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“The Gathering” Downwinder Information

  The Gathering at Paddle Round The Pier is the name given for a collection of watersport enthusiasts coming together to travel a 10k downwind distance (with the wind behind them). The group is expected to contain Stand Up Paddle boarders, Outrigger Canoes, Ocean...

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We Took Over the Paddle Round The Pier Bus!

A bunch of the Ukulele players hijacked the Paddle Round the Pier bus last Saturday to sing and strum in preparation for the weekend events.  Players from local bands Scandomando, Meriel's Secret and Bad Ukes all boarded the bus, Uke's in hand, to sing 'Bring Me...

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Working Up a Thirst

Sharon Barr from Barr One Events, is once again delighted to be running the Bars at this years paddle. As usual, we will be offering ice cold lager and ciders. We also have a Mojito and Prosecco Bar, serving cocktails. All served by great staff.  Pub prices...

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Paddle Swims

  As usual, there is a veritable smorgasbord of swimming delights available at Paddle Round the Pier this year. Our two headline swims are the 2.5k Palace to Paddle Swim (a swim around both piers organised by Brighton Tri Club) and the 1.5k Swim Round the Pier (a swim...

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“BOB” for Paddle Round The Pier 2017

Buggin Out Beetles or "BOB" for short, was born on the 1st September 2016. For owners who live in the beautiful county of Sussex to come together and drive these iconic classic cars in convoy runs and also to display and enjoy them at various entertainment events...

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WOO Big Air!

We’ve borrowed a load of WOO’s from WOO, have been given some sick prizes from CrazyFly and Cabrinha and thrown some in ourselves. Friends and Kitesurfkings crew will be helping out over the w’end and everyone’s doing it out of love so feel free to get the beers in...

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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 the...

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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 Harris...

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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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