While much of the world was watching Idaho and Germany on the weekend, another favourite race was happening over in California. The Surftech Jay Race an annual race that honours the memory of Jay Moriarity and promote the culture of paddleboarding. The event has become a bit of an institution and this year drew 150 odd paddlers, including almost 100 SUPs.
Matt Becker and Morgan Hoesterey were the fastest around the long course. Quite fitting that Matt took the win, seeing the guy is one of the new young chargers out at Mavericks (mirroring the late, great Jay Moriarity). Click through for the results… → READ MORE
While much of the stand up paddling community will be watching Idaho and Germany very closely this weekend, they aren’t the only events happening. For those of you in California there are two excellent events to choose from on Saturday: The South Bay Dozen in the south and The Jay Race in the north.
The South Bay Dozen seems to be one of those awesome, homegrown events that just gets us stoked to be in the water. → READ MORE
Here’s a beautiful clip from the 2013 Surftech Jay Race thanks to one of the best film-makers in the world of paddleboarding, Chris Aguilar of Soul Surf Media. The Jay Race is held annually to honour the late Jay Moriarity, a Santa Cruz local and revered big wave surfer who died way too young (and who was recently immortalised on the big screen via Chasing Mavericks). → READ MORE
Take a look at some awesome pics from the Surftech Jay Race that was held last weekend (and won by Matt Becker and Britt Oliphant). The foggy Santa Cruz conditions, hundreds of paddlers and a random dolphin combined to produce some great shots.
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Matt Becker and Brit Oliphant have taken out the 2013 Surftech Jay Race, as over 150 stand up paddlers hit the water in Santa Cruz yesterday to honour the late Jay Moriarty.
America’s Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill was second over the line in the 12 mile distance race, while Anthony Vela and Allison Riddle took out the Waterman Challenge “triathlon”.
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Take a look at some great footage from the 2012 Surftech Jay Race, including highlights of the race as well as interviews with Jamie Mitchell, Candice Appleby, Anthony Vela, Sofia DeWolfe and Joe Bark.
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Results are in from the big Surftech Jay Race held @ Santa Cruz today. With over 200 paddlers turning out to honour Jay Moriarity.
Jamie Mitchell was the big winner, taking out the elite 12 mile race in the 14′ class, while Candice Appleby won the women’s race. Click through for FULL RESULTS… → READ MORE