Posts Tagged ‘Battle of the Paddle’

BOP 2013 – Kai Lenny Hammer Buoy Turn

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Master SUP racer Kai Lenny showing how a buoy turn is done at the Battle of the Paddle 2013

Retro – Great Footage From the BOP 2012

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Retro – Team Bark at the BOP 2012

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Some cool footage from the Bark Team at the Battle of Paddle from last year!

Letter from Sparky – 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Stand Up Paddle Race Battle of the PaddleImportant letter from Sparky

Aloha racers and friends of the Battle of the Paddle,

We are very excited about returning to Hawaii May 14 & 15 for the Battle of the Paddle. Last year’s events were unbelievably exciting and lots of fun for us. We saw phenomenal growth in our sport and our event’s success is due to your enthusiastic support. We are very proud to continue the Battle of the Paddle for 2011.

Regrettably we have learned there is conflict with another SUP event on Maui in mid-May. Obviously this is a great disappointment and it certainly is not our intention to have competing events.

We want to mention that Rainbow Sandals was in contact with the Maui event group in late 2010 and it was communicated to us that they were scheduling for a later weekend in May. With this information we respectfully chose May 14 & 15 for BoP HI. Unfortunately since we have begun planning and inserted advertisements for the event, we are not able to change the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii dates.

For our upcoming Hawaii event, we ask you to register now so you can guarantee your spot in the races. Due to overwhelming demand, safety and permitting issues we ask all competitors to register sooner than later so we can better plan & prepare. At last year’s event we did run out of sandals, tees, jerseys and food because of last minute entries. If you wait until the event dates to register we cannot guarantee we will have your specific sandal or tees size available and the entry fee will be more expensive.

http://paddleathlete.com/2011/event-gerry-lopez-2011-battle-of-the-paddle-hawaii/

All names registered will be published and take priority in case we have to limit the number of race entries. By registering early you can also enjoy better rates for hotel rooms and flights to Hawaii. Stay tune for official Battle of the Paddle travel & accommodation rates from our sponsors.

Please contact event coordinator Barrett Tester (events@rainbowsandals) with any questions or assistance about your entry or registration for the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.

We look forward to seeing you on Duke Kahanamoku Beach this Spring.

Much Aloha,
Sparky

Jamie Mitchell – MY TAKE ON THE 2010 BOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Jamie Mitchell's Take on the Battle of the Paddle Dana Point Doheny 2010Well what a way to finish off the end of the paddling season. Its definitely time to hang up my paddle and shoulders for some R&R. If you haven’t been to a Battle of the Paddle yet do yourself a favor and make it to one.. What a EPIC event.. If you’re a paddler this really is a Paddlers weekend. From Elite Race carnage to Team Relay Spirit and anything and everything u need to SUP is right there you just have to look. If your not careful you will find yourself getting lost and spending hrs just looking around at all the exhibitors tents in the whole scene that is going on.But what a great thing we have going on right??

What other sport can u think of where and Tom,Dick or Harry can just show up pay $200 and be on the start line next to a Danny Ching,Chuck Patterson,Gerry Lopez etc in what is one of our sports most important and elite race?? Sort of crazy hey. Its like jumping on the court with Kobe and shooting hoops in the Finals or walking around 18 holes with Tiger at Augusta? But u know that would never happen in a million years. So lets enjoy what we have going for the moment cause i can sense things will change in the Future. But its cool that you can be side by side with your Idols or heroes and they are most likely to say what’s up and shake your hand.

As for the my weekend at the Battle I was very happy with how it went down. Of course i would have loved to defend my title at Doheny but it wasn’t to be this year.. Danny was solid as usual and deserves everything he achieved this year.. Congrats mate . I made one crucial mistake which hurt me really bad in the race. Going out in the 2nd lap me and Danny were pretty neck and neck and I had the inside run to the turn buoy but i missed a stroke which put me a half a board length back and Danny took full advantage and I was blocked getting around the buoy and Danny got the wave i missed it and all of a sudden a gap of 200 yards was opened up.

So when i look back that was what really hurt my chances of going toe to toe with Danny. I had to hammer to try and catch back up which i made some ground up coming into the changeover into the 3 rd lap and ran as fast as i could and got back onto Danny’s tail but i had used everything I had and he realized and put the gas on and dropped me like a bad habit. Good racing by him. By that stage i was trying to recover and flush all the lactic acid out of my body the rest of the lap and that’s where the final margin was made and stayed till the end of the race. Funny how when you break it down it came down to one lazy stroke that hurt me.. But as long as you can learn from your mistakes and take something away from it you are always evolving. So all in all it was another exciting year at Dana Pt. We had waves again great weather and exciting tight racing. 3rd, 4th and 5th was a sprint up the beach with Slater ,Travis and Andrew and that’s exciting for the crowd(which i must say was awesome). Its nice to hear the cheers to keep u pumped while your racing.

Then you had the Age group race which was like looking out at 500 people walking on water. It was crazy. The Distance Race on Sunday morning which is a flat out slugfest in flat water and topping it off is the Relay Race which personally for me is the funnest race of the weekend. Everyone having a great time but also a little bit of Bragging rights to the team who comes away with the win.

