Our Story

Our Background

Seacoast Paddleboard Club (SPC) was established in 2015. The club started out as a training group to prepare a handful of paddlers to make a round-trip paddle to the Isles of Shoals. This event would later be known as the IOS Invitational. Needless to say, the more we paddled, the more our community grew.

Today, SPC is one of the most successful paddleboard clubs in the United States. Through our growth, our club has become synonymous with paddle boarding in Northern New England, specifically New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

We attribute this success to attracting members who embrace our mission to get out on the water, have fun, and give back.

To support our mission, SPC hosts year-round events, from charity paddles to beach cleanups. Our events focus on building and sustaining a passionate group of paddle people who strive to make a difference on and off the water.

Our Mission:

Get Out on the Water,
Have Fun,
and Give Back

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Our Values

All Seacoast Paddleboard Club members embrace and embody our Center of Responsibility and Etiquette (C.O.R.E.) values.
 These values include:



We respect both people and nature. This respect applies to properly using required equipment, being mindful of paddle conditions, and understanding our own limitations.


We exist to create unforgettable experiences that build camaraderie and foster confidence among people who come from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.


We believe in protecting our playground, so we are mindful of doing no harm and leaving no trace. The places where we play are a gift and need to be treated with care.



We paddle for fun. When it comes to hosting our club paddles, we live by the mantra: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Club Leadership

As a volunteer-led organization, running a club like SPC is no small task. Thankfully, we get a lot of help from our members and leadership team. Below are the paddle people who help make SPC such a fantastic community. Their contributions are truly appreciated.

Chris Carragher

Chris Carragher,

Founder & Event Organizer

Rebecca O'Brien

Rebecca O’Brien,

Community Partnerships

Nicholas Brown,

Performance Paddle Leader

Becca Johnson,

Beach Cleanup
Crew Leader

Neal Fillmore,

Member Support & PAddle Leader

Maddie Smith,

Logistics & Member Support

Scott Lemos,

Logistics & Member Support

Heather Runnette

Heather Runnette,

Logistics & Member Support

Chuck Latvis,


Beatrice aka "Beast"


We are proud to stand by and support the following organizations in our community.