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Battle of the Paddle

The Battle of the Paddle. The BOP. The Super Bowl of SUP. It’s the biggest stand up paddle race on the planet. The Battle of the Paddle is the only race in the world where all of the world’s best paddlers show up to throw down.

From 2008 – 2014, the Battle of the Paddle California was “the” race of the year, right up until it was canceled in early 2015. Since then, the Pacific Paddle Games has taken the torch and carried forward.

Scroll down through our Battle of the Paddle archives to relive some of the best moments from this legendary race…

June 20, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

You can officially start getting excited: only 100 days until the 2013 Battle of the Paddle. 100 days until we return to the place where it all began: Dana Point, California

February 2, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

What is set to be one of the biggest SUP races of 2013, the Battle of the Paddle Rio, has been po

January 4, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

The Battle of the Paddle, the biggest and most prestigious event in the sport of SUP racing, has selected its dates for 2013. The 2013 Battle of the Paddle California will be happening the