Video | 3rd Annual Chucktown Showdown

On September 19th, the 3rd Annual Chucktown Showdown brought together paddlers of all ages in the waters surrounding Charlestown, South Carolina. What went down was a fun, family-oriented race that raised $2500 to support the South Carolina Special Olympics.

However, the race wasn’t all fun and games for paddlers who faced water conditions that were less than optimal. Strong side-winds produced choppy waters with a few clean bumps. Despite the challenge, paddlers still enjoyed the event and finished with smiles on their faces.

The event had something for everyone and featured a plethora of divisions and different races. In the end, Jeramie Vaine and April Zilg were the standout victors. Vaine took home the win in the men’s elite category, while Zilg became the women’s three-time, undefeated 12’6 harbor course champion.

The fun didn’t end after the race though. For paddlers of age, the final event of the evening was a bar crawl called “The Shem Creek Shuffle,” an event all paddleboard racers can appreciate.

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