SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series – Race #5 Recap

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series – Race #5 Recap

 

We had absolutely perfect weather and water conditions for our SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series – Race #5 last Saturday combined with a record turnout thus far.   At 3.7 miles, last weekend’s course stayed on the north end of the bay by Morro Rock and utilized ‘Can 3’ as the first buoy turn at the mouth of the bay.  Though conditions were flat and calm, including a slack tide, the mouth of Morro Bay has a constricted entrance which causes ‘confused’ currents and swell and can be a bouncy ride.  Add to the mix that all racers could go either way around any turn and sometimes a little chaos ensued at those critical times.

At the start of the race, all marine layer burned off and the sun was a welcome sight, making it an excellent opportunity to get some epic drone footage (coming soon) by Gavin Twist or take a peek on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Several new additions showed up last week including professional paddler Alyson Fromm who took the women’s 12’6 win that day.  As usual we are always stoked to see our solid crew of weekly racers, especially ‘Tanner the dog’.

Join us for the final race in the series this Saturday, March 11th.  Directly following the race will be the awards ceremony at Otter Rock Cafe where we have a room rented out from 11am-1pm for a little food and celebration.  Race 5 results and overall standings are posted below.  Thanks again to FitBit and Otter Rock Cafe for helping to sponsor this event.  We’ll be back for our SLO-CAL Spring Race Series on April 1st, so stay tuned for details!  Aloha!

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series – Race #5 Recap Results

Men Unlimited

  1. Richard Harrison  40:48  (10pts)

Men 14′

  1. Dan Miller  39:05  (10pts)
  2. Derek LaVoie 49:20  (9pts)
  3. Dan Rogers  50:43 (8pts)
  4. Paul Gallo 52:56 (7pts)
  5. Stan Juarez 57:22  (6pts)

Men 12’6

  1. Randy Johnson 46:58 (10pts)
  2. Mike Elder  53:30 (9pts)

Men 11’6 & Under

  1. Randy Rutkowski 57:03
  2. Richard Grise DNF

Women 12’6

  1. Alyson Fromm 43:09 (10pts)
  2. Mary Robinson 46:35 (9pts)

Women 11’6 & Under

  1. Pat Renshaw & Tanner 1:11 (10pts)

 

Overall Points following Race #5

Men Unlimited

  1. Richard Harrison  (30)

Men 14

  1. Dan Miller (50)
  2. Derek LaVoie (38)
  3. Shan Thomas (25)
  4. Stan Juarez (24)
  5. Ken Twist (18)
  6. Paul Gallo (15)
  7. Vince Shay (9)
  8. Dan Rogers (8)
  9. Mike Mallo (7)

Men 12’6

  1. Randy Johnson & Robert Breese (10)
  2. Mike Elder (9)

Men 11’6 & Under

  1. Randy Rutkowski (29)
  2. Randy Johnson (10)
  3. Richard Grise (9)

Women 14

  1. Sonja Wieck (10)

Women 12’6

  1. Kacy Twist & Mary Robinson (19)
  2. Alyson Fromm (10)

Women 11’6 & Under

  1. Pat Renshaw (29)
  2. Adrienne Larrique (10)

Prone

  1. Foster Campbell (10)
SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

Rounding Can 3

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

Race Director Nikki Gregg

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

Richard Harrison 5

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

SLO-CAL Winter SUP Race Series - Race #5 Recap

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