This year was a epic Relay. I was lucky to be in Team SUP CO/LA HUI KAI with Brandi,Kelly and Slater and we were stoked to get the win. What a way to finish off a great weekend for everyone. I want to thank Sparky,Gerry, Barrett and all of the helpers and behind the scene volunteers that make this race happen. I’m stoked to be a part of it. This year it was also great to see so many Aussie’s over here. Many who were from The Gold Coast where I live – Mick,Kelly,Travis,Jacko,Angie,Peasey to name a few. Well done guys on some awesome results!

The future looks bright for us Aussie’s. Also a HUGE thanks to my Sponsors for all the help and Support while we are in California. Quiksilver, Kaenon Polarized, SUP CO, Surftech, La Hui Kai, Futures Fins, Waterman’s Applied Science,Quickblade. You guys are all legend’s and im stoked to represent you guys.

Below is a video of this years race that Joss took and have a look and check it out… Take care everyone and make sure to get some rest and don’t burn yourselves out..JM

Full HD:
http://gallery.me.com/jamiemitcho#100211

Mitcho’s Site

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlhkTItRnm0[/youtube]

Video – 2010 Pro Elite Race at the Battle of the Paddle

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

http://www.suptrainer.comHere’s a awesome footage from Jon Ham. Footage from the 2010 Pro Elite Race at the Battle of the Padde in Dana Point, CA.

http://www.suptrainer.com

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgeqBtKVI4[/youtube]

Race Results for the Battle of the Paddle 2010 Dana Point

Monday, October 4th, 2010

2010 Battle of the Paddle results

Below are most of the results from the Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point for 2010.

Team Relay Results

Team Relay Results
Sup Co/ La Hui Kai, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 1 1 1 0:37:58
Team Hobie, Team Dana Point, Ca 46 2 2 2 0:38:13
Naish Hawaii, Team Honolulu, Hi 55 3 3 3 0:39:46
Team Bark, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 4 4 4 0:40:12
Sic Brazil, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 5 5 5 0:40:24
Starboard a Team, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 6 6 6 0:40:28
Boardworks Surf, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 7 7 7 0:42:08
Starboard, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 8 8 8 0:42:28
Infinity, Team Dana Point, Ca 34 9 9 9 0:42:44
Ohana, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 10 10 10 0:42:49
Riviera, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 11 11 11 0:43:10
Team Florida, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 12 12 12 0:43:12
Hobie Love, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 13 13 13 0:43:15
Super Dudes, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 14 14 14 0:43:44
Hobie #2, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 15 15 15 0:43:45
Hovie Sup Race Team, Team Newport Beach, Ca 40 16 16 16 0:43:51
Eurosupa, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 17 17 17 0:44:01
Lahui Team B, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 18 18 18 0:44:44
King’s (that’s Hot), Team Dana Point, Ca 50 19 19 19 0:44:53
Canada, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 20 20 20 0:44:54
Supcompany, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 21 21 21 0:45:25
Rogue #1, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 22 22 22 0:45:34
Suplove, Team Costa Mesa, Ca 36 23 23 23 0:46:03
Rogue #2, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 24 24 24 0:46:03
Nidecker, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 25 25 25 0:46:05
Team Surftech, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 26 26 26 0:46:22
Everpaddle, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 27 27 27 0:46:48
Sup Core, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 28 28 28 0:47:04
Mahalo Paddleboards Team, Team Honolulu, Hi 48 29 29 29 0:47:07
Team Yolo, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 30 30 30 0:47:12
Naish1, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 31 31 31 0:48:28
Silver Backs, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 32 32 32 0:48:44
E-Boards, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 33 33 33 0:49:09
Sup Surf Club, Team San Clemente, Ca 43 34 34 34 0:49:50
The Team, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 35 35 35 0:50:25
Hobie Desk Jockies, Team San Juan Capistrano, Ca 45 36 36 36 0:50:34
Mexico, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 37 37 37 0:50:49
Herbie Aloha, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 38 38 38 0:50:54
De Soto Na Kawa Kai, Team Dan Point, Ca 50 39 39 39 0:51:25
Bullet Proof Tigers, Team San Clamenta, Ca 30 40 40 40 0:51:47
Qwc, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 41 41 41 0:51:49
Team O’fish’l, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 42 42 42 0:52:54
Crossfit Oc, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 43 43 43 0:53:59
Awesome Otters, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 44 44 44 0:55:18
Surfworks Usa, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 45 45 45 0:55:23
Team Ooba, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 46 46 46 0:55:44
Team Gummer, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 47 47 47 0:56:04
Sup in the Bu, Team Malibu, Ca 50 48 48 48 0:56:34
Piranhas, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 49 49 49 0:57:09
Maui Jim Sup Lbc!, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 50 50 50 0:59:20

