“T-shirt Storytime” …a trip down memory lane

I found an old bag full of SUP racing event t-shirts from over the years, and I thought it might be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and share some stories from the pages of paddling history.

Live… Tonight… (and hopefully tonight only because I’m still having trouble breathing after putting on a dozen t-shirts at once) I present you with: T-shirt Storytime

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20 Beaches Race Vid

Good edit from the recent 20 Beaches Classic SUP race, which was was held on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and won by Jake Jensen.

I was in this race myself and while it was a fun event, it definitely wasn’t easy. Light winds and back-wash off the cliffs made it pretty tough going, plus of course it was 25kms, which is roughly the equivalent of a marathon in our sport.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Jake Jensen Wins The “20 Beaches” In Sydney, Claims Interstate Bragging Rights For Queensland

Jake Jensen (Naish) has just taken out the 2012 “20 Beaches Classic” SUP race in Sydney. The young Queenslander put in an amazing performance in the tricky conditions, finishing the 25km course in a time of 2 hours 14 minutes.

Locals Dave Kissane and Sam Parker (both paddling Starboards) were a couple of minutes behind, while Fanatic rider Paul Jackson took fourth ahead of Travis Grant (NSP). First female over the line was Neelie Brown. Click through for the race recap, results and an interview with the champ.   → READ MORE

Awesome Conditions And Solid Talent Set For This Weekend’s 20 Beaches Classic In Sydney

One of the biggest Stand Up Paddle races on the Australian circuit, the 20 Beaches Classic is happening this weekend in Sydney. Conditions are looking great, with solid North East winds set to give many of the country’s finest paddlers a genuine downwind race. There’s also $5,000 on the line courtesy of Starboard Australia, which makes this the richest SUP race on the East Coast.

Spearheading the lineup is World Champ and Battle of the Paddle winner Travis Grant, who’s looking forward to getting back into racing after a major injury sidelined him for the past six months.    → READ MORE

The 20 Beaches Classic: Sydney’s $5,000 Downwinder

We’re only a few weeks away from the 2012 20 Beaches Classic, which is happening December 15th on Sydney’s Northern beaches. The race will be a 25km downwinder, and with $5,000 on the line looks set to draw many of Australia’s fastest stand up paddlers.

Some of the talent expected to race includes defending champ Sam Parker, Battle of the Paddle winner Travis Grant, Australian Champion Beau O’Brian, King of the Harbour Dave Kissane, Jake Jensen, Paul Jackson, Steve Morrison, and Andy Davies in the men’s race, with Aussie champ Angie Jackson, Neelie Brown, Terrene Black, and Alison Fullagar spearheading the women’s division.   → READ MORE