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CATALINA ISLAND SUP FESTIVAL 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

CATALINA ISLAND SUP FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 30TH – OCTOBER 2ND

$15,000 Elite Cash Purse, Demos, Beer Garden, Live Music, Films, Parties and much more….

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CHARTER BOAT INFORMATION

Departs Friday 3:30 check-in from Long Beach (1046 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802-6329)
You and your board! $68 R/T
Discounts tickets for family members $45 R/T
Please purchase your tickets in advance on the SUP Charter Boat. You must click this link and purchase in advance to get on this boat. CLICK HERE TO BOOK. Rate is $45 R/T without a board and $68 R/T with a board. This is the least expensive option for transportation to the island.
Also Catalina Express will allow boards on their boat during the festival weekend.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • All-Inclusive Package Includes
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  • $80 for Open on race day $100
  • $175 for elite on race day $200 ($15,000 prize purse)

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Video – 2011 Battle of the Paddle | Distance Race

Monday, September 26th, 2011

California’s distance paddling king Danny Ching returned to the winner’s podium at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, taking first in the 10-mile stand-up paddle (SUP) race.

Dominant female paddler Candice Appleby (Hawaii), who took first in yesterday’s women’s Elite race, won the women’s division. A total of 230 racers took part in today’s distance race. There were more than 900 race entries over the course of the weekend, and over 200 on the distance course including the Infinity Triple SUP anchored by Slater Trout.
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Connor Baxter wins 2011 Battle of the Paddle

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Who won the 2011 Battle of the Paddle? Connor Baxter Zane Shweitzer may have been more excited than the champ himself as he lifts Connor up on his shoulders. Connor was absolutely gassed after the closest Battle ever. The top three finishers; Connor Baxter, Jaime Mitchell, and Danny Ching were separated by seconds, and battled each other the entire race.

Special congratulations to Waterman’s Conner Baxter for his amazing win at the biggest SUP race of the year!

photo © 2011 Chris Bishow

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Results for the Battle of the Paddle 2011 California

Race Results – 2011 Battle of the Paddle Dana Point

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Race Results For the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Dana Point, CA

Maui’s Connor Baxter, 17, won his first major stand-up paddle (SUP) championship today against the world’s best in the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle in California. In the most thrilling Elite Race battle in the four-year history of the event, Baxter fought off none other than 10x world prone paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell (Australia), and defending Battle of the Paddle California champion Danny Ching (California) to win. The women’s Elite Race was won with by an incredibly inform Candice Appleby (Oahu/San Clemente) for the fourth consecutive year.

Full Results Elite Race 2011 Battle of the Paddle California

Full Results Distance Race 2011 Battle of the Paddle California

Full Results Age Group  Race 2011 Battle of the Paddle California

Full results Relay Battle of the Paddle 2011 California

2011 BOP – New Battle Format Spooks Top Paddlers

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Battle of the Paddle 2011 Dana PointChing (Redondo Beach, CA) won both the Elite and Distance races here last year. Travis Grant (Queensland, Australia) won the Hawaii Battle over Ching back in May. Mitchell (Queensland, Australia) won here at Doheny in 2009, and recently returned to dedicated SUP racing after claiming his 10th prone paddleboard world championship in Hawaii in July. Appleby (San Clemente, CA), like Ching, won both races here last year and over the past 12 months has blurred the performance line that separates the men from the women. All four athletes are both nervous and excited to see how the new format plays out.

“Most of the guys, including myself, struggle the first lap and you shoot out of the gate a little harder than you should,” says Ching. “I think (the new format) is scary because if you make a mistake on one lap, there’s not enough time to come back. I’m a little nervous about that. And catching one swell could make a huge difference this time. My big advantage is that I can out-paddle the others over distance, but now we’ve got two shorter races, not one long one, so that levels the field.”

Travis Grant expects that the heat format will help everyone iron out the bugs and result in a greater battle between more paddlers for the win: “The longer the race, the better I do, so shortening it up will really change things. In Australia we do heats for a lot of races, so I don’t mind that, it gets you ready, but it gets the other competitors ready, too! For me, in a straight out final you can break people straight away, but it’s going to be very different with the heats. It’s incredible that the sport’s grown to the point where we need to run heats now.”

Jamie Mitchell admits he’s nowhere near his performance goals yet, so the Elite Race format will be a true test for him: “When I said SUP was my next thing, I meant over the course of a year, not straight away,” said Mitchell. “I went from Molokai (world championship race in July) to my honeymoon, then to New York (where he headed up water patrol for the ASP World Surfing Tour), and now I’m here. But I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be at in terms of performance. I know how to race and I have plenty of experience so I’ll be trying to draw on all that. For me, a Top 5 finish would be a good result. I know what I’m capable of and I’m nowhere near it at the moment, so I can’t be too confident.

“You can’t get ahead of yourself. You’ve got to get through that first heat. And while the distances are shorter, when you combine the 2-mile preliminary heat with the 3-mile final, you’re actually paddling 5-miles this year compared to 4-miles before.”

Candice Appleby is excited about the new format, but wishes the Elite Final had the men and women starting at the same time: “You’re going to see the strongest, deepest, fastest women’s field you’ve ever seen in stand-up paddle this weekend,” said Appleby. “The gap between the men and the women is really closing, so ideally, I’d like it if the women started with the men in the final so we could see where we stand in the field overall. But it’s going to be exciting regardless, and there’s a lot more aspects to the race this year with the new format.”

The preliminary heats of the Elite Race will commence at 9am Saturday. The Elite Final will commence at 2pm. Saturday will also feature the Open Race at 11:30am, the SUP beach expo, and kids races. The distance race from San Clemente Pier will take place on Sunday, finishing at Doheny. In total, more than 800 starters are expected to compete throughout the weekend.

Molokai 2011 – Gerry Lopez interview

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Gerry Lopez needs no introduction.  If anyone can be called “Zen Waterman”, it’s him.  We are just humble students of the master.  I was lucky enough to spend some time with Gerry on the evening before the Molokai to Oahu race.
In this interview , Gerry talks about Standup paddling, shaping, the molokai race, yoga, focus, a bad wipeout at Pipeline with out of body experience and the benefits of getting into the ocean.  This is great stuff, enjoy. 

