Paddlefest

Englewood Beach Paddlefest

Photo by Susan Smith

November 10th through November 12th: A great weekend of Racing, Friends, Family, Games, Prizes, Fun, & Food!

Englewood Beach/Manasota Key, Florida is one of the last unspoiled and pristine beaches left in Florida and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the weekend racing, paddling, playing, and discovering nature in this sleepy little beach town. This is our 3rd year for this event and 2015 & 2016 both got rave reviews from everyone who attended for everything from the gorgeous race waters of Englewood Beach and Stump Pass, amazing food at pre & post race parties, and killer raffle prizes like a brand new Yolo Board, Quickblade Paddle, and leash package available just for race participants. (Which is happening again this year!) Englewood may be a small town but we like to do our events BIG so you can be sure 2017 is going to be even better than last year!

And speaking of BIG…check out our SUP’Squatch division this year in both the 6 mile & 3 mile races! These huge inflatable boards are the newest fun way to tackle the water with a team. If you have a Squatch and want to race you are IN! If you need a Squatch, message us!

We are also offering a KAYAK DIVISION this year! Yes, we know many of you just haven’t gotten the hang of this stand up thing yet but you still want to race and have fun, so we’ve got you covered! Enter either the 3 mile or 1.5 mile race and have a blast this year! (This is for sit on top or sit inside kayaks using a double bladed paddle) Surfski and OC will have their own divisions.

Hooked On SUP is giving away a brand new Yolo Board stand up paddle board with Quickblade paddle, and leash and all you have to do to win is sign up and paddle in the 6 Mile Long Race, 3 Mile Open, or 1. 5 Mile Fun Race. 1 raffle ticket per person will be given for each registration and a random drawing will be held of all entries (must actually participate, not just enter) for one lucky winner!!!

QUADRUPLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THE PADDLE BOARD & QUICKBLADE PADDLE – Register for the race 4 months early (before July 12, 2017) and receive 4 extra raffle tickets when you check in. Sign up 3 months early (before August 12, 2017) and receive 3 extra raffle tickets when you check in. Sign up 2 months early (before September 12, 2017) and receive 2 extra raffle tickets with check in. Sign up 1 month early (before October 12, 2017) and receive 1 extra raffle ticket.

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The fun starts on Friday night 11/11/17 with a pre-race packet pick up, pool party, and shrimp boil at Hooked On SUP at Cape Haze Marina. Movie at the Marina follows dinner so plan on staying to watch a great inspiring movie about paddling from the heated pool, hot tub, or pool deck on a huge outdoor screen. Free with race registration, extra tickets available for $5 per person in advance or $8 at door. Kids under 10 are free.

Saturday 11/11/17 – Race Day at Englewood Beach.  

Sunday 11/12 is our Funday and we promise to have you all packed up and ready to roll to wherever home is by 2 pm!

GREAT NEWS FOR YOU SPRINTER VAN/CAMPING PADDLERS – Cape Haze Marina is offering FREE camping on race weekend!They have loads of open flat grassy space and parking so tent setup will be allowed and small campers and RV’s. No electric or water hookup so you will need to be self sufficient but large bathrooms with hot/cold showers and hose water for board wash down available. This is the business location of Hooked on SUP so we will help you out with electric for minor things like phone/laptop charging, etc. Location is 2.5 miles by water and 5 miles by land from the race venue. Great location and great opportunity to make this a fun adventure weekend race!! Call Hooked On SUP at 941-504-1699 to reserve your spot. MUST MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE!!!

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