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Stand up to paralysis... paddle for a Journey Forward

Stand up to paralysis... paddle for a Journey Forward

Elite SUP Race, Open, Distance, Kids, Sprints, SUP Relay

Elite SUP Race, Open, Distance, Kids, Sprints, SUP Relay

The venue... Liberty Wharf, Boston

The venue... Liberty Wharf, Boston

Custom Bark 12'6

Custom Bark 12'6

The Boston Tea Paddle is New England's premiere stand up paddle race event to be held June 16-17, 2012 at Liberty Wharf, Boston.

TEAM BROWN AND SURFARI STAND UP PADDLE & SURF PRESENT THE BOSTON TEA PADDLE

in association with CRESSET DEVELOPMENT

Title Sponsors

EAST COAST ASSET MANAGEMENT * HARPOON BREWERY * JOE BARK * MAUI JIM * NAISH * RYAN & WOOD * SURFTECH * TEAM COLLINS * TEAM TOLKAN * XCEL WETSUITS

Supporting Sponsors

Charles Riverboat Co. * Dakine * H2O Audio * John Culqui * Jungle * Kialoa * Pro-Lite * Sun Bum * Toes On The Nose * Twin Lights Glassing * Vec Surfboards * Vibram Five Fingers * Werner Paddles

About

We love to stand up paddle, we love Boston, and we want to help people. So we thought, why not put on a SUP race event on Boston's waterfront to help raise money for a worthy cause?

 

Races

The BTP has stand up paddle races for elite paddlers, enthusiasts, weekend warriors, newbies, and kids. Come out and play!

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  • Boston Tea Paddle Elite Race

    Boston Tea Paddle Elite Race

    Races

    5 mile flat water buoy course race inside the basin at Liberty Wharf. Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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  • Boston Tea Paddle Open Race

    Boston Tea Paddle Open Race

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    2.5 mile flat water buoy course Open Race inside the basin at Liberty Wharf. Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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  • Boston Tea Paddle Kids Race

    Boston Tea Paddle Kids Race

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    200 meter dash for the kids. Everybody wins! Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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  • Sprint Races

    Sprint Races

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    100 meters out, around a buoy, and 100m back. Four paddlers enter, two paddlers advance. Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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  • Boston Tea Paddle Distance Race

    Boston Tea Paddle Distance Race

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    7.5 to 9 mile open water distance race through Boston Harbor. Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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  • Boston Tea Paddle SUP Relay Races

    Boston Tea Paddle SUP Relay Races

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    Four person relay teams battle it out for the gold! Click on the link icon on the bottom right for more information on this race.

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Schedule

The Boston Tea Paddle is a two day stand up paddle race/waterfront festival at Boston’s Liberty Wharf that will benefit Journey Forward. This year it takes place Father's Day weekend, June 16-17th, 2012.

FAQ

Where to stay in Boston
There are many hotels to choose from in and around Boston. There are options in the Seaport District right around Liberty Wharf, Downtown Boston, South Boston, and East Boston. You could head west to Cambridge, or north Route 1 or one of the many North Shore communities.

What's the weather like?
The average temperatures in mid June in Boston are 76 for a high and 60 for a low. Sunrise is at 5:07am and sunset is at 8:24pm Average precipitation for the month is 3.68″. Average wind speed is 11mph and predominate direction is from the ESE or WSW. The average ocean water temp is 63 degrees.

Is there any surf?
Unless you count LNG tanker wakes there isn’t much in the way of waves inside Boston Harbor. The closest surf beaches would be Winthrop or Nahant. Further north on Cape Ann the beaches in Gloucester can offer some waves. You could even head as far north as New Hampshire and Maine. To the south of Boston, Nantasket is the closest with other South Shore towns also offering up waves. Cape Cod and the Islands a couple hour drive away would probably be the best bet in June. Unfortunately June is usually the start of the summer flat season…

When does registration close?
Online registration closes Friday June 15th at 8pm. There will be a late registration fee of $15 the morning of the event for the Elite, Open, and Distance races. No late fees for the Kids, Sprints, and SUP Relay.

Where can I park?
For a list of parking options go click here. Your best bet is the valet at Remy’s for $12.

World Paddle Association

The Boston Tea Paddle is a WPA sanctioned event, therefore 2012 WPA rules apply. Competitors who are members of the WPA will get points for both regional and national rankings.

Basic memberships are $15, to join the World Paddle Association please go to the WPA website. To see the full set of rules you can browse the 2012 WPA SUP Racing Rulebook.

World Paddle Association

Drafting will be allowed at this race. A racer may only draft off another competitor in the same board class and gender. In other words, if you are racing on a SUP 12’6” board and a female competitor you may only draft off another female competitor on a SUP 12’6” board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog

Check the Blog for the latest news, updates, and more from the Boston Tea Paddle

Visit our archive

Here are links to the Boston Tea Paddle race results. Please bear with me as I get the race results posted on the website. I apologize for being so slow… I’m trying to tie up things from the race while packing up to move to Nantucket for two months to run our surf school/camp Nantucket [...]

The 9 Mile Distance Race has been moved from 10am to a 9am start. The course has also been changed as can seen below. There will be two laps of this course for a distance of approximately 9 miles. Click on the image below to enlarge the course. You will do two laps of this [...]

One of our main sponsors for the Boston Tea Paddle is Maui Jim. they will also become one of the  favorite sponsors because of the prize loot that they have so generously donated to our event. Maui Jim is a favorite of sunglass junkies all over the world with the clarity and quality of their polarized [...]

I know many of you have been asking about the parking situation around Liberty Wharf and the Seaport District for the Boston Tea Paddle. You will be able to pull up and drop off your boards and gear where most of the tents will be set up by Remy’s or the Massport lot on the Fish [...]

Just a quick heads up for all racers on Saturday and Sunday. A Type III PFD is mandatory to race in all races. You can wear an inflatable belt type PFD around your waist. You can wear a normal PFD or strap it, tape it, glue it or somehow secure it to your stand up paddle board. Just [...]

We are live and so is registration! Register for the races on Saturday June 16th or the 9 mile distance or 4 person co-ed relay race on Sunday the 17th. This is going to be a great weekend for stand up paddling  in New England for the first time paddler to the experienced racer.

Contact

Do you have a question about the race or where to stay in Boston? To send us a message or just say Aloha, please complete the form below or contact us via details listed on the left. We'll get back to you ASAP.


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Race Venue
Liberty Wharf
250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
www.libertywharf.co

Contact info

Mike Brown
Telephone: 617.678.1590
Email: mike@bostonteapaddle.com

Christian del Rosario
Telephone: 508.325.2607
Email: christian@bostonteapaddle.com

Nicole del Rosario
Telephone: 508.364.0214
Email: nicole@bostonteapaddle.com

Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf
26 Central St
Manchester, MA 01944
Telephone: 978.704.9051
Email: info@supsurfari.com

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