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/27259212[/vimeo]

I was lucky enough to have a great conversation with Gerry Lopez the night before the Molokai race. Gerry is a true Zen Waterman and shares some words of wisdom. I know it’s long but it really is great stuff, so take the time to listen and let it all sink in.  I put together this 15 minute video about my experience and a recap of the 2011 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race.
There are some short excerpts of the three interviews I taped the evening before the race, to watch the full interviews, click on the links.  Featuring: Brian Szymanski, Jeff Denholm, and Gerry Lopez.

If you are interested in reading more about Gerry’s interest in Yoga, read: Yoga or something like it by Gerry Lopez

Read Full Article on Zen Waterman

Lightest Weight, Quickest Response

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Lightest Weight, Quickest Response

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Lightest Weight, Quickest Response is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

Dave Kalama – Three Common Mistakes

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Dave Kalama - 3 common mistakes in paddling
When I was in high school I did a lot of ski racing and was fortunate to have some very good coaches work with me.  One of the things that always intrigued me was how the right combination of words could have a profound effect on a person’s understanding and visualization of a desired movement. So much so, that my only goal in life was to be a ski coach because I enjoyed the challenge of finding that word or phrase that could change everything for someone trying to learn a new movement. Telling someone to bend their knees isn’t always effective, but telling someone to bend their knees as if they were sitting down in a chair gives them a very specific image of their goal. Telling someone to reach will really only get most people about 80% of the way there. Telling some to reach as if a $100.00 bill were just outside their grasp, usually will get them the rest of the way.

I’ve been traveling a lot in the last six months, which means I’ve been coaching a lot in the last six months. Which also means I’ve had the opportunity to observe what are the most common mistakes people make in their paddle strokes.

One general tip that I think everyone can benefit from is to analyze every single part of your stroke.  If a movement doesn’t serve a specific purpose in making your stroke work, then change it or get rid of it.

Perhaps the most common mistake is to lower your top hand too much during the recovery or exit stage of the stroke. The reason you want to keep your top hand at shoulder level or higher is that the lower you take it, the more you have to raise it again to get into proper reaching position. The more you lower it, the more wasted movement you’re creating for yourself.

The first reason your hand will drop too low is because you pull the paddle back too far. In order for your paddle to go past your feet, your top hand has to drop to accommodate the angle. The reason that’s bad is because it is very difficult to generate much power or momentum once the paddle has gone past your feet and also at that point you are actually starting to pull yourself down into the water. The fix: Don’t pull the paddle past your feet and then your top hand won’t drop too low.

The second reason your top hand can drop too low is because during the recovery stage (moving the paddle forward to reach again), you lift the blade too high out of the water. I see people lift their paddles any where from six inches to three feet over the water while bringing the paddle forward. That’s anywhere from five inches to two feet eleven inches too much. Unless your paddle is much too short the only way for your blade to get that high is to drop your top hand to the side to accommodate the angle. Technically your blade only needs to be a fraction of an inch above the water to move forward without hitting. One way gain awareness about where your blade is during this phase is to actually touch the water on the way back to your reaching position. So while you’re swinging the paddle into it’s forward position give the water just the slightest tap at the half way point. This will insure that the paddle is not too high as well as give you instant feedback on how high the blade is relative to the water. As long as the front edge of the paddle is slightly higher than the back edge, your paddle won’t dive down into the water when you tap. Once you have a feel for it, just skip the tap and go straight to the reaching forward position.

Keeping your top hand above your shoulder can take a lot of energy, and fatigue you quite quickly, so here’s some free extra energy. Support the top hand by supporting the paddle with your bottom hand. Your bottom hand has good leverage, so it can do the work easily. This allows your top hand the opportunity to rest for a split second while the bottom hand is doing the work for the top by using gravity as an ally. By hooking your finger tips and cradling the paddle shaft in your bottom hand you can support the weight of the paddle and your top hand quite easily. That’s a lot of things to remember in mid-stroke, so you might cue that support when you break your wrist inward to feather the blade. Let your lower hand hold the weight and push the paddle forward toward the reach position while your upper hand rests.

One good way to be aware of your top hand is to actually focus on it and watch it for five stokes. I mean actually pick a freckle or knuckle or whatever is on the back of your hand and for five strokes keep your eyes focused on it. If your hand stays in front of your face you shouldn’t have to move your head, if you find you are moving your head to keep your eyes on it, then you’re moving your top hand too much, and you can tell if the drop in your hand is down or to the side. The trick to this is locking your eyes on the chosen spot and don’t look away or past it.

The second very common mistake is not getting the paddle all the way into the water. If you can see any part of the blade when you start to pull then you need to go deeper. A specific goal you can aim for is to have the top of your blade three inches under the surface of the water. This will enable the blade to do it’s job and permit you to get the most for your efforts. Another way to think of it is to get your ice cream scooper all the way down into the ice cream, so that you can get a full scoop. 

The third and perhaps most important mistake I see, is people working way too hard. One example I’ve been giving people lately is this, imagine drinking a glass of water. You would grab the glass with very little effort, you would bring it to your mouth with very relaxed muscles, and doing almost no flexing of your muscles at all. Now imagine grabbing the glass with so much effort you almost smash the glass, imagine bringing it up to your mouth now with every muscle flexed like a body builder posing, the glass would be vibrating and water spilling over the rim. While that my be an exaggeration, I do see people exerting that type of force while trying to paddle. Paddling most of the time needs to be a very flowing and rhythmic action, not a tense muscle flexed series of positions, but rather a constant continually moving movie. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place to exert yourself, but if your base stroke comes from a place of rhythm and flow, when you exert yourself you will be much more effective and efficient. The best fix for it is to greatly reduce your power level and learn how to use your technique as your driving force, not your power output. Decrease your power to the level that you don’t feel like you’re doing any work at all, and just concentrate on technique. You’ll be surprised at how fast you go. Just like drinking that glass of water, get to a point of calm relaxed movement before you start chugging. Have fun.

