Shark Bite Challenge 2017

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 14 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.

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 2015, the Shark Bite Challenge hosted over 350 paddlers of all kinds that participated in races, clinics, trips, lessons, and special events. We look forward to adding more participants to the 2017 event!!

Please note that Honeymoon State Park Gates open at 8 a.m.


  • 9 a.m. Morning Social Paddle on the Dunedin Causeway
  • 10 a.m. Back to Basics Surfski Clinic with Oscar Chalupsky
  • 10 a.m. The 5 Fundamentals of Effective Paddling Technique presented by Paddle Monster and Larry Cain
  • 1 p.m. Surfski Equipment, Paddling and Downwind Skills Clinic with Teneale Hatton
  • 1 p.m. Paddle Smarter, Not Harder OC6 Clinic with Johnny Puakea
  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Welcome Captains'/Anglers' Party in the back patio of the Blur Nightclub in Downtown Dunedin


  • 6 a.m. - Fishing Tournament Angler Check in
  • 8 a.m. Race Check-in Opens at Honeymoon Island State Park – No Race Day Registration
  • 9:30 a.m  4 mile Race & Waterman's Challenge Begin
  • 11 a.m. Shark Bite Challenge 8-Mile Races (approximate schedule)
  • Awards ceremony on site
  • 3 p.m. Fishing Tournament Angler Lines Out
  • 3:30 Fishing Tournament Mandatory Weigh in, Lunch, Awards, Raffle
  • 4 p.m. -  Race Party at Dunedin Brewery! Food and Beer! 


  • 8 a.m. Registration Opens for all events. 
  • 9 a.m. FREE Intro & Basics of Surfski Clinic with Team EPIC
  • 9 a.m. Paddle Smarter, Not Harder OC1 Clinic with Johnny Puakea
  • 11 a.m. Back to Basics Surfski Clinic with Oscar Chalupsky
  • 9 a.m. Outrigger Canoe (OC6) Races begin
  • 1:30 p.m. Outrigger Race Awards and Lunch

