Paddle for the Sound

Paddle for the Sound
July 12 – 21, 2024
Join us for 10 days of paddling to protect and improve Long Island Sound.


Paddle for the Sound provides the perfect opportunity to get on the water with others in your community.

This friendly kayak, SUP, and canoe competition directly supports our work to protect the Sound and its rivers, restore local ecosystems, fight climate change, and save endangered lands. Sign up as a participant below, and you’ll get exclusive access to rental discounts, group paddles, and a chance to win prize packages!

Sign up today
and find rental discounts here
Support our work by setting up
your peer-to-peer fundraising page
Join the fun with group paddles and SUP yoga events

Paddle for the Sound Sponsors

Paddle for the Sound Partners

Thumbs Up YogaScoot and Paddle

2024 Paddle for the Sound Registration

2024 Prize Package

Launch from anywhere and track your paddling miles for a chance win! Winners in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Total Distance Paddled with a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe over the duration of the event (July 12-21) will be eligible to receive a prize package. Be sure to track every excursion!

Prize Package Items – $1,000+ Value

• $500 Gift Card (Outdoor Sports)
• Refugio Daypack 30L (Patagonia)

• Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack 1L – Black (Patagonia)
• Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack 1L – Mangrove Red (Patagonia)
• Ultralight Black Hole® Tote Pack 27L (Patagonia)
• Yeti Rambler® 64oz Water Bottle with Chug Cap – King Crab Orange (Bass Pro Shops)
• Inflatable Life Vest (Bass Pro Shops)

• 24Bottles® Clima Reusable Water Bottle with Grey Sport Lid (cinder + salt)
• Home Sticker to jazz up the water bottle! (cinder + salt)
• $25 Gift Card (cinder + salt)
• Organic Cotton Canoe Cap (cinder + salt)
• 3 Ice Cream Cake Vouchers (Ben & Jerry’s)
• 2 Ice Cream Scoop Vouchers (Ben & Jerry’s)

What’s Paddle for the Sound All About?

Since 2015, Paddle for the Sound has brought paddlers, nature enthusiasts, and activists together in-person and virtually to raise support and awareness for our region’s environment. Whether you launch from your favorite spot or join a group paddle this year, you’ll be contributing to the protection of Long Island Sound and its ecosystems. Join us in making a difference!

Paddle for the Sound Photo Contest

Share Photos. Win Prizes.

Tag @cfe.savethesound and #PaddlefortheSound in your favorite paddling photos or videos on Instagram. On Monday, July 22, we will randomly select a winner for a prize package! See above for items you could win.

Paddle for the Sound Fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising can be an easy way for you to raise money from family and friends to support Save the Sound. Raise $100 or more and you’ll receive an exclusive Paddle for the Sound T-Shirt (select your size upon event registration).

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Paddle FAQ

How do I track my paddle distances?

We suggest using one of the following apps while you paddle:

  • Strava
  • Go Paddling
  • Polaris GPS
  • KayakLog
  • Relive

Remember to screenshot your distance through your selected app on EACH excursion you take and submit it to Amanda at with your name and excursion date to be eligible for prizes. All excursions can be included in one email, but they must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, for eligibility.

Where should I paddle?

You are welcome to use your kayak, paddleboard, or canoe at any of your favorite launch points. You may paddle in any body of water, including the Sound, rivers, bays, lakes, etc. If you need ideas, visit our Sound Health Explorer and select “Kayak Launches” on the left-hand side to see over 100 launches surrounding Long Island Sound. We have also partnered with various shops so you can enjoy rental discounts or participate in group paddles with others in your community.

How do I create my fundraising page?

Learn how to set up a fundraising page here. Don’t forget to share it out on social media!

How do I share about Paddle for the Sound?

Share how you’re paddling and raising money for the health of the Sound. Tag your photos and stories with #PaddlefortheSound, and @cfe.savethesound on social media. Plus, you might be randomly selected as our Photo Contest winner!

If I am unable to paddle, how can I still participate?

Even if you can’t get on the water, you can still join this event and make a big difference! Create a fundraising page (instructions here) and share your fundraising goal with friends and family. Spreading awareness goes a long way for the protection and preservation of Long Island Sound.

Still have questions?

Email Amanda at

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Join the fight! Memberships start at just $25 – support that’s badly needed now for a healthy, sustainable environment over the long term.

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Take part

Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 21
Join our 9th annual Paddle for the Sound! Paddle with a kayak, canoe, or SUP (your own or a rental), track your distance, raise funds, and win gear prizes! This event supports the health and protection of Long Island Sound.

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