Aloha,

Dave Kalama 

 

Visit Dave’s site: A Waterman’s Journal: Dave Kalama

2011 Hennessey’s World Championships Race Results

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

 2011 Hennessey's World Championships Race Results

 2011 Hennessey’s Worlds –  Whole Field: Handicapped Results

Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 202 MASON, Joel PDB ULT 18-29 01:06:24
2 96 THOMAS, Brad PDB ULT 40-49 01:09:14
3 234 PLSEK, George PDB ULT 40-49 01:11:18
4 228 BUCKLEY, Adam PDB ULT 30-39 01:11:55
5 229 MIRALLE, Don PDB ULT 30-39 01:12:54
6 90 STOCKDALE, Brian SUP Ult 40-49 Men 01:14:49
7 45 KOSTERLITZ, Chase SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:15:29
8 232 LOREN, George PDB ULT 40-49 01:15:54
9 97 NDIAYE, Dialy SUP Ult 40-49 Men 01:16:14
10 200 SCHECKMAN, Jay PDB 14′ Open 01:16:18
11 39 TROUT, Slater SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:21
12 21 BECKER, Matt SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:30
13 24 VARGAS, Jared SUP Ult 39U Men 01:16:31
14 48 VELA, Anthony SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:34
15 82 REICHENSTEIN, Willie SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:37
16 92 PATTERSON, Chuck SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:16:46
17 53 MAC, Thomas SUP Ult 50+ Men 01:16:52
18 50 DE ZWART, Bart SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:17:32
19 31 KAHN, Mitch SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:18:35
20 27 CAIN, Larry SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:18:48
21 80 STALLA, Fernando SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:19:20
22 30 JOHNSON, Ernie SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:20:04
23 235 MURPHY, Brian PDB Stk 18-29 01:20:26
24 226 FIRST, Max PDB ULT 18-29 01:20:29
25 72 GAVERE, Dan SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:20:40
26 12 ELLIS, Douglas SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:20:45
27 215 BARK, Jack PDB Stk 18-29 01:20:47
28 34 WILD, Jay SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:21:04
29 69 BURGUIERE, Cyril SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:21:17
30 60 MITCHELL, Jamie SUP Stk 39U Men 01:21:25
31 238 COLLINS, Michael PDB ULT 40-49 01:21:33
32 81 CHING, Danny SUP Stk 39U Men 01:21:53
33 236 MURPHY, Michael PDB Stk 30-39 01:21:59
34 227 BURDIAK, Timothy PDB ULT 18-29 01:22:17
35 49 YORK, Spencer SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:22:29
36 212 MONTALBANO, Jim PDB Stk 50-59 01:22:36
37 237 ROEBUCK, Ron PDB ULT 40-49 01:22:46
38 74 ABBEY, Kaeo ‘O’ Kalani SUP Ult 39U Men 01:22:47
39 46 FREITAS, Mo SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:23:00
40 18 LOGRECO, Andrew SUP Stk 39U Men 01:23:28
41 203 BUCKINGHAM, Wayne PDB ULT 50-59 01:23:35
42 59 MARGETTS, Kelly SUP Stk 39U Men 01:23:51
43 205 SCHADE, Bob PDB ULT 50-59 01:23:56
44 218 BUCKINGHAM, Wally PDB ULT 50-59 01:24:20
45 38 BOLAND, Chris SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:24:25
46 76 MATERO, Alex SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:24:26
47 58 DI BETTA, Mick SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:24:50
48 25 NERISON, Kevin SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:24:57
49 318 CARLSON, Micah SUP Ult 39U Men 01:25:58
50 207 LOURENS, Deon PDB Stk 40-49 01:26:01
51 209 ELLIS, Rodney PDB Stk 30-39 01:26:21
52 42 SPRINGER, Seth SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:26:25
53 64 CHAPMAN, Dale SUP 14′ 40 – 49 men 01:26:58
54 4 BAXTER, Connor SUP Stk 39U Men 01:27:15
55 201 FELIX, Larry PDB 14′ Open 01:27:18
56 56 APPLEBY, Candice SUP Stk Women 01:27:20
57 32 MCPHILLIPS, Colin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:27:25
58 26 BASHOR, Chad SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:27:30
59 310 CAMPBELL, Brent SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:27:39
60 210 DIEDERICH, Scott PDB Stk 40-49 01:28:10
61 85 JENSEN, Jake SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:12
62 8 TRAYLING, Bill SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:28:15
63 33 KURT, Byron SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:28:26
64 78 ANDERSAN, Annabel SUP Stk Women 01:28:32
65 2 JACKSON, Paul SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:33
66 317 ROSE, Brennan SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:55
67 95 EBERHARDT, Dan PDB 14′ Open 01:29:02
68 87 TERRELL, Jim SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:29:28
69 63 TEURQUETIL, Alain sup 14′ 40 – 49 men 01:29:34
70 47 LIGHT, Brendan SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:29:43
71 68 RING, Karl SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:29:46
72 10 SCHROTTER, Derek SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:30:16
73 22 BOEHNE, David SUP Stk 39U Men 01:30:40
74 79 BUTKI, Jay SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:31:01
75 23 FIELDER, Chance SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:09
76 222 RUCH, David PDB Stk 18-29 01:31:29
77 5 COOK, Justin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:36
78 88 MORRISSEY, Dane SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:45
79 7 ERICKSON, Lance SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:32:03
80 91 YOUNG, Austin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:32:12
81 220 HUMPHREY, Ron PDB 14′ Open 01:32:16
82 241 AMBROSI, Jo PDB Stk Women 01:32:19
83 36 BAKSIC, Brandi SUP Stk Women 01:32:55
84 65 HILL, Christopher SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:33:00
85 231 MILES, Michael PDB ULT 40-49 01:33:05
86 86 STEPHAN, Chris SUP Stk 39U Men 01:34:00
87 70 HAAG, Brian SUP Stk 39U Men 01:34:09
88 14 HIGGINS, Jim SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:34:39
89 315 KANE, Brian SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:34:49
90 409 CODY, Kevin PDB ULT 01:34:55
91 94 RAMBO, Brad SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:35:16
92 66 JONES, Jonathan SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:35:49
93 55 HOESTEREY, Morgan SUP Stk Women 01:35:51
94 15 BRUNSON, Bruce SUP Stk 39U Men 01:36:05
95 300 WELCH, Greg SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:36:12
96 19 ATHANACIO, Mark SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:36:38
97 213 WITTER, Ron PDB ULT 50-59 01:36:41
98 93 SWANECAMP, Tom SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:36:53
99 225 RICHARDS, Michael PDB Stk 40-49 01:37:30
100 6 ZACHARIAS, Paul SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:37:33
101 67 HOLBROOK, Thomas SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:37:34
102 41 GANGINI, Talia SUP Stk Women 01:37:42
103 83 SMITH, Gene SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:38:04
104 221 LATTER, David PDB 14′ Open 01:38:37
105 323 BISHOW, Chris SUP Stk 39U Men 01:38:56
106 20 LEE, Jennifer SUP Stk Women 01:39:03
107 29 RIDDLE, Alison SUP Stk Women 01:39:07
108 319 O’HEA, Patrick SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:39:31
109 16 PATTON, Robert SUP Stk 39U Men 01:39:43
110 61 PURSER, Sondra SUP Stk Women 01:39:54
111 17 BRACKETT, Julianne SUP Stk Women 01:40:36
112 1 JACKSON, Angela SUP Stk Women 01:40:50
113 51 KHO, Billy SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:40:56
114 219 BOYER, Gene PDB 60+ Open 01:41:33
115 52 GOODMAN, John SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:42:34
116 57 FAZEKAS ZUR, Krisztina SUP Stk Women 01:42:34
117 43 COCCO, Antoinette SUP Stk Women 01:42:49
118 240 BOWEN, Stacy PDB ULT 50-59 01:42:58
119 217 GILLOTT, Jeff PDB Stk 40-49 01:43:07
120 314 HARRISON, Halie SUP Stk Women 01:44:01
121 3 HORSFIELD, Simone SUP Stk Women 01:44:26
122 28 PAUL, Tony SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:44:51
123 214 BARK, Sam PDB 17U Open 01:44:55
124 233 DEWET-OLESON, Kathy PDB Stk Women 01:45:00
125 204 WASSON, Jordan PDB 17U Open 01:45:01
126 54 RANDO, Jessica SUP Stk Women 01:45:37
127 73 DAVIDSON, Richard SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:46:01
128 11 COOPER, Sue SUP Stk Women 01:46:53
129 84 PLUNKETT, Terri SUP Stk Women 01:48:02
130 311 GLYNN, Chuck SUP Stk 39U Men 01:48:03
131 75 STRAZZULLA, Suzy SUP Stk Women 01:49:11
132 206 SHERMAN, Tyler PDB 14′ Open 01:49:51
133 9 RISNER, Betsy SUP Stk 50+ Women 01:50:28
134 62 THOMAS, Kristin SUP Stk Women 01:50:37
135 13 EYRE, Robert SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:52:58
136 37 MERRILL, Emmy SUP Stk Women 01:54:17
137 208 KING, Rochelle PDB Stk Women Open 01:58:00
138 320 ANORGA, Andre SUP Stk Women 02:00:04
139 211 RUSHER, Scott PDB ULT 40-49 DNF
140 216 FREITAS, Mo PDB 17U Open DNF
141 224 SALAFRANCA, Alfredo PDB Stk 30-39 DNF
142 230 COHN, Jeff PDB ULT 30-39 DNF
143 239 RUBIN, Gavin PDB ULT 40-49 DNF
144 301 MINICH, Matthew SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF
145 309 SWART, Simon SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF
146 313 CHURCH, Debbie SUP Stk Wom DNF
147 35 PELKEY, Rob SUP 14′ 40-49 Men DNF
148 40 GANGINI, Tehani SUP Stk Women DNF
149 71 BEAUPRE, Kianoa SUP Stk 39U Men DNF
150 77 LEVORIN, Alex SUP Stk 40-49 Men DNF
151 89 ZUR, Rami SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF

