Cape Cod Bay Challenge

2010 CCBC Sunrise

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge is a standout amongst standup events.  Very different than a surf event or a race. Its all about the cameraderie and supporting each other. A metaphor for the kids we are trying to help, we want everyone to make it.
The Cape Cod Bay Challenge began in 2008 when 8 paddlers, the 1st to ever paddle across the bay, raised $12,000 for charity. Our numbers have more than doubled each year and last year our paddlers raised in excess of $150,000 to help support kids with cancer. August 25th, 2012 will see the 5th Anniversary of the Cape Cod Bay Challenge.

This year will be our 2nd year landing in Wellfleet and the increased challenge of 34 miles. The CCBC is not a race, while there is a finish line, it’s all about everyone making it across. Our focus is inspiration and the support of others, most especially the kids. Come join the family of CCBC paddlers from around the country and world that are crossing Cape Cod Bay to help support kids battling cancer.

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge launches August 25th pre-dawn from historic Plymouth. That afternoon and 34 miles later we land in Wellfleet to join the ongoing celebration. Last years finish in Wellfleet and the party were over the top and this year promises to be even more fun. We’re aiming for a day long paddle festival for our supporters on the beach. Tents on the beach, a live band, demos and vendor booths, and cold Wachusett brews will make for a great time. Come join us and be treated to some great music, food, and camaraderie. We’ll have registration for all the 2012 CCBC events shortly with a new and improved website.

. This year we start our season June 9th with the Wellfleet SUPathalon. The SUPathalon is classic Cape Cod on one of the great beaches of the world and includes a race and surf contest.  We continue on July 21st with the Challenge on the Charles, a 4 mile race from Community Boating in the basin of the Charles River next to the Hatch Shell and esplanade (of 4th of July and Boston Pops fame). The CCBC, the main event and detailed above, is on August 25th. Our final event of the season is the Humarock Late Summa Paddle, a costume required cruise with a focus on fun. All of the events feature great parties and include raffles and auctions of great gear thanks to our generous sponsors. We’ll be raffling a new 14′ Naish Glide,  a Coreban Alpha, Ke Nalu paddles, Maui Jims sunglasses, Kialoa paddles, Cape Cod Beach Chairs, Barefoot Wines, artwork and much more.

All proceeds from the CCBC and other events will benefit Christopher’s Haven, a 501-c3 non-profit dedicated to providing housing for kids that come to Boston from around the world to undergo cancer treatment. The haven can house up to 7 families at a time in a comfortable homelike atmosphere and help relieve some of the strain during a very difficult time. Christopher’s Haven is a home for kids when cancer hits home.
For detailed information on all the events and for more on paddling, sponsoring, or to donate visit our website at



  1. I am interested in paddling in this event, can you send me more info?

    Thanks, Jimmy

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