Go Paddle Event Profile: Battle on the Blueway Race Profile

Battle on the Blueway


Jun 11 to Jun 12, 2016


Fort Myers Beach, FL

The Races and Courses

  • Ron Jon 7 Mile Pro is a spectator friendly multi buoy turn race just off Fort Myers Beach.
  • Fish Tale 2 Miler is one lap of the seven mile race.
  • Open Vessel race is a seven mile cousre for anything you can paddle.
  • OC-6 Race will be a ten mile course with turns in front of the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier.
  • Sprints, Calusa Kids, and Special Olympic Races

Battle on the Blueway

What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?

The Battle on the Blueway is fun community event in the heart of Fort Myers Beach. Whether you’re the fastest paddler in Florida going for a piece of the $10,000+ purse or someone who wants to try to stand on a board for the first time, there will be something fun for you to do. Even if you don’t want to paddle, come and check out the live native wildlife and Calusa artifacts at the non-profit tents. This is a party / paddling festival that highlights SWFL heritage and paddling Ohana.

Battle on the Blueway

Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?

Race proceeds support the Lee County Special Olympic SUP Race Team. http://specialolympicsflorida.org/lee/

What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?

Courses are just off Fort Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. Normal conditions in June are flat. As with any race, paddlers should be prepared for some wind and chop.

Battle on the Blueway

Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?

High end race boards and recreation boards available at CGT Kayaks and SUPs. Call early to reserve race boards – 239-221-8218 –http://www.cgtkayaks.com/

Where can people buy groceries?

Publix – 4791 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?

Best Western Plus Beach Resort – Host Hotel – with discounted rates for race participants. bwbeachresort.com (239) 463-6000

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill – Next to event with specials for race participants.

Where is the best coffee in town?

Tuckaway Cafe -1740 Estero Blvd


For more information on the Battle on the Blueway, go to:

Event Website and Registration: https://paddleguru.com/races/BattleontheBlueway

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/435372660000559/