Urban adventures await. Photo: Ryan Salm

Urban adventures await. Photo: Ryan Salm

Submit Your Entry to the Urban Paddle Guide

Welcome to the 2015 Urban Paddle Guide presented by SUP ATX! Our mission is simple: build the best online resource for padding in towns and cities across the United States. Every urban area has unique places to paddle. And lets face it, most of us live in urban areas. By adding to our online manuals (including our Glide Guide), we want to provide paddling help anywhere you go in the country, including where to eat, shop and put your board in the water.

But of course there's a hitch. We need your help. And we're prepared to reward you mightily. Enter your town in the Urban Paddle Guide now by simply sending us a picture(s), a brief description (no more than 350 words), then telling us about shops, restaurants and other resources as part of the entry form (below).

Your completed entry will then be added to our online archive. And in September, we'll pick the best write-up—that means the most complete, the most helpful and the one we have to edit the least—and the winner gets a free trip to Southern California for the 2015 SUP Awards and the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, October 7-11 that includes flight and lodging. Plus you'll get geared out with a brand new Lahui Kai board and paddle from SUP ATX. Remember, the better the photos and write-up, the better your chance of getting wined and dined at the two biggest paddling events in the sport.

Also, look for special giveaways over the next six months on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts as we build the Urban Paddle Guide with you.

Tell us what it's like to paddle in your city now!

Official rules here.