Paddle round the Pier is a fantastic event run by volunteers, which has raised over £300,000 for charity! Not only does the event give to charities, but it’s also a great community get-together over the course of the weekend, with plenty of local involvement and a friendly atmosphere to boot.


We at Fatyak Kayaks are delighted to be a part of it this year’s celebrations on the lawns, as part of over 200 stalls and in the midst of a 50,000 strong crowd. Additionally, the festival’s 20th year in operation will see the launch of our new Fatyak Races, alongside other great events that will be happening simultaneously – including various shows, competitions, and performances.


The festival will be on the Hove Lawns in Brighton, on an expansive 60,000 square metre venue that will host the main event village for the weekend. A variety of bars, stalls, activities, events, competitions and prizes will be available for all to enjoy, as well as many industry and trade stands. A lecture theatre will be in places offering a variety of insights from within the watersports and beach leisure industries.
We will be running a competition to find the fastest fatyaker at the event on the Saturday, with a load of great prizes up for grabs including Kaafu kayaks, and Hono boards, as well as a variety of great accessories up for grabs. The heats will include Mens, Ladies, and Youth categories – full details can be viewed here, including how to enter.


Additionally, we will have a trade stand for the duration of the weekend with a variety of our range on show, including our latest and greatest addition to the range; the Samos! If you have any questions or thoughts whatsoever, come and find us for a chat!