Santa Cruz, CA (June 29, 2011) - Kyle Mochizuki (San Clemente) came close in 2008, falling short by 4 and a half minutes. For the last five years, Tony Meuller (Santa Cruz) gave it all he had and never closed the gap. Prior to the 2011 Jay Race, no stand up paddler had ever finished the race in first place.
When San Clemente's Thomas Maximus Shahinian came to Capitola to compete in the 10th Annual Surftech Jay Race presented by Maui Jim, he did so because he'd heard great things about the race... however Thomas hadn't planned on making history. Planned or not, Shahinian completed the course with a time of 1:50:07 just 49 seconds faster than Craig Waltz (Santa Cruz), 2009 Jay Race winner! "Stand up paddling as oppose to traditional paddling can be a blessing or a curse...depending on the conditions! Luckily the stars aligned for me with the wind, swell, and my 19'7 Richmond/Riviera Unlimited Race Board! I'm super stoked and honored to compete in such an Amazing Race/Event" Shahinian commented.
Other divisions winners include:
14' SUP division - Matt Becker, Surftech/Bark team rider (Santa Barbara)
Stock SUP division - Austin Young (Reno)
Women's Stock SUP division - Schuyler Robbins on a Ron House 12'6" carbon(Hood River)
Women's 14' SUP division - Morgan Hoesterey, Surftech/Bark team rider (Honolulu) Stock Paddleboard division - Jack Bark (Palos Verdes)
14' Paddleboard division - Bryson Drake (Santa Cruz)
Women's Stock Paddleboard division - Maya Sprinsock (Santa Cruz)
For complete results go to jayrace.surftech.com
Danny was hanging out here at Riviera Headquarters last week, and we talked him into doing some interviews about his products. As you may know Danny and Greg Jensen are the brains behind 404, and Danny also designed our "Danny Ching" Riviera Paddles. We hope your in the mood to watch videos because we have three of them below of Danny explaining his line of paddles, the 404 10'6" Trainer, and the 404 Hollow Carbon 12'6" monster raceboard. ENJOY.
"Danny Ching" Riviera Paddles 404 10'6" Trainer 404 Hollow Carbon 12'6" Monster Raceboard
In the below video Ron House gives us a rundown of his newest creation, the Hollow Carbon 14' Raceboard. Here at Riviera we are really excited about this board. The Hollow Carbon technology is pushing the envelope in SUP design. The absence of interior weight allows for a very durable shell. Tipping the scales @ 22Lbs it is almost impossible to find a 14' raceboard as light and as strong as this. Ultra-Light, Ultra-Durable, and Ultra-Fast. Click HERE check out the RH Hollow Carbon 14.
Thomas showed up at the warehouse today with the newest edition to his Riviera Arsenal, a custom Riviera 9'6" SUP surfboard. He spent hours applying traction, monster spray, and a couple hundred stickers, and with his signature paint job it is probably one of the meanest looking SUP surfboards around. Check out the photos below...
If you are interested in a Riviera Custom contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 388-6999
Hi All, I am exited to invite you all to Billabong Deerfield Beach's first Paddleboard Demo with Jimmy Lewis & Riviera Paddleboards Saturday June 11th 12:30pm. Come and test out the newest Paddleboards from Jimmy Lewis & Riviera and receive a free gift from Honolua Surf Co. Check out the flyer attached or call the Billabong Store for more info. Billabong 954-419-9283
Here's a cool chart we found on SummerTomato.com to help you find "real" healthy food, that isn't made for animals, or your car. The SUP community seems to be a pretty health minded bunch so we thought we'd share. Enjoy.
Courtesy of Summertomato.com
To help you find real food within the endless labyrinth of junk, I’ve put together this handy flowchart for your use and amusement. Consider it your supermarket GPS. If you ever get lost, just start back at the top. Alternatively you can just ditch the supermarket altogether and head to the farmers market like I do.
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May the food be with you.
Last Friday was the 12th Hennessey’s Return to the Pier race. We met at Riviera headquarters and packed 13 paddler's in the sprinter van with 16 SUP's and trailer in tow and headed northbound in the carpool lane. The race went great with some side onshore winds and 2-3 ft swell at Hermosa pier. 90 paddleboarders and stand-up paddlers competed in the 3.5 mile race from the Hermosa Beach pier to the Manhattan Beach pier and back in the untimed but competitive event. The race went well for Team Riviera with Thomas "Maximus" Shahinian being the first SUP to cross the line placing 1st in the unlimited class. In the Stock Class Eric Starnes, Karl Ring, and Brad Rambo placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd all on Ron House carbon 12'6" raceboards. Check out The Beach Reporter's website to read the full story on the event and see the full results.
1. Thomas Maximus, San Clemente (Riviera Team)
2. Tyler Morgan, Redondo Beach
1. Anthony Vela, Malibu
2. Lance Ericson, Dana Point
3. Kyle Goerlitz, Corona del Mar
1. Antoinette Cocco, Orange County
2. Diane Wenzel, San Clemente
3. Terri Plunkett, Dana Point
1. Eric Starnes, San Juan Capristrano (Riviera Team)
2. Karl Ring, Dana Point (Riviera Team)
3. Brad Rambo, San Clemente (Riviera Team)