Archive for September, 2010

Board Review – Surftech Joe Bark 12′ Stock Paddleboard

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

These boards are ridiculously good for training. They are very durable and easy to paddle.

It must be noted that I’m too big for a stock board, so my review might be a bit hindered by my fat butt, especially in terms of glide and upwind performance. It would be great if someone with a little more practical experience (meaning weighing <185) chimed in. However, the board worked well for me on a few downwind runs here in California and it is Surftech Joe Bark 12' Stock Paddleboardperfect for training.

Ty Zulim at Surftech loaned some of these to the Old Dana Cove Paddleboard Club for our weekly sprint workouts this year and everyone was stoked on the boards. Several good SUP paddlers ended up purchasing one as a result to use as a back up or fun board to cross-train on.

I’m a fan!

Check out the new Quickblade Kahana – All Carbon Race Blade

Review Information Equipment Reviewed
Reviewer Name: Pete Stirling Manufacturer: SurfTech Bark
Reviewer Weight: 200lb Model Name : Stock Paddleboard
Reviewer Level: Advanced Model Year: 2010
Date Submitted: September 28, 1010 Class: Stock 12′
Type: Paddleboard Specifications: None

Directions to Dana Point “Battle Of The Paddle” for PC’s and Smartphones

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Directions to Battle of the Paddle Paddleboard raceBookmark the links below so you don’t get lost getting to the Battle of Paddle –  Doheny State Beach

TEXT DIRECTIONS TO BATTLE OF THE PADDLE, DANA POINT:

Address: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629

From Los Angeles and Orange Counties:

Take Interstate 5 south to the Pacific Coast Highway/Camino Las Ramblas off-ramp (approximately 15 miles south of the Interstate 405 and 5 Interchange). As soon as you exit the freeway you will come to a fork; bear right. You are now on Pacific Coast Highway (northbound). Dana Point Harbor Drive is about 1 mile from the Freeway and is at the second traffic light. As you approach this intersection, Denny’s restaurant will be on your right. Turn left onto Dana Point Harbor Drive. The State Beach entrance will be to your left at the first traffic light.

From San Diego County:

Take Interstate 5 north to the Beach Cities/Camino Las Ramblas off-ramp. Get into the left lane. After you pass through the tunnel you will be on Pacific Coast Highway. Continue 3/4 mile to the second traffic light which is Dana Point Harbor Dr. Turn left onto Dana Point Harbor Dr. The State Beach entrance will be to your left at the first traffic light.

Google Maps

From LAX Airport

From John Wayne Airport – Santa Ana


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2010 San Diego Hennessey’s International Championships Pro Race Results

Monday, September 27th, 2010

2010 Hennessey's International ChampionshipsThe WPA just posted a few results from the Hennessey International Championships

Pro Class [pdf]

EVENT INFO: 7th Annual Powerhouse Paddle and Swim Del Mar

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

TPowerhouse Paddle Race Del Mar CAhe Powerhouse Paddle and Swim Committee, in conjunction with local paddling and swimming enthusiasts and the Del Mar Lifeguards, is proud to present the 7th Annual Powerhouse Paddle and Swim on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2010. This Del Mar beach event is an opportunity for youth and adults to participate in a challenging yet friendly ocean competition.

The Powerhouse is a Del Mar landmark rich in history. The Powerhouse began as a power plant in the 1900s, became a nightclub in the 1950s, served for a time as an experimental desalination plant, and – thanks to countless volunteer hours and donations – now serves as the Del Mar Community Center.

Del Mar Powerhouse Paddle & Swim 2010 is fun for the whole family. Beginners are especially welcome. See you at the BEACH!

Come down to Del Mar Sunday September 26 for the 8th Annual Powerhouse Paddle & Swim. For those of you new to this race, this is an end-of-season race which includes several distances for kids & beginers plus a 6 mile course for experienced competitors. This is an ideal first race option for those new to the sport or if you wish to introduce your kids to paddleboarding. For both paddleboard and SUP.

The paddleboard races include various events for youth, adults and challanged athletes over courses of 1/4 mile, 1 mile , 3 mile, and 6 mile distances. The 1 mile roughwater swim race is a unique course that follows the original Del Mar Roughwater course from the river mouth to the Powerhouse. All participants will receive a cool, hooded Powerhouse Paddle & Swim sweatshirt and lunch from Pipes Cafe. Surfboards, clothing and tons of ocean-related swag await all who purchase $1 tickets to the traditional Powerhouse Paddle and Swim raffle .

A special thanks to all of our loyal sponsors. Please take the opportunity to support these sponsors throughout the year. All net proceeds from the event will be used to fund ocean and water activities for the children of Del Mar and the greater San Diego area.

