The stand up paddling (SUP) community in New England will be coming to Liberty Wharf for the Boston Tea Paddle and the Liberty Cup Challenge this summer.  The Boston Tea Paddle will take place from June 16-17th and the Liberty Cup Challenge will take place on August 5th.

The Wharf will be an excellent location to watch these stand up paddlers.  During the Boston Tea Paddle, a vender/demo village will be open to the public.  Surfari instructors will be running free clinics and classes for anyone who wants to learn how to paddle!  In addition to these races and festivities, we will also be celebrating Boston Harbor’s improved water quality and the renewal of the historic waterfront.

These races will not only be held for the SUP community, the athletes, and public, but also to help benefit those individuals with spinal cord injuries.  The proceeds from both of the events will be donated to Journey Forward, a non-profit rehabilitation program that strives to help improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.


SUP Races During The Boston Tea Paddle and Waterfront Festival:

  • Open and elite class short course buoy races**
  • Sprints
  • A kid’s race
  • Relay course
  • Distance course

**Equal prize purse for men’s and women’s Elite Buoy Races:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

 Click below more information!

Boston Tea Paddle Brochure