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Mongoose Cup-4/18/15 Dana Point Harbor

April 6th, 2015


Mongoose Cup

Supporting the King of Sport Foundation 

April 18, 2015

Dana Cove Park (Baby Beach), Dana Point, CA


(Dana Point, CA) – The sixth annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup to benefit the Sport of Kings Foundation will be held Saturday April 18, 2015 at Dana Cove Park (Baby Beach), Dana Point Harbor. Please join Mickey and his friends for a special fundraiser and a great day of paddling fun. Mongoose Cup activities include  Sport of Kings Races, Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail (SUP & Pone), “Luck of the Draw Relays”, Prone Paddleboard Sprints, Waterman Expo, SUP Yoga and a delicious BBQ too.


The event is a great opportunity to learn new paddling skills & techniques, checkout the latest in paddling & surfing products and enjoy the camaraderie of racing with friends.


This year’s event dedicated to the Sport of Kings Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization set -up to help those in the surfboard manufacturing industry afflicted with life threatening and debilitating illnesses. The Sport of Kings Foundation is providing critical support and compassionate care to industry members in need.


New this year will be the Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail open to SUP and prone paddleboarders (12’6″ & 14′ SUP, 12′ & 14′ prone paddleboard).  There will also be a return to the very popular “Sport of Kings SUP Races” and “Luck of the Draw” Relays. These very exciting races test the agility and paddling skills of competitors on a very short and close to shore course. The competition is thrilling to racers and spectators alike. All start positions and relay teams to be selected randomly.


Mongoose Cup Schedule 

7:30am: Event Registration opens

9:00am: Paddle Parade with Mickey Munoz

9:30am: One Mile Time Trail

10:00am: Clinics Open-Adaptive Paddling, SUP Yoga, Racing & paddling Skills 

11:00am: Kids & Juniors SUP Races

12:15pm: Paddleboard Sprints

1:00pm: Sport of Kings Races

2:30pm: Luck of the Draw Relays

3:30pm: Awards


April 3rd, 2015


Thank you so much for being a part of the 2015 12th Annual Shark Bite Challenge. We are stoked to continue the tradition, and look forward to another great event. 

We have some updates for you:

Can you believe that this little, grass roots event can’t handle lines on the beach? Nope we can’t. Be sure to register online before the race or at our Welcome Party.

Current race fee is $45 through April 9.April 10th, race fees will increase to $60. 

This event features individual races on Saturday and Outrigger Canoe races on Sunday. We also have clinics, demos and vendors galore! Oh, and don’t forget about our parties!!! 
Click HERE to see our schedule of events.

If you name is on the race roster, you will be given free entry to the park. Gates open at 8 a.m. We cannot let you in early, sorry. 

Thank you for wearing protection.

Thank you, again, for being a part of the Shark Bite Challenge. We look forward to seeing you all real soon! 

Orange Bowl Paddle Championship-May 9,2015

March 27th, 2015


Day 2 of the #SunsetBeachPro produces some incredible surfing in testing conditions

February 16th, 2015

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) produced some of the best surfing of his #SUWT career to score the highest heat total of the competition so far. A 9.77 and a 8.33 (total: 18.1) in Round 1 of the #SunsetBeachPro was clearly the stand out score of the day. The Maui youngster showed he has an excellent array of talent and composure to score highly in any conditions.

Starboard teammate Sean Poynter also looked at home with the wind adding another dimension for the athletes to cope with. A solid 13.26 score (6.93 & 6.33) saw the Californian progress to Round 3 and continue his hunt for a third successive win on the #SUWT after his back to back wins in France & Morocco at the end of last season.

Poenaiki Raioha opens his 2015 #SUWT season in spectacular fashion

Poenaiki Raioha (F-One) continues where he finished at the end of last season and dominated his heat here at Sunset. A 13.5 score (6.67 & 6.83) saw him snatch the third highest score on Day 2. The young Tahitian, who finished 4th on tour last year, gave the audience watching on the beach a display of powerful surfing, with some critical turns and stylish manoeuvers: he will definately be one to watch this year.