Annual Powerhouse Paddle & Swim 2010Download Entry Form [pdf]

6:30 – 7:30 am Swim Race Registration and Check-in
7:30 – 9:30 am Paddleboard Race Registration and Check-in
8:00 am SHARP 1 Mile Swim Race Start
9:00 am Youth Paddleboard Races Start
9:30 am Swim Awards Ceremony
10:00 am 3 mile and 6 Mile Paddleboard Race Start
10:05 am Adult Novice Paddleboard Race
11:30 am-12:30 pm Paddleboard Awards Ceremony, Raffle and Lunch

EVENT VIDEO – Powerhouse Paddle and Swim Paddleboard & SUP Race

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

2010 Powerhouse Paddle and Swim Paddleboard and SUP Race Awesome racing today at the Powerhouse Paddle and Swim Paddleboard & SUP Race in Del Mar, CA . It was great to see everyone and we jumped on the lifeguard inflatable and took some footage for y’all to enjoy. Especially all those that couldn’t make it because they were to tired from the Hennessey :-).

Enjoy

Johnny

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2010 Hennessey’s International Championships

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

2010 Hennessey's International ChampionshipsSan Diego, California – Saturday, September 25, 2010

On Saturday, September 25th, Hennessey’s Taverns of California will host the Hennessey’s
International Paddleboard Championships in the beautiful city of San Diego!

Come check out this new venue as we race a nine-mile course that begins and ends
at the beach in front of the Polynesian-style Catamaran Resort Hotel. A shorter,
six-mile course will be run for the stock SUPs, as well as a three-mile Fun Run
event for novice paddlers and stand ups. Additionally, we will include the first
annual Lifeguard Bragging Division! The event promises to be an excellent, half
bay, half open ocean race with top competitors hailing from around the world! Support
boats and lifeguard jet skis will be in the water for your safety. Come mingle with
top racers from around the world and visit our Sponsor Expo.

Come join us on Friday 9/24 from 6 to 9 pm at Hennessey’s in Pacific Beach, just a short
walk from The Catamaran, to mix and mingle with your fellow racers. At that time,
race registration and rash-guard pickup will be available, as well.

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of 75 discounted rooms at the Catamaran

Resort Hotel. Book your room now at or call reservations
at 800.422.8386. Be sure to mention you are with the Hennessey’s group

Course:

All races begins at the beach in front of the Catamaran Resort.

Beach start and finish.

Fun Paddle – 3 Miles

Pro Course – Paddleboard, 14′ & Unlimited SUP – 9 miles / Stock SUP – 6 Miles

Board Classes:
  • Stock Paddleboard (12’and under – no weight limit, no rudders.
  • Unlimited Paddleboard
  • 12’6 & Under Stock Stand Up -(No Rudder)
  • 14′ Stand Up (No Rudder)
  • Unlimited Stand Up – Any size, anything goes


2010 SUP Racing Rules

Pro Course Divisions:
Stock Paddleboard

9 Miles

Utld  Paddleboard

9 Miles

Stock SUP

6 Miles

14′ SUP

9 Miles

Utld  SUP

9 Miles

18-29 18-29 39 & Under 39 & Under 39 & Under
30-39 30-39 40 + 40+ 40+
40-49 40-49 Womens Stock
50-59 50-59
60 + 60+
17 & Under
Womens Stock
Fun Course Divisions:
Stock Paddleboard Unlimited Paddleboard Stock SUP 14′ SUP
Men’s Open Age Men’s Open Age Men’s 18+ Open
Women’s Open Age Womens 18+
17 & Under

Safety:
  • You must bring your own liquid and nutrition on your board. Lifeguards and safety
    escorts will be in the water for duration of race if needed.
  • Any paddler who is having difficulty may be taken out of the water at the race director’s
    discretion.
  • The race will be called after four hours. Any paddler who does not complete the
    race within four hours will be taken out of the water.
Pro Course Awards:
Cash Prizes:

In every Pro Course class and Pro Course age group, the first three in get paid as noted below.
In addition, the first overall Unlimited and Stock paddlers in, as well as the first
overall Unlimited, 14, and Stock SUPs in, will receive a $600 bonus. The first overall
Wahine paddler and the first overall Wahine SUP finishers will also each receive
a $600 bonus.

Prize Money Breakdown:

  • 1st Place – $250
  • 2nd Place – $150
  • 3rd Place – $100

Awards will be given out at dinner banquet.

All official finishers will receive a custom trophy.

Fun Course Awards:
Awards given to top three finishers in Stock/Unlimited/Wahine paddleboard and SUP
divisions (18 total winners).

Awards will be given out at dinner banquet.

All official finishers will receive a custom trophy.

