Buffalo Paddle Festival

Hamburg, NY

About this Event

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Buffalo Paddle Festival Buffalo's largest paddle sports race! The Buffalo Paddle Festival takes place on August 19 - 20, 2016 at beautiful Woodlawn Beach State Park in Hamburg, NY. The Buffalo Paddle Festival is a 2-day community expo celebrating Health and Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, and promoting Environmental Stewardship. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids Escaping Drugs and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper!



Welcome to the 3rd Annual Buffalo Paddle Festival Buffalo's largest paddle sports race! The Buffalo Paddle Festival takes place on August 19 - 20, 2016 at beautiful Woodlawn Beach State Park in Hamburg, NY. The Buffalo Paddle Festival is a 2-day community expo celebrating Health and Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, and promoting Environmental Stewardship all while showcasing the unique Waterscapes of Buffalo NY and its surrounding area.

This year we have partnered with Woodlawn Beach State Park to introduce visitors to one of Buffalo's nearby waterfront treasures. Join us Friday August 19, 2016 for Beach Camping at Woodlawn Beach State Park and enjoy a fun night in prep for a full day of paddle activities! Race Day, Saturday August 20, 2016, will include SUP and Kayak Demos, a variety of Fitness Classes, a Pig Roast and Craft Brew After Party, finishing with Live Bands and a Bonfire on the Beach! Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids Escaping Drugs and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper!



The Buffalo Paddle Festival is proud to host 4 separate courses this year: Woody's 1 Mile Family Fun Race, The Windy Cliff's 3 & 6 Mile Open Race, and The Great Wall 12 Mile Open Race! The Divisions this year include:

Woody's 1 Mile Family Fun Race
  • Kayak
  • Canoe/OC
  • SUP Stock (12' and under)
  • SUP 14'/12'6"
The Windy Cliff's 3 Mile Open Race
  • Kayak: Surfski, K1, K2
  • Canoe: C1, C2, C4
  • Outrigger Canoe
  • SUP 12'6"/SUP Stock (12' and under)
The Windy Cliff's 6 Mile Open Race

  • Kayak: Surfski, K1
  • Canoe: C1, C2, C4
  • Outrigger Canoe
  • SUP 14'/SUP 12'6"
The Great Wall 12 Mile Open Race
  • Kayak: Surfski, K1
  • Canoe: C1, C2, C4, Voyager
  • Outrigger Canoe
  • SUP 14'/Unlimited (+14')

*Awards will be given to top 3 Male/Female finishers in the Kayak, Canoe, Outrigger Canoe, and SUP Classes - fastest boats in each - for the Windy Cliff's 3/6 Mile and Great Wall 12 Mile Open Races. ALL will receive a medallion at the finish line!!!

**For Questions/Scheduling of Demos, Classes, and/or Lessons please e-mail the appropriate contact below:


Kayaking & Adaptive Paddling: seabird.ava@gmail.com

Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals, Fitness, and Yoga: nanmaisano@gmail.com

Event/Race Information: buffalopaddlefestival@gmail.com


***ATTENTION: Being our 3rd year the Buffalo Paddle Festival Crew has been working extra hard to reciprocate our THANK YOU to all of the PARTICIPANTS by including a POST-RACE PIG ROAST prepared by theWOODLAWN BEACH TIKI BART-SHIRT, and other great SWAG give-aways, but these REWARDS will only be GUARANTEED for those who PRE-REGISTER before the event!!! PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 19 11:59PM


Friday August 19, 2016
This year we have partnered with Woodlawn Beach State Park to introduce visitors to one of Buffalo's nearby waterfront treasures. Join us Friday August 19, 2016 for Beach Camping at Woodlawn Beach State Park and enjoy a fun night in prep for a full day of paddle activities! Keep posted for more details…

Saturday August 20, 2016 

7:00AM

  • Vendor Set-Up & Day-Of Registration

8:30AM

  • Pre-Race Instruction

9:00AM

  • 12-mile and 6-mile Race Start

9:15AM

  • 3-mile and 1-mile Race Start

11:30 – 1:30PM   

               
  • SUP, Kayak, & Canoe Demos
  • SUP Yoga 
  • SUP Paddle Fitness

                              Other Great Outdoor Fitness Classes

              *** Keep posted for complete list of participating businesses!


 

 

12:00PM

  • Award Ceremony

   


For more information on Adaptive Paddling in Buffalo, NY contact Andrea Vaillancourt-Alder at seabird.ava@gmail.com OR 716.392.270


When & Where

Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016

Friday

7:00 PM

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Hamburg, NY

Woodlawn Beach State Park

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