Pacific Paddle Games PPG THIS WEEKEND: Tune in

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Races:

PRO TECHNICAL (1.2 miles per lap)
Men Pro, Women Pro, Pro Jr Men, Pro Jr Women
The Pro Technical course was designed to challenge competitors’ speed, surf skills, and change of direction. In all heats, except the finals paddlers will complete two laps of the “bow tie” shaped course which has a mix of right & left hand turns, and features two buoys inside the surf line. These two buoys in the surfline will be place just off the beach in water deep enough to execute a turn, not directly in the impact zone. Pro Men & Women finals will be 3 laps. Two laps: 2.4 miles. Three laps: 3.6 miles. SEE MAP

OPEN TECHNICAL (2.4 miles)
All Open competitors + Pro Prone Men & Women
The all new, longer 2017 Open Technical Course features 6 turns per lap with a mix of right and left turns. All turning buoys will be outside the surfline. Competitors will start on the beach, make their through the surf making a left turn on buoy #1. Turn #2 will be a right turn around the large yellow, U-shaped PPG buoy. Followed by a left turn on buoy #3, right turn at buoy #4, and a left turn on buoy #5. On the first lap competitors will then make a left turn at buoy #6 which is the small U-shaped PPG buoy. Following the same course for lap two, after buoy #5 competitors will make a right turn on buoy #7, head towards shore, finishing on the beach. SEE MAP

YOUTH TECHNICAL (1.2 miles)
11&Under, 12-14
The 2017 Youth Technical Course will include 6 turns, with a mix of right and lefts. All turning buoys will be outside the surfline. Competitors will start on the beach, make their way through the surf making a left turn on buoy #1. Turn #2 will be a right turn around the large yellow, U-shaped PPG buoy. Followed by a left turn on buoy #3, right turn at buoy #4, and a left turn on buoy #5. After buoy #5 competitors will make a right turn on buoy #7, head towards shore, finishing on the beach. SEE MAP

DISTANCE (6 miles)
With a water start, paddlers will make there way south to turning buoy #1 which will be 1.4 miles from the start. After rounding buoy #1 with a left shoulder turn, competitors will head to buoy #2, make a left turn on Buoy #2 and buoy #3, then head south to the southern most turning buoy (#1). On the second lap competitors will make a right shoulder turn at buoy #4 and proceed to the finish line. The Distance Course features a buoy (#2) where the crowd will be able to see the racers position after the first of two laps. Competitors must complete the course in under 3 hours. SEE MAP

BEGINNER YOUTH SUPER GROM: Nothing posted

TEAM RELAY: Nothing posted

Event Website: http://ppg.supthemag.com/

See the Schedule of events here: http://ppg.supthemag.com/schedule/

Last year they had a webcast. I assume this year they will also. I can’t find any info on it at this time.

Here is the Surfline Cam

http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/doheny-state-beach-southern-california_4848/

Surf report:

Short-Term Forecast for South OC: Expect the little swell-mix and waist high or less surf to hold steady all day, with mainly just tide and wind affecting it. Light wind all morning, then a light+ to moderate onshore westerly wind develops for the afternoon. 4.4′ high tide at 5:31pm. Clear/sunny skies later today.