Distance SUP Race Results

Distance SUP Race
Ching, Danny Redondo Beach, Ca M 27 1 1 1 1:02:19
Rojas, Rob Laguna Beach, Ca M 37 1 2 2 1:02:59
Patterson, Charles Dana Point, Ca M 41 1 3 3 1:03:52
Grant, Travis Palm Beach, Na M 27 2 4 4 1:05:35
Vargas, Jared Honolulu, Hi M 26 3 5 5 1:06:29
Shahinian, Thomas San Clemente, Ca M 41 2 6 6 1:07:28
Bess, Jerry Kamuela, Hi M 45 3 7 7 1:07:41
Stockdale, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca M 47 4 8 8 1:07:58
Ndiaye, Dialy Marina Del Ray, Ca M 43 5 9 9 1:08:36
Mitchell, Jamie Currumbin, Na M 33 1 10 10 1:09:13
Gages, Cronsteadt Teva Tuta, Na M 30 2 12 11 1:09:14
Trout, Slater Lahaina, Hi M 15 1 11 12 1:09:14
De Zwart, Bart Haiku, Hi M 40 1 13 13 1:09:23
Shoemaker, Scott Poway, Ca M 44 6 14 14 1:09:27
Baxter, Connor Makawao, Hi M 15 2 15 15 1:09:31
Owens, Casey San Diego, Ca M 46 7 16 16 1:09:32
Clifton, Cody San Clemente, Ca M 18 1 17 17 1:10:38
Gallagher, Tom Long Beach, Ca M 50 1 18 18 1:11:15
Hauanio, Kainoa Pahoa, Ca M 30 2 19 19 1:11:25
Mcphillips, Colin San Clemente, Ca M 35 3 20 20 1:11:26
Napoleon, Aaron Pearl, Hi M 44 2 21 21 1:11:32
Pelkey, Rob Dana Point, Ca M 43 3 22 22 1:11:44
York, Spencer Corona Del Mar, Ca M 25 1 23 23 1:11:47
Curry, Chris Wrightsville Beach, Nc M 29 2 24 24 1:12:07
Eberhardt, Dan Manhattan Beach, Ca M 43 8 25 25 1:12:35
Jackson, Paul Gold Coast, Ca M 34 1 26 26 1:13:03
Kahn, Mitch San Clemente, Ca M 50 1 27 27 1:13:05
Carter, Rand Tahoe Vista, Ca M 46 9 28 28 1:13:11
Terrien, Eric Villa Verde, Na M 28 1 29 29 1:13:23
Pease, Troy Miami, Na M 38 4 30 30 1:13:37
Becker, Matthew Santa Barbara, Ca M 16 1 31 31 1:13:37
Boland, Chris Dana Point, Ca M 49 4 32 32 1:13:41
Wild, Jay Truckee, Ca M 30 2 33 33 1:14:05
Becker, John Santa Barbara, Ca M 51 2 34 34 1:14:32
Napoleon, Sepa Kapolai, Hi M 22 1 35 35 1:14:39
Hill, Christopher Holly Ridge, Nc M 42 5 36 36 1:14:41
Kurt, Byron Dana Point, Ca M 46 1 37 37 1:14:46
Butler, Colin Charlotte Amalie M 40 6 38 38 1:15:04
Baksic, Brandi San Clemente, Ca F 38 1 1 39 1:15:26
Matero, Alessandro Sao Paulo, Sp M 36 5 39 40 1:15:33
Bradley, Todd Honolulu, Hi M 51 3 40 41 1:15:47
Hann, Norm Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia M 41 7 41 42 1:16:04
Robinson, Stu Courtenay, Bc M 29 3 42 43 1:16:06
Vitale, James Newport Coast, Ca M 52 2 43 44 1:16:09
Pavao, Greg Waianae, Hi M 49 8 44 45 1:16:11
Brunton, Rachel Rpv, Ca F 25 2 2 46 1:16:30
Thierry, Tching Faaa Tahiti M 44 9 45 47 1:16:38
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi M 16 2 46 48 1:16:49
Erickson, Lance Dana Point, Ca M 54 3 47 49 1:16:51
Morrissey, Dane Huntington Beach, Ca M 24 2 48 50 1:16:58
Moller, Andrea Haiku, Hi F 31 1 3 51 1:17:00
Mcdonald, Matthew Miramar Beach, Fl M 31 6 49 52 1:17:06
Brown, Billy Laguna Beach, Ca M 36 7 50 53 1:17:11
Bashor, Chad Laguna Niguel, Ca M 40 10 51 54 1:17:16
Appleby, Candice Honolulu, Hi F 24 3 4 55 1:18:08
Johnson, E.j. Dana Point, Ca M 47 11 52 56 1:18:12
Closier, Greg Landurvez, Na M 35 3 53 57 1:18:20
Wrenn, Karen Portland, Or F 38 2 5 58 1:18:42
Cook, Justin Santa Rosa Beach, Ca M 23 3 54 59 1:18:44
Vela, Anthony Encinitas, Ca M 36 4 55 60 1:18:45
