Well that felt good… Stoked to start my race season with a win in the Pro Men's Distance Race at the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest. Third time winning this race in the last four years. Thank you @infinity_sup for providing me with the fastest board on the water. She was moving quick this weekend! #TeamInfinity #InfinitySpeedFreaks #BlackFish 📷: @seangreeley
In brief: Slater Trout took out the 2-star Santa Cruz Paddlefest ahead of a small but highly competitive field last week, with the Infinity ‘Speed Freaks’ team rider returning to the top of the podium and showing early form ahead of a big race season to come.
The move sends Slater back inside the exclusive top 20 club on the World Rankings.
Rising star Ryan Funk was almost equally impressive, crossing the line seconds after Slater but ahead of world number three Mo Freitas and the supremely talented Josh Riccio, while Noa Hoppper and Giorgio Gomez rounded out the top half dozen spots.
Fiona Wylde was too strong in the women’s, comfortably beating home a trio of future stars in Jade Howson, Genna Flinkman and Kali’a Alexiou.
This event happened during SUP Racer’s brief hiatus, hence the delay in reporting.
Elite Race Results – Men
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Elite Race Results – Women
Full results from all divisions on the official site