Posts Tagged ‘paddleboard race’

Island to Island Waterman Relay 2011

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Catalina Island October 8, 2011 – SUP and Paddleboard teams, and individuals on SurfSki’s and OC1’s will meet this weekend for California’s premier Open Water downwinder from the landing on Santa Barbara Island will go east downwind to Two Harbors – Isthmus Catalina – a 28 mile course. First run in 2004, this race is expected to attract the best endurance paddlers on the Mainland and Australia, including Jackson English who will be again paddling in support of  SurfAid International as he did at this year’s Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships.

English is a schoolteacher at the United World College of SE Asia in Singapore but is originally from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.  In the past five years he has raised more than $200,000 for SurfAid.

“With three healthy young children of my own, it breaks my heart to see kids the same age as mine suffering from very preventable diseases such as chest infections, diarrhoea, malnutrition and malaria,” Jackson said.

Visit the main site for tickets and the latest info!

All Paddleboard teams and their required escort boats will meet at the South end of Santa Barbara Island at 6:30 am for check in. The water start will be at 7:00 am, 100 yards from the landing. The race will be a downhill run from Santa Barbara Island to the west end of Catalina Island, approximately 22 N.M., continuing southeast for 6 N.M. along the island, finishing on the South East side of the pier at Isthmus Cove located at Two Harbors. Official cut-off time for the race is 3pm. Race party begins at 3.30pm!

Four classes are invited,teams of three.
Open Paddleboard
Stock Paddleboard
SUP 14″ only (no 12’6″)
O.C. 1 only.
Each team is required to have an escort vessel.

island to island Waterman relay Giles Finlayson

2011 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Results

Sunday, August 28th, 2011
View the 2011 Catalina Classic Race results

Brad Thomas Wins the 2011 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

paddleboard race results 2011In the absence of any previous Catalina Classic winners competing in this year’s race, local favorites are expected to meet their toughest competition from Hawaiian and Australian paddlers.

The 32-mile race starts at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Isthmus on Catalina Island and is expected to finish about 11 a.m. at the Manhattan pier.

The local favorites in the unlimited division are orthopedic surgeon Brad Thomas and Los Angeles County Lifeguard Anthon Vella.

Thomas won the eight mile Hennessey U.S. Paddleboarding Championship in July, defeating last year’s Catalina Classic winner Adam Buckley. Vella won the Father’s Day Rock to Rock, a 22 mile race from the Isthmus to San Pedro. But the two will be challenged by Hawaiian paddler Brian Rocheleau, who placed second in last year’s Catalina Classic and 8th in last month’s 32-mile Molokai Channel Paddleboard race, and Australian Mick Porra, who at age 50, placed sixth last month in the 32-mile Molokai race.

In the stock division (12-foot boards, under 20 pounds), Sunday’s two favorites will each be recovering from victories in last month’s Molokai race.

Jack Bark, of Palos Verdes, teamed with 2008 and 2009 Molokai stock winner Mickey Cote to win the 2011 stock relay division. Eric Abbot, of Hawaii, won this year’s solo stock division in a Molokai record time of 5:26. Both paddlers race for Bark Paddleboards, owned by Jack’s father Joe Bark, a perennial top finisher who has competed in every Classic since 1983.

Jay Sheckman, of San Diego, is expected to put pressure on the two stock favorites. Sheckman finished third in Classic’s stock division last year.


The tradition-bound race has just the unlimited and stock divisions. There are no relay, age or sex divisions. But for the first time this year, an honorary relay team will compete to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Battalion. Wounded veterans from the Afghan War will team up with Catalina Classic veterans, including Ron Robuck, Gene Boyer, Kyle Daniels and Chris Brown.

Also, for the first time since 1960, the Catalina Classic is being held on the same day as the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball tournament. The tournament was established by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce that year to entertain paddleboard fans waiting for the paddlers to reach the finish line at the Manhattan Beach pier. But the race was canceled the following year, due to rough weather and not resurrected until 1982.