Dudley, Elliot Cardiff, Cardiff M 25 4 56 61 1:18:46
Elbert, Derek Park City, Ut M 37 8 57 62 1:18:47
Springer, Seth Thousand Oaks, Ca M 33 9 58 63 1:19:02
Field, Mark Imperial Beach, Ca M 48 2 59 64 1:19:08
Campbell, Brent Newport Beach, Ca M 28 5 60 65 1:19:26
Miranda, Kimo Kaneohe, Hi M 53 1 61 66 1:19:33
Inouye, Matthew Pearl City, Hi M 26 4 62 67 1:19:39
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca M 16 3 63 68 1:19:55
Menelau, Livio Haiku, Hi M 32 5 64 69 1:20:00
Kirkcaldie, Adam Santa Barbara, Ca M 32 10 65 70 1:20:04
Lester, David San Clemente, Ca M 53 4 66 71 1:20:21
Parmenter, Rod Hood River, Ca M 45 12 67 72 1:20:30
Jones, Jonathan Rolling Hills Estates, Ca M 42 3 68 73 1:20:33
Mulholland, Kristian Park City, Ut M 39 11 69 74 1:20:40
Lopez, Gerry Bend, Or M 61 1 70 75 1:20:51
Fielder, Chance Dana Point, Ca M 38 12 71 76 1:21:32
Hunt, Kelley Koloa, Hi M 31 13 72 77 1:21:35
Sheldon, Paul Long Beach, Ca M 48 13 73 78 1:21:39
Grey, Charlie Ditchling, Na M 28 6 74 79 1:21:50
Richards, Michael Encinitas, Ca M 41 4 75 80 1:21:53
Wild, Anik Truckee, Ca F 38 3 6 81 1:21:53
Smith, Gene Tarzan Hermosa Beach, Ca M 49 14 76 82 1:21:56
Fenton, Bobby Scituate, Ma M 42 15 77 83 1:22:19
Graham, Rob Carpinteria, Ca M 45 16 78 84 1:22:23
Bock, Chip Melbourne Beach, Fl M 43 17 79 85 1:22:24
Kho, Billy Trabuco Canyon, Ca M 47 18 80 86 1:22:33
Zimmerman, Kyle Huntington Beach, Ca M 19 7 81 87 1:22:59
Butki, Jay Los Angeles, Ca M 48 19 82 88 1:23:03
Demarco, John Honolulu, Hi M 44 5 83 89 1:23:18
Chain, Claudio Sao Paulo M 42 20 84 90 1:23:25
Pascoe, Brent Dana Point, Ca M 31 3 85 91 1:23:33
Jardine, Kolaiah Kailua, Hi M 33 6 86 92 1:23:37
Cruet, Rafael San Juan, Pr M 44 6 87 93 1:23:39
Estrada, Scott Sacramento, Ca M 43 21 88 94 1:23:41
Welte, Brody St Petersburg, Fl M 34 14 89 95 1:23:50
Swanecamp, Tom Dana Point, Ca M 45 22 91 96 1:23:57
Allen, Ian Oxnard, Ca M 41 10 90 97 1:23:57
Vaughan, Michael Santa Monica, Ca M 39 15 92 98 1:24:09
Beausang, John Wilmington, Nc M 40 23 93 99 1:24:14
Longley, Sparky San Clemente, Ca M 64 2 94 100 1:24:49
Westenberger, Michael Key West, Fl M 35 7 95 101 1:24:53
Murray, Stuart Mona Vale, New South Wales M 46 7 96 102 1:24:55
Moore, Jim Crystal Bay, Nv M 48 24 97 103 1:25:00
Wible, Arthur Santurce, Pr M 49 1 98 104 1:25:03
Garcia Lopes, Jorge Aguadilla, Ca M 34 8 99 105 1:25:06
Hildreth, Darian Key West, Fl M 37 16 100 106 1:25:10
Napoleon, Riggs Pearl City, Hi M 12 4 101 107 1:25:25
George, Sam Malibu, Ca M 54 2 102 108 1:25:27
English, Tom Lencadia, Ca M 47 11 103 109 1:25:42
Somerville, Phil Marina Del Ray, Ca M 40 25 104 110 1:25:45
O’hea, Patrick Santa Cruz, Ca M 34 17 105 111 1:25:51
Jackson, Angela Gold Coast F 34 1 7 112 1:26:06
Anderson, Annabel Wanaka, Ca F 29 4 8 113 1:26:20
Rhodes, Bryce Del Mar, Ca M 57 5 106 114 1:26:49
Baus, Heather Penuelas, Pr F 38 2 9 115 1:26:56
Sweet, Jeff Thousand Oaks, Ca M 42 26 107 116 1:27:34
Honscheid, Sonja Corralejo, Ca F 29 1 10 117 1:27:45
Macarewich, Matt Capistrano Beach, Ca M 47 12 108 118 1:27:49
Holbrook, Tommy Newport Beach, Ca M 24 8 109 119 1:27:53
Bond, Michael Mammoth Lake, Ca M 55 3 110 120 1:28:44
Willis, Alika Honolulu, Hi M 47 8 111 121 1:29:17
