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Win a Fatyak Kayak

Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival has always been keen to share the joy of the sea and a great introduction to water sports open to everyone, is via a sit-on-top kayak . A sit-on-top is just that; a one piece roto-moulded plastic boat with a seat and foot well...

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Volunteers Social

Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival are holding a social gathering for anyone wishing to volunteer a little time at this year’s 20th Anniversary event. Volunteers from all walks of life are invited to come and meet the friendly Paddle crew at 7pm Brighton Sailing...

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Diary of a volunteer – Paddle Round the Pier 2015

OK, I’ll admit - it’s an early start for a weekend– I had to be on site and reporting to the volunteer co-ordinators at 8am, and in the torrential rain, I doubted whether anyone would want to venture out to a free festival, no matter how impressive ! The atmosphere on...

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Paddle Bus Goes Forth

On April 1st 2015 Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company along with Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival will launch their eye-catching new bus onto the streets of the city. The Paddle Bus is the result of a long term partnership between the award winning event and the...

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Get Involved with Paddle

Paddle Round the pier is the world’s biggest free beach and water sports festival. This event was voted best Event in Brighton & Hove 2014, and we naturally want to improve it year after year. We now average between 50 and 55,000 visitors annually, and as a result...

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Get Involved – Everyone can raise Sponsorship Money

We like to thank you for helping to raise funds for our nominated charities thus there’s lots of great prizes to be had simply by getting sponsored to get swim, paddle or float around the pier in one of our many water events! To join in the fun simply raise some...

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Access Beach Update

This is the second year in a row that the Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company has supported the Access Beach. The company are keen to further promote the accessibility of their fleet and see this as great way to encourage dialogue within the community. Martin...

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Where can I find a Paddle Sticker?

Hi there, we are intensely proud and stoked even, whenever we see someone sporting a Paddle sticker on their car. Paddle Round the Pier stickers first gained popularity in the late 18th century and now have become an established part of the Brighton (and Hove )...

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Ukulele Stage Highlights from 2014

Some Amazing things get going when the Ukes start playing to the sea down on the lawns at Paddle Round the Pier, here are some highlights from last year's event. Big respect to all who organised, took part, watched and listened and donated - it's all for charity. If...

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The Future of SUP

We have seen great developments in SUP styles over the past few years but here is a breakthrough that threatens to revolutionise the way we...

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Virginia Barnacle Honoured

Far more than just a Brighton beach socialite - Local legend Virginia Barnacle has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2015 New Year's Honours List – becoming the third member of her family to be recognised by the Queen. Virginia Barnacle, is honoured for her...

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PRTP Auto Selfies

As usual Chris will be in the sea for the entire weekend taking sea level photos of participants in a wide variety of events. So - keep a lookout for him, he will endeavour to snap you own aqua auto selfie to commemorate your participation in his great event. These...

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Bookings for the Paddle Kids stage

Happy New Year from Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival! We are currently opening the bookings for the Paddle Kids stage and would love to get the timetable and promotion out there ASAP. Would you be interested in taking part this July 5th & 6th? In 2013 Paddle Round...

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Win a VW Lego Kit

This ( unassembled ) Lego VW is going to be given away to a lucky winner at the end of June . To be with a chance to win please tell us where you would go first in a full size one and who with. Feel free to share all over. [gallery link="file"...

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