It’s no secret that Key West is the place for water sports! Jet ski tours, snorkeling, sailing and more are all offered here. Key West paddle boarding specifically is growing, and standup paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports.
For those of you who are new to paddle boarding, Key West can provide safe and easy instruction. Learn more about where you can find the best Key West water sports and instruction by clicking here.
However, if you are an expert at paddle boarding, don’t forget about Lazy Dog’s annual event!
Lazy Dog’s Paddleboard Classic
This event brings four days of fun in the sun to the citizens of Key West! Lazy Dog provides kayak tours, paddleboard tours, paddle yoga, and more year round, but their Paddleboard Classic, their great paddle boarding race, is coming up on April 30th!
The event kicks off on April 28th with 9:30am paddle yoga. This is a variation of standup paddle boarding,combined with yoga. It originated in Rishikesh, India, and is practiced regularly in Key West. Unwind with Lazy Dog in the morning, and then enjoy an afternoon paddleboard eco tour.
A meet-and-greet is offered for racers on April 29th. Here, racers can go over strategies and review the course map. Bring your friends and family to this free event! The Paddleboard Classic is brought to us by Turtle Kraals, and that is where this kick-off party takes place.
Turtle races, corn hole games, bocci courts and racers’ registration packets are all available at this event! Register here, or learn more about the four days of events here.
On Saturday, April 30th, the preview parties are over, and the race begins! There is a 12-mile distance race sponsored by Turtle Kraals and a 4-mile open race. Learn more about this annual Key West paddle boarding event here!
More Than Just Paddle Boarding in Key West
What can the island of Key West offer you? Are you interested in exploring nature and the underwater world? Are you looking for an adventurous retreat, or a calmer getaway?
Key West can hold any activities or events you can think of, including:
- Water Activities
- Golf Courses
- And more!
Key West paddle boarding and our Paddleboard Classic is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our website to find out what Key West, FL has for you!