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Parks Marina to attempt Paddle Board World Record Saturday, June 23

Posted on June 14, 2018 in Press Releases


Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar in Okoboji are asking for Paddle Board enthusiasts from all over to help set a World’s Record for the number of paddle boarders on one, giant paddle board. 

“We will have a paddle board that is 50 feet in length and 8 feet wide provided by the Iowa based company, Paradise Pad of West Des Moines.,” said Jean Schmidt who heads up paddle board and water accessory sales at Parks Marina. “We will be looking for 52 thrill seeking paddle boarders to help us set this world record at Parks Marina and the Barefoot Bar on East Lake Okoboji.”

This record setting event will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 am on East Lake Okoboji in front of Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar.

“Paddle Boarders will be provided with life jackets but we are asking them to bring their own paddles for our World Record setting attempt.” Schmidt added, “The fun will be in watching 52 people moving this giant paddle board 328 feet or 109 yards to set the record. Everyone at Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar will have a front row seat to watching history happen.”

This record setting event will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 am on East Lake Okoboji in front of Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar during their Crownline Rendezvous, the world’s largest gathering of Crownline boat owners.

Those who would like to participate in the Paddle Board World Record attempt are asked to to contact Jean Schmidt at Parks Marina at 712 332 7303 or email jean@parksmarina.com and to be at Parks Marina by 10 am on Saturday, June 23.

For more information log on to www.parksmarina.com