Race Around Palm Island

Join us for the 2014 Race Around Palm Island presented by WatersEdge SUP.  This year we are going around the island! We will have a 13 mile race, a 3-mile race and a 1.5 mile fun paddle. All paddle craft welcome.

Palm Island Resort is an elite vacation hide-a-way on the Gulf Coast of Florida between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. The Resort offers 100 privately owned villas in "Old Florida" style architecture. Palm Island Resort has achieved a reputation of being at the pinnacle of Southwest Florida's family of coastal island communities.

Elite Race:
Approximately 13 miles around Palm Island. You will paddle intercoastal waters, Gulf waters and through a challenging pass.

Open Race:
Approximately 3-miles on Palm Island intercoastal waters. It is perfect for beginning and intermediate paddlers who want to race.

Fun Paddle:

A 1.5 mile fun paddle for those who want to experience the beauty of Palm Island and the excitement of paddle racing, without the stress.

Special pricing for racers at the Palm Island Resort. Come make a weekend of it. This is destination paddling at its finest.


Special Lodging Rates:

For Racers and Guests

Book one night and receive the second night FREE!


Deluxe-- 1 BR Villa – $155.00* (800 Sq. feet) -- 2 person Maximum

Deluxe-- 2 BR Villa – $220.00* (1400 sq. feet) -- 4 person Maximum

Deluxe-- 3-BR Villa – $295.00* (1750 – 2000 sq. feet) -- 8 person Maximum



If you are interested in being a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, please let me know - Bruce@thedensonfirm.com

- See more at: http://racearoundpalmisland.com/#sthash.SY5grqUO.dpuf

Saturday Night-
The Palm Island Resort's Rum Bay restaurant will be featuring a "Racer's Special" dinner menu for everyone staying at the resort.
Movie Night-We will be showing a SUP movie (Destination 3 Degrees) outside on a giant inflatable screen at 7pm. BYOB but the popcorn is free!

7:00am Ferry starts running
7-9 Ferry over or paddle over from Hooked on SUP
8-9am Check-in at Palm Island Resort
9:15 Captains Meeting
9:30 Start
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Awards

If you are staying at the resort the Palm Island Marina will have a complimentary breakfast setup for you at registration.  

If you are coming in the morning, you have two options-
1. Come to Hooked on SUP and they will feed you and either give you and your board a boat ride over or you can paddle from their marina; or 
2. Put your car on the ferry ($25/car round trip)
Everyone who came last year will tell you the logistics are super easy, just give yourself a little extra time.

All racers and guests are invited to the Palm Island Resort for the post- race award party and barbecue.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

David Rush5SUP 14'50+Guy
Connor Rush6SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Reese Langston8Prone 14'18-49Guy
Trey Seibold9Surfski Single18-49Guy
Paolo Ameglio10OC-118-49Guy
Larisa Wright11SUP 14'18-49Girl
Michael Wright13SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rj Reed14Surfski Single50+Guy
Darren Mcbee16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Nessa Brunton17SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Dylan Geiger23SUP UnlimitedU17Guy
Jason Geiger24SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Keith Farlow27SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Casey Gaus31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ekahi Lee, Christian Cook32OC-218-49Guy
Robert Dwyer34SUP 14'18-49Guy
Will Marston40SUP 14'U17Guy
Trip Saunders41SUP 14'18-49Guy
Karen Tickner42SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rob Mirlenbrink43Surfski Single18-49Guy
Laura Iossi47SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Eric Stanton50OC-150+Guy
John Sekas51SUP 14'50+Guy
Rand Perkins52SUP 14'50+Guy
Matt Kearney53SUP 14'18-49Guy
Elizabeth Morse55SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rick Lossi56SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mitchell Denson2SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Amy Loy3SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Paige Bakhaus4SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Jessica Melger7SUP 14'18-49Girl
Ryan Findley12SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Alex Budd15SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Alyssa Veres18SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Sue Sattler19SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Janice Walker20SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Joselin Torres21SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Russ Cheatham22SUP Surfboard50+Guy
John Wheeler25SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Dale Ashley26SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Ryan Boettner28SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Stephanie Rutan35SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Hailey Marston36SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Gracie Marston37SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Heath Marston38SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ashley Marston39SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mia Raffaele44SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Belen Cardona45SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mary Boyle46SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Ryan Boyle48SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Winsberg49SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cheryl Rigano54SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mae Denson1SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Michele Orris29SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Taylor Orris30SUP 12'6"U17Girl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The Elite distance race will be around Palm Island which will be approximately 13 miles. We will leave from the restaurant docks, go south through the intercoastal, out through the pass and back down the gulf side. This will be an awesome paddle.


The Open race will be 3 miles. Perfect for beginning paddlers and short distance sprinters.

The Fun paddle will be a 1.5 mile paddle along the open course route.


This is beautiful Florida coastline. Don Pedro State Park is one of our greatest treasures and this is a great way to see it.

7092 Placida Rd, Placida, FL, United States ‎


From Tampa/North:

Take I-75 South to Exit 191 toward North Port/Englewood. Merge right onto River Road and continue for 12 miles. Turn left onto Pine Street which will become Placida Road. approximatly 7 miles turn right onto Panama Boulevard and proceed to the Palm Island Transit Car Ferry Landing. Please enter the ferry waiting zone on the right sholuder and wait for boarding instructions from the Mate. Once across the intracoastal waterway, proceed 1 mile to Palm Island Resort for check-in.

From Fort Myers/South:

Take I-75 North to Exit 170 Kings Highway/Arcadia/Port Charlotte and turn left onto Kings Highway. Take the first right onto Veterans Boulevard which will become SR-776. Remain on SR-776 for approximately 15 miles and turn left onto Gasparilla Road/CR77 and continue for 12 miles. Turn left onto Panama Boulevard and continue to the Palm Island Transit Car Ferry Landing. Please enter the ferry waiting zone on the right shoulder and wait for boarding instructions from the Mate. Once across the intracoastal waterway proceed 1 mile to Palm Island Resort for check-in.


Oct 19, 2014


Cape Haze, FL