is stoked to offer Lake Wylie’s first ever SUP Race Series
The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding is stoked to offer Lake Wylie’s first-ever SUP Race Series.  9 paddleboard races, 10 opportunities to win.  The Series is open to all level paddlers, all ages & all SUP crafts. Races take place May through September.  Participate in...

Eruption on the Treasure Coast: Paddle Battle Sets Bar High for 2021 Season

March 20, 2021, Fort Pierce, FL. – It’s been a long winter, longer yet that the current state of the world is still putting a damper on our collective paddling ambitions. But for many, the competitive drive burns in their guts like molten lava...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – March into Spring

The Next Virtual Paddle League Race is Up! "March into Spring", a free, combined event race that is the combination of: - A 5k race with a turn at 2.5k, - A 2k race with a turn at 1k, - A 2k race with a turn at 500m,...

Challenge and Race Results Submission Upgrade

To all VPL and Paddle Challenge Participants Today we upgraded the Paddle Challenge and VPL submission forms on the Public PaddleMonster.com site! You can now select all the challenges for which you are participating when you submit your distances. This new feature will allow you to...

Bone Island 6-Mile Paddle Race, Lazy Dog Key West This weekend!

Bone Island
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,...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – The February Five

The Virtual Paddle League is Back The Virtual Paddle League is back this year with a series of virtual events with shorter windows. Leading off is "The February Five", a free, 5 km out and back race to help you get a jump start on...

2021 Spring Training Camp March 19-22

Let’s spend a week together, live paddle training sessions with Coach Seychelle and Coach Victoria Burgess, PhD and virtual sessions with Coach Larry Cain. This is a Standup Paddleboard Specific Camp for all levels except beginners. We are going to kick off 2021 with an...

Virtual Chattajack In The Great Almost-White North

October 17, 2021 – It’s deep fall in the northern Midwest. The weather is unpredictable at best. 70-degree days are becoming a rarity as the north pole is off-axis to the sun. It can be a sad time for the Midwest watersport enthusiast who...

Fastest Chattajack ever? 2020 Style in the gorge

Chattajack 2020 on the Gorge! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Watch Scott Cummings doing his race Sternwheeler style. Surfski News reported that Scott finished his 32 miles in around 3:54 minutes. Pack a lunch! Find the YouTube video here.

Whatever It Takes Lives Up to It’s Name: Midwest Paddle League Finishes Challenging Season

September 19, 2020 – When most people think about challenging conditions, visions of Red Bull’s “heavy water” come to mind. Visions of Zane Schweitzer cresting a 6-foot monster swell or Terene Black hammering just feet from a menacing rock. Ocean paddlers get all the...

Paddle Clinic Alert! Coach Seychelle in Key West on October 2nd

Coach Seychelle
WPC welcomes back 3X Champ Seychelle! Join Seychelle, one of the fastest women paddlers in the world in an all-levels clinic geared toward SUP racers looking to improve their efficiency, performance, speed, and longevity in this sport. Spend 2 hours on the land and in...

Key West Classic is ON for next weekend: Live and virtual options

Key West Classic
There are 2 options to race the Key West Classic next weekend: 1) Paddle and compete in Key West. the event is a GO! https://paddleguru.com/races/KeyWestPaddleClassic2020 2) VIRTUAL (people can race from wherever they live and paddle) https://www.paddlemonster.com/key-west-virtual-paddle-classic-2020/  

#TransAlgarveSUP – 160km Paddle Across the Algarve

Three experienced and dedicated paddle boarders are paddling the breadth of the Algarve, from Sagres to Vila Real Santo Antonio. Tom Longhurst from Algarve Marquees has lived in Lagos for years, Chris Grebby a commercial pilot from Vilamoura, and Nick Robinson, a digital marketer...

Paddle for YOUR Cause on Lake Lansing: Midwest Paddle League Recaps Race 6

September 12, 2020 – For the 4th consecutive year Shaka SUP Racing was live in action on Lake Lansing, near the Michigan State Capitol. Once again, there were 4 great charities that participants could choose to donate a portion of their entry fee towards...

Featured Event: OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle
The OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle September 12th, 2020 Hilton Head Island, SC Registration Link- https://paddleguru.com/races/OluKaiLowcountryBoilPaddleBattle2020 The OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle is a paddle event open to all paddle craft on Hilton Head Island, SC. The date is September 12th, 2020 and the race is being held at Hudson's...

Featured Event: Race to Benefit the Bays: 9/19/20 in Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA

Race to Benefit the Bays
Get your paddles ready… for the second annual Race to Benefit the Bays! Come celebrate the locals’ summer and National Estuaries Week while supporting a good cause! All proceeds benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving, protecting, and...

Sky an Oar for Guardian Angels: the Midwest Paddles for Causes

On August 23rd, Shaka SUP Racing and the Midwest Paddle league was in action on Morse Reservoir just north of Indianapolis. This was the 5th consecutive year for this event, and every year a portion of the proceeds go to Guardian Angels Medical Service...

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,...
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