Anderson, Roger Haiku, Hi M 44 27 112 122 1:29:17
Misiewicz, Jim Holland, Mi M 43 28 113 123 1:29:19
Drottar, Steve Santa Cruz, Ca M 46 29 114 124 1:29:42
Augaitis, Lina Vancouver, Bc F 29 5 11 125 1:29:49
Goodman, John Santa Barbara, Ca M 54 4 115 126 1:29:57
Farrar, Bob Corona Del Mar, Ca M 50 6 116 127 1:30:04
Tam Sing, Kelly Honolulu, Hi M 40 9 117 128 1:30:17
Feeley, Thomas Sunny Isles Beach, Fl M 42 10 118 129 1:30:29
De Queiroz, Fabiano Curitiba, Ca M 36 9 119 130 1:31:42
Kawai, Tatsumi Aichi M 38 10 120 131 1:32:23
Underwood, Jeff Mercer Island, Wa M 44 11 121 132 1:32:44
Wright, Clayton Wright Newbury Park, Ca M 54 5 122 133 1:33:13
Donnelly, Jaime Long Beach, Ca F 34 4 12 134 1:33:38
Benhaim, Nitzan North Hollywood, Ca M 35 11 123 135 1:34:00
Fereday, Brett San Clemente, Ca M 45 12 124 136 1:34:27
Salas, Gilbert La, Ca M 50 6 125 137 1:34:30
Roediger, Bernd Kahului, Hi M 13 5 126 138 1:34:33
Reed, Hunter Rancho Santa Fe, Ca M 22 9 127 139 1:34:48
Titcomb, Herbie Honolulu, Hi M 57 7 129 140 1:34:53
Altman, Ken Citrus Heights, Ca M 68 1 128 141 1:34:53
Losee, Tom Santa Rosa Beach, Ca M 44 13 130 142 1:35:04
Wowk, Delmer Edmonton, Ab M 42 14 131 143 1:35:46
Currie, Warren St. Albert, Ab M 45 15 132 144 1:35:51
Becky, Bishop Hood River, Or F 38 3 13 145 1:36:03
Owen, Eduardo Miami, Fl M 49 16 133 146 1:36:21
Hillery, Drew New Orleans, La M 25 10 134 147 1:36:56
Abel, Cathelineau El Cotillo, Na M 39 12 135 148 1:37:01
Beebe, Leah Hermosa Beach, Ca F 28 1 14 149 1:37:49
Copp, Tony Danapoint, Ca M 48 17 136 150 1:37:52
Gibson, Cindy Honolulu, Hi F 28 2 15 151 1:38:13
Stoney, William San Diego, Ca M 21 11 137 152 1:38:19
Humenny, Kelvin North Vancouver, British Columbia M 42 13 138 153 1:39:04
Babcock, Bill Hood River, Or M 63 3 139 154 1:39:12
Aaron, Joe Capo Beach, Ca M 19 12 140 155 1:39:28
Campbell, Scott San Clemente, Ca M 39 4 141 156 1:39:57
Kubeska, Mike Orange, Ca M 28 13 142 157 1:40:10
Meyer, Matt San Clemente, Ca M 43 18 143 158 1:40:25
Kingsmill, Taylor San Clemente, Ca F 18 1 16 159 1:40:39
Reichman, Anne-Marie Paia, Hi F 35 5 17 160 1:41:28
Demsey, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca M 68 1 144 161 1:42:22
Arche, Monica Miami, Fl F 38 4 18 162 1:42:55
Evatt, Mike Mt Pleasant, Sc M 50 8 145 163 1:43:13
Brostowicz, Allen Malibu, Ca M 42 19 146 164 1:44:03
Mcphail, Scott Honolulu, Hi M 48 20 147 165 1:44:41
Perna, Frank Malibu, Ca M 72 1 148 166 1:44:45
Davis, Sara San Clemente, Ca F 26 3 19 167 1:45:58
Brackett, Julianne South Lake Tahoe, Ca F 10 1 20 168 1:46:00
Koerner, Chris Capistrano Beach, Ca M 52 4 149 169 1:50:10
Hull, Nichole Homewood, Ca F 32 5 21 170 1:51:32
Cachia, Victor San Juan Capistrano, Ca M 53 9 150 171 1:52:36
Lee, Audrey Honolulu, Hi F 54 1 22 172 1:53:43
Auerswald, Cliff Capistrano Beach, Ca M 49 21 151 173 1:54:21
Szymanski, Brian Cardiff, Ca M 42 30 152 174 1:55:03
Healy, Cameron Portland, Or M 60 2 153 175 1:56:07
Riserbato, Joseph Mission Viejo, Ca M 51 10 154 176 2:11:38
Kalmbach, Jennifer Kailua Kona, Hi F 27 0
Morrison, Jen Issaquah, Wa F 34 0
Harrison, Elsa San Clemente, Ca F 36 0
Melvin, Pete Huntington Beach, Ca M 48 0
Poppler, Jericho Long Beach, Ca M 58 0

