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Now in its fourth year, the Isles of Shoals Invitational (IOS Invitational) is grueling 14+ mile round-trip Stand Up Paddle expedition to the Isles of Shoals, which are located approximately 6 miles off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.

Scheduled for July 23, 2016, this year’s event features five 4-person teams who are determined to battle the North Atlantic’s temperamental tides, currents and swell to raise awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH.

As a fundraiser for, the IOS Invitational paddle has raised more than $30K for BBBSNH since it was first introduced in 2013.

Paddle Requirements:

As a Seacoast Paddleboard Club event, participating paddlers are required to meet the following:

  • Pay a $100 Registration Fee
  • Raise a minimum of $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH
  • Use proper paddleboard equipment including a displacement board, PFD and leash
  • Complete this waiver form
  • Attend a minimum of four (4) training paddles


* Unless otherwise noted on our Event Calendar or Facebook page, training paddles are held every Sunday from 10am to 1pm at The Shack Surf Shop in Rye, NH