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Battle on the Blueway SUP Race - Fort Myers Beach - May 30th

The event is a World Paddle Association Region 5 sanctioned points race that will include over $10,000 in total prize money, a seven-mile and two-mile race, a Calusa Kids Race, a Special Olympics Fun Race, demonstration area, vendor and environmental education area and a barbeque.

Major prize money races include Long Race (7 miles) Men’s 14 & 12’6” and Women’s 12”6”.  Please see break down of prize money below.

1st -$1400 
2nd - $850
3rd -$500
4th - $250
5th - $100

Cash prizes also available for Women’s 14’, Unlimited, and Open Classes based on participation.


May 29th
(Friday) - 6:30 PM-9:00PM   Point Ybel Brewing Company - Packet Pick up / social / movie night/ ska band. Last day to register for race.
Point Ybel Brewing will have a special release brewed for the race.  Racers receive a token for one free beer.  Please contact race organizer if you cannot pick up your packet at this time.

May 30 (Saturday)
- 7:00 AM-7:45AM Check in
- 8:15 AM Racer’s Meeting
- 8:30 AM Long Race Start
- 8:35 AM Short Race Start
- 9:00-4:00 PM Demo Day
- 10:30 AM Open Class
- 12:30 PM Calusa Kids Fun Race (12 & Under)
- 1:00 PM Special Olympic Fun Race
- 3:00 PM - Awards (On-Site)
- 4:00-6:30 PM Best Western BBQ
 * Raffle Prizes throughout the day (Benefitting Special Olympics)
- 6:30 PM - End of event on the beach
- 6:30-9:30PM - Holiday Watersports host after-party at Nervous Nellies

May 31 (Sunday)
- Sunrise SUP Yoga
- Free Guided Calusa Paddle to Mound Key - By CGT Kayaks Inc.

The event is free for spectators. Race entries are $45-$65. After May 22, race prices increase to $65-$85. No registration the day of the race. Extra barbeque tickets are $8 each. Beach parking typically has a fee.

If you aren’t competing, this event is designed to introduce people to paddling as well, with a spectator area and places for those who want to try out a paddleboard or surf ski. Nonprofits will also be onsite to display wildlife, Native American artifacts and environmental education materials.

Sponsors of the Battle of the Blueway include the Best Western Plus Beach Resort, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Nervous Nellies, B103.9, Fish Tale Marina, Holiday Water Sports, the LINK, Point Ybel Brewing, SWFL SUP Club, Tarpon Bay Explorers, PaddleWorks, Functional Artwork, Valentines Glass and Metal, SUP Magazine, and YOLO Board Adventures.

Paddlers and spectators coming in from out of town can find lodging information at the Lee County Sports Housing website, or by calling 1-888-529-6588. The host hotel for the race is the Best Western Plus Beach Resort. Discounted rates for those participating in the event are available if noted upon making the reservation. Call 239-463-6000.

Race details and registration can be found at:

For more information, call Mike Hammond at 239-707-7981