Kentucky’s statewide paddlesports league returns with the 2019 Kentucky Waterman Series. Now in its third year, this all-inclusive series guides paddlers of all skills levels on an amazing journey across the state’s scenic waterways and lakes through several amazing floats, kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard race events. Organized by grassroots organizers and the EKI team, each event is joined together by unified class system, rankings leaderboard, tons of positive energy, a safety first mindset, and a passion for water conservation.  SUP, Canoes, Kayaks are all invited to help us shine a positive light on Kentucky’s scenic waterways, invigorate ecotourism, and get people out on the water. #PaddleKentucky

  • KWS has become apart of a regional series that will have events take place outside of Kentucky - stay tuned!

  • Also starting in 2019, a percentage from every race entry fee will go toward’s EKI’s Wood + Water + People Fund that is being administered by the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky.


2019 Major Sponsors & Supporters


Past Events