The Battle of the Paddle this year was an awesome event. It is great to see the sport continue to grow in the amount of people paddling, and the amount of younger paddlers dominating the elite class as well as a lot of brave groms participating in the kids race.
As we gather all our photos and videos from the event(may take a day or two), Here is a collection of Instagram photos and captions from @rivierapaddlesurf and our friends.
Raceboards get prepared for the weekend - Swell is on the way, everyones amped.
SUP awards thursday Night, it was great to get the whole SUP community together -- Friday, the Riviera Chase Boat is getting into position.
Raceday... The Elite race was stacked -- 404 Team Rider/Owner Danny Ching takes the win -- Kona Brewing Company sponsors our party on Sunday night. They supplied us with more Longboard Lager than we've ever seen. 1,000 beers. We better get started.
The sun rises on sunday, and it couldn't have been a nicer day 75* weather, not a bit of wind, and 3-4 ft surf. The distance race is on, and Rob Rojas wins the unlimited class, and Danny Ching takes the win in the 14' elite class.
The kids race starts, and the whole field gets caught inside by a set. Boards and children were flying in all directions. All of them made it to the finish safely and had a good time competing.
Sunday night we hosted a BOP Party. Sushi and fish tacos prepared by Keoni, and Live Music by Rubber Bean.
Stay tuned for more news from the event.