Stand Up for the Cure 2013 was Huge! If you missed it this year, you have to get there next year. Why is it so fun? Well, because fun is what this event is all about. In all our years of hosting events, and demos, we have never had so many people out on paddleboards for their first time. With all the racing and surf contests going on lately it was nice to get out on the water with 800 of our closest friends an just go for a paddle… Did we mention this years Stand up for the Cure raised more than $40,000 on saturday. We would like to thank Dan Van Dyck, Judie Vivian, and the whole crew at SUFTC for a great event, as well as all the participants, sponsors, and teams that rallied together to raise money and awareness for The Susan G Komen Foundation.
Also a huge congratulations to The SUP Chicks So-Cal for their team effort in raising $20,000!!! Check them out below with their Giant Check! Great Job Sup Chicks!
TODAY is the last day to get online and pre-register for the event on May 4th, 2013, in Newport Beach! Don’t miss out on this great event and great cause. There are 650+ Paddlers registered already, so it is sure to be a record breaking SUP event!
The Carolina CUP… One of the East Coasts biggest SUP Race, did not disapoint! The competition was stacked, and the variety of conditions made the 12.5 Mile “Graveyard” course challenging to say the least… Huge congratulations to 404 Team Rider Danny Ching for taking his second consecutive Carolina Cup win with a 4 Minute lead over 2nd Place finisher Eric Terrien. Danny Ching proving once again he is a force to be reckoned with especially considering he was fresh off his MOLOKA’I SOLO Win just a week before.
Riviera Last Supper…
“The Graveyard” Men’s Elite Race
Distance: 12.5 miles
1st: Danny Ching (2:14:40) - Team 404
2nd: Eric Terrien (2:18:40)
3rd: Jamie Mitchell (2:19:42)
4th: Chase Kosterlitz (2:21:32)
5th: Ryan Helm (2:23:59)
6th: Matt Becker (2:24:17)
7th: Nick Leason (2:29:23)
8th: Thomas Maximus (2:30:28) - Team Riviera
9th: Larry Cain (2:30:51)
10th: Jeramie Vaine (2:31:05)
11th: Jim Terrell (2:31:30)
12th: Belar Diaz (2:32:02)
13th: Tyson Poppler (2:32:13)
14th: Matthew McDonald (2:32:25)
15th: Charlie Howden (2:34:04)
16th: Brandon Rambo (2:37:30) - Team Riviera
17th: Rami Zur (2:38:50)
High Country Outfitters’ 2nd Annual “Stand Up for the Hooch Paddleboard Race” returns on May 11th, 2013 at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, Atlanta, GA. Stand up for the Hooch is a family friendly all around fun event to get people outside and paddling on our local waters, the Chattahoochee River.
The race consists of a 3 mile beginner and 6 mile elite course. Events and activities include a paddle board demo, a paddle stroke tutorial and SUP Yoga demonstration. No Board!?! High Country Outfitters is offering 50% off rental boards for the race. Please reserve well in advance as quantities are limited.
“Stand Up for the Hooch Race and Festival” will take place on May 11th, 2013
Check In for all Participants, 8:00am – 9:00am
First race starts 9:30am
The race will be held at Morgan Falls Overlook Park
We have made some special arrangements with Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center for those of you traveling from out of town. You can make a reservation by calling 1-800-321-2211. The blocked rooms are under the name of “Confidential Stand Up for the Hooch.” *when clicking the links the appropriate discount code is entered*. Special Rate only available to reservations made before May 1, 2013.
SUP Surf steamer lane with 4 of your friends… Yes please.
Making the trip north for the Santa Cruz Shootout was an easy decision, we made some calls and got the crew together including Drew Brophy, Mike Baker, Tommy Lloy, Erik Anderson, Brandon Rambo, and Taylor Rambo and headed North. We departed San Clemente at around 4am with about 10 SUP boards 2 trucks and all the gear. We stopped at a few spots looking for surf and ended up getting some stormy surf before Big Sur.
We arrived in Santa Cruz that afternoon and had a quick session at the lane. The next morning we met up with Jeff Clark and checked the surf. The waves were perfect, and we couldn’t believe they were gonna let a bunch of stand up paddlers run heats all day. We won’t bore you with the details but all the boys placed first in their heats so we headed north to find some waves to ourselves. We went to a spot Jeff knew and there was tons of swell, but it was stormy with 25kt onshore winds… It looked cold and dark but there was still 1 guy and 2 whales out in the lineup. Brandon, Jeff Clark, and Drew Brophy paddled out for a few waves then called it a day.
