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Paddle Round The Pier

Europe’s biggest free Beach Festival #PRTP19

Sat Jul 6th 2019 to Sun Jul 7th 2019

Event Details

Paddle Round The Pier runs every year in the Hove Lawns and represents the very best in water, urban and street sports, children’s entertainment, live music and many more. Expect surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kite-surfing and more. Experience lots of fun, great prizes and a chance to try things for yourself on a vast 20-meter long demo pool.

Events in & on water

Paddle Round the Pier hosts many events in and on the water including SUP races, swims, paddle dogs, paddle something unusual, the paddle, prone race, surf lifesaving and kite surfing.

SUP Events

Saturday 6th July 
15:00 – SUP 2K Prone (laying down)
15:30 – SUP 5K Event 
Sunday 7th July
11:00 – Paddle Dogs
13:00 – Paddle Something Unusual (PSU)
14:30 – SUP Sprint Races 
15:00 – The Big Paddle

Swim Events

Saturday 6th July 

07:00 – Brighton Tri Club 2.5k Palace to Paddle Swim – Palace Pier to Paddle Village

09:30 – Swimtrek 1.5k Swim Round the Pier – Paddle Village to West Pier
10:45 – Surf Life Saving Competition (nippers)
12:00 – Sea Lanes Challenge Swim (3.8k) – Paddle Village to Sea Lanes
13:45 – Surf Life Saving Competition (youth) – Youth Registration & Events Start
15:00 – Surf Life Saving Competition (adult) – Board Race (500m)
Sunday 7th July 
07:00 – Contingency swim for Brighton Tri Club 2.5k Palace to Paddle 
08:00 – Contingency swim for Swimtrek 1.5k Swim Round the Pier

Paddle Dog

Sunday 7th July
11:00 – Paddle Dogs 

Paddle Something Unusual

Sunday 7th July
13:00 – Paddle Something Unusual 

Kitesurfing Downwinder

Saturday 6th July 
9:30 – Kitesurf Downwinder 

Prone Race

Saturday 6th July
15:00 – Prone Race

The Paddle

Sunday 7th July 
15:00 – The Big Paddle 

The Paddle Village

The Paddle Village features three entertainment stages with live music, workshops, entertainers, children’s stage and much more. From dozen of a stall of food, drink, water-sport related exhibitors, retailers to crafts, there is something for everybody.

Entertainment on the land

Two stages are playing host to some great musical performers.

Main Stage Lineup:


One Eyed Jacks
Hey Buddy
Anderson James Bel
King Mews
Voodoo and the Crypts


Dakka Skanks
Josh McGoverns
Just Like Fruit
Tilda Allie
The Villas

Ukulele Stage

Saturday 6th July

10.50 – 11.20 – LUSH
11.40 – 12.10 – Penny and The Howeletts
12.30 – 1.00 – Stevedores
1.15 – 1.35 – Charlie Beer
1.55 – 2.25 – Meriel’s Secret
2.45 – 3.10 – Rick & Krysia
3.25 – 3.55 – Printers Ukulele Army
4.15 – 5.00 – Ukulaviators
5.20 – 6.00 – Ukulele Jam Session

Sunday 7th July

10.50 – 11.20 – Quayside Ukes
11.40 – 12.00 – Al Start
12.20 – 12.50 – Qukulele
1.05 – 1.35 – RUN DMUkes
1.55 – 2.40 – Southampton Ukulele Jam
3.00 – 3.30 – Scandomando
3.50 – 4.35 – Pompey Pluckers
4.55 – 5.30 – Cheer Up Mollys

Paddle Performers Stage

Saturday 6th July

1100  –  The Theatre Workshop
1130  –  Helen O’Grady Sussex
1200  –  Wiggle Bums Brighton
1230  –  St. John’s College
1300  –  Harpacademy
1330  –  Kimbalu
1400  –  babyballet
1430  –  Stagecoach Hove
1500  –  One Dance Academy
1530  –  Istar Academy
1600  –  LW Dance

Sunday 7th July

1100  –  Small Steps School of Dance
1130  –  West Hove Dance Academy
1200  –  Dynamic School of Performing Arts
1230  –  Urban City Dance
1300  –  Singing’s Cool
1330    Yoga with Sarah
1400  –  Istar Academy
1430  –  Stagecoach HOVE
1500  –  B Starz

Demo Pool

Demo activities will be happening all day.

On the Beach

Everybody can get involved and watch on the beach activities. Access Beach is available for young people and adults with special educational needs or disabilities. It’s an opportunity for groups of disabled people to take part and be supported in sea-based activities. You can also expect lifesaving demos, helicopter and lifeboat demos.



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