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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…

August 29, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

We're getting so amped for the 2012 Battle of the Paddle that we might just have to make this a new daily feature. "Battle Pic of the Day" Yeah, it's probably going to inv

August 23, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

This is it. The big one. The "Super Bowl of SUP". Where champions are made and reputations are put on the line. The 2012 Battle of the Paddle. September 29th & 30th. Doheny State Beac

July 4, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

There's only 87 days and counting til the showdown at Dana Point, where the best stand up paddle racers in the world will duke it out for the most prestigious prize in the sport. Keep