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7th Annual Island Giant Kayak Race

The 7th Annual Island Giant Kayak Race raised $6000 for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

Half-Moon Outfitters hosted it’s 7th Annual Island Giant Kayak Race Saturday, October 27th at the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. This event raised $6000 for the Coastal Conservation League, who fight to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain.

The winner of the Island Giant 6 mile kayak race was Greg Barton who is also an Olympic Gold Medalist. The winner of the Little Giant 3 mile kayak race was Mike Murphy.

“This was our most successful race ever, “ said Amy Black, the race coordinator. “We had a great turnout and raised a large sum for the Coastal Conservation League. It’s great to see so many paddlers come out to support a group that protects the places where they enjoy their sport.”

The Island Giant is hosted by Half-Moon Outfitters. Half-Moon Outfitters, founded in 1993 and based in Charleston, S.C., features clothing and gear for adventure and travel. Offering lines that include Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, Merrell and Mountain Hardwear, experienced staff members guide customers through equipment selection with safety, comfort and fun in mind. Half-Moon employees share a love of the outdoors with a commitment to the environment. Half-Moon Outfitters has five stores in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Columbia, Greenville and Savannah, Georgia, and recently launched a Web-based store. For more information, visit