Key West Paddle Classic: April 30th – May 3rd, 2020

Key West Paddle Classic Florida stand up paddle ace
REGISTER for the Key West Paddle Classic: Prone, SUP, Kayak, Surfski, OC-1, OC-2, OC-6, Dory and more! Register to race on your own or create a team relay! Fun for everyone. Hosted by Lazy Dog.
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It’s that time of year again!  Warm up, show up and prime your engines for the well loved Key West Paddle Classic scheduled for April 30th – May 3rd, 2020.

Key West Paddle Classic Lazy Dog Florida
12 mile SUP, kayak, prone, surfski, OC-1, OC-2 race in Key West, Florida!

Key West Paddle Classic for the WIN:  All Crafts Allowed.

Take on the Key West Paddle Classic challenge of circumnavigating the Island of Key West.  Options to paddle the 12-mile course solo in one of their many various divisions or team up with friends for a three-person SUP relay race around the island!

The race takes place on Saturday, May 2nd but the festivities run all weekend. Stay for the Sunday Funday hang out and take a cruise to a secluded island. Sit & paddle off the sand bars to hang out, relax and enjoy a Lazy Dog cookout!

For REGISTRATION information

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:  Open Water Race

PLEASE NOTE:  This race is approximately 12 miles in distance. There is a 5-hour time limit to complete the race! Please plan accordingly. All entries are non-refundable, but the fun is guaranteed!

Key West Paddle Classic all crafts

Divisons:  All Water Crafts Welcome!

Traditional Stock
Traditional Unlimited
Stand up Paddleboard 12’6
Stand up Paddleboard 14′
Stand up Paddleboard Surf Style (No pulled in noses or hybrids, thank you*)
Stand up Paddleboard Team Relay (SUP 14′ & under: Men, Women and/or Mixed Team)
SurfSki & Sea Kayak
Kayak:  Single – recreational

What else floats your boat?

Individual or Team Registration

Key WEst paddle classic dragon boat

Relay & Team Entries:  PLEASE READ

1. Team Captain/ Person to Register Team:  You will be asked to list your other team members on registration. Team registration to be paid by Captain or 1st person to register.

2. Each team member must register individually & sign waiver to complete team registration.

3. Team members can reimburse their Captain after team registration. ALL remaining team members  REGISTER HERE (no additional charge) to receive tee shirt, sign waiver, and answer additional items including emergency contact information.

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

AWARDS :  It’s all about the party!

Awards recognition requires 3+ competitors per division. The start list will be open for you to monitor and switch divisions as needed. Event participation is open to all man-powered water vessels; however, the Key West Paddle Classic will only podium those divisions that meet this 3+ competitor requirement.

See you ALL at the Key West Paddle Classic!

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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 . 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.