Hope Floats Paddle Classic

Hope Floats 1st Annual Paddle

Tis the season to race! Join us September 13th 2014

Elite 6mi Race/ 3mi race/ Sprints/ Kids race

Our hope is to bring together a community of Paddlers in Downtown West Palm Beach. Our unique event will take place on September 13th and will include paddle crafts from every variety including, outrigger canoes, surf skis, prone paddleboard and stand-up paddleboards. The elite paddle race will consist of 6 miles and 6 technical turns through the palm beach intracoastal. Our spectator friendly course will stretch from the Okeechobee bridge to Flagler Memorial as racers will be paddling fast for cash and giving hope to three amazing charities.

Cash Prizes Include: 3 Race divisions for the elite 6mile race only

Men's 14ft

Men's 12'6

Women's 12'6

1st Place $300

2nd Place $125

3rd Place $75

Sprints Races- All Paddlers will use the same rec boards. Heats will be run in groups of four and there will be two divisions each with cash prizes. 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75, 3rd $25

Men's - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Women's 1st, 2nd, 3rd

We will have a free paddle clinic and race demo for all racers and spectators. Following the clinic we’ll begin the main event with elite and semi-professional racers from across the southeast United States. Our recreational and kids race will follow the elite race and the morning will finish up with sprints between the docks for all participants.

Driven and deeply rooted in our beliefs, we know that we are happiest when we are helping others. This year we are overly excited to celebrate some of our favorite charities by giving back. Our featured charities will include, Share the Stoke, Surfers for Autism and  The American Cancer Society.

Racer Details:

* All racers are responsible for suppling their own personal floatation devise and having it on board during the race.

* We strongly recommend all beginners wear a leash (coiled leashes preferred).

* Boards will be available for rent through Paddle boarding Palm Beach for the rec race. Please reserve your board ahead of time.

* Ipods are allowed but racers much be fully aware of their surroundings at all times.

Race Timeline:

Registration: 8:30- 10:00

Paddle Clinic 10:00am

Pre-Race meeting 10:30am

Elite Race 11:00am

Recreational Race: 11:05am

Kids Race 12:30pm

Sprint Races 1:00pm

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Allison Cohen3SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Peggy Leach4SUP Surfboard50+Girl
David Wieland8SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Tammy Brinkmann9SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rick Raymond11SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Brian Johnson16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Loyd Gaza21SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sandra Quirk25SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
George Sturgis Iv26SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Cassandra Bulava27Prone (All)18-49Girl
Steve Steinberger30SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Mike Mullen31SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Vivian Teddi Mur32SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jane Wheatley33SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Terri Arkin35SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Janice Nott37SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
John Hannah40SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Kate Cardenas34AllAllGirl
Kimberly Barnes5AllAllGirl
Rick Raymond11AllAllGuy
Jake Portwood20AllAllGuy
Amanda Portwood22AllAllGirl
Joseph Morel39AllAllGuy
Joe Laundrie1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Wendi Christensen2SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kimberly Barnes5SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Andrea Mcminn6SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Richard Kreiling7SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Steven Bernstein10SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jeffrey Taylor12SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Rachel Ferguson Chase13SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Davidson14SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Tammy Perkins15SUP 14'18-49Girl
Gabriel Mccorry17SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Stephen Chase18SUP 14'18-49Guy
Stephen A Black19Surfski Single50+Guy
Jake Portwood20SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Amanda Portwood22SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Carlos Coco Moni23Surfski Single18-49Guy
Ryan Van Dyke24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Stephen Stecina28Surfski Single18-49Guy
Josh Smart29SUP 14'18-49Guy
Renee Humbert36Surfski Single18-49Girl
Joey Huempfner38SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Joseph Morel39SUP 14'18-49Guy
Evey Hammond41SUP 12'6"18-49Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

4 Loops for the Elite
2 Loops for the rec race


104 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Take I-95 to Exit 70 on to Okeechobee BLVD. Head east towards downtown West Palm Beach. Make a left at Olive dr. then make a right onto Clematis St. The docks will be located at the very end of Clematis. Board drop is at E.R. Bradley's Saloon.  


There will be a board drop off at S.Clematis St. and Flagler Dr.

When you head east on Clematis, you will hit a fork in the road where the fountains are and you will want to veer left. You will see a volunteer directing you to the board drop off on Flagler. At this point there will be no parking - board drop off only. Once you loop around you should be able to find garage or event parking, board caddy's will provide you with a map of city parking.


Sep 13, 2014


West Palm Beach, FL