Austin's Paddle for Humanity

As flatwater stand up paddle continues to grow so do inland movements like the Waterman's Paddle for Humanity in its second year on Town Lake Austin, TX.  Founded in 2009 the Waterman's Paddle for Humanity was created to bring paddlers together and to support a common cause including foundations like Best Day and Navy Seal and organizations like Lungevity and TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).  

Besides raising money towards various humanitarian charities the paddle series has created some of the biggest inland SUP gatherings throughout the nation and Austin's second annual race with nearly a hundred contestants proved to be the biggest one in Texas yet.  Contestants battled it out in either the 5K or 10K and for the second year in a row Joe Cerdas out of Galveston placed first overall while Jubilee Stevens of DFW Surf topped the womens 10K and local athlete Jared Matthews wins the 5K for the second year in a row.  

We will see you next year at the third annual Paddle.  The perfect weekend getaway to paddle paradise and the mecca for inland surfing in Austin, TX.

-Tyler Marshall