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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 2, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Our coverage of the 2013 Battle of the Paddle presented by Starboard is coming to a close, but it's not going to end without a bang. Over the next 24 hours we'll post up a whole bunch

September 30, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

The 6th Annual Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle has come and gone. We won't soon forget the heroics of Kai Lenny, Annabel Anderson,

September 27, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

The countdown is almost complete: 24 hours until the Battle of the Paddle Elite Race lights up Dana Point, California and we get to see who has bragging rights for the n