Paddle around the island of Key West! Key West Paddle Classic – May 4th, 2019

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Key West Paddle Classic
Key West Paddle Classic start line hosts a wide variety of water craft to make this 12-mile fun paddle around Key West.
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Join the adventure race of the Key West Paddle Classic. A 12-mile distance race course around the island of Key West!  All crafts and paddlers welcome. Bring your grit and have some fun.

Key West Paddle Classic
The Key West Paddle Classic is a 12-mile circumnavigation of the island of Key West. Open to all crafts including kayak. Get ready to have some fun!

Key West Paddle Classic on May 4th: 12-Mile Race for All Crafts

The Key West Paddle Classic, a premier destination race in Florida, hosts a 12-Mile distance course boasting both an iconic and challenging circumnavigation of the island of Key West, Florida.

2018 Winners Women Key West Paddle Classic Seychelle Terrene Black Stephanie Shiedeler
2018 Women’s SUP 14′ Elite Winners: 1st Seychelle Hattingh; 2nd Terrene Black; 3rd Stephanie Sheideler; 4th Kim Barnes; 5th Maddie Miller

The Key West Classic annually guarantees a variety of wind and current. The race is open to several paddle crafts including stand up paddlers, prone paddlers, outrigger, kayak and surfski participants.

The Key West Classic is an opportunity to test your mettle with internationally & nationally renowned racers.  2018 included a wide spread of travelers including, SeyChelle Hattingh (1st Place Women’s SUP), Terrene Black of Australia (2nd Place Women’s SUP), Enzo Bennett from Tahiti (1st Place Men’s SUP) and former Olympian canoeist Larry Cain of Canada (3rd Place Men’s SUP).

Key West Paddle Classic
2018 Key West Paddle Classic Men’s 14′ Elite winners: 1st Enzo Bennett; 2nd Eri Tenorio; 3rd Larry Cain; 4th Garrett Fletcher; 5th Steve Miller

Lazy Dog hosts Festive Weekend Party around Event

This event welcomes all local community & visitor paddlers alike. Last year, SUP champ Larry Cain from Ontario, Canada came down to get warm and participate in the fun. Travelers often make this a pit stop on their winter schedule. One need not even participate in the race to join in the party! Be a part of the festive atmosphere & join the party whether you take to the water, or not!

Join Lazy Dog for weekend of entertainment including: Racing, Paddle Clinics, Eco Tours, Happy Hour, Parties, Great Food, Live Music, Spectacular Raffles & More! Paddle around the legendary Island of Key West.

Paddlers can compete individually or team up with friends to enter the 3-Person Stand-Up Relay. There are multiple ways to participate and partake in all the offerings Lazy Dog provides in this full weekend adventure.

Special Olympics check presentation, 2018 Key West Paddle Class
Special Olympics check presentation, 2018 Key West Paddle Classic

Stick around for Sunday FUNday and join the cruise out of Lazy Dogs on a leisurely boat ride and adventure to a secluded sandbar for a festive picnic. It’s a great way to unwind and soak up the weekend’s festivities. Join Lazy Dog for the ride.

Register HERE for the Key West Paddle Classic on May 4th!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.