Bay Paddle: first-ever attempt to SUP the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay

Bay Paddle

Annapolis native, Chris Hopkinson will attempt to stand-up paddle the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in support of @oysterrecovery. His ambitious 240-mile journey will begin in Havre de Grace, MD and end in Virginia Beach, VA over the course of just nine days, September 18-26, 2020.

This ambitious feat, called the Bay Paddle, will raise awareness about the important role oysters play in the health of our local waters, along with funds to plant more in the Chesapeake Bay.

Paddle Monster is proud to be the Official Training Partner of the Bay Paddle: Train with Coach Seychelle


Paddle Monster has committed to support the Bay Paddle as its official training partner and follow this exciting journey as it unfolds. Coach Seychelle is working closely with Chris to ensure he will be physically and mentally prepared for his 200 mile journey this September.

“We really have two goals for the Bay Paddle. The first is to successfully paddle from the top of the Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. I could not do that without the training guidance and support from Seychelle and Paddle Monster. The second and most important is to rally the paddling community behind a great cause in Oyster Recovery Partnership. We all love the water. Those of us who make the Bay our home know how important oysters are to its health. My bigger hope is that the Bay Paddle becomes a community with paddlers joining for a few miles, a 25+ mile stage or whatever distance you feel comfortable.”
—Chris Hopkins

Paddle along with the Bay Paddle

Join Chris along his journey for whatever part you can paddle. Any paddlers wanting to get involved in the Bay Paddle 200 Challenge looking for guidance and support, can reach out to No matter what level or experience paddler you are. All paddlers are welcome. Join Paddle Monster here

Bay Paddle Facebook Event Page

Learn more at

Bay Paddle 2020 from Flying Dog Brewery on Vimeo.

Help improve the Bay’s health by supporting the Bay Paddle Team on their 200+ mile journey with the goal of planting twenty million oysters!

Donate to support the Oyster Recover Partnership: $10 plants 1,000 oysters
or text BAYPADDLE to 44-321Oyster Recovery PartnershipDonate - Bay Paddle - Oyster Recovery PartnershipThe Oyster Recovery Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that designs, promotes and implements consensus-based and scientifically-sustainable shellfish ecological restoration, aquaculture and commercial fishery activities to improve the environment and expand economic opportunities in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays and beyond.

Read more about Oyster Recovery here