Another young talent putting on a phenomenal performance in today’s tricky conditions was the young Peruvian talent, Sebastian Gomez. As son of Jose Gomez, a big wave surfing legend in Peru, it is clear that his father’s talent did not bypass young Sebastian, as he posted one of the highest single wave scores of the event so far. Watch out for Sebastian in Round 3 when competition resumes.

Keahi De Aboitiz comes back from injury in great form

Keahi De Aboitiz (JP-Australia) returning from a broken leg that caused him to miss the final two #SUWT 2014 events, scored a solid 11.74 (6.67 & 5.07) to advance through to Round 3. In a stacked Heat 5 of Round 1, Keahi found the right waves and made the most of them with some precision cut backs. While he did advance through American Matt Becker could not match the Australians dominance as Keahi looks strong going into Round 3.

Fellow Australian Beau Nixon (Naish) put on some last minute heroics in his round 1 heat,  jumping from 4th to 1st with a 6.1 & 7.33 to advance through to Round 3.

Brazilians rock the Round 2 Repechage

Current #SunsetBeachPro Champion Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) looked comfortable in Round 1 finishing 1st (12.2) in heat 12.

Meanwhile his brother, Ian Vaz (Art in Surf) needed the second round repechage to progress but pulled it off with some style, scoring the second highest heat total of the day (7.1 & 7.4) 14.5.

Kainoa Texeira (7.17) & Yuri Daberkow (13.9) both took out their second round repechage heats and Leco Salazar (New Advance) finished with the highest second place finish (11.4) to progress into the third round.

Caroline Angibaud claims victory at stop 1 of the Stand up World Tour in Hawaii

February 10th, 2015

Caroline Angibaud has long been a serious threat on the Stand Up World Tour, with her best result to date until this 1st event on the 2015 season being the La Torche Pro France at the end of last year, where she finished runner up to Izzi Gomez (Starboard).

However, today at Turtle Bay, Caroline came into her own, putting on a string of impressive performances throughout the day, culminating in what looked to be a disastrous heat for the talented French surfer, failing to get a notable wave for the first 17 minutes of the heat.

It was at this point, with just 8 minutes to go in the 25 minute final, that Caroline dug deep and posted a 6.77, only to find a worthy back up score in the closing seconds of the final heat to take the well deserved win here at the Turtle Bay Pro, stop 1 of the 2015 Stand Up Wortld Tour.

“I was tired of missing waves and bummed that I hadn’t caught any waves with just eight minutes left on the clock. So I just went for it and I can’t believe I came out with the win”.

Watch the Highlights from today’s action by going to and check out an initial photo gallery by CLICKING HERE

Newcomer Shakira Westdorp from Australia makes her presence felt taking 2nd

Shakira Westdorp (Starboard) is certainly not unknown in the stand up paddle world, having proven herself over the years as an impressive Racer and Surfer. However, the Turtle Bay Pro was her first event on the Stand Up World Tour, and she stepped up to the challenge immaculately, dominating her way through the heats to make it all the way to the Final.

WIth just a minute to go of the Final heat, it seemed as though it was going to be her victory, having led the heat from the outset. However, Caroline’s buzzer beater was enough to surpass Shakira, leaving her to have to settle for 2nd place – an incredible achievement nontheless and a clear sign of things to come from this talented athlete from down under.

Izzi Gomez posts the highest women’s score of the day, but has to settle for 3rd

Izzi Gomez (Starboard) has been on one of the most amazing rolls over the past year, as she secured 4 out of 5 wins in 2014 to secure the World Title. However, Turtle Bay has proved to be somewhat of a challenge for Izzi these past two years, as she failed to show the kind of dominance she has elsewhere.

More determined than ever, the newly crowned World Champion took to the water today with focus and drive: the goal, to secure the one win that eluded her in 2013 & 14: the Turtle Bay Pro.

Despite an impressive performance from start to finish that took her all the way to the Finals and saw her post the highest single wave score for the women from today, Izzi was unable to find the scores she needed in the Finals to take the win, having to settle for 3rd place.

Although it wasn’t the victory she was hoping for, there is no doubt that Izzi remains a major threat and the person to beat here on the 2015 Stand Up World Tour.