2011 Hennessey’s Worlds – Handicap Results by category

PDB 17U Open –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 214 BARK, Sam PDB 17U Open 01:44:55
2 204 WASSON, Jordan PDB 17U Open 01:45:01
3 216 FREITAS, Mo PDB 17U Open DNF
PDB Stk 18-29 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 235 MURPHY, Brian PDB Stk 18-29 01:20:26
2 215 BARK, Jack PDB Stk 18-29 01:20:47
3 222 RUCH, David PDB Stk 18-29 01:31:29
PDB Stk 30-39 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 236 MURPHY, Michael PDB Stk 30-39 01:21:59
2 209 ELLIS, Rodney PDB Stk 30-39 01:26:21
PDB Stk 40-49 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 207 LOURENS, Deon PDB Stk 40-49 01:26:01
2 210 DIEDERICH, Scott PDB Stk 40-49 01:28:10
3 217 GILLOTT, Jeff PDB Stk 40-49 01:43:07
PDB Stk 50-59 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 212 MONTALBANO, Jim PDB Stk 50-59 01:22:36
PDB ULT 18-29 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 202 MASON, Joel PDB ULT 18-29 01:06:24
2 226 FIRST, Max PDB ULT 18-29 01:20:29
PDB ULT 30-39 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 228 BUCKLEY, Adam PDB ULT 30-39 01:11:55
2 229 MIRALLE, Don PDB ULT 30-39 01:12:54
3 230 COHN, Jeff PDB ULT 30-39 DNF
PDB ULT 40-49 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 96 THOMAS, Brad PDB ULT 40-49 01:09:14
2 234 PLSEK, George PDB ULT 40-49 01:11:18
3 232 LOREN, George PDB ULT 40-49 01:15:54
4 238 COLLINS, Michael PDB ULT 40-49 01:21:33
5 237 ROEBUCK, Ron PDB ULT 40-49 01:22:46
6 231 MILES, Michael PDB ULT 40-49 01:33:05
7 211 RUSHER, Scott PDB ULT 40-49 DNF
8 239 RUBIN, Gavin PDB ULT 40-49 DNF
PDB ULT 50-59 –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 203 BUCKINGHAM, Wayne PDB ULT 50-59 01:23:35
2 205 SCHADE, Bob PDB ULT 50-59 01:23:56
3 218 BUCKINGHAM, Wally PDB ULT 50-59 01:24:20
4 213 WITTER, Ron PDB ULT 50-59 01:36:41
5 240 BOWEN, Stacy PDB ULT 50-59 01:42:58
PDB Stk Women –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 241 AMBROSI, Jo PDB Stk Women 01:32:19
2 233 DEWET-OLESON, Kathy PDB Stk Women 01:45:00
3 208 KING, Rochelle PDB Stk Women Open 01:58:00
PDB 60+ Open –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 409 CODY, Kevin PDB ULT 01:34:55
2 219 BOYER, Gene PDB 60+ Open 01:41:33
PDB 14′ Open –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 200 SCHECKMAN, Jay PDB 14′ Open 01:16:18
2 201 FELIX, Larry PDB 14′ Open 01:27:18
3 220 HUMPHREY, Ron PDB 14′ Open 01:32:16
4 221 LATTER, David PDB 14′ Open 01:38:37
5 206 SHERMAN, Tyler PDB 14′ Open 01:49:51
SUP Stk 39U Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 60 MITCHELL, Jamie SUP Stk 39U Men 01:21:25
2 81 CHING, Danny SUP Stk 39U Men 01:21:53
3 18 LOGRECO, Andrew SUP Stk 39U Men 01:23:28
4 59 MARGETTS, Kelly SUP Stk 39U Men 01:23:51
5 4 BAXTER, Connor SUP Stk 39U Men 01:27:15
6 32 MCPHILLIPS, Colin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:27:25
7 85 JENSEN, Jake SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:12
8 2 JACKSON, Paul SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:33
9 317 ROSE, Brennan SUP Stk 39U Men 01:28:55
10 22 BOEHNE, David SUP Stk 39U Men 01:30:40
11 23 FIELDER, Chance SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:09
12 5 COOK, Justin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:36
13 88 MORRISSEY, Dane SUP Stk 39U Men 01:31:45
14 91 YOUNG, Austin SUP Stk 39U Men 01:32:12
15 86 STEPHAN, Chris SUP Stk 39U Men 01:34:00
16 70 HAAG, Brian SUP Stk 39U Men 01:34:09
17 15 BRUNSON, Bruce SUP Stk 39U Men 01:36:05
18 323 BISHOW, Chris SUP Stk 39U Men 01:38:56
19 16 PATTON, Robert SUP Stk 39U Men 01:39:43
20 311 GLYNN, Chuck SUP Stk 39U Men 01:48:03
21 71 BEAUPRE, Kianoa SUP Stk 39U Men DNF
SUP Stk 40-49 Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 33 KURT, Byron SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:28:26
2 68 RING, Karl SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:29:46
3 66 JONES, Jonathan SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:35:49
4 300 WELCH, Greg SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:36:12
5 19 ATHANACIO, Mark SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:36:38
6 225 RICHARDS, Michael PDB Stk 40-49 01:37:30
7 6 ZACHARIAS, Paul SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:37:33
8 319 O’HEA, Patrick SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:39:31
9 51 KHO, Billy SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:40:56
10 28 PAUL, Tony SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:44:51
11 77 LEVORIN, Alex SUP Stk 40-49 Men DNF
SUP Stk 50+ Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 7 ERICKSON, Lance SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:32:03
2 94 RAMBO, Brad SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:35:16
3 83 SMITH, Gene SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:38:04
