Founded in 2009, Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity (WPFH) is a national grass root event series with the stated purpose of bringing the paddling community together to support a common cause. Over the past five years, WPFH has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners and grown into the Nation’s Largest Bi-Coastal Paddle Event Series.Support our LOCAL community during this celebrated philanthropic event. This year, Waterman’s Paddle For Humanity is pleased to announce that each host city will donate a portion of its proceeds to a LOCAL nonprofit 501(C)3. Your registration or sponsorship will be making a significant impact right in our own backyard! 100% of ALL participation revenue (less transaction processing fees) for Waterman's Paddle for Humanity Minneapolis will be donated to Avenues for Homeless Youth.
Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity is an event for ALL ABILITIES AND AGES with a unique focus on FUN!
AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH: Based in Minneapolis, Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood. To learn more, please visit: www.avenuesforyouth.org All Paddlecraft are invited to participate! Paddle for Humanity is open to Stand Up Paddleboards, Prone/Traditional, Surfski 1/2, Dory, Canoes, Kayaks, OC1/2/6 and other Paddlecraft. Note: A limited supply of stand up paddleboards are available for rent. First come, first serve. Please contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.wainanisup.com to place your rental board reservation.
5K Fun Paddle:
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a low-pressure recreational paddle and a great chance to experience the thrill of racing in a fun and entertaining environment. Every 5K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with prizes awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.
10K Race Event:
This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy. Bring on the burn and share your competitive drive! Every 10K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with Prizes Awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.
Looking to step up your race performance and stamina? Contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.WaiNaniSUP.com to join our FREE Waterman's Paddle for Humanity Race Training Series (a.k.a. PowerPaddle! Advanced Group Training). PowerPaddle! brought to you by the Wai Nani Surf & Paddle Tribe. All welcomed!
Rule 7 Event:
We’ll provide the mystery challenge, you bring the skill! You never know what off the wall challenges will come your way. We toss in plenty of equalizers and speed bumps that it becomes anyone’s winning day! One male and one female will come out victorious!
Pre-registration is $50/one event or $60/two events (5K/10K + Rule 7). Online registration closes on Friday, 8/1 at 8pm CST. You can also register in-person at our 5-8PM Pre-Event Check-in on Friday, 8/1 or from 7-8AM the morning of the Event on Saturday, 8/2 for an additional $10. Cash or check registration options are available by calling Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI.
**Be sure to visit the SCHEDULE/COURSE/DIRECTION tabs above for additional event detail***
2014 NATIONAL EVENT LOCATIONS
Pensacola Beach, FL - June 21, 2014
Brought to you by Fitness OnBoard
Minneapolis, MN - August 2, 2014
Brought to you by Wai Nani Surf & Paddle
Austin, TX - September 13, 2014
Brought to you by SUP ATX