Check out the highlights, galleries, news and much more at


The Sunset Beach Pro will once again provide the ultimate Tour opener in 2015

February 10th, 2015


It is that time of year again, and the Stand Up World Tour will kick off at the end of next week with the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, followed by the Sunset Beach Pro on the 10th February out here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

Coming into its 6th year, Sunset has never failed to provide a magical start to the year, as the best of the best come together at this iconic North Shore wave to do battle at the first stop of the World Championship season.

For Sunset, an opening event at Turtle Bay Resort on the 9th from 5pm will lead to a first possible start on the 10th morning at 8am HST, with what is set to be one of the most exciting Trials events yet. It will all be brought to you LIVE at, so make sure to stay tuned for the real time updates on facebook as Sunset will dictate whether we go each day or not. The holding period for SUnset will run from the 10th – 18th February.

Here is a taste of what we have in store at this years prestigious Sunset Beach Pro: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TEASER

2014 Battle of the Paddle Results

October 6th, 2014

















2014 Battle of the Paddle RESULTS: Men’s Distance Race Top 50

1 Danny Ching 1:17:35
2 Travis Grant 1:18:15
3 Beau O’Brian 1:19:12
4 Georges Cronsteadt 1:19:14
5 Chase Kosterlitz 1:19:32
6 Fernando Stalla 1:19:43
7 Eric Terrien 1:19:44
8 Titouan Puyo 1:19:45
9 Mo Freitas 1:19:55
10 Martin Letourneur

2014 Battle of the Paddle RESULTS: Women’s Elite Distance Race

1 Lina Augaitis 1:26:07
2 Annabel Anderson 1:27:00
3 Fiona Wylde 1:28:06
4 Sonni Hönscheid 1:28:20
5 Shae Foudy 1:29:16
6 Shannon Bell 1:31:11
7 April Zilg 1:32:55
8 Sondra Purser 1:34:47
9 Kelsa Gabehart 1:34:56
10 Celine Guesdon

2014 Battle of the Paddle RESULTS: Men’s Elite Race Final

1 Kai Lenny 0:41:41
2 Jake Jensen 0:41:50
3 Danny Ching 0:41:54
4 Lincoln Dews 0:42:24
5 Connor Baxter 0:42:27
6 Mo Freitas 0:42:28
7 Kelly Margetts 0:42:31
8 Eric Terrien 0:42:32
9 Slater Trout 0:43:00
10 Jayden Jensen 0:43:19

2014 Battle of the Paddle RESULTS: Women’s Elite Race Final

1 Candice Appleby 0:46:55
2 Lina Augaitis 0:47:23
3 Annabel Anderson * 0:48:22
4 Fiona Wylde 0:49:36
5 Jenny Kalmbach 0:50:18
6 Angela Jackson 0:50:19
7 Karla Gilbert 0:50:39
8 Sonni Hönscheid * 0:51:02
9 Sondra Purser 0:51:12
10 Talia Decoite 0:51:15

7th Annual Battle Of The Paddle

September 11th, 2014

Battle of the Paddle draws near
Salt Creek Beach October 4th & 5th:
  • Free Parking at Salt Creek, The Strand and Dana Hills High School.
  • Bus shuttles constantly operating between lots.
  • Board Corral – 24 hour security for your race board – Friday (drop-off) & Saturday night.
  • Beautiful and magnificent setting for championship SUP & paddleboard racing.
  • New & exciting race courses from the point at Salt Creek.
  • Updated action packed schedule (see below).
  • Addition of prone paddleboard category- Saturday championship race and Sunday distance race.
  • Saturday Prone Paddleboard Race Prize money
  •  Men: 1st $1000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500. Women: 1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $250
  • Prone Paddleboard Race on the “Elite Course”
  • Grand SUP Expo.
  • Kona Brewing Beer Garden.
  • KIND morning yoga sessions with Gerry Lopez.
  • Board transportation down to Salt Creek beach.
  • Plenty of parking and shuttles to get you to the event site.
  • Kids SUP Races and Kids Zone.
  • Delicious food & drink vendors.
  • Live music and dance entertainment.
  • Event proceeds go to local charitable organizations via Rainbow Sandals Foundation

See you at Salt Creek!