Registration for the 2013 Chattajack is open. Race fee is $100 ($125 after August 1st) Due to the nature of Chattajack, the number of applicants for the 2013 Chattajack race will be limited to 125 participants. We want to ensure each racer has a positive experience. Depending upon the number of volunteers we have sign up and the number of support boats we recruit, we may adjust the number higher accordingly.
In case the race meets capacity a waiting list will be created.
No race day registration
Entry fee includes: Chattajack Race T-shirt, Grab Bag, profile on Chattajack site, and 7AM shuttle from Hale’s Bar Marina(Finish line) to Coolidge Park for those who want their personal vehicle at the take out.
Pre-Race Pasta Dinner (optional $15) Friday October 25, 2013 – Meet fellow Chattajack racers, friends, and event sponsors while enjoying the Chattanooga skyline, overlooking Renaissance Park, Market and Walnut Street Bridge. Location: One North Shore Condominiums Penthouse Clubroom (7th Floor) – Overlooking that starting location of the Chattajack Race! 1 block over from Outdoor Chattanooga where racers can drop off boards for over-night storage. Parking is located in the Renaissance Park parking lot. (Max capacity of this room is 98, first come first serve)
Santa Cruz, California – (March 19, 2013) Many of the world’s top SUP surfers and racers will compete for a prize purse of $2,000 at the 2013 Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race presented by SUP Magazine.
SUP Magazine announced today that they will be offering a $2,000 prize purse to the top three over-all male and female athletes in both the Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race combined.
“Surftech has played a huge role in developing our sport,” says SUP magazine Editor Joe Carberry. “We’ve supported the Shootout and Surf and Sand Duel since they started it three years ago because it’s a super-core event that speaks to the heart of standup paddling: Good racing and great surfing, all in one event. It’s an awesome way to kick off the competitive season on the West Coast and show off Santa Cruz as the superb paddling town that it is. We’re proud to be a part of it.”
The “Lone Ranger” award as it’s been aptly named, combines the athlete’s scores from the Shootout surf event with their scores from the Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race to determine who will be crowned the all-around champion.
In the short history of the Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel, no competitor has ever won both events in the same year. Santa Barbara’s Matt Becker is the only athlete to win both the Shootout and the Surf & Sand Duel events, winning the Surf & Sand Duel in 2011 and the Shootout in 2012. Will 2013 be the first year that an athlete takes out both events in the same year?
Click HERE to watch all of the action from both events LIVE this weekend
Swell on the Way
The forecast is looking very fun for Steamer Lane this weekend!
“…some bigger swell on the 22nd and 24th. Most of this week the overlapping swells will be smaller 1-2 feet of deepwater swell, but over the weekend we could see some better energy filling in with long-periods boosting wave heights up into a more solid range at better southerly exposures.” – Swellwatch
EVENT SCHEDULE:Thursday Opening Ceremonies, Adventure Sports Unlimited, BBQ, beer & live music 5-7pm Friday Shootout Round 1, 7:00am – 5:00pm
404 ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF GILLIAN GIBREE TO THE 404 TEAM
– We are happy to announce and welcome Gillian Gibree to the 404 Team and family. Gillian Gibree is a Massachusetts native who developed a love f…or the ocean while lifeguarding on Cape Cod. After graduating from college, Gillian worked as a lifeguard in New Zealand, and then moved to San Diego to share her passion for standup paddle boarding and yoga. Gillian is also owner of Paddle Into Fitness (http://paddleintofitness.com/). Gillian can be found competing in some of the sport’s high profile events. Gillian placed first in the Waikiki Quiksilver Festival in the SUP Survivor Race and the Water woman Race, and also competed as a member of Team USA during the ISA World Championships in Peru. Gillian also shows her philanthropic side when she annually paddles 36 miles across the Cape Cod Bay to raise money for the Boston Children’s Hospital. “We are excited to have Gillian joining our 404 team” said 404 owner, Danny Ching. “Gillian brings race experience, drive and helps broaden our reach into the SUP world with her paddle fitness expertise.” About 404 404 LLC, is a leader in the standup paddle world with race boards, recreational boards and accessories. For more information visit www.404sup.com