How could we ever forget? The 2014 Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek was one for the history books.
Not only did it produce some of the craziest
destruction derby SUP racing footage we’ve ever seen, it also turned out to be the last ever BOP. A fitting farewell for the event that almost single-handedly gave rise to the sport of stand up paddleboard racing almost a decade ago.
So in tribute to this old classic (and because it’s a slow news Thursday), I threw together this little clip and put it up on Facebook and Insta. Within hours it had been viewed over 10,000 times, proving that nothing in this sport gets attention quite like a bit of race board carnage.
Thanks to Matty Schweitzer and Chainsaw Productions for the original footage — if you wanna see more of the above, check out Matty’s Battle of the Paddle edit for Starboard and Chainsaw’s clip for SIC.
UPDATE: We made it onto Kook of the Day. I can retire happy now…