Race Faces: Check out these awesome photos from Maryland’s massive Bay Bridge Paddle.

The best part about the paddling isn’t what happens on the water; it’s the smiles and stoke at the finish line that sum up this great community. And that was captured pretty damn perfectly by the crew from Capital SUP at Maryland’s massive Bay Bridge Paddle on the weekend, where over 400 paddlers hit the water for what was, judging from these photos, a big day out.

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Eri Tenorio and Seychelle win the Bay Bridge Paddle as 400+ paddlers hit the water in Maryland

In brief: Dark horse Eri Tenorio claimed his first career title with victory at Maryland’s massive Bay Bridge Paddle on the weekend. The Brazilian-turned-Florida-local outclassed Paddle Monster coaching guru and ageless robot Larry Cain to claim the 3-star Paddle League Regional, while Annapolis local Fielding Pagel, known as something of a local dark horse himself, took third spot on the podium.    → READ MORE

350 Paddlers Conquered the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the Weekend (and Reminded Us Why This Sport Is So Great)

Bay-Bridge-Paddle-2017More than 300 paddlers of all levels took part in the 2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle on Saturday, cementing this regional event as a bucket list race and reminding us exactly why our sport is so great to begin with.

“Bay Bridge” refers to the mighty Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a dual-span formation that stretches more than 4 miles (just under 7kms) across the largest estuary in the United States. To say the it’s an imposing structure would be an understatement.   → READ MORE

Next Stop… Annapolis, Maryland for This Weekend’s 300-Strong ‘Bay Bridge Paddle’

Bay-Bridge-Paddle-AnnapolisWe’re still coming down from the high of Carolina, but it’s already time for the next round of events as the paddling community disperses across the States and around the world for another big weekend of racing.

Some of the crew are headed south to Florida for the long-running Key West Classic, Maui’s downwind specialists are praying for wind at Saturday’s OluKai showdown, while the EuroTour is getting an early start over in the Greek Islands this weekend. But we’re headed north to Annapolis, Maryland to hang out with the crew from Capital SUP and check out one of the world’s fastest-growing regional events: The Bay Bridge Paddle.   → READ MORE