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!

This year, we celebrate 11 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 the first race on the Region 5 Schedule.

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 2013, the Shark Bite Challenge hosted 250 paddlers of all kinds that participated in races, clinics, trips, lessons, and special events. We look forward to adding more participants to the 2014 event!!

Get the most updated info about our event by visiting our Facebook Page.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

  • 6-8 p.m. – Welcome Party at Dunedin Brewery, Florida’s oldest craft brewery, outside on the Patio. Pick up packets and register. Those who come get a free beer! 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.
  • At Sundown – Movies  in Pioneer Park, Downtown Dunedin.
  • 9 p.m. – Seven Nations plays at Dunedin Brewery. Seven Nations is a seriously cool Celtic rock band. Join us for a fun night celebrating Dunedin’s cultural heritage. Free cover.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

  • 8 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 10 a.m. Shark Bite Challenge Distance Races (4 mile and 8 mile)
  • 1 p.m. Surf N Turf Kids Race
  • 4-6 p.m. Awards Ceremony in Downtown Dunedin

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

  • 8 a.m. Registration Opens for all events. Save money! Register online!
  • 8:30 a.m. ACA Sea Kayak Forum Begins, click here for info
  • 9 a.m. Feeding Frenzy Technical Course SUP race
  • 9 a.m. Epic Kayak's Introduction and Basics of Surfski Paddling Clinic Begins
  • 10 a.m. Outrigger Canoe (OC6)  Races Start
  • 10:30 a.m. Adapted Kayaking Clinic with Achilles International
  • 11:oo a.m. Traditional Paddleboarding Clinic


