PaddleFest today at Hunting Island

Hunting Island State Park will be filled to the brim with kayaks and canoes today for Paddlefest 2010. The event features 3- and 6-mile races for solo or tandem kayaks and canoes.

Divisions for men and women are age 49 and younger and age 50 and older. Categories are KI, surf ski racing kayak, touring sea kayak (16 feet or greater), recreational sea kayak (under 16), tandem kayak or canoe, CI, OCI outrigger and C2.

T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 40 registered participants. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Parking Lot J on Hunting Island. A racers' meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. followed by the start of the races at 10 a.m.

An awards ceremony will follow the races at noon. To rent a kayak, contact The Kayak Farm at 843-838-2008 or Higher Ground at 843-379-4327.

What: Paddlefest 2010

When: 10 a.m. today

Where: Hunting Island State Park

Entry fee: $40 for 6-mile solo, $50 for 6-mile tandem, $30 for 3-mile solo, $40 for 3-mile tandem.

Registration: 8 a.m., Parking Lot J, Hunting Island State Park

More information: Call Higher Ground of the Lowcountry at 379-4327, or Dinah Brock at 252-4820; E-mail or; or go to