Next Meetup

CPC Beginner Dragon Boat Paddler Practice
Our beginner practices are for everyone, veterans and newcomers alike. We will provide basic instruction on boat safety and our paddling stroke to any newcomers. We will then continue with an optional fun and energetic practice out on the Ashley River with 8+ members of the dragon boat team. Let us know you're coming by signing up on Meetup. For information on where to meet, what to wear, where to park, and what to bring, visit

Brittlebank Park

185 Lockwood Dr · Charleston, SC

What we're about

Welcome to the Charleston Paddle Club! At CPC we are a local non-profit group that is passionate about paddle sports, physical fitness, and fellowship. Our regular events include weekly dragon boat instruction and team practices, outrigger canoeing, open paddles, and various social events throughout the year. Members of our amateur sports team, the Charleston Firebreathers, compete nationally in dragon boating events and internationally by representing Team USA. Through these sports, our members develop a greater respect and love for Charleston’s beaches and waterways, get in great shape, and make new friends. We welcome members of all ages and skill levels, and we especially love introducing these rapidly growing sports to the people of the Lowcountry.

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Become a member of Charleston Paddle Club and enjoy

Our regular events include weekly dragon boat team practices, casual open paddles , outrigger canoe trips, and various social events throughout the year. Come check us out at one of our open or beginner paddler practices and if you decide you want to share in our fun then the annual membership dues is $125.00.

If you are an experienced competitive paddler and want to join one of our normal practices during the week (Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm), please contact us at If you are a new paddler, please come to one of our Saturday new paddler practices first.

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We hope to SEE YA ON THE WATER!!

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