The 2015 Nantucket Paddle Battle

3-Mile & 6-Mile: SUP, Kayak, Prone, & Outrigger races


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Saturday September 12th.

The 2015 NANTUCKET PADDLE BATTLE is all about promoting fitness-forward water recreation and wellness. Whether you are a seasoned kayaker, a recreational paddler, a weekend warrior or a prone race rocket we have a way for you to get out there on the water and celebrate the end of yet another epic summer. You do not need to be a pro paddler to join this race.


  • Men's surf SUP**
  • Men's 12'6" and up
  • Women's surf SUP**
  • Women's 12'6" and up
  • Prone
  • Outrigger Canoes, and kayaks
  • FAMILY FUN TANDEM PADDLE (is your board big enough to hold your kid? put them on the front and race against other families --- just for fun)

**Don't have your own board? Paddle Nantucket has a number of Glide Lotus boards we are happy to lend out should you want to enter either surf sup race. YOU MUST RESERVE ONE OF THESE BOARDS as there are only 13 available. email

The Course*:
3-mile (2 loop) Recreation Paddle and a 6-mile (4 loop) Elite paddle starting from Jettie’s beach near North Beach Street and heading west, in a similar fashion to the swim course of the Nantucket Triathlon. 4 buoy turns. Water start, beach finish.

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Join us at the Handlebar Cafe on Friday September 11th from 4-6 for a little pre-race gathering. Pick up your t-shirt, and numbers and sign your waivers AHEAD OF TIME.


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$45 for recreational and elite paddlers, $15 for family fun paddle.
Net profits to benefit the local Water Defense Initiatives designed by Sarah Oktay, Director of the UMass Field Station. Ms. Oktay’s clean water initiatives include local high school and college students and teaches them to measure groundwater, harbor, and pond water quality here on Nantucket.

*RACE SCHEDULE and COURSE are both subject to change with the wind/weather conditions. Please check our FaceBook page the night before the event to confirm.

The 2015 Nantucket Paddle Battle

Saturday, Sep. 12th, 7am-12pm

Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA


For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00-8:15am: Board drop-off, Registration, T-shirt pick up
  • 8:30am: Mandatory pre-race Safety Meeting,
  • 9am: Race Start: 6-mile Elite
  • 9:15am: Race Start: 3-mile Recreational
  • 11:00am: Race Start: 3-mile Outriggers, Kayaks and Canoes
  • 12:00pm: 1.5-mile Family Fun paddle
  • 12:30pm: Awards
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Our Generous Sponsors

Paddle Nantucket

Verde Nantucket Green Build

Cape Cod Five

Glide SUP

The Nantucket Tri Club

Brant Point Marine

Nantucket Community Sailing

The Haul-Over

Temple Tumeric

The Handlebar Cafe

Indian Summer

Force Five

and a big thank you to the Town of Nantucket and the Department of Park & Recreation