4 52 GOODMAN, John SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:42:34
5 13 EYRE, Robert SUP Stk 50+ Men 01:52:58
SUP 14′ 39U Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 45 KOSTERLITZ, Chase SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:15:29
2 39 TROUT, Slater SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:21
3 21 BECKER, Matt SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:30
4 48 VELA, Anthony SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:34
5 82 REICHENSTEIN, Willie SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:16:37
6 80 STALLA, Fernando SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:19:20
7 12 ELLIS, Douglas SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:20:45
8 34 WILD, Jay SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:21:04
9 69 BURGUIERE, Cyril SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:21:17
10 49 YORK, Spencer SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:22:29
11 46 FREITAS, Mo SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:23:00
12 76 MATERO, Alex SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:24:26
13 25 NERISON, Kevin SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:24:57
14 42 SPRINGER, Seth SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:26:25
15 310 CAMPBELL, Brent SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:27:39
16 47 LIGHT, Brendan SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:29:43
17 315 KANE, Brian SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:34:49
18 67 HOLBROOK, Thomas SUP 14′ 39U Men 01:37:34
19 309 SWART, Simon SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF
20 301 MINICH, Matthew SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF
21 89 ZUR, Rami SUP 14′ 39U Men DNF
SUP 14′ 40-49 Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 92 PATTERSON, Chuck SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:16:46
2 50 DE ZWART, Bart SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:17:32
3 27 CAIN, Larry SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:18:48
4 30 JOHNSON, Ernie SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:20:04
5 72 GAVERE, Dan SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:20:40
6 58 DI BETTA, Mick SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:24:50
7 64 CHAPMAN, Dale SUP 14′ 40 – 49 men 01:26:58
8 26 BASHOR, Chad SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:27:30
9 8 TRAYLING, Bill SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:28:15
10 87 TERRELL, Jim SUP Stk 40-49 Men 01:29:28
11 63 TEURQUETIL, Alain sup 14′ 40 – 49 men 01:29:34
12 10 SCHROTTER, Derek SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:30:16
13 79 BUTKI, Jay SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:31:01
14 93 SWANECAMP, Tom SUP 14′ 40-49 Men 01:36:53
15 35 PELKEY, Rob SUP 14′ 40-49 Men DNF
SUP 14′ 50+ Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 31 KAHN, Mitch SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:18:35
2 38 BOLAND, Chris SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:24:25
3 14 HIGGINS, Jim SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:34:39
4 73 DAVIDSON, Richard SUP 14′ 50+ Men 01:46:01
SUP Ult 39U Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 24 VARGAS, Jared SUP Ult 39U Men 01:16:31
2 74 ABBEY, Kaeo ‘O’ Kalani SUP Ult 39U Men 01:22:47
3 318 CARLSON, Micah SUP Ult 39U Men 01:25:58
SUP Ult 40-49 Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 90 STOCKDALE, Brian SUP Ult 40-49 Men 01:14:49
2 97 NDIAYE, Dialy SUP Ult 40-49 Men 01:16:14
SUP Ult 50+ Men –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 53 MAC, Thomas SUP Ult 50+ Men 01:16:52
SUP Stk Women –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 56 APPLEBY, Candice SUP Stk Women 01:27:20
2 78 ANDERSAN, Annabel SUP Stk Women 01:28:32
3 36 BAKSIC, Brandi SUP Stk Women 01:32:55
4 55 HOESTEREY, Morgan SUP Stk Women 01:35:51
5 41 GANGINI, Talia SUP Stk Women 01:37:42
6 20 LEE, Jennifer SUP Stk Women 01:39:03
7 29 RIDDLE, Alison SUP Stk Women 01:39:07
8 61 PURSER, Sondra SUP Stk Women 01:39:54
9 17 BRACKETT, Julianne SUP Stk Women 01:40:36
10 1 JACKSON, Angela SUP Stk Women 01:40:50
11 57 FAZEKAS ZUR, Krisztina SUP Stk Women 01:42:34
12 43 COCCO, Antoinette SUP Stk Women 01:42:49
13 314 HARRISON, Halie SUP Stk Women 01:44:01
14 3 HORSFIELD, Simone SUP Stk Women 01:44:26
15 54 RANDO, Jessica SUP Stk Women 01:45:37
16 11 COOPER, Sue SUP Stk Women 01:46:53
17 84 PLUNKETT, Terri SUP Stk Women 01:48:02
18 75 STRAZZULLA, Suzy SUP Stk Women 01:49:11
19 62 THOMAS, Kristin SUP Stk Women 01:50:37
20 37 MERRILL, Emmy SUP Stk Women 01:54:17
21 320 ANORGA, Andre SUP Stk Women 02:00:04
22 313 CHURCH, Debbie SUP Stk Wom DNF
23 40 GANGINI, Tehani SUP Stk Women DNF
SUP Stk 50+ Women –
Position
Boat #
Paddler(s)
Boat Make/Model
Final
1 9 RISNER, Betsy SUP Stk 50+ Women 01:50:28

