In brief: Aussie powerhouse Michael Booth has flexed his muscles to win the annual race around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco today. The current world number one paddled clear of the small but highly elite field to claim the win the 2018 Battle of the Bay a minute ahead of his highly under-rated compatriot Ty Judson (Team NSP).
The women’s contest was a lot closer, with Seychelle being pushed all the way to the line by young SIC team mate Jade Howson, while Fiona Wylde rounded out the podium in this 4-star Paddle League regional event.
More to come on Monday morning… For now you can get full results over on The Paddle League.
One of America’s most iconic SUP races, the Battle of the Bay, is happening this weekend in San Francisco.
With a couple of iconic landmarks and more than a few of the world’s best arriving in California for the season-ending showdown, it should be a great show on Sunday. Here’s how to watch the race live on Facebook… → READ MORE
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If you don’t have time to sit through our two-hour Battle of the Bay live stream replay, check out this two-minute recap reel from the big showdown in San Francisco.
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If you missed our live coverage from San Francisco yesterday, or if you just want to relive how it all went down at the 7th Annual Battle of the Bay, here’s a full replay from the race around the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
Click here to watch directly on Facebook — if you replay the stream from inside the Facebook app, you’ll be able to see the live comments in real time.
You can also watch a full replay of Saturday afternoon’s beach race over here, though we were able to get a much closer view during the Alcatraz Race.
We’ve also posted the full Battle of the Bay race results. Race recap and drone video highlights coming soon.
Annabel Anderson and Connor Baxter have highlighted their respective world number one statuses here at today’s 7th Annual Battle of the Bay in San Francisco, claiming this morning’s race around iconic landmarks Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge before backing up with victories in this afternoon’s beach race.
Here are the overall results. Check back in the morning for a full recap and some stellar photos of the scenic course… → READ MORE
Now that our shoulders and hands have recovered from the epic 11 City Tour, we’re on our way to San Francisco for the next big race on the international calendar: the 7th Annual Battle of the Bay.
With a unique combination of iconic landmarks and a stacked elite field, this 3-star “regional major” should give us a great show. But if you can’t make it to San Fran on Saturday don’t worry: we’ll be streaming the whole event on Facebook Live.
The Battle of the Bay includes the 8.5 mile distance race around San Francisco’s two iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, which means we’re in for some pretty spectacular scenes during the event. → READ MORE
Check out these awesome images from San Francisco’s Battle of the Bay, which went down on the weekend and enjoyed some pretty epic scenery as a backdrop.
There are some great shots of the ruins on Alcatraz Island as well as the grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge. There are also a few very good angles that show just how bumpy it can get in San Fran (and apparently this was a “calm” day by the Bay’s standards). → READ MORE
While a bunch of the young guns were duking it out in Huntington this weekend, up in San Fran it was the 4th annual Battle Of The Bay.
Saturday saw the 8.5 mile distance race, which took competitors around the iconic Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Completing the 8.5 mile loop the quickest was Chase Kosterlitz, who came home ahead of his two road trip buddies and Coast Guard rescuees, Arthur Daniel and Belar Diaz. Over on the women’s side it was Canada’s Shannon Bell taking the win ahead of Halie Harrison and Jen Fuller. → READ MORE
Chase Kosterlitz has won the 2013 Battle of the Bay, claiming the overall title ahead of Fanatic Teammate Jake Jensen on a time count back, after the two traded 1-2 finishes in the Distance and Course Races. Mo Freitas was third with Ryan Helm and Jay Wild rounding out the Top 5 in San Francisco. Meanwhile Lina Augaitis, fresh from her win in Tahoe last week, put on another great display to make it a clean sweep of the weekend.
Click through to see the full results…
The race has just finished, so we’ll update results as they become available… → READ MORE
The Battle of the Bay SUP race has just wrapped up for another year. Aussie Beau O’Brian was the big winner this weekend, taking out a double victory by winning both Saturday’s Course Race and Sunday’s Distance Race. Paul Jackson scooped two second places, while Jim Terrell put in a strong performance in Sunday’s Distance Race to claim third in the overall combined results.
Meanwhile in the women’s it was Krisztina Zur with the double, taking out the overall title ahead of Angie Jackson and Julianne Brackett. Click through for full results from the Battle of the Bay… → READ MORE