2024

Witch Paddle

4th Annual Witch Paddle

October 12, 2024 @ 9:00am

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History

Get ready for an adventure!

How We Got Started

In 2021, Anna Marie, and her friend Katie, passionate paddleboarders and lovers of witchcraft, were unable to find a witch paddle to attend. Taking matters into their own hands, they organized an impromptu event on Facebook, inviting others to join them. The response was overwhelming, with 80 people showing up. Encouraged by the success, Anna Marie decided to establish Witch Paddle as an annual tradition.

Our First "Official" Event

We were astounded when Chatfield State Park personally reached out to us, informing us of the permit requirement for our 2022 Facebook event that had unexpectedly gained massive traction with over 14,000 interested individuals. The sheer magnitude of the response took us by surprise, as we had initially underestimated its reach. In our first official year, we hit our registration limit with over 400 enthusiastic attendees. This realization emphasized the need for proper permits to successfully manage an event of such tremendous scale.

Our Founder

Meet Anna Marie, a homeschooling mother with a passion for paddleboarding and a knack for dressing up on any occasion. Witch Paddle is a creative side gig, fuelled by her love for adventure and the magical world of witchcraft.

Join Anna Marie and the Witch Paddle community for an unforgettable journey where paddleboarding, witchcraft, and camaraderie intertwine, offering a truly enchanting experience unlike any other.

Team

Event Coordinators

Anna Marie Madai

Anna Marie Madai

Founder of Witch Paddle, LLC

Meet Anna Marie, the co-founder and creative mastermind behind Witch Paddle LLC. With a boundless enthusiasm for innovation and a penchant for avoiding laundry with new and exciting ideas, Anna Marie brings a touch of enchantment to the operations of Witch Paddle. As the driving force behind the website maintenance and the visionary behind unique event executions, she weaves together the elements that make Witch Paddle a truly magical experience. With her creative spark and unwavering dedication, Anna Marie ensures that every participant embarks on an extraordinary adventure, leaving behind the mundane and diving headfirst into a world of paddleboarding and witchcraft. Join her on this whimsical journey and discover the wonders of Witch Paddle!

Diane Shideler

Diane Shideler

Registration Coordinator

Meet Diane, the powerhouse behind Witch Paddle’s land operations. As Katie and Anna Marie take to the water, Diane holds the reins on solid ground, ensuring a seamless experience for our participants. With her exceptional organizational skills and unwavering commitment, she takes charge of managing our dedicated volunteers and overseeing the check-in and registration station. Diane embodies the strength and stability that keeps the event running smoothly. Her keen attention to detail and friendly demeanor create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone involved. With Diane at the helm, participants can rest assured that their land-based needs are expertly handled, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the enchantment of Witch Paddle. Join Diane on this extraordinary journey and experience a truly magical event from shore to water.

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