11 City Tour day 2, Extreme SUPing!

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

2011 11 City SUP Race

Today was the second day of the SUP11City tour, that will continue till September 11. The 3rd edition of the SUP 11-City tour takes place. Athletes experience the ultimate challenge as they paddle 220 kilometers (136 miles) in five days with heavy weather conditions, with wind forecasts up to 7bft. The second day was almost as tough as the first, with a south western wind blowing 4 bft.

Extreme second day

After the tough race of yesterday, today it was also hard to paddle for the forty athletes. The second day started in Sloten with a start sign of the mayor, who woke up early to cheer for the athletes. The route in the direction of Stavoren contained many open water areas with strong head on winds around 5-6 bft, which forced the athletes on their knees on the board to be able to continue. Today Bart de Zwart, Ryan James and Paul Jackson were leading again in the first part of the race. However in the second part, the youngest participant of the event the Danish Casper Steinfath caught up with the leaders and finished third after Bart de Zwart and Ryan James. First woman to finish was Angela van Hoof-Jackson with a small advantage on Anne-Marie Reichman, who finished second. Third was Simone Horsfield. Best team was Hightide. Several participants had to end the race before the finish because of the heavy weather conditions.

Times:

Men
1. Bart de Zwart – 5 h. 46 min. 11 sec
2. Ryan James – 5 h. 46 min. 14 sec.
3. Casper Steinfath – 5 h. 48 min. 23 sec.
4. Paul Jackson – 5 h. 48 min. 38 sec.
5. Belarmino Diaz – 5 h. 58 min. 14 sec

Ladies
1. Angela van Hoof – Jackson 7 h. 00 min. 00 sec.
2. Anne-Marie Reichman – 7 h. 2 min. 36 sec.
3. Simone Horsfield – 7 h. 14 min. 38 sec.
4. Pat Hernandez – 7 h. 59 min. 23 sec.
5. Team Naishup.nl Men – Ed Asselé – 7 h. 40 min. 0 sec.

Route and weather forecast
Tomorrow Friday september 9, the athletes will start in Workum: Hearekunst 25 and paddle to Franeker where they will finish at the elevencitybridge at Oud Kaatsveld. The weather forecast is much more SUP friendly the upcoming days, with 2 bft wind. However, there will not be much sun tomorrow.

Participants
Beside the ultimate challenge the SUP 11-City Tour is also a unique experience. Over 150 national and international paddlers from around the world (Hawaii, USA, France, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand) get to know Friesland, the northern province of Holland, from the water. Open fields with windmills, cows, and sheep will present itself along the water ways alternated by eleven historical cities built from 1700 onwards.

Participants paddle the original waterways, where ice skaters started conquering this historical tour 101 years ago on frozen waters. SUP 11-City supporters come from all over the country and from all over the world to Friesland to encourage participants from bridge tot bridge, and from town to town.

New team
Today we received a message from team South Africa, that they will participate next year. This is good news for the SUP11City tour, every year we become more international!

Free SUP lessons
Besides organizing the ultimate challenge in SUP, we also like to give everyone the opportunity to get to know this new, fun, healthy and outdoor sport. Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.

Follow the tour?
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

See you in Friesland in SUPtember!

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Race Results 2011 Coronado Chainsaw Massacre

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

9th ANNUAL CORONADO CHAINSAW MASSACRE PADDLEBOARD RACE 2011

Full race results can be found here

Video – Team Bark at the Catalina Classic 2011

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Joe Bark, Jack Bark, Eric Abbott, Brian Rocheleou, Jo Ambrosi and the rest of the Bark team make their way across the prestigious Catalina Classic 32 mile paddle board marathon from Catalina to Manhattan Beach. Featuring music by The Mason Brothers.
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Video – Soul Surf Media + Molokai 2011

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The 15th annual Molokai to Oahu World Championship Paddle Board Race took place on July 31, 2011. It was a record breaking year in attendance and about every course record fell as the “channel of bones” seemed in a good mood giving competitors good conditions across the 32 miles of open ocean. In this first of our video series from the race, we just get a little glimpse of the race and some of the people who made the channel crossing this year.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/28910110[/vimeo]

Chris Aguilar and Soul Surf Media are the producers and director behind the first stand up paddle feature film, Destination 3 Degrees that was screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

SUP11City tour day 3 – Saving a cow giving birth andSUP in the World sport of Games in Friesland

Monday, September 12th, 2011

SUP11City tour day 3 - Saving a cow giving birth andSUP in the World sport of Games in Friesland

Netherlands, September 8, 2011
Dag 3: Sun and blue skies, a cow giving birth en route and SUP at the World Sport for all Games in Friesland in 2016.