2010 Catalina Classic Race

Official results Page

Race Results | 2011 Molokai Paddleboard and SUP World Championships Race Results

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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Race Results | 2011 Molokai2Oahu – Molokai Paddleboard World Championships

Divisions:

Paddleboard – Unlimited Men

1st place: Jamie Mitchell 4:40:31

2nd place: Brad Gaul 4:47:45:90 (faster than Jamie Mitchell’s time from last year!)

Paddleboard – Unlimited Women

1st Place: Jordan Mercer 5:22:31

Paddleboard – Stock Women

Joanna  Bilancieri 6:39:02

 

SUP Unlimited Women

1st place: Andrea Moller 5:26:51

SUP – Unlimited Men

1st Place: Connor Baxter  4:26:10
2nd Place: Scott Gamble

 Paddleboard – Stock

1st place: Eric Abbott 5:26:59

Full results can be found here

Compare them with last years results 

 

Covewater Classic – Northern California SUP Championship

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The First Annual Covewater Classic, Northern California Stand Up Paddle Championships will be held on July 16th, 2011 at Capitola Beach, Capitola.

The Covewater Classic will feature two days of stand up paddling events ~ Race registration is open now!

The Covewater Classic will feature a unique and beautiful paddle course on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, starting and finishing on picturesque Capitola Beach.

The Classic will be comprised of three races to choose from:

  • 2-Mile Open
  • 7-Mile Open
  • 7.5 Mile Elite

The Elite Race purse is $2,000 split evenly between the male and female athletes.  The Classic is a World Paddle Association (WPA) sanctioned event.

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

Huge thanks to the 2011 Covewater Classic sponsors thus far: Surftech (presenting sponsor), Quick Blade, Naish, Standup Paddle Magazine, Standup Journal, Victory Koredry, Dakine, Watermans Applied Science, Adventure Sports Journal, Good Times and Bro Prints.

To be alterted when registration opens, sign up for race news at:

http://www.covewaterclassic.com

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

2-Mile_Race_Map_Final

The two-mile race race is a fun choice for the recreational paddler not yet ready for the 7-mile race.  Paddlers depart from Capitola beach, paddle out past Capitola’s moored sailboats, take a right around a Surftech buoy, paddle parallel to the coastline towards Pleasure Point, round another buoy, and return via the same route.  Once you have approached the beach, you can hop off your board and a Junior Guard will caddy your board onto the beach.  Then carrying just your your paddle, run up onto the beach and finish under the Covewater arch.  This area is a pleasure to paddle, and this will be an enjoyable, but lively, paddle.

7.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)
7 Mile Open Race
The 7-Mile Open Race route is as follows:

  • First Leg, “Cement Shp Blitz”:  Out from Capitola beach, left around the green Surftech buoy, right around a buoy off New Brighton State Beach, paddle to the Cement Ship and right around the buoy there, back to the first buoy, then into the beach.
  • “Sand Alley”: Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board (a Junior Guard will be there to caddy your board).  Now carrying just your paddle, run up onto the beach and through a fenced chute.  Here spectators will cheer you on as the chute takes you back to the water and your board.  The beach run is short, just 25 yards.
  • “Pleasure Point Sweep”: Paddle back out past the moored sailboats, turn right at the red Surftech buoy and paddle parallel the to the coast towards Pleasure Point.  Right around another Surftech buoy, then return via the same route to Capitola beach.  Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board again and run up the beach to finish under the Covewater arch.


7.5-MILE ELITE RACE
Featuring the Steelhead Run on the Capitola River!(click on map for larger view)
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The 7.5-Mile Elite Race is the same as the 7-Mile Open Race above, except that the Elite Race features an incredibly unique and beautiful river paddle portion, the “Steelhead Run“.  After completing the first leg of the race, the Cement Ship Blitz, the Elite Racers will pick up their boards, sprint across the beach and put back in the water in the Capitola Lagoon.  There, racers will paddle up the Capitola river (proper name Soquel Creek) to the picturesque Shadowbrook restaurant, where they will round a buoy and return to the beach.  Racers will then sprint back across the beach, carrying their boards, where they will put back in the water and finish the last leg of the race, the “Pleasure Point Sweep”.  This route promises to be one of the most unique, scenic and fun races in California.