Elite Men and Women Battle Race

SUP Elite Men
Name Hometown Age Rank Time
Ching, Danny Redondo Beach, Ca 27 1 0:57:45
Mitchell, Jamie Currumbin, Ca 33 2 0:59:36
Trout, Slater Lahaina, Hi 15 3 1:00:39
Grant, Travis Palm Beach, Na 27 4 1:00:39
Logreco, Andrew Honolulu, Ca 26 5 1:00:43
Baxter, Connor Makawao, Hi 15 6 1:01:52
Cronsteadt, Georges Mataiea, Tahiti 30 7 1:01:55
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi 16 8 1:02:54
Becker, Matthew Santa Barbara, Ca 16 9 1:03:08
Napoleon, Sepa Kapolei, Hi 22 10 1:03:08
Mcphillips, Colin San Clemente, Ca 35 11 1:03:08
Margetts, Kelly Australia, Ca 38 12 1:03:12
Napoleon, Aaron Pearl, Hi 44 13 1:03:13
Rojas, Robert San Clemente, Ca 37 14 1:03:15
Macbeth, Dave Dana Point, Ca 36 15 1:03:15
Wild, Jay Truckee, Ca 30 16 1:03:53
Kurt, Byron Dana Point, Ca 46 17 1:03:56
Patterson, Charles Dana Point, Ca 41 18 1:04:09
Jackson, Paul Gold Coast, Queensland 34 19 1:04:13
Morrissey, Dane Huntington Beach, Ca 24 20 1:04:28
Casey, Packet Ft. Lauderdale, Ca 37 21 1:04:44
Kahn, Mitch San Clemente, Ca 50 22 1:05:05
Starnes, Eric San Juan Capistrano, Ca 52 23 1:05:13
Lloy, Tommy Dana Point, Ca 24 24 1:05:15
Curry, Chris Wrightsvillie Beach, Nc 29 25 1:05:16
Pease, Troy Gold Coast, Queensland 38 26 1:05:25
Poppler, Tyson Redondo Beach, Ca 24 27 1:05:26
Rambo, Brandon San Clemente, Ca 21 28 1:05:35
De Zwart, Bart Haiku, Hi 40 29 1:05:36
Bess, Jerry Kamuela, Hi 45 30 1:05:51
Pelkui, Rob Dana Point, Ca 43 31 1:06:11
Menelau, Livio Haiku, Hi 32 32 1:06:13
Vela, Anthony Encinitas, Ca 36 33 1:06:37
Rico, Leroy Lacanau, Hi 37 34 1:06:44
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca 16 35 1:07:06
Coffman, Kevin San Diego, Ca 40 36 1:07:07
Cook, Justin Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 23 37 1:07:17
Stalla, Fernando San Diego, Ca 23 38 1:07:17
Vargas, Jared Honolulu, Hi 26 39 1:07:19
Robinson, Stuart Courtenay, Ca 29 40 1:07:20
Mcfarland, Iain Merritt Island, Fl 24 41 1:07:20
Kosterlitz, Chase St. Pete Beach, Fl 24 42 1:07:21
Cambilargiu, Carl Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 43 43 1:07:33
Gavere, Dan Hood, Ca 46 44 1:07:40
Butler, Colin Cgarlotte Amalie, Usvi 40 45 1:07:45
Beaupre, Kainoa Honululu, Ca 35 46 1:07:54
Dudley, Elliot Cardiff, Cardiff 25 47 1:07:57
Ndiaye, Dialy Marina Del Rey, Ca 43 48 1:07:59
Morgan, Tyler Inglewood, Ca 33 49 1:08:13
Saeman, T.j. Dana Point, Ca 25 50 1:08:21
Kirkcaldie, Adam Santa Barbara, Ca 32 51 1:08:25
Macarthur, Charlie Snowmass Village, Co 50 52 1:08:26
Barth, Garrit Long Beach, Ca 25 53 1:08:27
Napolean, Riggs Pearl City, Hi 12 54 1:08:29
Desoto, Duane Honolulu, Hi 33 55 1:08:29
Pavao, Greg Waianae, Hi 49 56 1:08:34
Murphy, Michael Redondo Beach, Ca 31 57 1:08:36
Mcdonald, Matthew Miramar Beach, Fl 31 58 1:09:04
Hill, Christopher Holly Ridge, Nc 42 59 1:09:25
Haag, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca 19 60 1:09:29
Kenworthy, Jason Dana Point, Ca 37 61 1:09:32
Erickson, Lance Dana Point, Ca 54 62 1:09:32
Matero, Alessandro Sao Paulo, Sp 36 63 1:09:37
Emory Ii, Wally Capo Beach, Ca 37 64 1:09:46
Dorries, Peter Elanora, Queensland 43 65 1:09:48
Hauanio, Kainoa Pahoa, Hi 30 67 1:10:42
Garcia, Jorge Adrian Aguadilla, Pr 34 68 1:10:50
Clifton, Cody San Clemente, Ca 18 69 1:10:50
Chanzy, Patrice Tahiti 36 70 1:10:52
Inouye, Matthew Pearl City, Hi 26 72 1:11:15
Gregory, Closier France, Bretagne 35 73 1:11:21
Carter, Rand Tahoe Vista, Ca 46 74 1:11:28
Holbrook Jr., Tommy Newport Beach, Ca 24 75 1:11:33
Hunt, Kelley Koloa, Hi 31 76 1:12:10
Ellingson, Robby Mt. Baldy, Ca 35 77 1:12:11
Hann, Norm Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia 41 78 1:12:17
Boehne, Dave Dana Point, Ca 34 79 1:12:28
