Sunday, June 1, 2014

Paddle Bender Race June 7

Let's support another SouthEast Paddlesports Series race -  Paddle Bender on June 7 at Lake Murray, SC. It's a great event with a beautiful venue and super great folks involved. Go to for more information.

Also please note that this site is finally updated with registration and sponsor forms available as well as on-line registration. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races

          16th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are Saturday, September 13, 2014!!!!
It's going to be another fun year. I'll be updating the web site soon (guess you can tell I'm a little behind :)).
Thanks for everyone's patience.

Monday, October 28, 2013

November 2 Events

PaddleFest 2013 is right around the corner! Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. Start Time. Hunting Island State Park - Lagoon - Parking Lot J!

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!! We will only need you to sign your Waiver forms and purchase Raffle tickets for many items donated to this great cause - Friends of Hunting Island!

The 3+ mile race and the 6 mile race start together in the Lagoon at 10:00 AM! The 3+ milers pass under the pedestrian bridge and return to the Start/Finish Line. The 6 mile racers will continue into Fripp Inlet and turn right towards the Fishing Pier - going AROUND the Pier - and continuing under the Highway 21 bridge to Fripp Island towards Russ Point and beyond. There will be a buoy which you must go around and return to the Start/Finish Line.

The fee for each race is $40 Single; $55 Tandem. If you mail in your registration, it must be postmarked by October 19, 2013 to allow us time to process it by Race Day. We are trying to become more automated and are asking you to register as early as possible. You may also go to to register online!
And bring $$$ for great raffle prizes, too.

A new race if you are in the Darien, GA area:

Darien Fall Festival Paddle Battle.  Attention all paddlers, at this year’s annual fall festival in Darien, Saturday, November 2nd, there will be the 1st Annual Paddle Battle.  Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders will compete to paddle a 2.4 mile course along the Darien River.  The paddle route will begin at the Darien River Bridge and end at Fort King George Historic Site.  It will take participants through some of the most historic and scenic stretches of this river, including Darien’s impressive shrimp fleet.  Prizes will be awarded to winners across various categories including tandem and single.  Applications for registration may be found at Fort King George Historic Site or the McIntosh County YMCA, or can be found online at  Pre-registration cost is $15, and race-day registration is $20.   Canoe and kayak rentals will be available to those in need of one. The race begins at 10 am and all participants must meet at Skippers Seafood Restaurant parking lot by 9:30 am.             

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Race Results Posted

Race Results are posted. Again, congratulations to the winners!  And congratulations to all who raced! Thanks to returning racers - please keep coming back. And thanks to first timers - hope you'll come again next year.

The winner of the drawing for the Imagine Surfer SUP/ kayak crossover donated by Half-Moon Outfitters is Karla Deal!! Karla bought the winning ticket at A-J's the morning of the race. She is from Nashville and was down visiting her sister, one of the Tybee Spades Girls, a Gold sponsor with an entry in the Race Across the River. They came to cheer for their racer and Karla said she "had a feeling about winning the board".
Congratulations, Karla!!! Enjoy your prize!

Don't forget about upcoming races. Next in the Southeast Paddlesports Series is Paddlefest 2013, Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m., Hunting Island State Park, SC.   Proceeds from this race go to Friends of Hunting Island State Park. Another chance to paddle in a beautiful place for a great cause!!!

Also Chris Williams announced the 3rd Annual North Shore Cup, November 9, 2013, North Shore Villas & Marina, Summerton, SC. For more info go to Facebook North Shore Cup Kayak Race or contact Chris at or 803-707-6310.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Great race day!!!

What a great race day!!!! Thank you to everyone for being part of it. Race results will be posted in the next 24 hours, but this evening I just wanted to say thank you. It's another year of raising over $10,000 for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Thank you to the racers. Thank you to the volunteers. And thank you to the sponsors. It's all of us together that make this a great, fun event. Huge thanks to all.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Race is Saturday!!!

Hi Everyone,
A couple of points people have been asking about that I want to clarify.
Registration and sign in for both races is 8 - 8:45 a.m. Allow time for unloading and for parking. We will have someone directing parking, but it can be tight. Some parking is free; some not.
You have to have signed in by 8:45 even if you pre-registered. After registration closes, there will be a safety briefing that you must attend.
Then it's on-water time :)
River Race will start about 9 and the Little Tybee Challenge about 9:15.
Very excited about all the participants. Thank you all.
See you Saturday.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Races 1 week away

We are very excited to have lots of pre-registrants. Thank you all. We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.

We had fun on Thursday on WTOC's Mid Morning Live again. Thank you, Jody and Tim, for having us and for letting us bring in the NDK Pilgrim Expedition sea kayak (lent by Sea Kayaking USA) for the benefit of viewers.

Remember that you can still get drawing tickets for the Imagine Surf SUP/ kayak crossover and paddle we are giving away during the Award Ceremony after the race. Half-Moon Outfitters (donated the Imagine Surf), Papa's BBQ, and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center all have tickets to sell. Or you can get them the morning of the race at A-J's.

One more reminder: If you want to support the Marine Science Center, but don't care to race, be a casual paddler in the River Race (like a walker in a running race).

See everyone Sept. 7!!!