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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 21, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

How's this classic shot from the 2011 Battle of the Paddle? Connor Baxter, Jamie Mitchell and Danny Ching all surfing the same wave in. These guys made an early break from the res

September 20, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

The biggest change to the Battle of the Paddle this year is the introduction of "Elite" classes into the Distance Race. At previous Battles, Sunday's long dis

September 2, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Check out this great recap of the 2011 Battle of the Paddle thanks to the guys at Get Up SUP Mag. Click through to watch the full clip. Only 26 days to go...

August 31, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

The Battle of the Paddle is only 29 days away and you could say we're getting mildly excited about it. I've spent ages time this week looking back at old Battle of the Pa