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

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Darren Crozier1Fast Sea Kayak50-59Guy
Ted Burnell2Surfski Single50-59Guy
Andy Black8Surfski Single18-49Guy
Campbell Carter14SUP 12'6"9-11Guy
Kathy Adamo26Surfski Single18-49Girl
Jason Hjelseth28SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kayla Boys33SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Pam Boteler35Surfski Single18-49Girl
Daron Boys37SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Tarrant38SUP 12'6"60+Guy
Ray Worrell49OC-150-59Guy
Charlotte Early50OC-150-59Girl
Tracey Muffs53Kayak Sit on Top (1)50-59Girl
Peter Potter54Fast Sea Kayak60+Guy
Tony Walz57SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Kayleigh Brittian75SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Matthew Brittian76SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Amber Brittian77SUP Under 12'6"15-17Girl
Kevin Glatfelter83SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Virginia Ramirez89SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Frances Mcaskill90SUP Under 12'6"50-59Girl
Geri Nuevo91SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sophia Hallenbeck96SUP 12'6"12-14Girl
Michael Riney101Kayak Sit on Top (1)50-59Guy
Elia Silverman103OC-150-59Girl
Don Tichenor105OC-150-59Guy
John Sammel106SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Bob Brodhead108SUP Unlimited60+Guy
Jerome Napp109SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Steve Peters111Prone Stock18-49Guy
Donna Catron113SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Tim Scholz120SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Enrique128SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Peter Garian131SUP 14'18-49Guy
Haley Bechet, Vincent Bechet132Surfski Double18-49Mixed
Ron Hiell133SUP Unlimited50-59Guy
Daffodil Hallenbeck140SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jamie Penland144SUP 14'18-49Guy
Saralane Harrer145SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Damien Lin147SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Jan Ward155Surfski Single50-59Girl
Jim Ellis157SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kim Koelbel164SUP Under 12'6"50-59Girl
Jacob Krebs166SUP 12'6"15-17Guy
Kirk Mason172SUP 12'6"60+Guy
Allison Kypros177SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Julie Mitchell, Colleen Deroy178OC-2AllGirl
Guy Fortney179SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jennifer Tennant180SUP 14'18-49Girl
Lesz Banham184SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tucker Goetz192Surfski Single15-17Guy
Joshua Meighan193SUP Under 12'6"12-14Guy
Jo Meighan194SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Denise Del Gardo197SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Shaun Swartz198SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Ryan Saunders200SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lilia Saunders202SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Rick Lee203SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrea Ribble, Melissa Smith205OC-218-49Girl
Mickey Callison207SUP 14'18-49Guy
Shay Spoonmore208SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Dan Lukens209SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Marc Blouin211Kayak Sit on Top (1)50-59Guy
Pat Bayers, Jeannie Shaffer214C218-49Girl
Dario Negrini217SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Than Tenn221OC-118-49Girl
Stefani Rodgers224SUP 14'18-49Girl
Mark Ingemi232SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zach Fout234SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Andy Gerber235Surfski Single60+Guy
Suzanne Pham237OC-118-49Girl
Lee Myers238OC-118-49Guy
Shelly Vihlen239SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Gracie Marston242SUP 12'6"12-14Girl
Hailey Marston244SUP 12'6"12-14Girl
Curt Hawn245SUP 14'50-59Guy
Ken Asbell247SUP 14'60+Guy
Linda Weber249SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Lynda Roszel251SUP Under 12'6"50-59Girl
Dave Dunick253SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Linda Damsky255Surfski Single60+Girl
Beth Myers256Surfski Single50-59Girl
Melissa Miller260OC-118-49Girl
Sean Donovan266SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Dan Ruffner274SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mike Moran275Surfski Single60+Guy
Jim Birney277SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Lori Greene278Surfski Single50-59Girl
Tracy Quon284OC-118-49Girl