The participants of the SUP 11-City Tour experience an ultimate challenge. They paddle 220 kilometers paddle 220 kilometer in 5 days in extreme weather. After 2 days with extreme weather conditions the weather today was pretty good. Ten knots of wind, no rain, blue skies and sun!

The good weather conditions don’t change the focus of the athletes doesn’t differ from the first two days. A race is a race and the competitors will fight till the last day. The athletes paddled a distance of 44 kilometers today and needed to get their stamps at the start, on the way in Bolsward en Harlingen and at the finish in Franeker.

In Witmarsum where the paddlers need to take their 15 minute break, de first six guys arrive at 11.15 am. The first three ladies arrive about 25 minutes later. Again the first three are Angela van Hoof-Jackson, Anne-Marie Reichman en Simone Horsfield. The overall results show a close race between the first three girls competing. Anne-Marie still claims the first place after three days. The overall results will be published on our website this evening (http://www.sup11citytour.com).

Results day 3: Workum Franeker

Men
1. Bart de Zwart – 4:58:28
2. Ryan James – 4:58:32
3. Casper Steinfath – 4:58:36

Ladies
1. Angela van Hoof – Jackson 5:41:27
2. Anne-Marie Reichman – 6:00:28
3. Simone Horsfield – 6:01:57

Teams
1. Team Hightide – 5:26:34
2. Team Naishup.nl Men – 5:26:55
3. Team Starboard-Supmagazine – 5:44:41

World Sport for all Games 2016 in Friesland
Thiadrik Twerda, the councillor of Franeker is also responsible for sports and culture. Today he handed out the day prices. Twerda was very impressed and all the international athletes. He suggests that SUP would be a great sport to add to the World Sport for all Games in 2016, for which Friesland is nominated as host. A big compliment for the athletes. Of course we hope SUP will be an Olympic sport soon.

Special price for Team Hightide girls for helping out a cow giving labor.
The girl who paddled for Team Hightide today, was a little delayed on her way, passing by a cow giving birth. She went to look for the farmer who immediately took action.

Route en weather forecast for Saturday the 10th of September
Tomorrow the athletes will start at 09.00 am. at the famous 11-City Bridge in Franeker (Spaarbankstraat 26). The mayor of Franeker will give the start signal. De weather forecast is good. The wind will come from the south and will be about ten knots with a temperature of 24 degrees in the afternoon.

Bartlehiem, here we come!
Supporters can find the athletes in Berlikum (Gernierswei) between 10.00 and 11.00 am. Their 15 minute break will be at the Oude Leye ( (Lange Balkendijk 1). The first participants are expected to arrive at this point about 11.30 am. In the afternoon supporters can drive to the famous little bridge at Bartlehiem where the athletes will pass by. From there they will SUP to Birdaard and finish in Dokkum.

Free SUP lessons.
Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.
Follow the tour:
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

Stichting Stand Up Paddle
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info@sup11citytour.com
www.sup11citytour.com

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SUP 11-City Tour 2011 Day 1

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

SUP 11-City Tour 2011 Day 1

It’s on! From today on to September 11, the 3rd edition of the SUP 11-City tour takes place. Athletes will experience the ultimate challenge as they paddle 220 kilometers (136 miles) in five days with heavy weather conditions, with wind forecasts up to 7bft. And tough it was today, with a south western wind blowing 5 bft. Unfortunately the weather forecast for the rest of the week will not improve. Freezing it is in Friesland.

Heavy first Day
It was a tough race today with strong wind conditions: south west 5 bft. Mainly crosswinds for the participants. Leaders in the first stage of the race were Bart de Zwart, Ryan James and Paul Jackson. For the women Anne-Marie Reichman, and Jackson were leading. Finally Bart de Zwart reached the finish first after 5,5 hours, closely followed by Erik Devaux, and third Paul Jackson. For the women it was Anne-Marie who finished first after a race of 6,5 hours, secondly Jackson and third Horsefield. The first of the teams was team Hightide. Several participants had to end the race before the finish in Sneek, because of the heavy weather conditions. Despite the rain, the sun appeared so now and then between the clouds, a good way to warm up the atmosphere.

“A big storm passed by last night. At the start it was a little calmer with 20-30 knots.
I had a good start with 3 others right behind me. Ryan James, Paul Jackson and Jake Jensen. We had head wind right from the start. We worked together for a couple of hours. 2 km before or reststop in Sneek I pushed up the pace with who Ryan came along and we had minute on the other two at the stop a nice gap to start the rest of the race.
We worked hard for the next 2 hours and increased the gap. Hard work with fierce winds. And then we got to the lake 30 knots from the side and almost impossible to get to the otherwise where we wanted. Ryan start well but fell a few times. It was about 30 minutes paddle on our left side.
When we finally got to the other side, it was still Ryan and me. It came to a sprint to the finish where I narrowly beat Ryan by 3 seconds.

1st Bart de Zwart 5 hrs 28 -Starboard
2nd Ryan James 3 seconds -Starboard
3rd Paul Jackson 8 minutes 10 seconds -Fanatic
In women Anne- Marie came in 1st” -Starboard

-Bart de Zwart

Free SUP lessons
Besides organizing the ultimate challenge in SUP, we also like to give everyone the opportunity to get to know this new, fun, healthy and outdoor sport. Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.
Follow the tour?
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

See you in Friesland in SUPtember!