Schedule:
  • Register at Hennessey’s Pacific Beach Friday night between 6 & 9 pm.
  • Check-in and final registration begins at 6:30 am at the race site.
  • Once you’ve checked in you will receive your race jersey. Goodie bags given after
    the race.
  • Race starts at 8:30am SHARP!!!
Registration:
  • Pro Course $100
  • Fun Course $50 (or $100 includes the sit-down awards banquet )
  • Late Pro Course Entries $125
  • Late entries will be accepted until September 25th at 6:30 am.
  • Pro Course Entry fee includes goodie bag, finisher awards and a full sit-down banquet at the
    Catamaran Resort.
  • Fun Course Entry fee includes goodie bag, and finisher awards
  • Pre-register by mail by Sept. 21, 2010. If you are unsure your application will
    make the mail-in cutoff, please don’t send it! We will not be able pick up mail
    after this date. Late entries will be accepted on Fri at Hennessey’s Pacific Beach
    or on race day, for $125.

Elgibility– Open to men and women at least 18 years of age. (17
& under must have signed parental/guardian form. No prize money for this category.)
Race director reserves the right to refuse participation to entrants for any reason.

Post Race & Awards:
Relax and enjoy the pool at the resort before joining us for our cocktail hour on
the beach at 6 pm in front of the Catamaran, followed by the sit-down awards banquet
at the Resort at 7 pm.
To Enter Online
To Enter By Mail
Print out an
Entry Form
and mail
it to

Tim Ritter

404 Ave F

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Make checks payable to SO CAL PADDLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

Questions

Adventure Paddle – Bo Bridges and Friends Score Blue Whales Off Palos Verdes

Friday, September 24th, 2010
Bo Bridges and Friends Score Blue Whales off Palos Verdes

Bo Bridges and Friends Score Blue Whales off Palos Verdes

Bo Bridges and friends paddle with 60ft. Blue Whales off the coast of Palos Verdes, CA. Southern California have been delighted this year with the spectacle of blue whales turning up close to shore in unusually large numbers.
Captain Brad Sawyer of Voyager Whale Watching tells CBS, “I’ve been working on the water for 23 years right now and this is the first time I’ve ever seen a congregation of blue whales like this.”

Other veteran whale watchers concur with Sawyer’s statement, and say higher amounts of krill — which the whales eat — may be responsible for drawing the whales both closer to the shore, and up to the surface. Whales are also believed to spend more time at the surface when a threat is perceived, which could also be a reason for the large turnout.

“The three of us (Gene Smith, Mike Vaughan, and myself) paddled out in the great Pacific to find whales. I had heard they were out there but didn’t expect to see and experience all of this. The weather was erie with limited visibility and we took a GPS to help find our way around and to get back to shore. The first Blue Whale I saw breached and came directly towards me at 12 o’clock. I was paddling and couldn’t even get my camera out in time to start shooting. I tried to relax but my heart rate went through the roof. It dove down right in front of me and went directly below me. I could have jumped on it’s back. It appeared to be about 10 feet wide and 60-70 feet long. It was just a massive creature! Not really knowing how they behave when encountered by paddlers, I thought I might get tossed and just waited for impact. The water is super clear out there and I had on polarized glasses so I could see everything underneath me. We paddled a total of 12 miles in about 4 hours. Came up on at least 6 whales and a pod of dolphins. By the time we decided to call it a day the sun came out and we headed back. Incredible day.”

Check out Bo Bridges Photography

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jlxepKUyNc[/youtube]

PaddleAthlete Members in South Korea

Friday, September 24th, 2010
Melvin is the owner of Pine Ocean (Standup Paddleboarding, Korea)
PaddleAthlete.com is a community site and if you’d like us to post your stuff email us or send us your Facebook link.

SUP Surfing at Jakes

SUP Surfing at Jakes


The kids are stoked! Pine Ocean's first SUP demo at the Jumunijin Beach Festival July 2010


Rocky, our model of the day. Showing off his C4 gear

Teaching some of the expats

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EVENT – 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic Paddleboard Race Sunday Sept 26, 2010

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Tahoe 22Mile fall classicIt’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe.

So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.

It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Camp Richardson in South Shore to Kings Beach in North Shore on September 26, 2010.

Truly, even if you’re not a stand up and paddler aficionado, you have to respect the athleticism required to go to this length literally to paddle ACROSS Lake Tahoe. That’s 22 miles.

Besides a great workout for your core, the camaraderie and beauty of our mountain sanctuary, you’ll get lunch and a commemorative race jersey. Woohoo!

SERIOUS NOTE:  Before you put any boat into Lake Tahoe, you must check it for Zebra and Quagga mussels, which means, take the time to inspect and wipe down your boat – on the shore – before you launch it.  To learn more, click here.  And, thank you for helping us to Keep Tahoe Mussel Free!

4th Annual Tahoe Fall Classic Paddleboard and SUP Race
by the Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association and Quiksilver

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Check in at 7:00 am Camp Richardson Marina in South Lake Tahoe

Start: 8:00 am SHARP

For more details, email Phil at phil@tahoepaddle.com

Board Review – Lahui Kai Unlimited Paddleboard

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Pete Stirling on Lahui Kai Unlimited Paddleboard

I paddled this model in all the SoCal races leading up to and in the Molokai. I also paddled it in the Catalina Classic. The boards handle extremely well in a variety of conditions.

