March 27, 2018

14th Annual Shark Bite Challenge

Take a bite out of all this event has to offer! From paddle races, to clinics, to fun parties – the Shark Bite will be sure to show you a great time!

Celebrate 14 wonderful years of the Shark Bite Challenge. Please join us for some of the new events we’ve added! Check out the other pages on this site to see what all the fuss is about. The Shark Bite Challenge is a WPA Region 5 Sanctioned Points Event and 2018 Pacific Paddle Games qualifier for the overall Open SUP division in Men’s 14′, Women’s 12’6 and Juniors 12’6 division in Boys and Girls with comped entry fees.

The Shark Bite Challenge is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Island Parks, a citizen support organization (and non-profit), that supports the efforts of Caladesi and Honeymoon Island State Parks. 100% of the profits of the Shark Bite Challenge & Paddlefest go right back into keeping these state parks beautiful. Nestled at the northern most point of Florida’s most populated county, these parks represent what Florida used to be, and we are here to keep it healthy, untouched, and here for all to enjoy. In 2015, the Shark Bite Challenge hosted over 350 paddlers of all kinds that participated in races, clinics, trips, lessons, and special events. We look forward to adding more participants to the 2017 event!!

Click on the following link to get more information and register:

  2018 WPA/Salt Life Cup National Races

Events and dates are subject to change.
Date Region Event City State
4/14/2018 5 Shark Bite Challenge Dunedin FL
4/21/2018 6 Carolina CUP Wrightsville Beach NC
4/28/2018 5 18th Annual Key West Classic Key West FL
5/5/2018  6 Salt Life Columbus Challenge Columbus GA
6/9/2018 1 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Festival Santa Monica CA
6/16/2018 9 Soundsurfer Waterman’s Challenge Bridgeport CT
6/23/2018 7 Turtle Bay Challenge Oahu HI
7/7/2018 Inter Canadian SUP Championships Toronto, Ont CAN
7/27/2018 8 Cayuga Lake Sup Cup Lansing NY
8/11/2018 10 OABI Detroit Bele Isle Beach MI
8/18/2018 3 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Hood River OR
9/30/2018 2 Battle of the Bay San Francisco CA
10/6/2018 1 $- PACIFIC PADDLE GAMES Dana Point CA
10/13/2018 Inter #-Ultimate Waterman’s Challenge Cabo San Lucas MX
$- Top placing Open competitors from each event receive entry into the Open technical race at the Pacific Paddle Games.
#- Top finishers at the Pacific Paddle Games receive free entry and discounted hotel at the Ultimate Waterman’s Challenge.

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