Photo: Brian Bielmann/Red Bull Content Pool
Photo: Brian Bielmann/Red Bull Content Pool

Nominate Your Favorite SUP Hub for the 2018 Paddle Town Battle!

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Paddle Town Battle!

Welcome to the Paddle Town Battle, SUP Magazine‘s contest to determine the world’s best place to be a paddler in 2018!

The world of SUP is constantly evolving, with new hubs and hotspots cropping up in locations stretching from Denmark to South Africa to the northern regions of Canada. To keep our readers appraised of the myriad destinations with ultimate standup paddling potential, we’re holding an open casting call and then a vote to establish, rank and explore the top sixteen paddle towns across the globe.

The nomination period starts today and will run through Monday, April 2. During this time we invite our followers on the web and social media to submit their favorite paddling places in the form below for consideration in the sweet 16.

Once we’ve scoured your submissions and tallied nominations, we’ll choose sixteen towns from across the world based on proximity to water (whitewater, touring, surf, downwind), community (shops, events, clubs) and feedback from our readers.

The voting round will kick off Tuesday, April 3 and remain open until April 16. During this period, SUP Magazine readers will be able to cast their vote to determine the best town or city for standup paddlers to live in 2018.

When it’s all said and done, we’ll rank the world’s top 16 paddle towns and profile them online and in our Summer Issue! The winning town gets massive bragging rights for its constituents along with major coverage in SUP Magazine!

Now it’s time to nominate your town! Post your nomination below and be sure to share this with all your paddling pals so they can too! With your help, we’ll create the definitive guide for the top places to live for standup paddlers!

Let the games begin!