The one thing that really stuck out was the level of comfort while knee paddling and the stability. The board doesn’t have deep kneewells or a huge chest rise, which makes it more comfortable, but it was extremely stable as a result of the flat/double concave bottom.

The only complaint with the quartering was that the rails are boxy, so the board gets moved around a bit, but it is nothing you can’t get used to quickly. The board has great glide, but it definitely prefers someone who stays on the peddle. However, side by side tests with contemporary US shapes showed little to no difference in glide.

The tiller system is much different than what we are used to in SoCal. It seems a bit ‘looser’, but it is also capable of much sharper turns and more responsive than what we see around here.

The weight seemed perfect, not too light and not too heavy. Into the wind the only downfall was that the board is rather light at 20lbs. However, it wasn’t a major setback at any point and I easily made up lost ground on the downwind leg.

Laying into it I was able to get it up to mid 7’s and could easily hold ave 6-mph.

Downwind the board is epic! It picks up absolutely anything and rides it out.

This was just a great all around board. I’ll definitely keep paddling this design.

Add your own review for this board in the comment field or submit a new board review here.

Connor Baxter SUP Downwind Run on Maui on the GoPro

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Connor Baxter Downwind run on MauiBart & Connor ride the Starboard 12’6 &14 on a downwind run off Maui.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNnFl39u9zc&[/youtube]
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Bart & Conner ride the Starboard 12’6 &14 on a downwind run off Maui.

Video: Ekolu Kalama 2nd in the 2010 Moloka’i to Oahu Paddleboard Race Kaiwi Channel.

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Ekolu Kalama 2nd place at Molokai in the SUP divisionEkolu Kalama places 2nd in the Stand Up Paddle Division. 2010 Moloka’i to Oahu Paddleboard Race is the most famous channel crossing of the roughest channel in Hawaii, the Kaiwi Channel. excellent footage taken from the chase boat start to finish

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmzaU5UtN7g[/youtube]

Really Cool Vid of Médéric Berthe 12th place finisher at Catalina Classic 2010

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Médéric Berthe Catalina Classic 2010Here’s a bonus of  huge paddler Médéric Berthe in his self proclaimed best race of his life! Congrats!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mgz5-wZ3FQ[/youtube]
Check out some classic old Catalina Classic Paddleboard pics in this book

The SUP Holland 11 City Paddleboard Race Round Up: 5 Days 136 Miles 1 Start

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Hey guys,

You all probably already know about the 11 City Tour through Holland that one of our top stand up paddleboard pro’s Anne Marie-Reichman produced, directed, and starred in to support the Right to Play Charity. This is the 5 video 5 days 136 miles of the 11 city paddleboard race round up, tons of respect to all of you that made the 220 kilometers (136 miles) paddle this year. (Sorry guys some of these are from 2009, we’ll have the most up to date soon enough

If you didn’t hear about them go ahead and check out this article I wrote a little while back to get your bearings “The semi-official 5 Reasons to Go To Anne Marie Reichman’s Race SUP 11-City Tour and 3 Reasons Not To”

This event was in part to support Right to Play an organization many of our paddleboard pro-riders have had the honor to work with in the past. This organization really does do amazing things

“Right to Play is supported by Athlete Ambassadors, who have experienced the power of sport, and its ability to build essential life skills such as self-esteem, discipline, fair play, respect and teamwork. They serve as powerful role models for children, and exemplify the positive power of sport.”

It all Began With This Start

We’ve got a couple of guys demonstrating the drafting technique through the cities canals.

Hey guys, we just got back from the SUP 11 City Tour here’s some videos Anne Marie shot. We’ve got a bunch more clips and such in our event roundup over at ye’olde’starboard blog if you want to check them out

The SUP Holland 11 City Paddleboard Race Round Up: 5 Days 136 Miles 1 Start is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

Benton

Tod Robinson from Ship Naughty Catalina Classic 2010

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Todd Robinson Catalina Classic 2010We troll around looking for fun videos of major or minor events, and this one is a personal glimpse into Tod Robinson’s race at the 2010 Catalina Classic Paddleboard race 2010.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8iV8mRDfgk[/youtube]

Here’s a bonus of Todd’s bro and huge paddler Médéric Berthe in his self proclaimed best race of his life! Congrats!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mgz5-wZ3FQ[/youtube]

K-15′s For a Cause

Monday, September 13th, 2010

K-15's For a Cause

Starboard Stand Up Paddle Board Team Rider Girard Middleton (Owner of SoBe Surf) took First Place at the National Kidney Foundation Pro Am Surf Fest Stand Up Paddle Surfing Competition this Labor Day Weekend, the largest Charity Stand Up Paddle Board Surfing Event in the world! “it was My first win, and was especially meaningful to me…Dedicated to my Father who is in rehab from a recent stroke and not doing well. Before the event, my mother asked me to win this one for him.” says Middleton, who also placed 3rd overall in the 6 mile ocean race event on the Starboard K-15 racing paddle board.  Girard pulled through for his father with style and grace winning the Paddleboard Surfing Competition on the Starboard 8’x26” “Tiki” model.

