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5 Things To Know About the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games

The highly anticipated Pacific Paddle Games is back for it’s 3rd annual event and the weekend is shaping up to be quite a doozy. With all of the top athletes from around the globe expected to be in attendance the competition is going to be action packed. Here are 5 things to know about the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games:

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BREAKING STORY: Hurricane Irma Wreaks Havoc on Surf Expo in Orlando

With Hurricane Irma growing and Category 5 winds charging towards Florida, the Orlando Surf Expo is experiencing some setbacks. One of the show’s exhibitors, Surftech, recently announced that they are pulling out of the Orlando expo for safety reasons. Surftech CEO John Vance released this statement early Wednesday morning on Facebook.

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Father to Paddle 200 Miles to Raise Awareness for Rare Disease

In July 2016, Rich Wygand’s first child, Luke, was born with a rare genetic disorder causing severe muscle weakness called Nemaline Myopathy (NM). Rich is planning to paddle 200 miles on his stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lake Worth Beach to Key West, Florida in June of 2018 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the rare disease that affects his son.

Paddle Boarder Survives Shark Attack Off Cape Cod Beach

Cleveland Bigelow was paddle boarding at Marconi Beach on Wednesday when a shark attacked his paddle board in only three feet of water. Thankfully the shark only took an exploratory bite on his board, and knocked the 69-year-old paddle boarder off of his board.

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SUPIA Hosting 1st Annual East Coast Summit

New this year the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has announced an East Coast Summit for the paddle sport industry. Similar to their summit held on the West Coast annually, the SUPIA Industry Edge is a two part Leadership Summit addressing the most pressing issues facing the Paddlesports Industry today.

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Paddle at the Porch Bringing Family Fun to Destin

For its sixth annual event, Paddle at the Porch will be hitting the Destin, FL waters in just one week on August 19, 2017, beginning at 9am. Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida and is an event that the entire family can enjoy.

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Paddle Boarding Destin, Florida

Destin is a small city situated on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Boasted by multiple beaches, bayous, springs, and most notably, the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is a prime paddle boarding destination. The town itself is surrounded by water on three sides, in which you must take bridges to get to what originally was a quaint little fishing village.

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