Witch’s Paddle a Bit of Halloween Fun

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

November 6, 2020

The 7th Annual Morro Bay Witch’s Paddle brought a welcomed bit of Halloween fun to the Morro Bay Harbor Oct. 30, with all manner from Glenda the Good Witch sharing a paddle board with three hags including the Wicked Witch of the West, a few warlocks and even Maleficent, the colorful cadre was quite a sight on a clear and sunny afternoon.

The rite started with a handful of women who got together to celebrate Halloween and have a bit of naughty fun, paddling down the waterfront. Since then, the specter has grown with this year’s count rising to about 100.

The Witch’s Paddle is a fundraiser for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County and participants don a witch or warlock costume and paddle their broomsticks, err… paddleboards, kayaks, outriggers, cauldrons, or other vessels.

The costumes were as varied as the personalities who wore them.

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