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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…

October 30, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Sure, the Battle of the Paddle was over a month ago, and it's almost six months until the next one, but it's always BoP Day as far as we're concerned. And no

October 24, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Here's a random, kinda weird stat from last month's Battle of the Paddle: Nobody in the Top 18 of the Men's Elite Race was between the ages of 20 and 28 (aka the prime age for comp

October 19, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Chris Aguilar from Soul Surf Media came out with the very first video of the 2012 Battle of the Paddle. Just a few hours after the Elite Race wrapped up, Chris had released an awesome clip of the action that went on to collect 5,000 plays. Now he’s back with the full-length version, featuring plenty […]

October 17, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Watch Kai Lenny's latest adventure, which centres around the 2012 Battle of the Paddle at Dana Point, where the Maui young gun paddled better than anyone (...except Danny Ching).

October 5, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Check out this awesome sequence of Jenny Kalmbach and Brandi Baksic at the Battle of the Paddle last weekend. This was the