Thanks for the paddle handle! Just in time to represent Riviera and 404 with a 1st place finish in the 40-49 age group 4-mile race at the Shark Bite Challenge in Florida! Whohoo!
Photo: Dennis Navarrete - 1440 Photography (http://1440photography.com)
A couple weeks ago Marko Foam came by Riviera Headquarters to load up on our scrap packing material. We had been saving scrap foam for a while and were happy to recycle it into something useful.
For the past decade Marko has been recycling their customer’s post-use EPS material into regrind and blending that in with virgin EPS material to create products that have 25% post consumer EPS content, as well as their 100% recycled EPS blank, Envirofoam Core 09. http://www.markofoamblanks.com/
"It was great day for SUP today at the Seaside Slide 7 Mile Paddleboard/SUP race which has been notorious in past years for it's gnarly Shore-break Surf & inclement weather which has claimed a few boards in the past!
Today we were blessed with sunny warm conditions with small surf across SoCal....although the race site at Reefside in Solana beach still managed to produce a few head high waves breaking top to bottom to make the departure and return a bit more exciting...Ugh!
Despite a little pounding through the rinse cycle paddling out (set on frigid cold water temp) to the Race start...the conditions were favorable for Stand Up Paddling with Northerly current paddling up the Coast toward Moonlight Beach and a nice little breeze to push us when we paddled bach South to the Finish Line....all the way chasing down Chuck Glenn who'd been leading most of the race....lucky for me we had an exciting sprint to the finish allowing me to take the Overall win and capturing the previous Course Record set by a Prone Paddler in 2004 with a time of 1hr 4 min. 16 seconds with a new Overall Course Record Time of 1 hr. 1min 29 seconds.
I may of had a slight advantage with the OM Trucker Hat, OnIt Pro, Xtrak Pad & Riviera Paddle! haha"
Our beautiful Rivi girls met up last night for their first Stand Up for the Cure team meeting. On Cinco De Mayo Riviera Paddlesurf is partnering up with Susan G. Komen in Newport Beach to host a stand up paddle fundraiser fighting against breast cancer.
Team “Salva Los Melones” will attempt to do just that – SAVE THE BOOBS!!! or at least dontate our $3000 goal to this awesome cause. This will be a liesure paddle and all around fun event – If you would like to paddle with us or even make a donation see our team link.
Before you can join the team, you have to first create an account with Active:
Then you can join our team or donate here:
Shannon Johnson, Taylor Mannix, Kirsten Mattingley, Wendy Rambo, Lori Thomson Lanphere, Sheryl Johnson, Dani Lindner (Left to Right)
To sign up your own team and for more event details....
The First Annual Surfers for Autism Paddle Race went off this weekend in Deerfield Beach FL. People from all over came out to support the cause and enjoy the day.
Riviera Team Rider and Sales Rep Helga Goebel took the win in the Womens 12'6 Class on her 12'6" Missle Raceboard. Check out these photos from the stand up paddleboard race...
If you are interested in how you can support the Surfers for Autism, check out their website. http://surfersforautism.org/