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SUP magazine’s Paddle Town Battle

Welcome to the Paddle Town Battle. During NCAA’s March Madness, we're running our own contest to determine the nation’s best paddling town (look for the feature in the Summer issue).

After a short nomination period (consider it the conference championships), we'll choose eight towns from across the country based on proximity to water (whitewater, touring, surf, downwind) and community (shops, events, clubs) with points given to each.

SUP magazine will create an Elite Eight bracket and you, SUP magazine readers, will vote to determine the nation's best town to live in if you’re a paddler. The winning town gets massive bragging rights for its constituents and major verbage in our Summer issue.

But for now it's time to nominate your town. Please nominate and tell us why your town’s great in the comments below.