Jen Hayes285SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Daniel Spisak286SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brandy Minchew288Sea Kayak50-59Girl
Teddy Gray289OC-160+Girl
Erin Kampschroer290OC-118-49Girl
Mia Raffaele291SUP 12'6"15-17Girl
Jessica Kennedy292SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jillian Flower298SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Evan Enrique299SUP Under 12'6"9-11Guy
Megan Roberts302OC-118-49Girl
Eric Winsberg304SUP 14'18-49Guy
Derrick De Yarman307OC-118-49Guy
Kayleigh Sideris308SUP 12'6"12-14Girl
Sue Sattler310SUP 12'6"60+Girl
Michele Porter313SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Will Compton316SUP 14'60+Guy
Lina Bowers321SUP 12'6"12-14Girl
Darren Crozier1Fast Sea Kayak50-59Guy
Jason Hjelseth, Ted Burnell2OC-218-49Guy
Helen Percival3Surfski Single18-49Girl
William Schaet4Surfski Single50-59Guy
Geoff Pearson5Surfski Single50-59Guy
Tim Milligan6Surfski Single60+Guy
Matthew Murphy7Fast Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Sonja Hoyte9OC-150-59Girl
Janet Veitch10OC-150-59Girl
Robert Lang11Surfski Single60+Guy
Eric Mims12Surfski Single18-49Guy
Chris Hipgrave16Surfski Single18-49Guy
Doug Lindsay17Surfski Single50-59Guy
Randy Taylor18Surfski Single18-49Guy
Dave Murray19Surfski Single60+Guy
Flavio Costa20Surfski Single18-49Guy
Mark Mckenzie21Surfski Single18-49Guy
Javier Mayor23Surfski Single18-49Guy
Sue Stroope24Fast Sea Kayak50-59Girl
Wayne Stroope25Fast Sea Kayak50-59Guy
Adam Davis27Surfski Single18-49Guy
Genevieve Copeland29OC-150-59Girl
Mike Hughes30Surfski Single18-49Guy
Shawn Dinn31Surfski Single18-49Guy
Owen Smith32Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jan Lupinski34Surfski Single50-59Guy
Patricia Owen36Surfski Single60+Girl
Ralph Dismukes40Fast Sea Kayak50-59Guy
Kata Dismukes41Surfski Single18-49Girl
Outrigger Chicago Mixed-one Stacy42OC-118-49Guy
David Starr43OC-118-49Guy
Kaitlin Kerr, Tom Kerr44Surfski Double15-17Girl
Felix Perez45Surfski Single18-49Guy
Pam Boteler, Scott Miller47OC-250-59Mixed
Steven Bannow48Surfski Single60+Guy
George Knight51Surfski Single60+Guy
John Beausang56OC-118-49Guy
Rachel Ferguson Chase58SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Teneale Hatton59Surfski Single18-49Girl
Yves Cartier60Surfski Single60+Guy
Stephen Chase61SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sunny Jackson63OC-118-49Girl
Jonathan Rivera64OC-118-49Guy
Pat Grause65OC-160+Guy
Jennifer Peters66OC-160+Girl
James Bain67OC-118-49Guy
Paolo Ameglio68OC-118-49Guy
Kes Eversmann, Kwansene Kenner69OC-218-49Girl
Dionne Reed70OC-118-49Girl
Sharon Grause71Fast Sea Kayak60+Girl
Daniel Honig72SUP 12'6"60+Guy
Barrett Phifer73Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jesse Lishchuk74Surfski Single18-49Guy
Matthew Lynskey78Surfski Single18-49Guy
Hildren Francis84OC-150-59Girl
Alta Joy Broughton85SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Nate Humberston86Surfski Single18-49Guy
Hau Pham87OC-118-49Guy
Susanne Boone88OC-150-59Girl
Waylon Willis92Surfski Single18-49Guy
Joel Truitt93OC-118-49Guy
Tom Derrah94OC-150-59Guy
Hoang Pham95OC-118-49Guy
Pete Methot, Billy Lempesis97OC-250-59Guy
Daniel Blignaut98Surfski Single50-59Guy
Timmy Shields99Surfski Single18-49Guy
Gander Tawaststjerna102SUP 14'50-59Guy
Sharon Adamski107OC-118-49Girl
Craig Mentz110Surfski Single18-49Guy
Anne Maddox114Surfski Single50-59Girl
David Nollsch115OC-150-59Guy
Gerald Stoltenberg117Surfski Single18-49Guy
Karl Eugster118SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Alan Poulton119Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jenna Blackburn121SUP 12'6"15-17Girl
David Robertshaw123Surfski Single50-59Guy
Marc Dipiero, Tatjana Nightingale125OC-260+Guy
Robert Lue126OC-118-49Guy
Chris Whethers127OC-118-49Guy
Bill Stewart130OC-150-59Guy
Judy Berce134Surfski Single50-59Girl
Christianne Maigre135OC-118-49Girl
Derek Schrotter137SUP 14'18-49Guy
Julia Nicholls138SUP 12'6"60+Girl
Wesley Echols139Surfski Single50-59Guy
Christian Cook, Dave Murray141OC-218-49Guy
Jennifer Hoard, Barrett Hoard142OC-218-49Mixed
John Murillo143OC-150-59Guy
John Darby148SUP 14'60+Guy
Bruce Gipson149Surfski Single60+Guy
Karen Figueroa151Prone Stock50-59Girl
Steve Mckenzie152SUP 14'60+Guy
Warren Heil153SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cindy Gibson154SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Maximus Cook, Zac Scull159OC-212-14Guy
David Moore160Surfski Single50-59Guy
Kristen Shearouse162OC-118-49Girl
David Slemp163SUP 14'50-59Guy
Burch Baskett, Cortland Reilly165OC-218-49Guy
Shannon Walaker167OC-118-49Girl
