Paddle Round The Pier
The world's biggest FREE beach and watersports festival. It runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns, featuring the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kid's entertainment, 'have a go' opportunities and much, much more
The list of water-sport events continues to grow each year. Some are fun, some are plain ridiculous – whilst others represent serious athletic challenges such as the long distance SUP races, Open water swims, Inshore Rescue Boat (lifeguard) racing and prone paddle board races. Competitors for these events come from all over the world.
The Paddle Village comprises an area of 60,000m² with everything from surfboards and small boats to high-end Ukulele’s and surf-art on display. There are three entertainment stages catering for a wide variety of age and tastes, numerous outdoors restaurants, land based activities such as skateboarding, BMX and Parkour, plus for the past 5 years, a specially built accessible beach, affording people with disabilities not only access to the beach, but the opportunity to go in to the sea as well.
The Main Event
This is where you grab your nearest surfboard, windsurf-board, canoe, kayak, bodyboard, lilo or anything which floats to raise money for good causes and have some fun.
At 2pm on the Sunday, everyone hits the water together to form a carpet of watersports crafts to paddle around the remains of the old West pier
To join in the fun simply raise some sponsorship money, for every £5 raise and handed in on the day, gets you a prize ticket. Hundreds of prizes on offer from surfboards, kayaks, bikes, snowboards, holidays, wetsuits etc. After the event it is back to Paddle Village for the raffle hand-out.
Some of the Other Events
Classic VW Show - Sun 3rd July - Read More
Paddle Something Unusual - Sun 3rd July 12pm - Read More
Paddle Music Line Up 2016 - Full List to follow - Read More
The Bone Yard Dog Show - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July - Read More
Paddle Round The Pier is not just about having fun, it is about raising money for good causes. Some of the charities which they have supported include Surfers Against Sewage, RNLI, and Amazon. To learn more about the charities they support Click HERE
The event is run by volunteers, so if you fancy Volunteering at Paddle - Click HERE