Beaufort Water Festival Paddle Battle 2016


Race Description

The Paddle Battle is fun for paddlers and spectators alike. It starts and finishes at Parris Island Landing on beautiful Battery Creek in  Beaufort, SC.

Spectators can watch the loop course action from the Parris Island Boat Landing or adjacent boardwalk. 

There are two race distances: 3.5 miles ( should be ideal for intermediate paddlers) and 7.5 miles (will provide a challenging workout for advanced paddlers).


Adult: $30, Youth: $20

Raffle Prizes

- Epic Kayak Club Carbon wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 210 to 220 cm. Retail value $299.

- SUP lesson for 2 from Tim Lovett at Higher Ground Outfitters

Other Good Stuff

- Post race get together with beer and chili free to finishers at nearby Brody's Bar and Grill

- Gatorade, fruit, water  and snacks after the race on site

- Water Festival Paddle Battle T-shirts (Register by May 3, 2016  to ensure you get one!)

- Certificates  to 3d place in each class

Race Classes

High Performance Kayaks and Surfskis - Unlimited – All 18+ ft long kayaks  plus narrow shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater racing kayaks.

Fast Sea Kayak class – 18 ft or less and too narrow  to fit into the sea kayak class. 

Sea Kayak class – 18 ft or less  with a minimum width at the 4 in waterline of 10.8% of length (Sound Rower's Classification System)

Rec class - Preferably boats 14 ft or less in length.  Basically, anything goes!

SUP – 14'

SUP - 12'6"

SUP -  12' or under (surf)

Prone - 12'6"

Prone - 14'

OC-1 – Any one person outrigger canoe

Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.

Pedal Boat - Hobie Mirage, etc.

Rowing Boats - 1 person

Each  class is further broken down into Open (below 50) and Masters (50 and over).


9 AM. to 10:30 AM. Check in.
10:30 AM. Pre race meeting (mandatory)

11:AM AM. Mass Start 

Please note: there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Bill Gardner2Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Bil Aylor4Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Rocky Keith6Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Trey Ambrose9SUP Under 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Terry Perkins10SUP Stock 14Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Frank Gable12Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Ingrid Nivens17Sea KayakOpenGirl
David Jeffcoat19SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Bonnie Carpenter21SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Richard Dom30RecreationalSr. Masters 50+Guy
Jennifer Carver32SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Charmaine Saulsbury38SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Gary Anglin39Prone 14'OpenGuy
Brian Smith40SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
John Lojko46RecreationalOpenGuy
Preston Aivaz47RecreationalOpenGuy
Melina Cunningham49SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Bob Cunningham50SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Dana Richardson3High Performance KayakOpenGirl
Susan Kubik5Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Ty O'farrell7Sea KayakOpenGuy
Joe Hester8High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Todd Hyatt11Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mark Poole13High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Rick Baker14High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Kristen Sheldon15Prone 12'6"OpenGirl
Jack Cunningham16Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Otto Liipfert18SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Bruce Poacher20High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Larry Dixon22High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Chris Hipgrave23High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Patrick Carver25Prone 14'OpenGuy
Anne Kelly26High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Carson Bruce27SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Greg Schulte28RecreationalSr. Masters 50+Guy
Scott Rogers29Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Beth Rogers, Scott Rogers31TandemSr. Masters 50+Girl
Jim Budi33Fast Sea KayakOpenGuy
Waylon Willis34High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Paul Kiefer35SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
John Johnson36Pedal KayakOpenGuy
Michelle Aivaz37SUP Under 12'6"OpenGirl
Justin Rawley41Fast Sea KayakOpenGirl
Alexander Hyatt42Fast Sea KayakOpenGuy
Paul Moore43Fast Sea KayakOpenGuy
Oleg Vengerowsky44High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Robert Gordon45High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Tim Lovett48SUP Stock 14OpenGuy
Pete Greene51High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Angela Johnson52Pedal KayakOpenGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Both short (3.5 mile) and long (7 mile) courses start and finish at Parris Island Landing in Beaufort, SC. ( GPS address: Marina Boulevard, Beaufort, SC for your GPS)

Spectators can watch from the Landing or the adjacent boardwalk.

Both races go out and back on Battery Creek.

GPS destination address: Marina Boulevard, Beaufort, SC

MapQuest (etc.) address:  50 Marina Boulevard, Beaufort, SC

From the South, take SC Exit 8 off I95

From the North, take Exit 33 off I95.


May 7, 2016


Beaufort, SC