Sparky, Gerry, Pat & Barrett

Kai Lenny brings home the Elite Race win in 2013



2014 Battle of the Paddle Expo

Expand your market share and increase your sales by exhibiting at the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle SUP Expo. A vital component to the Battle of the Paddle, is the one-of-a-kind expo, that offers exhibitors an unparalleled chance to directly market to today’s fastest growing outdoor sports segment.

Download SUP Expo Registration Form



Racers and spectators will be looking for the latest SUP innovations and designs. At the last year’s Battle of the Paddle there were over 1275 competitors, 110 exhibitors and several thousand spectators. For this year’s event we are expecting even bigger numbers.


The unique format of the SUP Expo will offer a near shore set-up area (Ocean Front and Beach – Expo A). Exhibitors can go one-on-one with the public offering instruction, information, and samples on all their goods. Centering the Ocean Front & Expo A area will be the Rainbow Sandals event stage & race chute. This area will be ground zero for announcements, live music and entertainment.

All exhibitors can sale and market items at the Salt Creek Beach event site. Any exhibitor selling food and/or beverage is required to have an OC Health

The unique format of the SUP Expo will offer a near shore set-up area (Ocean Front and Beach – Expo A). Exhibitors can go one-on-one with the public offering instruction, information, and samples on all their goods. Centering the Ocean Front & Expo A area will be the Rainbow Sandals event stage & race chute. This area will be ground zero for announcements, live music and entertainment.


Registration deadline is Sept. 5, 2014


For more information: 


The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle
Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, CA
October 4 & 5, 2014




Saturday October 4

(High tide @ 6:51am 4.7, Low tide @ 12:36pm 1.5)

7:30am       Event Registration Open

8:00am       Live Hawaiian Music

8:30am       Kind Yoga Session & Breakfast with Gerry Lopez

9:00am       National Anthem

9:45am       Hawaiian Blessing

9:00am       Expo & Kid’s Zone Open

10:00am     Elite Race Qualifying Heat #1 (Men)

11:00am     Elite Race Qualifying Heat #2 (Men)

12:00pm     Open Age-Group Race

UL @ 11:30am

14″ @ 11:32am,

12’6″ @ 11:34am,

Surfboard @ 11:36am

1:30pm       “Hitia O Te Ra” Tahitian Dance Show

2:00pm       Prone Paddleboard Race (Men & Women)

3:00pm      Elite Race Final – Wahine

4:00pm       Elite Race Final – Men

4:45pm       Live music5:15pm       Awards ceremony


Sunday September 29

(high tide @ 7:26am 5.2, Low tide @ 1:27pm 0.8)

7:30am       Event Registration Open

8:00am       Kind Yoga Session & Breakfast with Gerry Lopez

8:00am       Live Hawaiian Music

9:00am       Expo & Kid’s Zone Open

9:00am       The Distance Race

SUP: UL @ 9:00 am, 9:02am, 14″ @ 9:04am, 12’6″ @ 9:06 amPaddleboard: UL @ 9:08am, 14′ @ 9:10am, 12′ @ 9:12am

12:15pm     Kid’s SUP Race – 8 & under

12:30pm     Kid’s SUP Race – ages 9 thru 11.

12:45pm     Kid’s SUP Race – ages 12 thru 14.

1:15pm       Kid’s Sup Relays

1:45pm       Open SUP Relays

2:30pm       Elite SUP Relays

3:30pm       Live Music

4:00pm       Awards Ceremony  

Event Information


(San Clemente, CA)-Rainbow® Sandals and Gerry Lopez is proud to announce the Battle of the Paddle event October 4 & 5, 2014 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California.


Our new Salt Creek Beach event location is a magnificent and incredible site to showcase the skills of the world’s greatest SUPers, as well as, offer a great venue for lovers and enthusiasts of all paddleboard sports. Its unique geography and powerful left hand point break wave creates a natural stadium arena for exciting paddleboard races starts, transitions and finishes. The ocean water quality and views offshore are simply amazing and offer beautiful California coastal landscapes against a pristine marine environment.


Paddlers should be ready for new and technically challenging courses through the surf at Salt Creek beach. Race safety is paramount and personal floatation devices (PFD) are required for the Distance Race and Kids Races. Depending on conditions, board leashes and helmets should be considered and are recommended for all races.