Peter Quigley168SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Casuga169SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Sekas170SUP 14'50-59Guy
Deven Anthony171OC-160+Guy
Jon Macqueen173OC-160+Guy
David Dean174SUP 14'50-59Guy
Harrison Deisroth175OC-118-49Guy
Kelly Truitt183OC-118-49Girl
Jean Raas, Bob Mercado185OC-218-49Guy
Alex Menkos, John Murillo186OC-250-59Guy
Catherine Urban, Chitthavong Noythanongsay187OC-218-49Mixed
Denise Garay188OC-118-49Girl
Tucker Goetz192Surfski Single15-17Guy
Dylan Geiger195SUP 12'6"12-14Guy
Tracey Finlay196SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Darryl Draper199OC-150-59Guy
Craig Patrick, Craig Patrick201OC-250-59Guy
Andrew Rogers, Craig Patrick204OC-250-59Guy
Joseph Frohock212Surfski Single60+Guy
Trevor Wiodside, Don Irvine215OC-260+Guy
Emilie Lariviere, Pete Buday222OC-218-49Mixed
Shaun Fair225Surfski Single18-49Guy
Mike Canfield226Surfski Single50-59Guy
Tatjana Nightingale, Marc Dipiero227OC-250-59Mixed
Ivo Pavlov228Surfski Single18-49Guy
Andrew Dickey230SUP 14'18-49Guy
Diane Anderson231Surfski Single60+Girl
Al Schwartz233SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brian Skubin236OC-118-49Guy
Eric Carter240SUP 14'18-49Guy
Nannette Prevost246SUP 12'6"50-59Girl
Adam Pollock248SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Kiril Florov252Surfski Single50-59Guy
Jamie Gross, Ralf Steitz258OC-250-59Mixed
Michael Salerno259SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bob Wood261Fast Sea Kayak50-59Guy
Mike Brooks262OC-150-59Guy
Noelannah Neubauer263OC-118-49Girl
Chris Vincent264SUP 14'18-49Guy
Patti Cross265OC-150-59Girl
Matt Wise, Gary Wise267OC-218-49Guy
Meg Bosi268SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Ann Raymond, Bruce Raymond269OC-260+Mixed
Mark Athanacio272SUP 14'50-59Guy
Justin Digiorgio273SUP 14'18-49Guy
Travis Kindt276SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jacob Crox279SUP 14'18-49Guy
Anna Kuhlow, Katelyn Grady280OC-218-49Girl
Scott Baste281SUP 14'50-59Guy
Glenn Davis282SUP 14'50-59Guy
Roei Yellin283Surfski Single18-49Guy
Kaitlin Jiral, Kelly Truitt287OC-218-49Girl
Brad Ward293SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zac Scull, Max Cook294OC-212-14Guy
Jim Pittman296Sea Kayak60+Guy
Stephen Flower297SUP 14'18-49Guy
James Douglass303SUP 14'18-49Guy
Melissa Trinidad305SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Devin Turetzkin306SUP 12'6"50-59Guy
Chase Kosterlitz311SUP 14'18-49Guy
Garrett Mccoy312SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rand Perkins314Surfski Single60+Guy
Sey Chelle315SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Will Smith317Surfski Single60+Guy
Larry Cain319SUP 14'50-59Guy
Aj Defilippis320Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Matt Bouman322Surfski Single18-49Guy
Steve Lewis, Jarrod Covington323OC-218-49Guy
Oscar Chalupsky324Surfski Single50-59Guy
Jason Malick13All18-49Guy
Anita Allen22All50+Girl
Matt Flick39All18-49Guy
Wendell Martin46All50+Guy
Murray Hunkin81All50+Guy
Greg Greene122All50+Guy
Lisa Hertz Malick129All18-49Girl
Mark Weinzierl136All50+Guy
Bobby Johnson158All18-49Guy
Ben Krebs161All18-49Guy
Henry Hidy182All50+Guy
Wayne Henriquez191All50+Guy
Sara Jordan206All18-49Girl
Cort Peterson216All50+Guy
David Miner223All18-49Guy
David Rush229All50+Guy
Heath Marston241All18-49Guy
Will Marston243All17UGuy
Reid Hyle257All18-49Guy
Aric Lewno295All18-49Guy
Peter Lempesis300All18-49Guy
Chasen Dubs301All17UGuy
Jaime Muehl62OC6OpenGirl
Sunny Jackson63OC6OpenGirl
Kwansene Kenner69OC6OpenGirl
Tiffany Van Every80OC6OpenGirl
Hau Pham87OC6OpenGuy
Susanne Boone88OC6OpenGirl
Kwansene Kenner100OC6OpenMixed
Michele Early104OC6OpenGirl
Alice Tran112OC6OpenGuy
Bob Shustack181OC6OpenMixed
Emily Deisroth218OC6OpenGirl
Emily Deisroth219OC6OpenMixed
Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club220OC6OpenGuy
Wbocc Wbocc250OC6OpenGuy
Dawn Shay270OC6OpenGirl
Sam Shay271OC6OpenGuy
Sue Stroope24AllAllAll
Wayne Stroope25AllAllAll
Sharon Adamski107AllAllAll
Bob Brodhead108AllAllAll
Anne Maddox114AllAllAll
Julia Cramer124AllAllAll
Judy Berce134AllAllAll
Peter Quigley168AllAllAll
Marc Blouin211AllAllAll
Mx Nathan Tamar Pautz213AllAllAll
Ivo Pavlov228AllAllAll
Zach Fout234AllAllAll
Adam Pollock248AllAllAll
Linda Damsky255AllAllAll
Bob Wood261AllAllAll
Jim Pittman296AllAllAll
Rand Perkins309AllAllAll

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. Note that race courses will change depending on winds and weather. 

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


Apr 7 to Apr 9, 2017


Dunedin, FL