The Steelhead Run portion of the race is limited to only the Elite Race Division (and its maximum of 30 paddlers) due to restrictions on use of the Soquel Creek imposed by the NOAA.  NOAA limited the maximum number of paddlers on the Creek to 30, due to the Creek’s importance as a habitat for Steelhead Trout.

SUP4Cancer 2011 SUP Paddleboard Race Dates July 9-10

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Put it on the calendar. You won’t want to miss this powerful event.

Donate to SUP4Cancer

The 2011 SUP 4 Cancer will take place in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge that separates Oregon and Washington. Paddlers who partake in the SUP Endurance Race will experience everything from big swell to big scenery, offering some of the most stunning surroundings in any SUP race — forest-lined basalt cliffs, bald eagles, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped volcanoes.

We will post more information on the format and event as they become available. For questions or sponsorship inquiry, contact race coordinator, Dan Gavere.

Save the Date! July 9-10, 2011

H2O Audio - Paddle With Music

The 3rd Annual SUP 4 Cancer (SUP4C) will have two dedicated days this year, July 9-10.
Come out and race for prizes, the cause or just to learn the fun watersport of standup paddlesurf (SUP)!

Registration is open March 1.

The Race

Save the Date! July 9-10, 2011

The 3rd Annual SUP 4 Cancer (SUP4C) will have two dedicated days this year, July 9-10.
Come out and race for prizes, the cause or just to learn the fun watersport of standup paddlesurf (SUP)!

Registration is open March 1.

Location: Hood River Waterfront Event Site in Hood River, Oregon.  View Large Map of Hood River and waterfront area.

SUP Distance Race : Open to two SUP craft categories:

  • 13′ and under
  • 13′ +

Course: Downwinder from Viento State Park. This is a 8-mile downwinder through strong current, chop and some of the biggest swell of the Columbia River to Nichols Boat Basin in Hood River. There are a couple of buoys in the middle and a possible obstacle course at some point along the course.

SUP Full Contact Race : is a fun and challenging contest of balance, strength, and determination! Braced with boxing gloves on the handle side of the paddle, racers paddle head to head in heats of 12 competitors, with the goal to knock others off their boards and into the water. The last competitor standing wins the title.

SUP 4×4 Relay Race : consists of 4 teams of four racers each, racing one lap from the Columbia River into the Nichols Boat Basin, back out into the Columbia in front of the Event Site, tagging their team mate for the relay.

Eligibility: Open to men and women at least 18 years of age.

SUP4C Schedule: Times may be subject to change so bookmark this page for updates!!

Friday, July 8th — Athlete pre-registration, athlete’s Fuel Feast, and Kickoff Party!
Saturday, July 9th —
Free SUP lessons every hour on the hour from 12 noon to 5:00 pm by Amundson Boards
Sunday, July 10th
– SUP Events!!
7:30 -9:30 am: Registration
8:30-9:30 am: Athletes go to Viento State Park (must arrange own board transportation to the race — SUP4C volunteers will shuttle racers back to their cars after the race)
10:30 am: SUP Endurance Race start
2 pm-ish: Full Contact SUP Race
4 pm-ish: 4×4 SUP Relay
6 pm: Awards

Funds raised from SUP 4 Cancer will benefit SUP Survivorship Camps for Young Adults with Cancer that Athletes for Cancer is kicking off in April of 2011 in Maui, Hawaii

Event Website

NOAH Kalama Outrigger Classic Races: SUP | OC1 | OC6

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Noah Kalama Outrigger Classic Races Include:

SUP

Men’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Women’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Open Team Relay Race – 4 per team
Novice Team Relay Race – 4 per team

OC1

Sprints for All Age Groups

OC6

Keikis Sprints
Novice Sprints
Novice Mini Iron Race (3 miles)
Open Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards
Masters Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards

Eventbrite http://noah.eventbrite.com

 

Robert August Inaugural Stand Up Paddle Challenge

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Pura Vida Ride is pleased to announce the inaugural Robert August Stand Up Paddle Challenge on June 18, 2011. This event is the first of its kind on the Guanacaste, Costa Rica coast and will be hosted by Robert August and is sponsored by Las Catalinas, Surftech, Pura Vida Ride, and Lolas del Norte restaurant. This event has been organized to involve all age groups and abilities and will include three exciting events focused on competitive racers, sports enthusiasts, novices, and the entire family!

