SLO-CAL WINTER PADDLEBOARD RACE SERIES 

by The Paddleboard Company

COURSE AND RESULTS LISTED FOR RACE ONE LISTED BELOW

With our first paddleboard race in the books from last Saturday, Feb 4th, we’re happy with the overall feel of the event being a fun and friendly competitive environment for all the racers.  The SLO-CAL WINTER SUP SERIES kicked-off with not only seasoned racers, but first-timers and even a paddler with a canine co-pilot named ‘Tanner’.  The comprehensive range of board categories and skill levels communicated that this race is for everyone, even with the short but challenging course length, which ended up being a distance of  3.12 miles.  Our race director, Nikki Gregg, launched both a beach start and finish.   We were surprisingly stoked to have racers participate from Bakersfield and San Diego as well as a strong local SUP presence.  A perfect paddling day in the Bay, calm with a slight wind and strong outgoing tide.

The race course changes weekly but here is a GPS screen shot of last week’s course.  Starting from Coleman Beach (green dot), racers completed two laps.

OVERALL RESULTS SLO-CAL WINTER RACE 1: 3.12 MILES
  1. DANIEL MILLER  ( 33:50)                              14’          10PTS
  2. KEN TWIST  (34:48)                                      14’          9PTS
  3. MARY ROBINSON (*41:00)                         12’6        10PTS
  4. DEREK LaVOIE   (43:07)                              14’           8PTS
  5. PAUL GALLO  (46:20)                                   14’           7PTS
  6. STAN JUAREZ   (53:40)                                14’           6PTS
  7. KACE O’MALLEY   (1:02)                              12’6         9PTS
  8. PAT RENSHAW & ‘TANNER’   (1:17)              11’6         10PTS
*INCLUDES 2 MIN PENALTY

NEXT WEEK SATURDAY FEB 11th

Due to popular demand we are adding a prone category to the series!  Youth categories are included.

We have rental boards available. Reservations must be made by 2pm the Friday prior.   Reserve at http://thepaddleboardcompany.com/rentals-lessons/
Join us every Saturday, now thru March 11th, for our SLO-CAL Winter Paddleboard Race Series at Coleman Beach in Morro Bay.  Registration begins at 8:15 with a prompt all level race start at 9am.  This is a great event for beginners, novice, and expert paddlers.  For more information, please see our Events page- www.thepaddleboardcompany.com/events.
For those traveling, make a weekend out of it as the central coast has a lot to offer-  http://thepaddleboardcompany.com/stand-up-paddleboarding-in-morro-bay/
Join us!  Looks like epic weather conditions for this weekend’s race!!   Email nikki@thepaddleboardcompany.com or call 805-225-5555 with any questions