Starboard Stand Up Paddle Board Team Riders took the top two spots  with Girard Middleton and Iain McFarland finishing 1st and 2nd respectively… congrats also do to Paul Chambers a stand up paddler from Hawaii placing Third on his Starboard Element, Stuart Schuck from S. Carolina 4th, and last year’s winner David Siljestron 5th, and Jon E.B finishing 6th.

Starboard’s Stand Up Paddle Boards Swept The NKF SUP Ocean Race Open Class

Starboard K-15’s sweep the top 3 spots at the National Kidney foundation Pro Am Surf Fest this Labor Day Weekend! Congratulations to Starboard Stand Up Paddle Board Team Riders Iain McFarland and Girard Middleton of “SoBe Surf” who took 1st and 3rd… another in a long line of wins for McFarland…. And to Frank Dillenburg for placing 2nd overall!

“The NKF of Florida, Inc. is a vital resource for kidney patients and their families – helping them learn how to cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the disease and providing them with hope for the future.”

Girard Middleton’s father is a man I’m sure much like Girard; always a smile on his face, a genuine humbleness about him and a life dedicated to pursuing his passions.

Our hopes and best wishes go out to his father, be well and recover.

Keep paddling,

Benton Jones

Starboard International

K-15′s For a Cause is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

Race Results for CORONADO CHAINSAW MASSACRE PADDLEBOARD RACE 2010

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Chainsaw Massacre Paddleboard Race 2010The race STARTED & FINISHED on the border of the Coronado City Beach and the NAB/Gator Beach.  The COURSE took from from the border of Coronado City Beach and NAB/Gator Beach to the Red Buoy just off of Point Loma and then the paddlers circled back for the return leg.  It was 6.5 miles.

Results for CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2010 (Scratch Race)

Whole Field: Handicapped Results

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 138 MANN, Dan 01:04:25
2 128 ROBINSON, Tod 01:04:55
3 111 DURYEA, Tom Bark PDLBRD 14′-M 01:05:50
4 127 ABBOTT, Eric 01:06:20
5 232 STOCKDALE, Brian 01:06:51
6 129 MIRALLE, Don 01:08:51
7 114 PAGE, Geoffrey Richmond PDLBRD Legends 50+ 01:08:53
8 110 GRANILLO, Manny Ohana PDLBRD UNL-M 40+ 01:09:52
9 231 SHOEMAKER, Scott 01:11:09
10 100 SCHECKMAN, Jay Bark PDLBRD STK-M 40+ 01:11:32
11 217 MORRISSEY, Dane 01:11:49
12 233 COFFMAN, Kevin 01:11:56
13 120 BURTON, Peter 01:12:03
14 130 COON, Tommy 01:12:13
15 103 BANKS, Steve Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:13:43
16 135 WURZELBACHER, Bobby 01:14:05
17 126 DOLER, Mitchell 01:14:37
18 112 DOLER, Derek Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:14:56
19 206 FIELD, Mark SUP STK M 01:15:04
20 216 BASHOR, Chad 01:15:31
21 122 FIELD, Jason 01:15:59
22 118 GEHRIS, Ricky 01:16:20
23 101 BARGER, Jamie NCP PDLBRD 14′-M 01:16:53
24 124 MOORE, Ian 01:17:09
25 223 VAUGHAN, Mike 01:17:19
26 123 BROWN, Billy 01:18:23
27 202 STALLA, Fernando Holua SUP STK M 01:18:51
28 108 VALENZUELA, Eric C4 Waterman PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:19:16
29 105 WORKING, James Richmond PDLBRD UNL-M 40+ 01:20:38
30 125 HENDERSON, Todd 01:20:50
31 228 KHO, Billy 01:20:51
32 136 MCMAHON, Joe 01:21:23
33 213 CAMHE, Mace 01:21:39
34 131 STONE, Wes 01:21:57
35 214 DRAKE, Todd 01:23:10
36 204 SUERTH, Mike Bark SUP 14 M 01:25:02
37 137 SWANECAMP, Tom 01:25:30
38 117 WEBB, Stuart 01:26:01
39 119 LONSDALE, Tyler 01:26:23
40 224 RANJO, Rick 01:26:38
41 205 HAGGAR, Terry Hobie SUP STK M 01:26:41
42 116 ROCKWELL, Bruce PDLBRD Legends 50+ 01:26:50
43 102 PHELPS, Robert Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:27:22
44 235 GIBREE, Gillian 01:27:37
45 115 O’NEILL, Mike Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:27:38
46 222 COCCO, Antoinette 01:27:54
47 134 ZINKE, Brendon 01:28:30
48 107 FURNISS, Justin PDLBRD 14′-M 01:28:42
49 113 VONKOEHE, Erik Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:28:55
50 203 CAMPBELL, Jayson Infinity SUP STK M 01:28:59
51 200 FERRIS, Kevin SUP STK M 01:29:08
52 221 OROZCO, Dave 01:29:27
53 229 DONNELLY, Jaime 01:32:24
54 208 ASHLEY, John SUP STK M 01:33:00
55 133 ALLEN, Andrew 01:33:08
56 109 HUMPHREY, Ron Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:33:51
57 104 BANKS, Kaitlin NCP PDLBRD WMNS 01:34:16
58 209 KOWALSKI, Mike Surf Craft Int. SUP 14 M 01:35:14
59 121 LESTER, Michael 01:36:53
60 227 RAUBER, Mike 01:38:56
61 211 COOK, Brent 01:41:46
62 215 GOSS, Don 01:42:19
63 201 AFIFI, Sammy Holua SUP STK M 01:43:03
64 230 SHOEMAKER, Amanda 01:43:29
65 225 BAUTISTA, Elmer 01:46:21
66 132 CARDET, William 01:47:02
67 234 JACQUES, David 01:53:16
68 212 MAROSHEK, Trevor 01:55:16
69 226 CARSON, Crash 01:57:40
70 210 DODGE, Wayne 02:02:48
71 218 CARSON, Vicki 02:12:29
72 219 WEEDEN, Christine 02:12:54
73 220 HARTMANN, Shelby 02:14:10