Thanks to our generous sponsors we have an amazing lineup of prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants including full carbon fiber paddles, equipment rental gift certificates, Lolas del Norte gift certificates, and other swag bags for contestants and winners alike. Every entrant receives a race day t-shirt and Robert August Stand Up Paddle Event Poster with the opportunity to have a Robert August autograph.

Our Elite Class Race will feature one lap around our challenging and spectacular 2.5-mile (4km) paddle course and 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach run for a total distance of approximately 3 miles (5 km). This is an open class race for all ages.

The Family Class Race is designed to get everyone in the water and participating! Any human powered craft is allowed, including kayaks, surfboards, rafts, and of course stand up paddleboards. Every craft must include two racers, preferably an adult and a child. This fun and easy 1-mile (1.6km) race will be as much about getting wet and having fun, as it will be about winning! Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes. The secondary contestant (Child) does not have to pay to participate in the event.

The Sprint Class Race will be an exciting and fast paced challenge and will consist of a 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach sprint followed by a 2.5-mile (4km) paddle around our racecourse. This is an open class race for all ages. Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes.

Registration costs are $35 per person and free for children under 14. Registrants can race in multiple events for one registration fee. Signups and more detailed information can be found at www.puravidaride.com

About the Venue:

Playa Danta in the Las Catalinas community is poised to become a pre-eminent international stand up paddle destination. The Guanacaste coastline along the north west of Costa Rica is a dramatic and rich area that offers inspiring venues for all kinds of ocean water sports. Playa Danta is located in the heart of the Guanacaste “Gold Coast” and is particularly unique in that it is an amazingly scenic flat-water bay with near-shore islands within a one-mile paddle. The bay boasts three islands within a 2 mile area, and other islands in the distance that allow for compelling and exciting longer distance paddles.

The wildlife off the Playa Danta coastline is unparalleled. On a typical paddle you can expect to see manta rays, schools of tropical fish, turtles, jellyfish, flying fish, and the list goes on. It is not uncommon to see dolphin and pods of whales on their migratory path. A full outfitter shop is located 150 feet from the water’s edge and includes a rental and retail store devoted to SUP and other outdoor sports. Lola’s Norte, a highly popular and delicious beach front restaurant is located adjacent to Pura Vida Ride and offers simple, fresh, and scrumptious lunches under umbrellas on the sand.

Liberia International Airport (LIR) is just 45 minutes from Playa Danta and offers daily non-stop flights to Miami, Houston, Dallas, and other destinations. Airlines serving Liberia are predominantly American Airlines via Dallas or Miami, Continental Airlines via Houston, and Delta Airlines. Various other carriers offer flights from Canada and Europe as well.

Water and air temperature along this stretch of the coast are consistently around 85 degrees year round making SUP conditions absolutely ideal. Sunrise and sunset both come early in the tropics and don’t change much throughout the year. First light comes around 5:15am throughout the year and sunset comes around 6:00pm. Tides fluctuate dramatically in the tropics making tide selection and knowledge critical when looking to find surf waves or when exploring off shore reefs. A typical tide fluctuates about 10 ft between high and low.

Guanacaste has a “green” and a “gold” season. The green season begins in May with daily light and temperate rains, increasing moderately through June, July, and August and becoming torrential during September and October. The landscape during this season is lush, tropical, and breathtaking. November marks the start of the “gold” season when the rains stop and the coastline begins to dry out increasingly until April, which is the hottest and driest month of the year. During this season the landscape looks more like an African dry landscape and the hills turn “gold”.

