Paddle Across West Bay

Come and join us to celebrate the beginning of the paddling season on West Bay. Have a fun race with your friends and family or check your readiness for the upcoming M22 Challenge. 

Two distances to choose from 3 mile SUP and Recreational Race and 5 mile Surfski Race

Race will start and finish at Greilickville Park and the exact course will be determinate on the day of the race depending on wind direction.

When -- June 6th 2015, 9AM

Register online $22/ paddler or $30 at the day of race

Where -- Greilickville Park Elmwood Township, Traverse City MI

(on M22 towards Suttons Bay, 1/2 mile from M22 and M72 intersection)

WHO - Paddlers of ALL skills and levels

SUP, Kayak, Surfski, Canoe


RACE SCHEDULE (all at Greilickville Park)

8AM - packed pickup for online preregistrants and a day of race registration (closes at 8:30AM)

8:40 - PRE RACE meeting 

9:00 - Surfski Race Start

9:10 - Recreational and SUP Race Start

Awards ceremony approximately at 11:00 AM

Categories ( minimum 3 boats in the category for the category to be recognized)

Surfski Male, Female, Kayak Male, Female, Canoe, SUP 14' Male, SUP 12'6 and under Male,

SUP 12'6 Female and SUP under 12'6" Female.


We will have a sweeper boat for each race for participants safety. ALL BOATS participating in the race have to be equipped with Coast Guard approved live jacket - we encourage all participants to wear the life jacket and to use a leash!!