We had a mission… to unite our community in peace, love and paddling through a charitable and inclusive event. To combine our efforts, contributions, and energy to give back to something bigger than ourselves. To inspire others to be the change they want to see in the world, starting a ripple effect.
But we created more than ripples… collectively, we made waves… mission accomplished!
This year’s festival began with a lakeside happy hour party complete with a meet and greet, sunset paddle and SUP clinic. Race day boasted 6 courses to satisfy a variety of paddling levels, ages, craft and styles. Including prize money purses for the solo 10k technical course and drag race sprint, a 10k Hippies Relay where partners transitioned off a floating island, a 1 mile Green course for beginner racers, a free kids Nugget race for the future of our sport, and the super fun and always comical, Tug Life Relay. Spectators and participants were entertained all day with the Red Bull Soundtruck, giant slip n slide, live music, Tahitian dancers, hydrofoil lessons and more. The raffle was stacked with high end prizes like a stand up paddleboard, surfboard, skateboard, paddles and more. We completed the festivities on Sunday Funday with a tour of the beautiful Rainbow River, snorkeling and paddling in the sunshine, amongst crystal clear water.
2019 Race Features
86 race registrants
Approximately 200 people in attendance (non sponsors/vendors)
10 vendors, 15 sponsors
Donated to Orlando Surfrider Foundation
2019 Race Results & Media
Albert Cichra Builders Mo'Money Drag Race:
1st Kim Barnes and Eri Tenório
Kids Nugget Race:
1st , 2nd , 3rd
Tug Life Relay:
1st Team Maddie Miller and Dylan Geiger
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A heartfelt and genuine thanks to all who participated - from spectators to athletes, volunteers to vendors, sponsors to donators - we appreciate you and we couldn’t have done it without you. And special thanks to our benefiting charity, Orlando Surfrider, for selflessly saving our waterways - we love you!