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Paddleboarders make a splash in Superior for Lake Superior Day

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SUPERIOR, WI -- Paddleboard enthusiasts flooded Barker's Island Sunday to celebrate the greatest of the great lakes.

The two and a half mile race around the island called 'Paddle for the People' was designed to be for paddlers of any age or skill level.

Co-owner of North Shore Stand Up Paddleboarding Heather Holmes said, "The whole idea is because it's a free 4k paddle race, anyone who wants to join can join. If they don't have equipment, we have a limited amount of equipment that we can let people use."

The event hoped to bring sense of community to Superior and maybe allow people to feel welcomed by the end of the race.

One paddler, Lynda Shively, said, "It was my third time paddling so it was really fun!"

As people paddle out from the event, they soak up the true outdoor celebration in the best way they know how.

Paddle for the People continued until the afternoon and wrapped up with an award ceremony for all involved in the 4k race.

To learn how to paddle or to get out on the lake, yourself, you can find more information on their website.

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Katelyn Quisenberry

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