Over 50,000 visitors will descend on Sussex in July when Paddle Round The Pier returns with its own special brand of sea-faring madness. It’s the world’s biggest free beach and watersports festival and we’re already excited.
PRTP runs every year on beautiful Hove Lawns and features the very best in water, street and urban sports, plus tons of live music, kids’ entertainment, ‘have a go’ opportunities and tons more.
Widely appealing to surfers and watersports enthusiasts, the event includes surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skating, windsurfing and free running, and this year is including surf lifesaving, land paddling, kitesurfing and freestyle mountain biking.
Not bad for a free festival, hey.
The biggest crowd pleaser has to be the ‘Paddle Something Unusual’ race – the perfect opportunity for optimistic lunatics to build a raft and try to get round the pier and back. It’s the team part of the event aimed at businesses, groups of friends, pubs or sports clubs etc and raises a ton of money each year.
In previous years there’s been everything from aeroplanes to cranes, from a bed to a shed – the only guidelines are to make it as ridiculous (but safe) as possible, raise plenty of money – and have a spectacularly good laugh doing it.
Proudly supported by the watersports industry, Brighton & Hove City Council and many local businesses, Paddle Round The Pier 2018 is set to be huge. Don’t miss it.
Paddle Round the Pier – Hove Lawns 7 & 8 July 2018
For further details please visit www.paddleroundthepier.com