The more technically-skilled paddlers can maneuver around almost anything, but there are some situations that can not be avoided.
Paddlers in the Battle of the Paddle paddled out through the surf, did four laps around a buoy course beyond the break and then surfed into the finish.
Competitors line up for Battle of the Paddle Open race. The excitement is palpable. Hundreds of paddlers in groups as far as you can see, a few rows deep
This video shows the biggest SUP race to date, the Battle of the Paddle at Doheny State Park, Dana Point.
M2M slide show and interview with Connor Baxter and Dave Kalama
Connor Baxter wins Battle Of The Paddle Elite 2011 Dana Point California
The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA September 29 & 30, 2012(San Clemente, CA)— Come join Rainbow Sandals and Gerry Lopez for the fifth year anniversary of the stand-up paddle phenomenon “Battle of the Paddle”. This year’s event is set for September 29 & 30, 2012 on the famous shores of Doheny…
From Doug Ellis:10) Drafting happens. Hate it, love it, but when a train of 6 guys pass you effortlessly nose-to-tail and your top 10 finish is now looking more like top 20, trust me- youll think about hopping on the caboose. Cyclists. Marathoners. Sailors. Paddlers. Hell, even seagulls have figured it out. 9) The teenage phenoms (think Slater, Connor, Kai,…
The SUP world converged at this years Battle of the Paddle Stand Up Paddle Race California 2011 for an exciting event.