Ring, Karl San Juan Capistrano, Ca 46 80 1:12:50
Thierry, Tching Faaa Tahiti, Tahiti 44 81 1:12:55
Finer, Adam Bucerias, Nayarit 39 83 1:13:03
Stephenson, Riley Escondido, Ca 19 84 1:13:04
Tureck, Charles San Diego, Ca 40 86 1:13:34
Drinkward, Neal Redondo Beach, Ca 47 87 1:13:38
Johnson, Ej Dana Point, Ca 47 88 1:13:41
Field, Mark Imperial Beach, Ca 48 89 1:13:46
Addison, Corran San Clemente, Ca 39 90 1:14:00
Grey, Charlie Ditchling, Ca 28 91 1:14:05
Stockdale, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca 47 92 1:14:10
Richards, Michael Encinitas, Ca 41 93 1:14:13
Shandro, Bodie Sun Peaks, Bc 46 95 1:15:02
Butki, Jay Los Angeles, Ca 48 96 1:15:02
Liberator, Brad Costa Mesa, Ca 23 97 1:15:38
Szymanski, Brian Cardiff, Ca 42 98 1:15:43
Warner, Jeff Carlsbad, Ca 43 99 1:15:44
Kawai, Tatsumi Aichi 38 101 1:16:00
Roediger, Bernd Kahului, Hi 13 102 1:16:13
Seid, Kevin Haleiwa, Ca 45 103 1:16:23
Voci, Ryan Lakewood, Ca 32 104 1:16:30
Lopez, Gerry Bend, Ca 61 105 1:16:34
Willis, Alika Honolulu, Hi 47 106 1:16:37
Kho, Billy Trabuco Canyon, Ca 47 107 1:16:38
Wells, Martie Colton, Ca 48 109 1:16:51
Bishop, Craig Hood River, Or 41 110 1:16:51
George, Sam Malibu, Ca 54 111 1:16:53
Murray, Stuart Mona Vale, New South Wales 46 113 1:17:25
Shimabukuro, Noah Kula, Hi 28 114 1:17:27
Ayres, Ronnie Truckee, Ca 42 116 1:18:12
Brown, Billy Laguna Beach, Ca 36 117 1:18:13
Cruet, Rafael San Juan, Pr 44 119 1:18:34
Vaughan, Michael Santa Monica, Ca 39 120 1:18:41
Bock, Chip Melbourne Beach, Fl 43 123 1:19:25
Westenberger, Michael Key West, Fl 35 124 1:19:25
Zur, Rami Costa Mesa, Ca 33 125 1:19:27
Griffith, John Santa Cruz, Ca 48 127 1:19:42
Wible, Arthur Santurce, Ca 49 128 1:19:59
Ishiki, Job Huntington Beach, Ca 25 130 1:20:30
Aaron, Joe Capistrano Beach, Ca 19 132 1:20:37
Gornall, Allan Comex, Ca 25 135 1:22:09
Smith, Gene Tarzan Hermosa Beach, Ca 49 136 1:22:20
Kubeska, Mike Orange, Ca 28 139 1:22:21
Wright, Clayton Wright Newbury Park, Ca 54 140 1:22:43
Abel, Cathelineau El Cotillo, Na 39 142 1:23:38
Titcomb, Herbie Hawaii, Ca 57 148 1:29:24
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi 16 0
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca 16 0
Glynn, Chuck Carlsbad, Ca 22 0
Terrien, Eric Vill Verde, Ca 28 0
Hanny, Thomas Kirkland, Wa 35 0
Camhe, Mace New York, Ny 43 0
Becker, John Santa Barbara, Ca 51 0
SUP Elite Women
Appleby, Candice Honolulu, Hi 24 66 1:10:31
Baksic, Brandi San Clemente, Ca 38 71 1:11:03
Bruntsch, Rachel Honolulu, Hi 26 82 1:12:59
Kalmbach, Jennifer Kailua Kona, Hi 27 85 1:13:20
Gibree, Gillian San Diego, Ca 24 94 1:14:35
Moller, Andrea Haiku, Hi 31 100 1:15:58
Baus, Heather Mtn. Grove, Mo 38 108 1:16:41
Wrenn, Karen Portland, Ca 38 112 1:17:19
Anderson, Annabel Wanaka, Ca 29 115 1:18:01
Merrill, Emmy San Clemente, Ca 16 118 1:18:31
Hogan, Maggie Chula Vista, Ca 31 121 1:18:43
Hoesterey, Morgan Honolulu, Hi 29 122 1:18:43
Hunscheid, Sonja Corralejo Fuerteventura 29 126 1:19:32
Goebel, Helga Ft. Lauderdale, Ca 33 129 1:20:09
Cravens, Beccy Haleiwa, Hi 24 131 1:20:35
Jackson, Anglea Gold Coast 34 133 1:20:44
Reichman, Anne Marie Paua, Ca 35 134 1:21:26
Donnelly, Jaime Laguna Beach, Ca 34 137 1:22:21
Wild, Anik Truckee, Ca 38 138 1:22:21
Gregg, Nikki Haleiwa, Ca 36 141 1:23:01
Wenzel, Diane San Clemente, Ca 45 143 1:23:56
Plunkett, Terri San Clemente, Ca 41 144 1:24:38
Macarthur, Jenny Snowmass Village, Co 46 145 1:24:38
Augaitis, Lina Vancouver, Bc 29 146 1:25:26
Cocco, Antoinette Lomita, Ca 34 147 1:26:01
Boyer-Willis, Mary Anne Weston, Fl 44 149 1:29:31
Starr, Jamilah Princeville, Hi 32 150 1:38:04
Poppler, Jericho Long Beach, Ca 58 151 1:41:57
Harrison, Elsa San Clemente, Ca 36 0

