Surf Swap Challenge, now FLOAT FEST 2016

The Surf Swap Challenge, now the Float Fest 2016 is an event that covers all levels of stand up paddleboarding. It is a full day of racing, eating, and enjoying a wonderful day on the bay at Fager’s Island Bar & Restaurant, 60th St. & the Bay, Ocean City, MD. Proceeds from the event will go to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program Terrapin program.

Online pre-registration is open until 5pm on June 3, 2016. Same day registration will be offered with an increased price starting at 7:30am on race day at Fager's Island. 

Saturday-RACE DAY

The day will start off at 9am with a 5 mile ELITE Race and 2.5 mile Recreational Race, followed by a Kids Race at 11am, then a FUN FLOAT pull race. The course will be decided on race day based on current wind conditions to make it ideal for racers. Weather pending, it will be a flat water race with buoy turns and a great spectators event. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the ELITE category and prizes to the REC and kids Race. Stand up paddle boards will be provided for the Kids Race. Awards will be as soon as the kids race is complete.

This year the day is going to evolve into a new event-FLOAT FEST from 12-4pm! RAR Brewing Company and Hoop Tea are the main sponsors and will be featured in an all inclusive price for drinks, food and music by Higher Education and a live DJ on the outside decks and beaches.  Participants can enjoy the bay waters on their favorite float(turtles, dolphins, flamingos-think FUN) while taking in some sun and listening to top notch entertainment from the water.

For Accomodations, please contact the Seabay Inn, 1-800-888-2229/410-524-6100 and ask for the Fagers SUP June Event room block. Group # 8839


7:30am-8:30am-Packet pick up & Race Day registration for 2.5 Rec Race & 5mile Elite SUP race, kids race

8:45am-Meeting for Racers

9:00am-Start for 2.5 Rec Race & 5 mile Elite SUP Race

11:00am- KIDS SUP Race(boards will be provided)

12pm-Awards & prizes!

1-5pm-Official Float fest begins! Bring your favorite float(turtle, unicorn, dolphins, etc. think FUN) and enjoy the bay waters by listening to live music from Higher Education and a live DJ.  Drinks provided by Hoop Tea and RAR Brewing Company, along with food are in the all inclusive price all the way until 5pm!

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Doug Henry1SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
John Judge2SUP 14'18-49Guy
Nicholas Bollinger6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Sperry7SUP 14'21+Guy
Mary Howser8SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Christopher Shipp9SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Scopp11SUP 14'18-49Guy
Quintin Chiapperino12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Elizabeth Deeley13SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Nicholas Barrish14SUP 14'U17Guy
Brian Keane15SUP 14'21+Guy
Wyatt Everhart17SUP 14'21+Guy
Brian Meyer18SUP 14'21+Guy
Emerson Smith19SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jack Ballard20SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Scott Jorss21SUP 12'6"21+Guy
Meredith Jorss22SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Tim Burke23SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bobby Frey24Prone (All)18-49Guy
Richie Price30SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ron Gossard31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Cook32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ben Butterwei33SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kevin Haigis35SUP 12'6"21+Guy
Chris Willey36SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erik Kauffman37SUP 14'21+Guy
Christopher Norman42SUP 14'21+Guy
Lindsay Cook43SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Brian Schmid47SUP 14'18-49Guy
Christopher Nacy49SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Justin Markel50SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sandy Deeley51SUP 14'50+Guy
William Barrish52SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chris Racine55Prone (All)18-49Guy
Brian Moran56SUP 14'18-49Guy
Steve Boyd57SUP 14'18-49Guy
Karen Apollony60SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Natalie Miller63SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Max Singer64SUP 14'21+Guy
Seth Doyle67SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Trevor Raithby69SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Sonia Montes De Oca5AllAllAll
Allie Smith40AllAllAll
Tim May59AllAllAll
Karen Apollony60AllAllAll
Crispin Blamphin3SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Erika Zarfoss4SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sonia Montes De Oca5SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Dave Wisniewski10SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Shawn Mcdowell16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Beth Paquette25SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Brenda Norman26SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Natalie Kyte27SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Aisha Gomez28SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Mccarthy29SUP 12'6"21+Guy
Sarah Nelson34SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Utaw Cook38SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Scotty Scott39SUP 12'6"21+Guy
Allie Smith40SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Teresa Plitt41SUP 12'6"21+Girl
John Mikulski44SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Lindsay Moore45SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Cortney Butler46SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Mackenzie Rawls48SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Jessica Wineland53SUP 12'6"21+Girl
Jessica Morgan54SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Candice Hill58SUP 12'6"21+Girl
George Norberg61SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Julie Mychalus62SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jeff Brown65SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Mark Warren66SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Nicholas Rice68SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Elaine Fielding70SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Eric Fox71SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sandy Deeley51AllAllAll
Natalie Kyte27AllAllAll
Scotty Scott39AllAllAll
Mackenzie Rawls48AllAllAll
Brian Keane15AllAllAll
Scott Jorss21AllAllAll
John Mikulski44AllAllAll
Cortney Butler46AllAllAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The course will be decided on race day based on current wind conditions to make it ideal for racers. Weather pending, it will be a flat water race with buoy turns and a great spectators event.


Jun 4, 2016


Ocean City, MD