The paddling group was started by Christine Irons about four years ago.
“Halloween is my favorite holiday and paddling my favorite activity. So, why not combine both?” Irons said.
She had admired the sight of witches paddling on the West Coast and decided to start a local group with some friends. The group started with 30 members and last year had over 130 participate in Tarpon Springs and over 150 in New Port Richey.
“I host one in Tarpon Springs on Saturday, and Sunday we do New Port Richey,” Irons said. “Both the Anclote and Pithlachascotee rivers offer a unique setting for this venue. The rivers pass by onlookers, waterfront estates, restaurants and shops, so participants are able to engage with the land mortals.”
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