The best season to visit Playa Danta for stand up paddling is between November and February when the rains have stopped and the winds are calm. During these months we can have clear blue skies and sheet glass ocean conditions all day, and sometimes all week. In March, April, and May, we have hot, dry weather and higher winds. The winds typically kick up in the afternoon from the northwest and can cause blown out white cap conditions. Typically the morning hours from 5:00am till 10:00am still provide glassy, cooler, and first class paddle conditions. In late May the winds die and we start to get seasonal daily rains and cooler temperatures. May, June, and July also provide great paddling conditions tempered at times by storm systems and daily rain showers. September and October are the rainiest seasons of the year and are not recommended for traveling to Costa Rica.

Eventbrite Register Link : http://puravidaride.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Event – The Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2011

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2010 Paddleboard Race3 & 6 Mile Paddle Board Races

  • Date: Saturday May 15th, 2011.
  • Start: 9:00am, at Moonlight Beach
  • Awards 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisions:
    • Stock-12 ft. and under,
    • 14’,
    • Unlimited,
    • Women- Open class.
    • Kapuna (50+).
    • Stand-up Paddleboard, under 12’6″ and over 12’6″
  • Beach start and finish.*
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held on the beach at Moonlight beach at 10:30am or after the final finisher arrives.

*In the case of heavy surf conditions, there will be an in water start and beach finish.


1 Mile Open Water Swim

  • Date: Sunday May 16th, 2010.
  • Start: 8:30am, 1 mile open water swim, to start and finish at Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) after the last Triathlon wave.
  • Awards: 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisons (for both male and female):
    • 1-12
    • 13-14
    • 15-29
    • 30-39,
    • 40-49,
    • 50+
  • New this year is the addition of the Swim Club Challenge for Age Group Clubs and Masters Clubs. Lowest average club time wins. Those racing in the club challenge are still eligible for individual category awards.
  • The open water swim race will be a mass start on the beach. The course will be a one mile loop finishing on the beach.
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held in the upper parking lot at Moonlight beach on the stage within the expo area at 10:30am.

Ice Breaker SUP Festival & Race

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

From the folks that brought you First Bragging Rights SUP Event last September… Mountain Paddle Surf is looking forward to getting the season started for 2011 with the Ice Breaker SUP Festival and Competition.

We’ll have demo’s and instructional clinics that are free to anyone who shows covering beginner to advanced techniques. Races will consist of Team Relay and Endurance competitions. As always, prizes will be given to top competitors.

Sponsored by Mountain Paddle Surf

Registration:

EVENT – STANDUP ROUNDUP FLATWATER FESTIVAL May,1 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

standup_roundup.jpg (65 KB)Welcome to the Hobie Knockout $1,000 SUP Sprint Race which will be held Sunday May 1, 2011 at Bonita Cove, in Mission Bay, San Diego Ca. brought to you by the organizers of the Annual Standup Roundup. Elite Standup Paddlers (Men and Women) from Southern California will match skills, speed and endurance while vying for the top Prize of $1,000 on a 100 meter flatwater sprint course. Heats of 8 paddlers will sprint head to head on boards provided by Hobie SUP, the last finisher will be eliminated until 2 are left to advance to semi finals. The top 2 paddlers from the semi finals will then repeat the process for the Final. (***There will be a surprise twist to the Final race which will test the champion’s skill).

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

WHERE: SAN DIEGO, MISSION BAY @ BONITA COVE

TIME: STOP BY ANY TIME BETWEEN 8AM – 4PM

WHO: STANDUP MANUFACTURERS; RETAILERS; GENERAL PUBLIC

WHY: TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF STANDUP PADDLING IN A FLATWATER ENVIRONMENT (no waves!) AS WELL AS THE FINE WEATHER OF SAN DIEGO! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TRY THE FASTEST GROWING WATERSPORT ON THE PLANET.

