Paddle for Plummer Frequently Asked Questions
What is Paddle for Plummer?
A Stand Up Paddle (SUP) charity event, including a Fun Paddle, a Recreational Race, an Elite Race or Amateur Race (with cash purse), and other fitness events.
Where will it take place?
The start/finish location is at the Plummer Home, 37 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA.
When is it?
Saturday, July 8th, 2017.
Is there a rain date?
No, the event is rain or shine. If dangerous conditions arise, such as lightning or the threat of a severe storm, we will cancel. Check this site or our Facebook page for updates.
Is there parking?
Yes, volunteers will help unload your gear and store it safely while you park in nearby lots on Fort Avenue, which is .3 mile away from the Plummer Home is approximately a 6-minute walk.
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How much does it cost?
Elite/Pro Race- $25 entry fee + $175 fundraising minimum
Amateur Race- $25 entry fee + $175 fundraising minimum
Recreational Race/Open Class- $25 entry fee + $175 fundraising minimum
Fun Paddle- $25 entry fee + $75 fundraising minimum
Waterfront Spinning- $50 flat fee
SUP Yoga- $25 flat fee
Do I need to wear a leash when I paddle?
Do I need a life preserver?
Yes - Type II PFD's are required by law to be attached to all paddle boards. Type II PFDs are available at most sporting goods stores.
Where can I get a board?
Local paddleboard shops offer rentals such as:
SUP East Coast Style
Newbury Kayak & Canoe
Cape Ann SUP
Coast to Coast Paddle
Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf
Ocean House Surf Shop
Kayak Learning Center Beverly
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co.
Where can I stay?
There are local hotels and bed and breakfasts in Salem and surrounding towns such as:
The Salem Inn
Winter Island Camping
Salem Waterfront Hotel
Clipper Ship Inn
Who can I reach out to for more info?
Leanne Schild/Plummer Home
Leah Goodman/SUP East Coast Style
Other ways to get involved?
Become an event sponsor
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram
Volunteer (please e-mail: email@example.com)