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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

 

Santa Barbara Point to Point (P2P) SUP/Paddleboard Race Photos

Here are some more inaugural Santa Barbara Point to Point (P2P) SUP/Paddleboard Race photos...

There will be a link to a gallery with 130 or so images in it at the bottom of this post...

Kevin Steele also has some nice ones up on his blog...

Skipper's meeting...Starboard K-15 and 12'6" Pin in foreground...



Legendary waterman Dave Kalama powering the production 14' Naish Glide into 1st place Men's 14' class...



Rob Graham runs for the gate after jumping off of his new 12' Naish Glide...



The 12' Naish AST Glide was working pretty nicely for Jon Cotter...



If you are L@@King for a racier SUP, we have lots of 12' and 14' Naish Glides in stock...as well as Starboards and BARK...including the new Surftech production model of the BARK 14' Expedition...

You'll have several more opportunities right here in Santa Barbara to participate in paddle racing a SUP this month...the next 4 Thursdays we'll be hosting a 3.5 mile fun race at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara at 6:00 P.M.

These races are part of the Naish Summer Race Series...and, we're calling this the "Leadbetter SUP Cup"...

Additionally, in conjunction with Wine & Roses Hobie Cat Charity Regatta
there will be a SUP & Paddle Board Race Saturday, August 15 @ 8:30AM
Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, CA...near the Hobie Cat beach by the SB Yacht Club...

BBQ followed by Charity Auction/Raffle...6:00pm Saturday Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Proceeds to go to Make A Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties

Two time Olympic gold medal winner, Rich Schroeder, powering his 12'6" stock carbon Hobie...



Bryan Fernandez put on a great race on the Starboard K-15...



14 year old Matthew Becker catching a nice bump at the end of the 11 miler...



Guy Lindburg, our shop manager, crossing the finish line of the 11 miler...he loves downwinders...



Naish stepped up to the plate for this race...and is assisting with the "Leadbetter Cup" races the next 4 Thursdays...



Eric Diamond from Honolua...another big race sponsor...



EJ and Andie Johnson...great SUP competitive paddling couple...great peeps...great friends...



The "Hero Stoke Attitude Award" goes to Jon and Reyna...they paddled their 9'8" and 10'5" Starboard SUP surf style SUP's the entire long course from the West end of Goleta Beach to the East end of East Beach...that's what the judges are L@@King for!!!



Matter of fact, Reyna won the wahine stock class...her competition rode a board twice the length of hers...

Almost everyone scored some kewl shwag during the raffle...



A shout out to Robert Gilcrest of Blacksmith Endurance, for helping to coordinate this inaugural Santa Barbara endurance paddling event...



More pics in this GALLERY...please note that there are 5 pages...

*** Race results here

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