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Catalina Classic 2011 with Tom “T2” Thomas

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Experience T2’s first crossing. Great job Tom! The 32-mile race from Isthmus Harbor on Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier is one of longest paddle board races in the country and requires almost continuous paddling by hand for 5-9 hours depending on the racer.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkQgVr2bZNc[/youtube]
T2 Tom Thomas Catalina Classic 2011

2011 Battle of the Paddle Updates

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

 Battle of the Paddle 2011 Dana Point

RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ

BATTLE OF THE PADDLE CALIFORNIA

Doheny State Beach, CA, USA

Sept. 24 & 25, 2011

Dana Point, CA – (August 2, 2011) — The 4th annual Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez BATTLE OF THE PADDLE returns to Doheny State Beach, September 24 & 25, for the greatest battle yet.

Registration is now open for the SUP Expo and races with 1,000 participants expected to gather for the weekend of SUP festivities, including races worth $25,000 – the largest offering in the sport.

The stand-up paddle phenomenon known as the Battle of the Paddle first ignited at Doheny State Beach, California, back in 2008. Since then, the ingenious formula of high energy races and stand-up paddle (SUP) exposition has become the heart beat of an industry and the pulse of a global lifestyle.

To accommodate the growing number of elite level athletes, Rainbow Sandals will introduce qualification heats for the Elite Race final in September. Doheny State Beach, as part of the California State Park System, offers the ideal venue to accommodate swelling numbers of athletes and a sea of spectators.

The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is an SUP festival and lifestyle exposition that includes races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels. From beginners, to family and company relay teams, to high intensity elite competition, Battle of the Paddle is the showcase for the world’s fastest growing water sport.

The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is proudly supported by California State Parks; DSBIA; Clif Bar, Duke’s Restaurant; Hobie Surf Shop; Maui Jim Sunglasses; Kona Brewing Co.; Patagonia; and Riviera Paddleboards.

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.

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.

2010 Champions:Danny Ching, California (men) & Candice Appleby, Hawaii (women).

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. 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.

Aloha,

Sparky, Gerry, Pat & Barrett

 

BoP CA

Register now to guarantee a spot in the races !!!

 BoP CA Eventbrite Online Registration  Click here 

BoP SUP Expo: 

BoP CA SUP EXPO Registration form – Click here

BoP Website

battleofthepaddle.com click here 

 

Dan Gavere SUPInstruction Series – Eddy Turns

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Master Instructor Dan Gavere shows us how to do execute an eddy turn on a stand up paddleboard in moving current. Eddy turn refers to the action of moving from the main current into an eddy, or vice-versa, and is also commonly referred to as “peeling” in and out, or “eddying” in and out. Simply put, eddy turns are the most important river running skill to develop.
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Video – Chuck Patterson Revists Indo

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Indo Chronicles are back–a video series previewing the print feature, 14 Days, coming out soon in the Fall issue of SUP magazine (on sale Sept. 14). In this, the sixth installment, they profile Chuck Patterson, a gifted athlete with incredible surf, kite, snow and SUP skills.

SUP Magazine

Gorge Challenge 2011 Recap

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The first ever 2011 Gorge Challenge was a great, fun event. There were three different races – the Elite course race, the long distance, and the most fun part  – the team relay.

The event took place in Hood River Oregon, which is one of my favorite places to go, because there is so much to do. Before the race I got to windsurf, kayak, as well as go down the rapids on a SUP board.

The first day of the event was the Elite race, which was about six miles through a tricky course. We were all on 14-foot boards and went though a course with six turns in it, which made it difficult. We had to go around this course 4 laps. Being on a 14-foot was faster than the normal 12.5-foot, but turning it around the buoy through a tight course with four other people next to you definitely made it interesting.

We all started in the water and I thought it would be smart if I started in shallower water, but this line was above the buoy, whereas everyone else wanted to get a straight line to the buoy.

So, when I started I was in shallower water then everyone else and also had less people by me, because everyone started below me. When the horn blew I got a good push off onto my board and everyone else had to jump on to their board and then paddle. I lead to the first buoy and for the rest of the race.

Here is a you tube link of the start from our friend Rod Parmenter

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFLAjMC1i3w[/youtube]

The whole race I got drafted by everyone and I was the only one that didn’t draft. Going to the second buoy I tried to turn as tight as I could and my paddle got stuck in the lines of the buoy and I almost fell in, but I saved it and fell on my butt and kept paddling. I also kept the lead.

It was light winds and it was about 98 degrees, so this was by far the hottest race I have ever competed in. I had a hydration pack, but I never stopped paddling, so I couldn’t take a sip to save my life.


It was four laps and I lead the way, but I couldn’t get a good gap on everyone cause they were all drafting me. I ended up coming in first place overall in the men’s elite. I was super happy with my performance, especially because this was my first pure flat water race.

That day they had the awards and I ended up going home with $2500. When I went home – well to a friend’s home – I ate a giant dinner and fell asleep right away dreaming about the next day.

When the next day came around I ate breakfast and headed up to Viento State Park for the downwinder.  The course was an 8-mile downwinder to Waterfront Park. The race started at 12:00 and the wind was up for a good downwinder.

After the start I was about the third person to round the first buoy and once I rounded it, I paddled as hard as I could. I passed the two people in font of me and kept it going and didn’t let one person pass me. It was a really good downwinder, because the wind blows one way and the current goes the other way, which causes the swell to get big. This makes it really fun with long glides. It is funny though; it feels like you are moving fast, but when you look at the shore you are barely moving.

I came in first overall. So I was super happy to clean up and get first in both events over the weekend.

But I can’t forget the relay race, for this race all the open class racers made teams of three people and then they picked one elite paddler from a hat. So this was just for fun and good memories.

At the awards that day, I ended up with a couple extra awards. The Waterman’s Award for overall, and The Sportsmanship Award.  At the end of the weekend I got to go home with a total purse of $4,000.

A big Mahalo to all my friends at the Gorge that really helped me out – especially Bill, Daryl, Nikki, Dan, Steve!!!

And, I want to thank my sponsors for all their support – Starboard, Rainbow Sandals, Maui Jim Sunglasses, EFX Technology, Dakine, Nike 6.0, GoPro Cameras, On It Pro, Waterman’s Sunscreen, Sunrite Maui and Hi-Tech Sports.

Also a big Mahalo to all the event organizers and volunteers.

Aloha –
Connor Baxter