MITSVEN CUSTOM DELUXE SUPs
GRAYWHALE TRADING COMPANY
BOARDWORKS SUP
RUSTY SUP
C4 WATERMAN
PREMIERE STANDUP
FCS
MONSTER PAINT
KINGS PADDLE SPORTS
HOLUA
WALDEN SUP
MCTAVISH SUP
GLOBAL SURF INDUSTRIES
HARD OKOLE
HOBIE SUP
SURFTECH
WNC FOAM
DOYLE SUP
NAH SKWELL SUP
WALKING ON WATER SUP
INDO BOARD BALANCE TRAINER
CHEEKY CONIES
QUICKBLADES
SIREN SURF
RRD / A-O-SPORTS

Buzzy Kerbox SUP Clinic @ The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, fun & inspiration at our 2011 SUP Clinic; with surfing legend and extreme Waterman Buzzy Kerbox. Buzzy will take your level of SUP and Surfing if desired, to another level and share his daily regimen of fitness and training. Join us and get stoked for life.

Package includes:
All transfers to and from San Jose airport & Zancudo Lodge
Max 1 night lodging in San Jose
All lodging at Zancudo Lodge
Three meals per full day the lodge
All alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages during meal service
Two separate day tours at the lodge

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Buzzy Kerbox SUP Clinic @ The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, fun & inspiration at our 2011 SUP Clinic; with surfing legend and extreme Waterman Buzzy Kerbox. Buzzy will take your level of SUP and Surfing if desired, to another level and share his daily regimen of fitness and training.

Package includes:
– All transfers to & from San Jose airport & Zancudo Lodge
– Max 1 night lodging in San Jose
– All lodging at Zancudo Lodge
– Three meals per full day the lodge
– All alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages during meal service
– Two separate day tours at the lodge

Join Buzzy and get stoked for life

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Robert August Inaugural Stand Up Paddle Challenge

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Join us for the first of many Stand Up Paddle challenges at Las Catalinas, Playa Danta, Costa Rica!

Register on Eventbrite

Sponsored by Las Catalinas, Surftech, Pura Vida Ride, and Lola’s Norte, this inaugural event will be hosted by Robert August and is being organized by Pura Vida Ride. The day will include three exciting events focussed on competitive racers, sports enthusiasts, novices, and even your entire family! Sponsored by the Las Catalinas Community, Surftech, Lola’s Norte, and Pura Vida Ride, this event has been organized to involve all age groups and abilities.

Distance Class Race:

8:00 am start

2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run/2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run. Total distance 5.8 miles

Any class board is permitted under 12’6”

Race Classes: Open

Family Class Race:

10:00 am start

1.0 mile paddle

Any human powered craft is permitted (kayak, surfboard, SUP, raft)

All craft must contain two people, preferably one adult and one child

Race Classes: Open

Sprint Class Race:

11:00am start

0.4 mile run/2.5 mile paddle. Total Distance 2.9 miles

Any class board is permitted under 12’6”

Race Classes: Open

Race Class

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Surftech San-O 9” C Full
Carbon Fiber Paddle

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Sprint

Surftech Ventana Composite
Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Paddle

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Family

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

All competitors
will recieve a T-Shirt and commemorative race day poster at checkin. Children
under 14 are free.

7:00am Checkin
and Registration

Our Distance
Class Race will feature two laps around our challenging and spectacular
2.5 mile (4km) paddle course and 0.4 mile (0.6km) beach run for a total
distance of 5.8 miles (9.3 km).  This is an open class race for all ages.
 Top 3 males and top 3 females will be awarded prizes.
View
the race course here.

Distance Class Race:

  • 8:00 am start
  • 2.5 mile paddle/0.4
    mile run/2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run.  Total distance 5.8 miles
  • Any class board is
    permitted under 12’6”
  • Race Classes: Open

The Family
Class Race is designed to get everyone in the water and participating!
 Any human powered craft is allowed, including kayaks, surfboards, rafts,
and of course stand up paddle boards.  Every craft must include two
racers, preferably an adult and a child.  This fun and easy 1 mile (1.6km)
race will be as much about getting wet and having fun as it will be about
winning!  Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes. The secondary contestant
(Child) does not have to pay to participate in the event.
View
the race course here.