PFD's and Leashes are REQUIRED for all on-the-water events.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Scott Crossland3SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Chris Dufala5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan Van Dyke6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Robert Terbush11Surfski Single50+Guy
William Pope16Prone Unlimited50+Guy
Michele Perez22SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Karen Mayer25SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Terry Perkins27SUP 14'50+Guy
Kevin Glatfelter29SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Rick Riisma30SUP 14'18-49Guy
Randy Lachney31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kimberly Stuart35Sea Kayak50+Girl
Bob Brodhead38SUP Unlimited50+Guy
Pam Rilling39SUP Unlimited50+Girl
Nannette Prevost40SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sarah Ehmig43SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
Patricia Owen54Sea Kayak50+Girl
Lina Bowers59SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Debra Dean62SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Pat Bayers, Jeannie Shaffer67C218-49Girl
Chris Berard69SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Yensys Loyola74SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Laura Talbert76SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Kevin Sugar78SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Paglino79SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Jason Casuga80SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Stephen Black81Surfski Single50+Guy
David Wieland82SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jessica Melger84SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Evey Hammond86SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Keith Debrocque91SUP 14'50+Guy
Hailey Marston95SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Gracie Marston99SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Mike Moran, Luana Moran100Sea Kayak Double50+Mixed
Mike Ross107SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Vincent Bechet108Surfski Single18-49Guy
Haley Bechet110Surfski Single18-49Girl
Chris Wise116Surfski SingleU17Guy
Amanda Volence118SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rick Blake128SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Paul Scotford129SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Andrea Mcminn138SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Lisa Catania145SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Adam Pollock146SUP 14'18-49Guy
James Mcdougall155SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Peter Potter158Surfski Single50+Guy
Steve Fleischer159SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cam Carlin161SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Keith Beam162SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Shamas163Prone Stock18-49Guy
Eric Winsberg168SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kelly Armbruster169SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Pete Bycroft170SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Lucy Allan172SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Rob Bonham176SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tim Kistel179Kayak Sit on Top (1)50+Guy
Kurt Forster183SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sharyl Kistel185Surfski Single50+Girl
Lesz Banham186SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Keri Thomas192SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Max Cook193SUP 12'6"U17Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Earline Gilley4Surfski Single18-49Girl
Wendell Martin7OC-150+Guy
Bill Terbush8Surfski Single50+Guy
Rj Reed9Surfski Single50+Guy
Kelly Kasten10SUP 14'18-49Girl
Pat Grause12SUP 14'50+Guy
Steve Delgaudio13Surfski Single50+Guy
Tom Kerr14Surfski Single18-49Guy
Mark Ceconi15Surfski Single50+Guy
Kristen Shearouse17SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Daren Wolf18SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rick Talbert19OC-150+Guy
Randy Taylor20Surfski Single18-49Guy
Matthew Love21SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kaleb Cook, Humberto Curado23OC-218-49Guy
Chad Siple24Prone Stock18-49Guy
Marilyn Ward26Surfski Single50+Girl
Jan Lupinski28Surfski Single18-49Guy
Andrew White32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kees Pot33Sea Kayak50+Guy
Russell Lazarus, Gary Williams34Achilles International Kayak (2 Person)18-49Guy
Don Costanzo36SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Tim Milligan37Surfski Single50+Guy
Jp Atherholt, Lex Raas41OC-218-49Guy
Rev Thom42SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dana Davies, Joseph Gibbons44OC-250+Mixed
Marc Dipiero47OC-150+Guy
Jean Raas48OC-118-49Guy
Richard Kreiling49OC-118-49Guy
Jennifer Peters50OC-150+Girl
Ron Smith51OC-150+Guy
Steve Thomas52SUP 14'50+Guy
Cortland Reilly53OC-150+Guy
Heidi Miller55SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Mcpherson, Tom Tarrant56Achilles International Kayak (2 Person)18-49Guy
Robin Francis, Nihal Erkan57Achilles International Kayak (2 Person)18-49Girl
David Lind, Dennis Moran58Achilles International Kayak (2 Person)50+Guy
Paul Mehring60Sea Kayak50+Guy
David Dean61SUP 14'50+Guy
Cristian Prado63SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Karol Batansky, Pam Korotky64OC-218-49Girl
Bob Mercado66OC-150+Guy
Jeff Parulan70SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Stanton71OC-150+Guy
Derek Schrotter72SUP 14'18-49Guy
Steve Hunter77Surfski Single18-49Guy
Ekahi Lee, Christian Cook83OC-218-49Guy
Greg Tysor87SUP 14'50+Guy
Jessica Cichra89SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Robertshaw90Surfski Single50+Guy
Renee Humbert92Surfski Single18-49Girl
Heath Marston94SUP 14'18-49Guy
Will Marston96SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Wayne Henriquez, Kim Caruso97OC-250+Mixed
Reid Hyle101Surfski Single18-49Guy
Kyle Linogon102OC-118-49Guy
Pat Trigonoplos104OC-150+Guy
Pj Maughon, Mark Weinzierl106OC-250+Mixed
Waylon Willis109Surfski Single18-49Guy
Garrett Fletcher111SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Rand Perkins112SUP 14'50+Guy
Gary Wise, Matt Wise113OC-218-49Guy
Kathleen Wallace114SUP 14'18-49Girl
Richard Stockmans115SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Rush117SUP 14'50+Guy
Connor Rush119SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Chad White120OC-118-49Guy
Robert Lue121OC-118-49Guy
Dave Meadows122OC-118-49Guy
Jamie Twigg123SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jay Foster124OC-118-49Guy
Richard Carson, Wendy Perkins125OC-250+Mixed
David Starr126SUP 14'18-49Guy
Paul Norris130SUP Unlimited50+Guy
Edward Francavilla, Shari Francavilla131Sea Kayak Double50+Mixed
Brint Adams134Surfski Single50+Guy
Dave Merkli135SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cort Peterson136OC-150+Guy
Bill Stewart137OC-118-49Guy
Andrew Gaucho139SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mercedes Baird, Mark Baird140OC-250+Mixed
Kimberly James142SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Meskauskas143SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Nick Bjork144SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Christian Grause147SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dave Murray154Surfski Single50+Guy
Michael Tavares156SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cliff Alfiche157Surfski Single50+Guy
Ralf Steitz160SUP 14'50+Guy
Dennis Navarrete164SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Claudia Klenke165SUP 14'18-49Girl
Bailey Rosen166SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Melissa Trinidad167SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mike Batell171OC-150+Guy
John Sekas173SUP 14'50+Guy
Marc Kron174SUP 14'50+Guy
Geoff Pearson175Surfski Single50+Guy
Carmine Pici177SUP 14'50+Guy
Bubba Ellis178SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Chris Keller180SUP 14'50+Guy
Jim Valenti181SUP 14'50+Guy
Connor Bonham182SUP 14'18-49Guy
Gabe Rodriguez184OC-118-49Guy
Patrick Klemawesch187SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Jon Macqueen188OC-150+Guy
Jeff Pearson189Surfski Single50+Guy
Trip Saunders191SUP 14'18-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Christian Cook83SUP 12'6"U16Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Paul Charette73OC6OpenGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Karen Mayer25SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Patricia Owen54SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Cristian Prado63SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Garrett Fletcher111SUP 12'6"18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Here's a map of parking, registration, boat launch area, oc6 storage, etc. There will be signs directing you to the area inside the park on the day of the race. We realize that the beach has eroded since last year, so all races will be launching from a sandy spot and will have a water start and finish this year.  

Race maps will be posted closer to race date.

The Shark Bite Challenge is held at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

When:

Apr 4 to Apr 6, 2014

Where:

Dunedin, FL