Welcome to perhaps the biggest free beach charity festival in the world – now 18 years old and going strong. The event is run by volunteers to raise money for charity.
Paddle Round The Pier (or ‘Paddle’) is The world’s biggest FREE beach and watersports festival. It runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns – Brighton & Hove – and features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids’ entertainment, ‘have a go’ opportunities and much, much more.
Paddle has always appealed to surfers and watersports enthusiasts, but it seems we just can’t stop people wanting to get involved. With all the usual suspects, from surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skating, windsurfing and free running, to all new sports like Surf Life Saving, land paddling, Kitesurfing and freestyle mountain biking‚ now everyone wants a piece of the pie.
With so much fantastic free fun to be had, along with stacks of great prizes, chances to try things for yourself, new bands to enjoy and mind blowing demonstrations to see, you’d be mad to miss it!
With the overwhelming support of the watersports industry, Brighton & Hove City Council and many local businesses, Paddle Round The Pier 2014 is set to be the biggest Paddle ever.
In 2013 we had a record 55,000 visitors and in recent years the event has donated over £200,000.00 to charity.
There’s always room for more though, so – if your favourite watersports shop or brand is not on the list of those coming, give them a call and ask why? They’re all invited! And just because there’s loads of new stuff going on doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about old favourites like the Paddle Something Unusual or the Pier to Pier races. And of course, you can expect our world famous title event – Paddle Round The Pier – and the gruelling Swims!
What’s that I hear you cry? “Here comes the Summer!”….. about time!
http://www.paddleroundthepier.com – check it out for more information about all the activities
Stand Up Paddleboarding
On both saturday and sunday there are sup races for everyone. You don’t have to be professional so come along and give it a try.
Jimmy Lewis UK will be at the event with a stand showing off the latest kit available in the UK. Drop by to say hello and you may just find a bargain with your name on it.