Morgan Hoesterey and Mo Freitas have put in a good pre-BOP workout by claiming the SurfRace To Victory @ Huntington Beach today. Punchy surf and the famous blue crash helmets made for some entertaining SUP racing, while a strong contingent of Californian and international paddlers, in town early for the Battle, set a high standard.
Local Brennan Rose claimed second in the men’s final, while also impressing were the two Arthurs from France; Arutkin and Daniel, who’ve been on a tear in Europe the past six months and could surprise a few people at the Battle of the Paddle. → READ MORE
If you’re in Southern California this weekend then head down to San Diego for the Surf Race to Victory SUPCross event @ Pacific Beach.
After the Stand Up World Series @ Huntington got cancelled, there was a big hole in the SUP race calendar. Plenty of pros were still in town from the Battle of the Paddle, but suddenly there was no big SUP race to compete in. But thankfully that’s all changed… → READ MORE
There was plenty of carnage during yesterday’s Surf Race To Victory at Huntington Beach.
Solid 4-5ft waves were rolling through all day, turning most of the races into a battle for survival. Anthony Vela won the “hero of the day” award for his fearless, Superman-inspired attack on the set of the day. Check out Vela’s heroics plus plenty of other great pics → READ MORE
The awesome Surf Race To Victory series wrapped up today at Huntington Beach. Plenty of pros have arrived in town ahead of the Battle of the Paddle, so there was a very solid level of competition. Plus with a decent swell pulsing along the coast, there was also a LOT of carnage…
Several of the world’s best lined up for the knockout sprint format and were looking uber-stylish the event’s signature blue crash helmets. Kody Kerbox, Connor Baxter, Byron Kurt and Brennan Rose took out the first round heats, with Kerbox looking in very good form. On the women’s side it seemed to be a battle between Candice Appleby and Morgan Hoesterey, with the pair trading victories in the first couple of rounds. → READ MORE
The 2012 San Clemente Ocean Festival is happening this weekend and features one of the coolest races of the year, the Surf Race to Victory SUP Cross Series.
The Surf Race to Victory was first held last September, the day after Hennessey’s and the week before the BoP. This year it’s turned into a full on Series, with events in Carlsbad, San Clemente, Utah and then the final @ Huntington Beach in September. → READ MORE
Victory KoreDry have just announced a new four-race “SUPCross” series this Summer.
The inaugural SurfRace To Victory SUP race was held last September, in between the Hennessey’s World Champs and Battle of the Paddle.
The format proved popular and now KoreDry are stepping things up with the 2012 Surf Race to Victory SUPCross Series. → READ MORE