SLO-CAL WINTER PADDLEBOARD RACE SERIES
by The Paddleboard Company
COURSE AND RESULTS LISTED FOR RACE ONE LISTED BELOW
With our first paddleboard race in the books from last Saturday, Feb 4th, we are happy with the overall feel of the event being a fun and friendly competitive environment for all the racers. The SLO-CAL WINTER SUP SERIES kicked-off with not only seasoned racers, but first-timers and even a paddler with a canine co-pilot name ‘Tanner’. The comprehensive range of board categories and skill levels communicated that this race is for everyone, even with the short but challenging course length, which ended up being a distance of 3.12 miles. Our race director, Nikki Gregg, launched a beach start and beach finish and there was a lot of stoke to have racers participate from Bakersfield and San Diego as well as a strong local SUP presence. We had perfect paddling conditions in the Bay, calm with a slight wind and strong outgoing tide.
The race course changes weekly but here is a GPS screen shot of last week’s course. Starting from Coleman Beach (green dot), racers completed two laps.
- DANIEL MILLER ( 33:50) 14’ 10PTS
- KEN TWIST (34:48) 14’ 9PTS
- MARY ROBINSON (*41:00) 12’6 10PTS
- DEREK LaVOIE (43:07) 14’ 8PTS
- PAUL GALLO (46:20) 14’ 7PTS
- STAN JUAREZ (53:40) 14’ 6PTS
- KACE O’MALLEY (1:02) 12’6 9PTS
- PAT RENSHAW & ‘TANNER’ (1:17) 11’6 10PTS
NEXT WEEK SATURDAY FEB 11th
Due to popular demand we are adding a prone category to the series! Youth categories are included.