A 2011 SUP Award winner, Paddle for Humanity continues to be a beacon for charitable paddling events, with 2013 races in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Austin, Texas and Newport Beach, Calif. PFH divides proceeds among the Best Day Foundation, LUNGevity, the Navy SEAL Foundation, Ocean of Hope Campaign , TACA and other local charities. “It’s nice to bring an event to people’s back yard and make it accessible and focused on getting people out in the water,” says Event Director Pete Stirling. “There is a huge paddling community out there and when you bring it together, we can all do great things.”