Handicap Results by category

PDLBRD STK-M 39U – Pdlbrd STK-M 39U

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 103 BANKS, Steve Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:13:43
2 112 DOLER, Derek Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:14:56
3 124 MOORE, Ian 01:17:09
4 108 VALENZUELA, Eric C4 Waterman PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:19:16
5 125 HENDERSON, Todd 01:20:50
6 117 WEBB, Stuart 01:26:01
7 119 LONSDALE, Tyler 01:26:23
8 102 PHELPS, Robert Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:27:22
9 115 O’NEILL, Mike Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:27:38
10 134 ZINKE, Brendon 01:28:30
11 113 VONKOEHE, Erik Richmond PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:28:55
12 133 ALLEN, Andrew 01:33:08
13 109 HUMPHREY, Ron Bark PDLBRD STK-M 39U 01:33:51
14 132 CARDET, William 01:47:02
PDLBRD STK-M 40+ – Pdlbrd STK-M 40+

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 100 SCHECKMAN, Jay Bark PDLBRD STK-M 40+ 01:11:32
2 130 COON, Tommy 01:12:13
PDLBRD 14′-M – Pdlbrd 14′-M

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 111 DURYEA, Tom Bark PDLBRD 14′-M 01:05:50
2 120 BURTON, Peter 01:12:03
3 118 GEHRIS, Ricky 01:16:20
4 101 BARGER, Jamie NCP PDLBRD 14′-M 01:16:53
5 136 MCMAHON, Joe 01:21:23
6 107 FURNISS, Justin PDLBRD 14′-M 01:28:42
PDLBRD UNL-M 39U – Pdlbrd UNL-M 39U

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 138 MANN, Dan 01:04:25
2 127 ABBOTT, Eric 01:06:20
3 129 MIRALLE, Don 01:08:51
4 135 WURZELBACHER, Bobby 01:14:05
5 126 DOLER, Mitchell 01:14:37
6 122 FIELD, Jason 01:15:59
PDLBRD UNL-M 40+ – Pdlbrd UNL-M 40+

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 128 ROBINSON, Tod 01:04:55
2 110 GRANILLO, Manny Ohana PDLBRD UNL-M 40+ 01:09:52
3 105 WORKING, James Richmond PDLBRD UNL-M 40+ 01:20:38
4 131 STONE, Wes 01:21:57
PDLBRD WMNS – Pdlbrd WMNS

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 104 BANKS, Kaitlin NCP PDLBRD WMNS 01:34:16
PDLBRD Legends 50+ – Pdlbrd Legend 50+

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 114 PAGE, Geoffrey Richmond PDLBRD Legends 50+ 01:08:53
2 116 ROCKWELL, Bruce PDLBRD Legends 50+ 01:26:50
3 121 LESTER, Michael 01:36:53
SUP STK M – SUP STK M

