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Annapolis native will attempt to stand-up paddleboard the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in support of oysters

On Friday September 18,  at 7:30 am,  in Havre de Grace, MD, Chris Hopkinson of the Bay Paddle, will begin the first-ever attempt to stand-up paddleboard the Chesapeake Bay, all in support of oysters.



You read that right- Chris is going to SUP the 240 mile journey from Havre de Grace to Virginia Beach.  But this isn't just something for his memory book - Chris has partnered with Flying Dog Brewery and the Oyster Recovery Partnership for his Bay Paddle to help raise $200,000 to plant 20 million oysters back in the Chesapeake Bay.  


Bay Paddle 2020 from Flying Dog Brewery on Vimeo


The ambitious trip will take 8 days - with Hopkins following the route of Captain John Smith and his exploration of the Chesapeake in 1608: 



To learn more about Chris and his endeavor - visit