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,...

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...
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