Family Class Race:

  • 10:00 am start
  • 1.0 mile paddle
  • Any human powered
    craft is permitted (kayak, surfboard, SUP, raft)
  • All craft must contain
    two people, preferably one adult and one child
  • Race Classes: Open

The Sprint
Class Race will be an exciting and fast paced challenge and will
consist of a 0.4 mile (0.6km) beach sprint followed by a 2.5 mile (4km) paddle
around our race course.  This is an open class race for all ages. Top 3
males and top 3 females will be awarded prizes.
View
the race course here.

Sprint Class Race:

  • 11:00am start
  • 0.4 mile run/2.5 mile
    paddle.  Total Distance 2.9 miles
  • Any class board is
    permitted under 12’6”
  • Race Classes: Open

The Zancudo Lodge SUP Clinic – Stand Up for Women’s Health w/ Suzie Cooney

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, inspiration and fun at our 2011 SUP Clinic with “Stand Up for Women’s Health” featuring Suzie Cooney, from Suzie Trains Maui. Suzie’s clinic’s have been attended by hundreds of women who want to be healthy and get strong through stand up paddling.

Package includes:

All transfers to and from San Jose and Zancudo lodge.
Max 1 night lodging in San Jose.
All lodging at Zancudo Lodge.
Three full meals a day at the lodge.
All alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks during meals.
Two separate day tours at the lodge.

2nd Annual NAC Hovie SUP Festival

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Hovie SUP

The Event will consist of two races with the combining of the two race times for the end result.
Open race 3.75 mile distance + 1/2 mile sprint race – entry fee 30.00
Men – Ages: 17-35, 36 – 49, 50+
Stock – 12’6” – 14’ – Unlimited – juniors (16 and under) on a Stock (12’6”) only
Women – Ages: 17-35, 36 – 49, 50+
Stock – 12’6” – 14’ – Unlimited – juniors (16 and under) on a Stock (12’6”) only

Elite Race 5.75 mile distance + 1 mile Sprint– entry fee 40.00
Men’s – Stock – 12’6” – 14’ – Unlimited
Women’s – Stock – 12’6” – 14’ – Unlimited
Elite race course racers must be a WPA member to earn WPA points for the 2011 WPA U.S. Race Series.

SUP & PUP race – Kids Race – sign up at event
We encourage you to sign up online, but pay at race day check in. Beach check in will start at 8AM. First race starts at 10AM.
Minimum Participants to Support a Class
• Trophy- A minimum of 3 participants is needed to make a class in any division to trophy.
• Ranking- A minimum of 5 participants is needed in any division to receive ranking points.
• 5 participants is needed in any division to receive WPA ranking points
• $10 discount off entry fees for all WPA members Elite Class racers
All racers get race tee shirt, swag bag, and racers buffet and other goodies… Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets.

Sign Up at the Event Page

Nikki Gregg & Dan Gavere @ The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, fun & inspiration at our 2011 SUP Clinic; with SUP fitness evangelist and founder/owner of NRG Lifestyle Fitness Nikki Gregg and her partner Dan Gavere of Werner Paddles. Nikki is known for her fun, yet challenging, workouts where results are hard-earned. As Nikki likes to say, ‘There is nothing worse than a boring workout!

Package includes:
– All transfers to & from San Jose airport & Zancudo Lodge
– Max 1 night lodging in San Jose
– All lodging at Zancudo Lodge
– Three meals per full day at the lodge
– All alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages during meal service
– Two separate day tours at the lodge

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1st Annual ADLER PADDLER – Race Event

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

This is a free race but bring some money to buy an awesome event t-shirt, enter the Raffle for some great prizes, and if you don’t have a SUP board, if you arrive early you can “rent’ a board for a donation to the cause. Registration starts as early as 8 am. Race starts at 10am.

Last year our good friend and avid Stand Up Paddler Steve Adler died unexpectedly to what we later found out was a genetic disorder that caused him to suffer a Aortic Aneurism. Paddle With Purpose has teamed up with the John Ritter Foundation and the Thoracic Aortic Disease Coalition to help raise awareness for this disorder and educate people so that we can hope to save other lives. Because of Steve’s death and with the help of the John Ritter Research Foundation, Steve’s brother was diagnosed with the same disorder, and his life was saved!

