Get Up! Stand Up! For Autism!

The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle Benefiting HEAL presented by
One Call Care Management

Labor Day ~ Monday, September 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

Mickler's Landing ~ Ponte Vedra Beach, FL


Warning!  This event is guaranteed to be the greatest, most thrilling, spectacular SUP races and crazy family fun on the Atlantic Ocean EVER!

Early Morning Set up at the 2014 Great Ponte Vedra Paddle

About The Great & Spectacular Paddle Races

The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle Benefiting HEAL is a series of 3 Stand Up Paddle Board races followed by a crazy fun flotilla race held on Labor Day, Monday September 7th, 2015 at Mickler's Landing in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  You are guaranteed to have a total blast if you show up to compete, volunteer, or cheer on the participants and take part in the magic of this Paddle Board & Charity Event!

Now in its 4th year,  The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle is one of the largest Stand Up Paddle Events of its kind on Florida's East Coast.  Last years competition drew a fun crowd of 500 including 225 competitors, all for a great cause that helps individuals with Autism in Northeast Florida.

The Great Ponte Vedra Paddle Founders

The Fourth Annual Great Ponte Vedra Paddle was Founded by Dana Current, who sits on the Board of Directors of The HEAL Foundation Healing Every Autistic Life. Dana Current, along with 17 Founding Members whose love and passion for the ocean, surfing and SUP brought them together for a special mission. In 2012, the founders created, organized and executed the inaugural GREAT PV PADDLE to Benefit HEAL, tying the paddle competition into a family fun Labor Day event raising thousands of dollars to assist those Autism living in their community.

Wayne Chattaway ● Jeff Chefan ● Dana Current ● Vince Dirito ● Tim Ellis ● George Garcia ● Frank Greene ● John Jeremiah ● Charlie Jenney ● Steve Lear ● Peter Lewin ● Gary Marcy ● Tom Millon ● Peter Nicandri 
George Norton ● Dennis Ryan ● Chriss Spires● Bart Wachle
SUP Elite 6 mile Start- Photo courtesy of Mick Shea Photography
SUP 3 Mile Race Start – Photo courtesy of Mike Shea Photography
Elite SUP Competitor coming to the finish – Photo courtesy of Mike Shea Photography
SUP Woman Competitor races through the finish line

Trophies awarded to top 3 finishes - male and female in each division

Winners of the 2014 5 Mile Elite Division
- Photo courtesy of Mick Shea Photography


Kids preparing to compete in the  “If It Floats You’re In” Family Fun Event – Photo courtesy of Mick Shea Photography

Proceeds Benefit Autism Camps like the HEAL-Surf Camp ~ “Max” Blind and with Autism is Receiving Assistance from Volunteer Extraordinaire Joe Matacia


All Proceeds benefit the HEAL Foundation - Healing Every Autistic Life - whose mission is to assist individuals and families living with Autism living in Northeast Florida. HEAL funds educational programs, schools, summer camps and assistance tailored to the needs of those with Autism and their families.  For more information visit


If you are interested in sponsoring the GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE view our Sponsorship Application.

Great Ponte Vedra Paddle 2014 Sponsors

Highlights from the 2014 Great Ponte Vedra Paddle

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