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 217 MORRISSEY, Dane 01:11:49
2 233 COFFMAN, Kevin 01:11:56
3 206 FIELD, Mark SUP STK M 01:15:04
4 202 STALLA, Fernando Holua SUP STK M 01:18:51
5 228 KHO, Billy 01:20:51
6 224 RANJO, Rick 01:26:38
7 205 HAGGAR, Terry Hobie SUP STK M 01:26:41
8 203 CAMPBELL, Jayson Infinity SUP STK M 01:28:59
9 200 FERRIS, Kevin SUP STK M 01:29:08
10 221 OROZCO, Dave 01:29:27
11 208 ASHLEY, John SUP STK M 01:33:00
12 227 RAUBER, Mike 01:38:56
13 211 COOK, Brent 01:41:46
14 201 AFIFI, Sammy Holua SUP STK M 01:43:03
15 225 BAUTISTA, Elmer 01:46:21
16 234 JACQUES, David 01:53:16
17 212 MAROSHEK, Trevor 01:55:16
18 226 CARSON, Crash 01:57:40
19 210 DODGE, Wayne 02:02:48
SUP 14 M – SUP 14 M

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 216 BASHOR, Chad 01:15:31
2 223 VAUGHAN, Mike 01:17:19
3 213 CAMHE, Mace 01:21:39
4 214 DRAKE, Todd 01:23:10
5 204 SUERTH, Mike Bark SUP 14 M 01:25:02
6 137 SWANECAMP, Tom 01:25:30
7 209 KOWALSKI, Mike Surf Craft Int. SUP 14 M 01:35:14
8 215 GOSS, Don 01:42:19
SUP UNL M – SUP UNL M

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 232 STOCKDALE, Brian 01:06:51
2 231 SHOEMAKER, Scott 01:11:09
3 123 BROWN, Billy 01:18:23
SUP WMNS – SUP WMNS

Position

Boat #

Paddler(s)

Boat Make/Model

Final

1 235 GIBREE, Gillian 01:27:37
2 222 COCCO, Antoinette 01:27:54
3 229 DONNELLY, Jaime 01:32:24
4 230 SHOEMAKER, Amanda 01:43:29
5 218 CARSON, Vicki 02:12:29
6 219 WEEDEN, Christine 02:12:54
7 220 HARTMANN, Shelby 02:14:10

CORONADO CHAINSAW MASSACRE PADDLEBOARD RACE 2010

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Chainsaw Massacre Paddleboard Race 2010

The Massacre is upon us again September 11, 2010!!

This is a World Paddleboard Association event!

This year,
the race will start at 10:00 AM
(check in starts at 8:30 AM) and will be
DOWNWIND
on the return leg!!!


The race will START & FINISH on the border of the
Coronado City Beach and the NAB/Gator Beach.  The
COURSE will take you from the border
of Coronado City Beach and NAB/Gator Beach to the Red Buoy just off of
Point Loma and then you circle back for the return leg.  It is 6.5 miles.

*Awards for 2010 are
1st through 3rd place
in
Unlimited (
Age
Groups: 18-39 & 40-49)
,
14′ (Open),
Stock (
Age
Groups: 18-39 & 40-49)
,
Women’s (Open),
Legend’s (50+ Open), SUP
Stock
, SU 14′, SUP Unlimited, and
SUP Women’s (Open) divisions.

Note: There
are NO REFUNDS!!!  Also, if you
qualify for the
Legend’s class, but prefer to be in another
class, please let us know when you register.

Directions: Take I-5 North or
South; Take the CA-75 exit onto the San Diego – Coronado Bay Bridge toward
Coronado; Turn left on Orange Avenue and go past the Hotel Del Coronado;
and Turn right either on Avenida de Las Arenas (parking lot) or Avenida
Lunar (starting line).

REGISTER SIMPLY BY  USING THE EVENTBRITE SYSTEM BELOW:

Events at the Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point, CA

Friday, September 10th, 2010

EVENTS OF THE BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

Free SUP Expo: Meet the world’s best shapers and manufacturers, check out their latest board designs and paddle innovations and purchase these goods at steep discounts. Naturally there will be demo boards and paddles of all shapes and sizes available for those who want to perfect their stroke or even try SUP for the first time.

Kids Activities: The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association will be organizing kid’s activities and expo throughout the weekend. If your kid is open to maximum fun, have him/her enter the Kid’s SUP Races being organized by Keli Outrigger & Paddles Sports.

Historic & Cultural Wood Board Carving Workshop: Rainbow Sandals, Kona Brewing Co., & Kanalu have teamed up to present the traditional Hawaiian wood board carving workshop and exhibition for the community. The workshops will be led by renowned traditional Hawaiian wood surfboard carver Tom Pohaku Stone, who will share the Hawaiian history and cultural significance of surfing. Stone and his crew will work together with the community to produce traditional “olo” surfboards, once relegated for use by the great Ali’i Nui (Chiefs) of Hawai’i. These boards will be carved from 18-foot redwood blanks provided by Larry Fuller.