New this year is the addition of prone paddleboard category. Championship trophies and prize money will be on offer for the Prone Paddleboard Race on Saturday afternoon (12’0 stock men & women). For Sunday’s Distance Race, 12’0 stock, 14′ and unlimited (UL) are the available paddleboard craft trophy categories.


The Battle of the Paddle will continue to host a grand SUP expo, awesome Kona Brewing beer garden, great viewing areas, Kids Races and Kids Zone, yoga area, as well as, other fun activities. Also available is plenty of parking and coordinated event services including board transportation down to the race site & overnight storage at Salt Creek Beach.


Rainbow Sandals is going all out to make the Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach its best event ever.

Sponsors & Friends

The 2014 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is proudly sponsored by: Kona Brewing Company, Riviera PaddleSurf, Dana Point Resorts, Go Pro, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Tommy Bahama, Patagonia, Hobie Surf Shop, Duke’s Restaurant, Northern Trust, City of Dana Point, Waikoko, Kind Bar, and Flips. The Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle supports the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group of Dana Point, Ocean institute and the OC Parks.




Elite Race (Saturday October 4)

This year there will be heats & finals for the Men’s Elite Race only. Men Elite Racers will compete in the morning heats and ride 12’6 and under race boards. The top 50% finishers in the morning heats will advance to the afternoon finals.


The Women’s Elite Race will run as a final in the afternoon session.


The Elite Race will feature the world’s best SUP racers including prior champions Kai Lenny (HI), Danny Ching (Redondo Beach, CA) and Conner Baxter (Maui, HI). In the women’s category, expect to see past champions Anabel Anderson (New Zealand), Candice Appleby (San Clemente, CA) and Jenny Kalmbach (Kona, HI) battling it out for the Elite Race title. Except loads of excitement, thrills and spills as the top paddlers put it all on the line for cash & glory.


The course at Salt Creek Beach will be a multiple lap circuit that includes paddling through the surf and beaching equipment for a short, flagged sand run (multiple laps approximately 4 miles).


2013 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Elite Race Champions: Kai Lenny, Maui, HI & Anabel Anderson, New Zealand.

Prone Paddleboard Race: (Saturday October 4)

Prone paddleboard dedicated championship race to take place on the famed Elite Race course. Competing on 12’0 stock paddleboards, both men & women will take on the multi-lap course including run transitions towards an exciting finish and cash prizes. Expect spills and thrills and the start of a great new championship race at the Battle of the Paddle.


Open Age-Group Race: (Saturday October 4)

Open to everyone! The course is a friendly, fun and challenging four-mile paddle. Entrants can race on any board of their choosing, including surfboard class, 12’6! and 14″. You can expect a Guinness World Record number of entries as last year’s race of 476 participants set the record! Don’t miss out on being a part of Battle of the Paddle history.


SUP Distance Race: (Sunday October 5)

Elevated to championship status last year, the Distance Race will have an Elite Class (14’0 for both men & women) competing for cash prizes. Racers can also enter in their age-group categories in the 12’6, 14′ and unlimited classes. Also, racers can enter multi-person craft class too.


The Distance Race course is a scenic but challenging approximately 10 mile two (2) lap circuit course from Salt Creek Beach to San Juan Rocks and back. Safety is paramount and all racers are reminded that they must have a personal floatation device (PFD) as well as ample water (hydration) to participate. PFD’s are mandatory and required by the United States Coast Guard and the Orange County Lifeguards.


Paddleboard Distance Race (Sunday October 5)

Prone paddleboard racers can compete in their own category on the beautiful Salt Creek Distance Race course. Trophy classes include 12’0 stock, 14′ and unlimited (UL) categories (both men & women). Age group categories include Open, Junior (18 & under), Senior (40-54) and Master (55 & over) – both men & women.

Kid’s SUP Races

Is your kid an experienced SUP racer? Enter them into the Battle of the Paddle Kid’s SUP Races. Skill level intermediate to advanced. Race course approximately 500-1000 meters.


Wearable personal floatation devices are mandatory (PFD). Depending on conditions board leashes and helmets should be considered and are recommended.


2014 at Salt Creek beach:

  • Boys & girls ages (8 & under)
  • Boys & girls ages (9-11)
  • Boys & girls ages (12-14)

Board category:

(11 & under) board category is 11′ & under.