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards Steve’s fourteen year old son, Clark Adler’s College Fund as well as the John Ritter Foundation, educational material will be on hand provided by the TADcoalition. Amy Yasbeck, John Ritter’s Widow, will also be doing a book signing at the event.

We hope that this race/paddle will appeal to serious racers, paddlers interested in exploring the world of racing, recreational paddlers, families, friends, as well as people who just want to be a part of something for a really great cause.

So help spread the word and come on out Sunday, March 20th 2011 for the 1st Annual ADLER PADDLER.

For more info visit www.withpurpose.com
questions email: info@thesupspot.com

Event – Surftech SUP SHOOTOUT at the Lane Paddleboard Race

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Paddleboard raceThis premier international SUP surf event includes many U.S. and International Athletes including two time defending Shootout Champion, Southern California’s  CHUCK PATTERSON, Hawaiian’s ZANE SCHWEITZER and CANDICE APPLEBY, Central California’s PETER TROW and Oregon’s DAN GAVERE along with local rippers John Griffith, Michael Roberts, Ward Coffey, Kevin Miske, Ed Guzman and more. We expect the Elite Field will be the deepest and most competitive to date drawing SUP surfers from all over the globe. Also competing in this world class event, will be intermediate SUP surfers from up and down the coast who will compete for bragging rights at the long lined up walls of “Indicators”.

It’s a Race!
New this year Surftech introduces the SURF & SAND DUEL-ATHLON SUP race. This event will take place on Saturday, March 19th and will be great fun for all racing enthusiasts. The race will commence at Cowell’s Beach with a 2.7 mile paddle out to the Santa Cruz Harbor and back followed by a short half-mile beach sprint. This will be the finish for the NOVICE division while the ELITE paddlers will head back out on the water for the final 3.7 mile paddle leg and finishing up with a half-mile sand sprint to the finish.

Register here

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Race Video – Hal Rosoff Classic, Feb 2011

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This is the start of the race from the water side, really unique perspective for those of us who don’t see the race from the front!

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Event Race – Hanohano/Huki Ocean Challenge

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Hanohano/Huki Ocean Challenge
Presented by Premiere Paddlesurf and Maui Jim Sunglasses
OC-1, Surfski, SUP race and Paddleboard Race
Mission Bay San Diego, CA

Great Food…Thanks to : Wahoos
Tons of Swag and a chance to win a brand new Huki OC-1, Surfski or 14′ SUP Race Board

Visit Race Site

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club
C/O Dan Van Dyck
1615 Legaye Dr
Cardiff, Ca 92007

Direct any questions to Dan at:   dvandyck[at]pcfs.net or (760)436-3589

2011 James River Paddle Challenge

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This first-ever competitive paddling race around historic Jamestown Island near Williamsburg, VA is open to all classes of paddlers. Kayakers, Canoeists and SUP paddlers will compete in a 10 mile or 17 mile race course on the tidal section of the mighty James River. This race supports the James River Association’s efforts to protect and restore the watershed.

This is a flatwater paddling course, but winds and tidal currents can make for challenging conditions. The race is open to paddlers over the age of 18 unless a minor is accompanied by an adult in a tandem boat. Prizes will be awarded for every class of watercraft for which 3 or more entrants compete.

Register on Active.com
Registration Fee: $30 before 5/6/2011, $35 after 5/6/2011 Online registration closes at 12am on 6/9/2011 Check-In / Late Registration ($45): 0630 – 0800 Race Day

USCG Approved PFD and sound signalling device are required.

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Oregon Open Ocean Classic 2011

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

8 mile offshore race from North to South will start at Otter Rock State Park and finish at Nye Beach in Newport, OR. Through surf start and finish will challenge the participants on both ends, while predominant northerly winds make for great open ocean paddling. This event is open to Stand Up and paddle board entrants. A flat water race up the beautiful Yaquina Bay estuary on the off day will make this a fun filled two day event.

Race Banquet will be on Friday eve. Offshore and flat water race will be on Sat & Sunday.

Visit the race website

Registration

Course