Now that the Pacific Paddle Challenge takes over the Doheney Beach location and date this October, I'm left wondering how important it is to have the BOP name attached.
Gerry and Sparky created more than an event. They created our culture. If we can blame Laird for SUP, we can surely blame Sparky and Gerry for its greatest stage.
After nine years, the event will not go on in its current form.
Visit Quickblade, Hobie, and BOP with April Zilg.
The Lahui Kai racing team training session in preparation of Battle of the Paddle 2014.
This time last week. . . one of the BOP's main contenders penned some thoughts about the impending battle that was about to take place.
Karen Baxter posts Kai's board grab to Facebook, continues the debate over the rules, the spirit of the sport and fair play following an ugly moment at the Battle of the Paddle between two amazing young talents.
A compilation of all the falls, crashes and carnage from this years event! by Jeffrey Fortuna
The 2014 Battle of the Paddle in Salt Creek Dana Point, CA threw the best paddlers in the world into crazy huge thumping surf. Broken boards and total carnage ensued.
This is an interview with Candice Appleby, winner of the 2014 Battle of the Paddle in Salt Creek.