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Big Bear Paddlefest

11 July 2011 23,822 views 2 Comments Written by Randy

Billed as a festival of clinics, races and vendors for canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards, Big Bear PaddleFest took place on July 9th and 10th, 2011 on the South Shore Swim Beach of Big Bear Lake. Watch the video with scenes from Sunday’s races shot from the chase boat:

Paddlers were treated to sunny skies and a cool flat lake as they tested their stamina at 6700’. The Big Bear PaddleFest is a member of Open Air Big Bear and third in the Conquer the Bear/Conquer the Cub series of cross training races held throughout the year in Big Bear Valley. Some stills:


  • Jim & Janet Dooley said:

    Thank you! You’ve really captured the fun and excitement of paddling on Big Bear Lake. We had fun bringing you PaddleFest this year. Save the date for next year – July 7-8, 2012!

  • Paul Romero said:

    Every single local of Big Bear that help make Paddlefest a reality, ….THANK YOU. Keep this energy going!!!!!!!!!!! please!!!!!!!!!
    Go fast, take chances