This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen: Artist Renick Woods has been doing these portraits of paddler’s vehicles and watercrafts. Bruce Denson, paddler, organizer of the Florida Cup brought Renick in to create these portraits in conjunction with the event.

“I always try to go a little extra on Florida Cup shirts. We’ve had some great artists over the years – Palehorse, John Sharks, Troy Nebeker, John Culqui – and I was looking for that next great idea when I came across Renick’s drawings and knew immediately that could be cool.

I had Renick do a few local paddlers that are coming to the Florida Cup and now he is going to do a few more for the shirt. So, here is the deal – Sign up for the Florida Cup and post a pic of your paddle rig on facebook or Instagram with #FloridaCup. Renick and I will pick a few more to add to the fleet.” —Bruce

How to get your Paddle-Rig Portrait

1. Get signed up on
2. Post a picture of your paddle rig on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #FloridaCup.
3. We will pick some of the raddest rigs and add them to the shirt. Artist Renick Woods is going to work his magic.

Artist Renick Woods Artist Renick Woods

Florida Cup 2019

Join us for the 7th annual Florida Cup presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater. This race will highlight the best paddling conditions in Florida. The Florida Cup will challenge Elite participants in the gulf and the intercoastal waters. The open race will be set to the best conditions offered on race day.  There will be races for the elite paddlers, recreational enthusiasts, and kids. As a championship event it will draw contestants from across the United States.

Races –
7 Mile Elite-SurfSki and OC
7 Mile Elite-SUP and prone
3 Mile Recreational
1 Mile Fun Paddle (not a race)
1/4 Kids Race



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