Paddles Up! 2013 Dragon Boat Festival Photo Gallery

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Krista Burns

It takes only about two minutes from start to finish, but it's an intense 120 seconds of paddling and keeping in rhythm.

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    At least 16 paddlers plus a drummer must be in each boat

    (Kevin Jacobsen)

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August 24, 2013 Updated Aug 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The dragons have taken over Superior this weekend as over a hundred teams compete in the 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival.

As many as about 10,000 spectators made their way down to Barker's Island to cheer on their favorite teams and enjoy the weekend's gorgeous weather.

Teams of 16 or more furiously paddled for two minutes straight in their dragon boats to reach the finish as fast as they could.

Check out these pictures from the 2013 Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival.

If you have pictures from this weekend's festival, you can send them to producer@kbjr.com.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns