It’s Back: The Water Warrior Race (aka Camp Pendleton’s Torture Chamber) Is On This Weekend

Water Warrior stand up paddle race camp pendletonOne of the hardest/funnest/craziest races I did last year was the Water Warrior event at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. It was part SUP race, part army obstacle course, part torture chamber.

The racing involved everything from sprinting in and out of the waves, climbing up and down sand pits, ascending (and quickly descending) giant inflatable slides in the middle of the water course, scaling cargo net walls and a bunch of other challenges that organisers Chuck Patterson and the Riding Bumps crew invented for their own sadistic pleasure.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber (AKA Water Warrior Beach Festival)

Water Warrior SUP RaceWe’re down here at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base for the debut of the Water Warrior Beach Festival, a brand new event that features an interesting concept in SUP racing: The Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race, which combines traditional SUP racing with a military-style boot camp to produce a bizarre, punishing race course that’s a whole lotta fun.

The Amphibious Assault, complete with rope climbs, sand crawls and other obstacles, is the branchild of pain-loving Chuck Patterson, who has spent the past two days building a SUP course designed to hurt and humble some of the world’s fastest paddlers…

Click through for results as they happen and find out who survived Chuck Patterson’s Torture Chamber…   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Chuck Patterson Likes To Watch Other Paddlers Suffer (This Is What’s Happening Tomorrow)

Chuck Patterson SUP raceTomorrow sees the debut of an exciting new SUP race at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. The Water Warrior is being co-organised by Chuck Patterson and promises to give paddlers a punishing experience both on and off the water.

Crawling through the sand, navigating trenches and scaling cargo net walls are just some of the many obstacles paddlers will face in between each lap of the actual course (and you thought the soft-sand run at the Battle of the Paddle was painful). If you haven’t already heard about the event and booked your place at Oceanside tomorrow, then check out our original Water Warrior Beach SUP Race announcement for more info. Though you might want to check out the video below before you do, just so you know what you’re getting yourself into…   → READ MORE

Chuck Patterson Invites You To The Water Warrior “Amphibious Assault” Elite SUP Race

Chuck Patterson Water Warrior SUPIn case you missed our announcement last week, the Water Warrior Beach Festival is a new SUP event that’ll be debuting in Southern California in 10 days time, combining traditional Stand Up Paddle race formats with military-style beach boot camps to produce the awesome sounding “Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race.”

One of the guys behind the Water Warrior is Chuck Patterson, the first ever Battle of the Paddle winner and everyone’s favourite sunset-snapping Instagrammer. While we listed most of the details about the Water Warrior already, Chuck just sent out an email inviting his SUP friends (and the whole paddling community) to the event that provides some more info.   → READ MORE

SUP Racing + Gnarly Obstacles + Chuck Patterson = Fun (aka The Water Warrior Beach Festival)

Water WarriorThere’s another new SUP race about to have its big debut and this could be the funnest one yet. The Water Warrior Beach Festival is happening mid-September in Southern California and is set to bring some military flair and all around gnarliness to the world of Stand Up Paddle racing.

Organised¬†by the crew at (which is led by Roch Frey of fame) and in close collaboration with everyone’s favourite kid-trapped-in-an-adult’s-body, Chuck Patterson, the Water Warrior is set for September 14th, making it the perfect warm-up for Battle of the Paddle two weeks later.   → READ MORE