Paddle Battle

Sunday, August 6th, 1-5pm. Race at 1:30pm  

Paddle Battle is The Nonantum Resort’s annual Kennebunk River race for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, surfboards and any non-motorized vessels. Drawing both competitive and recreational paddlers, plus a kids’ fun race, the event is an awesome afternoon out on the water. Crazy Costume and Crazy Craft competitions are new to this year’s event! Then enjoy live music by the Kennebunk River Band and family activities on the resort’s back lawn. Report to the registration table between 11:30AM and 12:45PM and you’ll find out where to drop in! Named a top Summer Fun event by Sports Illustrated Kids’ magazine! During the event you can enjoy a full pool bar menu of food and drinks at Latitudes.

There will also be a number of prizes given out at the end of the day, including a “Pamper Me” package with a one night stay at the Breakwater Inn & Spa! Some other prizes include gift certificates to Aquaholics surf shop, a free fishing charter by Kayak Fishing New England, a 1 day scooter rental from Coastal Maine Kayak, a stand up paddle board paddle from KIALOA, and many t-shirts, hats and giveaways for the kids.

This years raffle is an exceptional package from Kittery Trading Post and you’ll want to get your tickets to be eligible for this one! The “Smoothie”  Focus Hawaii SUP – 10’6”  is valued over $1500.00 and comes with an Accent Indy 780 Touring Series Paddle and an NRS – PFD!

Sign up by 7/23 for the early bird price including a t-shirt!
Day-of registration: $35 from 11:30AM-12:45PM


Load-in your equipment, then please park off-site at the Consolidated School and call our shuttle at 207-391-9689 for pickup. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AT THE NONANTUM!

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Kennebunkport Fire Department Water Rescue Unit.

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Paddle Battle Course Map
More information

Parking Sunday is *off-site* at Consolidated School. Feel free to drop your stuff on The Nonantum’s back lawn but then you need to head off-site to the lot. The resort’s new 14-passenger shuttle will be running continuously to/from between 12-5:15pm.  This moves fast and you won’t be left waiting long for the shuttle.

PFDs are required “1 per person” during the race. For SUPs, please have a belt PFD or vest PFD either on yourself or taped/velcroed to the board.  No exceptions this year due to the Harbor Master requirements.  Thanks

Schedule of Events
Registration on site is from 12-1PM
The Paddle Battle Race is at 1:30PM
Food & Beverages will be served starting at 12PM (not included in ticket price).
Music starts at 1PM by The Kennebunk River Band
Awards at 3:30PM
Barefoot dancing and fun on Nonantum’s Waterfront until 5PM

Need a SUP or Kayak for the Race?  Call:
Mike Baker at Kayak Fish New England – 207.468.2274. will have Kayaks on site for demo and rent for the race but they are limited so please reserve in advance.

Aquaholics Surf Shop – 207.967.8650. SUPs must be reserved by Friday 8/4/17 by 2PM so they can be dropped off at Nonantum for Sunday