(12 & over) board category 12’6″ & under.



1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies to boys and girls in the 8 & under, (9-11) and (12-14) age categories.


SUP Relays: (Sunday October 5)

A crowd favorite and super fun event that includes prize money. This year the SUP Relays will have three categories:

  • Kids SUP Relay
  • Open SUP Relay
  • Elite SUP Relay

Recruit some family members, friends or enter a fully sponsored Elite team and give it a go! Each Elite, Open and Kid’s team must have at least one female relay member.


Free SUP Expo (Saturday October 4 & Sunday October 5)

Meet the world’s best makers and manufacturers of SUP equipment, check out their latest designs and 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. Over eighty exhibitors scheduled to show this year including new food & drink vendors.


Kona Brewing Beer Garden

Set up at Salt Creek Beach, the beer garden will be open to adults of drinking age (21 & over) from 11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The Kona Brewing Company is committed to producing, marketing and serving the finest handcrafted beers. There will be live music playing in the beer garden throughout the day.


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.


Entry Information

Everyone who enters The Battle of the Paddle will receive a free pair of Rainbow Sandals, event tee and lunch provided by Duke’s Restaraunt.


Register online ( before Thursday October 2 (midnight) to receive early entry discount.


Register at the Hobie Surf Shop Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Welcoming Party Friday October 3 between 5:00pm to 9:00pm (Hobie Surf Shop 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629) and receive early discount.


Register on-site at Salt Creek Beach – You can easily enter the day of the competition. On-site event registration will start 7:30am both days.



Event parking is available at Salt Creek Beach for $8.00/day. Free event parking is available at The Strands/Selva parking lot and Dana Hills High School. There will be bus shuttles operating to transport participants and spectators to fthe Salt Creek parking lot from both The Strand/Selva & Dana Hills High School parking lots.


About Salt Creek Beach

Salt Creek Beach Park is a popular surfing location. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best left swells along the entire coastline. Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tidepool exploration (all tidepool inhabitants are protected) are other beach activities.

Convenience structures include restroom facilities with outside showers and a paved parking area. A beach concession building, open in the spring and summer, offers quick food and beach supplies.


About Dana Point Resorts

Conveniently located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles in Orange County, Dana Point showcases a breathtaking collection of resort properties with an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Dana Point’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along its golden coast. Renowned as the whale watching capital of the world, Dana Point features an abundant marine life and a legendary harbor that opens to an ocean of possibilities.


Rainbow Sandals Foundation

Rainbow Sandals Foundation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

The Foundation supports middle school and high school educational and athletic programs, contribute to organizations that provide after school enrichment activities such as the Boys & Girls Club of America and Ocean Institute, provide instruction in the sport of stand up paddle boarding and raises funds for such charitable and educational activities by hosting the Battle of the Paddle event.


For More Information:


Event contact: Barrett Tester, Event Coordinator









For more information:

Barrett Tester, Event Coordinator
Office: (949) 276-4431×216

Introducing the “CHOKE HOLD” Paddle Handle.

September 8th, 2014

Riviera paddlesurf Paddle Handle

In our quest to innovate, and refine every Riviera Board, Paddle, and Paddling accesory…  We came up with the “CHOKE HOLD”  Paddle Handle…   The Choke Hold is great for those who like to choke down on the paddle in sprints or into the wind for added torque in your stroke.

The “Choke Hold” is easily added to your existing paddle…  The Choke Hold is longer than a typical handle,  So  you can cut below your existing handle and add the new Choke Hold without having to shorten your overall paddle length.

This Handle fits all Riviera SUP paddles excluding the kids models.  This handle will also fit any other brand paddle with a 29mm diameter shaft.

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Introducing The RP-17′-CAT Unlimited

June 6th, 2014


The RP-17′-CAT Unlimited has been something we have wanted to build for a few years now.  Although the CAT SUP is nothing new, it is still something you don’t see all the time.   For Questions regarding the RP-17-CAT contact Taylor –


The RP-17 CAT is very efficient, incredibly stable, Tracks straight, and was designed for flatwater.

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The first few SUP Cat’s ever built were made by Ron House in 2007, and we still have them.  See Below…

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For Questions regarding the RP-17-CAT contact Taylor –