Battle on the Blueway 2018

The Battle on the Blueway will be held June 9th, on the Calusa Blueway in Fort Myers Beach, FL.  This sanctioned WPA points event will feature two distance races (7 mile, 2 mile), a kids' and Special Olympic race, a demo day, vendors displaying paddle merchandise, and non profits displaying nature / history materials and artifacts. This is a family oriented event with a festival atmosphere that brings paddling and Florida's native wildlife and Calusa heritage together. Benefiting Lee County Special Olympics.  All vessels welcome.

June 8th

- 6:30 - 9:30 PM Packet Pickup / Social at Point Ybel Brewing.  

- Racers will receive on free Paddle Hard Pale Ale brewed for race.

-Please pick up your packet, shirt, and swag bag tonight.  We will start on time on Saturday. 

June 9th (Saturday)

- 7:30 AM-8:00 AM Check in

- 8:30 AM Racer’s Meeting

- 9:00 AM Ron Jon Pro 7 Mile Race and Open Class - (Kayaks, OC's, surf-skis, prone) Start

- 9:05 AM Body Glove 2 Mile Race and Open Class - (Kayaks, OC's, surf-skis, prone) Start

- 9:00-2:00 PM Demo Day

- 10:45 Special Olympic / Calusa Kids Races

- 11:00 AM - Lunch 

- 1:00 PM - Awards (On-Site)

 * Raffle Prizes Throughout The Day (Benefiting Special Olympics)

- 6:30 PM - 10 PM After party at  Pete's Time Out- Live music and free drink and discounted food for racers and volunteers.


Ron Jon Surf Shop

Body Glove

Best Western Plus Beach Resort



Holiday Water Sports

YOLO Board Adventure

Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel 

Kalb Ironworks


Pete's Timeout

Point Ybel

Estero River Outfitters

CGT Kayaks, Inc.

Planet Fitness

MTI life jackets

The Great Calusa Blueway

Futures Fins

Hornet Watersports


College of Life Foundation

Water Native

Florida Paddling Trails Association

Gulf to Bay Standup Paddleboards


Special Olympics Florida - Lee County Stand Up Paddle Team

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Charles Frese3SUP Stock 1450+Guy
Luis Beauregard5SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Karen Kennedy6SUP Stock 1418-49Girl
Gabriel - Koko Decaran-voigt7SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Jeff Lyons12SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Meg Bosi14SUP Stock 1418-49Girl
Jason Casuga18SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Maddie Miller23SUP Stock 1418-49Girl
Steve Miller24SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Tony Walz2SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Bill Sallaz4SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jason Dunwody8SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Gregory August13SUP Stock 1418-49Guy
Lynda Roszel15SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
Sheree Lincoln17SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Lee Saltonstall19SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Philip Von Keyserlingk21SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Lynn O'brien22SUP Stock 1450+Girl
Kevin Glatfelter26SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Emily Updegraff9OC-118-49Girl
David Rush10OC-150+Guy
Bruce Neill11OC-150+Guy
Zachary Cole20OC-118-49Guy
Kaya Hammond1KayakU12Girl
Penny Kappler16Kayak50+Girl
Benjamin Hammond25KayakU17Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Main Event Race Layout for Saturday, June 9th:

Ron Jon Pro - 7 Mile, will be 3 laps (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

Body Glove - 2 Mile, 1 lap (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

 7 Mile Open (All vessels - OC's, surfskis, kayaks, prone) - will be 3 laps (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)

2 Mile Open (All vessels) - will be 1 lap (After first turn buoy, you will race counter clockwise, left shoulder to orange buoys at all times)  

Please read below:

*All racers are required to have a PFD and leash on board or wear approved PFD while racing in this event. Kids ages 13 and under are required to wear PFD at all times on the water.

*Due to dangerous weather conditions, the organizers of the Battle on the Blueway, can postpone the race or cancel it at anytime.  

The Battle On The Blueway SUP Race will be held at the following location:
Crescent Beach Family Park Link:,-81.954829,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2af1b340ca16119b

Race Site Layout: Sponsor/Vendor Area:

Race Day - 6:30 am - 7am - Unloading Area:
There will be an area to unload your gear off of Estero Blvd. 
(Volunteers will be at these areas to help)

*Parking is across the street and normal rates range from $5-$10 per day.


Jun 9 to Jun 10, 2018


Fort Myers Beach, FL