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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…

September 25, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Pretty much every paddler knows the Elite Race at the Battle of the Paddle is 12'6" and nothing else. Every paddler is on the same length board; no 14 footers, no unlimited boards, it's all 12'6". But

September 23, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

We're only six days out from the 2012 Battle of the Paddle. In less than a week, the world's best paddlers will descend on Doheny State Beach for the biggest SUP race of the year. Despite the bad news abou