Paddle Around the Pier Brighton, July 2nd&3rd, 2011, UK

Europe's biggest free beach and watersports festival is back for another year of fun and raising money for charities and will also feature a SUP Race. 

Brighton Paddle around the Pier SUP Race

The event  will be held on Hove Lawns and the nearby beach area on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July. Last year saw over 30,000 people attend across the weekend and over £30,000 raised for the RNLI (helping with the build of the new Shoreham lifeboat station), Whoopsadaisy and SurfAid International.

This year’s designated charities are The RNLI, Teenage Cancer Trust and Surf relief. The event, which is now Europe’s largest free watersports festival, is run entirely by volunteers and not-for-profit. 

Unfortunately, the long distance enduro Race has been cancelled, but there will still be a 5 Mile SUP Race

WhenSaturday 2nd July

Where: Hove Lawns, Brighton, Paddle Round the Pier beach festival (

Registration: Registration at the event from Friday at the Surf life saving/Brighton Watersports Camper next to Sand pit at the Festival entrance. To enrol prior to the event, email or call 01237 332 3160 stating name/class you want to race in and contact number.Registration closes at 9am on Saturday

Race Start: Staggered from 0940

The Race:  5 Mile race from Paddle village to Brighton Palace pier, then back to marker.

Divisions: Unlimited, 14', 12'6, and Funboard.

Entrance Fee: £15 (donation to PRTP charities)

Plenty of prizes and a goodie bag for all entrants provided by Brighton Watersports. If you have any queries or questions, please call or mail Adam at Brighton Watersports

  • These are mixed races…but will have male and female winners of each class.
  • Luck dip prize for one lucky competitor…name pulled from a hat for taking part!!
  • Any volunteers welcome to help run the event.
  • Sunday 11am, there will be a fun race, details to be confirmed…bring a fun board to take part.
  • Ladies race will also run on Sunday, details to be confirmed


Annabel Anderson is also organizing a ladies paddle out on Sunday! Bubbles afterwards to celebrate. No experience necessary and first timers welcome!