You can see the rest here at the race timers website

Event Video – Battle of the Paddle 2010 Dana Point Distance race scenes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Battle of the Paddle 2010 distance raceDark and ominous and is the way the conditions can be described during the morning 10 mile distance run at the Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point for 2010. I paddled my way out into the center of the course to catch some of the leaders as they neared the final approach. Some describe the Battle as chaos, mayhem and destruction but as you can see the distance race is almost Zen like in it’s quiet yet fearsome competitiveness. Racers spend most of the hour inside their own head, strategists who both focus on breath and their immediate surroundings while mapping this to the larger frame of the race. Running mini races with their immediate leader in the hope of picking them off, one by one, in the race to the podium.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eGdDuyw3cI[/youtube]

Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez – Battle of the Paddle California

Saturday, October 2nd, 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.

The Battle of the Paddle is more than an ordinary paddle race.  For the sport’s elite racers it presents a championship-styled SUP race that offers the sport’s largest cash purse of over $25,000. For those just getting their feet wet in the world of SUP, it represents the ideal opportunity to learn about the sport, the fun, the equipment and the international community behind it.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

Elite Race:

Competitors: The world’s best SUPers

Equipment: Stock (12’6”) SUP boards

Course: Multiple laps on a circuit that includes paddling through the surf and beaching equipment for a short, flagged sand course run.

Defending Champions: Jamie Mitchell (Australia), men  Shakira Westdorp (Australia), women

Challengers: Recent Battle of the Paddle Hawaii champions Danny Ching (Redondo Beach, CA) & Candice Appleby (Honolulu, HI).

What to Expect: Tons of excitement, cheering, thrills and spills as the world’s best put it all on the line for the cash & glory.

Open Age-Group Race:

Competitors: Open to everyone!

Course: A friendly, fun and moderately challenging __-mile buoy course.

Equipment: Whatever you like! Including surfboard class, 12’6”, 14’ and Unlimited.

What to Expect: 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!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

SUP Distance Race:

Competitors: Mixed bag of international talent and local hopefuls.

Equipment: SUP craft categories 12’6”, 14’ and Unlimited.

Course: A scenic but challenging 10-mile course from Doheny State Beach to San Clemente Pier, and back.

SUP Surf Relay Race:

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!

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.

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.

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.

Wet Those Lips – Battle of the Paddle Dana Point Insanity

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Battle of the paddle Dana Point Mayhem

Mayhem at the Battle ..Be there!!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jttFGAjD-Q[/youtube]

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.

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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!

Hanging With Master Designer Brian Szymanski at the NCP Shaping Room

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Brian SzymanskiI often try and cruise over to the Ding King at about 5.30pm because I can almost always catch Brian in full creative mode, and  I was not disappointed today. Although usually I’m prepared with my GoPro HD but today I was just returning from a work appointment  and all I had with me was my crappy old blackberry 8330 – the worlds worst video camera. After this my GoPro is staying in my truck!

Anyway, it was good enough to capture some super interesting tidbits with regards to the new 14′ SUP SURF prototype with a California Rocker, which Brian is working on for the Battle of the Paddle etc. This board will be as user friendly as a race board can be, stable yet fast and a great board for mere mortals and heavier guys wanted some extra stability without sacrificing glide.  I plan on owning one of these as soon as possible – Cool stuff Brian thanks Bud!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IntoNpL7Hyw[/youtube]

Learn to Paddle with Chuck Patterson & Karen Wrenn at the 2010 Quiksilver TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival

Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Learn to Paddle with Chuck Patterson & Karen Wrenn

Learn to Paddle with world class paddlers Chuck Patterson & Karen Wrenn at the 2010 Quiksilver TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival. Secure your tickets today by using paddleathlete.com easy ticket block below!

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboard Festival

Monday, August 16th, 2010

4th Annual Ta-Hoe Nalu

Information

4th Annual Ta-Hoe Nalu Notice to Participants:

Registration/Reception August 20, 2010 at Event Site 2:00pm to 7:00pm Kings Beach, Ca

Live Concert on the Beach after Registration Reception

Luau & Concert Saturday August 21, 2010 5pm to 10pm

Check in for Races 1 hour prior to each Race

Contact: paddletahoe@ta-hoenula.com – Ernie 775-772-2927