Elite Race:(Saturday) Featuring the world’s best SUPers including prior champions Danny Ching (Redondo Beach, CA), Chuck Patterson (Dana Point, CA), and Jamie Mitchell (Australia). Expect loads of excitement, thrills and spills as the top paddlers put it all on the line for cash & glory. The course is a multiple lap circuit that includes paddling through the surf and beaching equipment for a short, flagged sand run. 2009 Champions:Jamie Mitchell, Australia (men) & Shakira Westdorp, Australia (women). Challengers: More than 300 challengers including Battle of the Paddle Hawaii champions Danny Ching (Redondo Beach) and Candice Appleby (San Clemente).

Open Age-Group Race: (Saturday)
Open to everyone! The course is a friendly, fun and moderately challenging buoy course. Entrants can paddle any board of their choosing, including surfboard class, 12’6″, 14′ and Unlimited. You can expect a record number of entries. Last year’s Open Age-Group Race had the largest SUP field ever assembled – over 390 paddlers! This year’s race promises to be even bigger. Don’t miss out on being a part of history!

SUP Distance Race: (Sunday) Competitors include a mixed bag of international talent and local hopefuls. The Course is a scenic but challenging 10-mile course from Doheny State Beach to San Clemente Pier, and back.

SUP Surf Relay Race: (Sunday) Includes prize money. Last year over 160 paddlers participated in the relays and had an incredible amount of fun doing it. Grab some family members or co-workers, maybe even a few new friends you’ve made on the beach and give it a go! Everyone who enters The Battle of the Paddle will receive a free pair of Rainbow Sandals, event tee and lunch. All event proceeds to go to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association. Whether you’re racing for the prize or just getting started, the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez’s Battle of the Paddle is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the rich tradition of Southern California’s original surf lifestyle, and the dynamic new surf paddle sport known as SUP.

Links:

Race info: http://www.rainbowsandals.com/BattleOfthePaddle/CA/Races.asp

Live Stream of the race: http://www.rainbowsandals.com/BattleOfthePaddle/CA/WebCast.asp

REMINDER: Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez – Battle of the Paddle California

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Battle of the PaddleOk here we go… the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of Paddle California returns to Dana Point at Doheny State Beach on Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd.with a celebration of the modern waterman’s lifestyle.   This classic event is a stand-up paddle festival and exposition that includes a series of races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels.

Event registration: http://paddleathlete.com/2010/rainbow-sandals-gerry-lopez-battle-of-the-paddle-california/

Goget ’em ’cause they’re not gonna last!

Event Registration for CORONADO CHAINSAW MASSACRE PADDLEBOARD RACE 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Chainsaw Massacre Paddleboard Race 2010Registration ends in 2 days so get on it!

The race will START & FINISH on the border of the
Coronado City Beach and the NAB/Gator Beach.  The
COURSE will take you from the border
of Coronado City Beach and NAB/Gator Beach to the Red Buoy just off of
Point Loma and then you circle back for the return leg.  It is 6.5 miles.

Registration for the event here!

http://paddleathlete.com/2010/coronado-chainsaw-massacre-paddleboard-race-2010/

Results for the H20 OverDrive SUP Cup – EJ’s Point of View

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Jordanelle Reservoir We have been going non stop since July 28th, when we disembarked to Utah on the 700mi hi-way trek to theH20 OverDrive SUP Cup in Park City. at Jordanelle Reservoir in our 2003 custom EJ built Freight Liner Sprinter van. We stopped in at one of my all time favorite towns ” BEAVER “, Utah, and headed up the mountain to a special place called Anderson Meadow to enjoy some clean 8500′ mountain air, after driving all day.

This event included an open race and a pro 14′ class, which was the first one where all the top guys met, to battle it out on the same size board. The smaller lighter guys ( myself included ) prefer the 12′ 6” class, where the larger heavier guys like the extra foam in the 14′ class.
The pro race was a 5mi closed coarse trapezoid / M shape with a small beach run to make it more spectator friendly.

Stoked to have placed 8th, among such great paddlers and friends!
Here’s the top ten results :

1 35 TROUT, Slater pro men 00:50:09 0 00:50:09
2 11 ROJAS, rob pro men 00:51:19 0 00:51:19
3 33 KURT, Byron pro men 00:51:38 0 00:51:38
4 25 WILD, Jay pro men 00:51:58 0 00:51:58
5 29 MCPHILLIPS, colin pro men 00:52:07 0 00:52:07
6 13 PATTERSON, Chuck pro men 00:52:20 0 00:52:20
7 28 RAMBO, Brandon pro men 00:53:24 0 00:53:24
8 24 JOHNSON, EJ pro men 00:53:25 0 00:53:25
9 07 CURRY, Chris pro men 00:53:40 0 00:53:40
10 02 HILL, Chris pro men 00:55:38 0 00:55:38

Many Thanks to The Doc and Betsy Risner for opening up their doors to us and many friends from across the country, Florida, North Carolina and so on.
We made many new friends on this road trip!


EJ Johnson – Visit http://johnsonbigstick.blogspot.com/