Pinellas Paddlers in St Petersburg, Florida - Kayak and SUP

By Published On: June 27th, 2023

Pinellas Paddlers in St Petersburg, Florida – Kayak and Sup

Published on 06/27/23: Meet the Pinellas Paddlers! If you or someone you know enjoys kayaking or paddle boarding, this is the group for you! Shout out to them for taking full advantage of our beautiful area.

A few days ago, we boated to a sandbar with friends, an inlet at Shell Key. We were on the point in the second pic, though quickly noticed this fun group across from us on kayaks and SUPs.

The Pinellas Paddlers are Serious!

They were hanging out by the “tree” when we arrived and still socializing when we left! We were there for 4+ hours.😅 They were in it to win it, we were no match! [yet] #trainingwheels
I took this pic and posted in a broader group to find out their story. Turns out they’re called the Pinellas Paddlers, a group of 7K+ on Facebook! (no Instagram account)
They’re always organizing meetups around the Tampa Bay Area, answering questions for newbies, and much more. Consider giving them a follow if this is up your alley! 🛶

St Pete and Clearwater Auburn Tigers – Pinellas County

My Auburn flag got in the way a bit on one of the photos, apologies.  Somewhat appropriate though, since an Auburn couple founded BOTE. Corey and Magna Cooper are ‘05 grads who made some wise decisions along the way.
If you know any local Tigers (alumni and/or fans) have them give St. Pete-Clearwater Auburn Alumni Affiliate a follow. A non-profit some of us created to foster school spirit and help local HS students attend AU through scholarship awards. Cadillac Williams even joined us for a game!
We also offer pamphlets on “War Eagle” and “Tigers”, with MythBusters avail to disprove that we’re a hybrid Tiger Eagle, something only Napoleon Dynamite could dream up. 😉🦅🐅
Cheers Everyone!

I’m a local St Petersburg Realtor, with over 31K people following my LovingStPete Guide on Social Media! You’ll receive up to $10K at closing when you use my LovingStPete Team to buy or sell a property! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

Share this article

Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

Leave A Comment

Follow us

Contact Us

Contact Page
Latest articles