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4th annual Terrapin Crossroads Paddleboard Race The Start

Appropriately it was “record” day at the 4th annual Terrapin Crossroads Long Strange Trip. While this year was long it was anything but strange with literally ideal conditions making for record breaking times in many divisions.(all photos Ron Steinau)

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The day dawned chilly with nary a breath of air on the course. Including the three six man outrigger canoes it was 91 people taking to the course for 13 miles of paddle racing action. With OC1, OC2, Surfski and Double Surfski, Stand up Paddleboards, Prone Paddleboards, and Sea Kayaks there was a little something for everyone. As the race started the fleet took off with 2 knots of flood tide on the stern and mirror flat water over most of the course.

4th annual Terrapin Crossroads Paddleboard Race The Boats

whole foods supports paddleboarding!There was of course the pre requisite voodoo water just as the fleet exited Fort Baker that made a few folks test the water. As the group rounded the point at Kiel Cove to turn for home, a 5-8 mph South South East Wind added a little push to help them get there. With all that push from behind we saw new course records in almost all divisions.(pictured below the He'e Nalu 6 man outrigger canoes flying off the starting line)

4th annual Terrapin Crossroads Paddleboard Race The Outrigger Canoes

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The day simply would not have been possible without the support of our on the water safety team. First up is San Francisco Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Tour Operator the Barbary Ghost whose able Grand Banks 32 made everyone feel right as rain only it wasn't raining. Marcel Houtzager and Mark Guelfi (with Alan Romero on the wheel) offered up the services of their Protector’s to make for quick response help if anyone needed it. Mark Heedon and the San Rafael Police Department put two boats on the water for the day making sure the fleet all made it to the finish line. Of course a special thanks has to go to our event sponsors. (pictured below the first three finishers separated by 1 second a piece. Carter Johnson with Allison Loomis in the double surfski getting the better of Kenny Howell and Mike Mcnulty)

Carter Johson bringing the double surfski in just in front of Kenny Howell and Mike Mcnulty

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As usual we implore you to support the businesses that support our sport and nobody gave as big as title sponsor Terrapin Crossroads. Serving up gift cards for all the first place finisher we know there will be some satiated winners with some of the best dining in San Francisco Bay. Throw in the killer tunes and waterside location and Terrapin rocks – literally. Thanks as well to event photographer Ron Steinau for all the nice pictures.(Pictured Below Bojan Benard taking 6 minutes off his own record! Second Place Grant Mcfadyen is just behind BB.)

LIST OF MARIN COUNTY PADDLE COURSE RECORDS CLICK HERE

Bojan Benard

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Whole Foods Market was in on the action setting up an insane lunchtime spread. Need pies for the Holidays? Make it a Mamie’s Pie and make sure to saddle up some Three Twins Ice Cream to make for some happy pie. Kind Bar and Hint water were available to all in never ending supplies. After over two hours of paddling you are going to have some thirsty paddlers and that’s where Marin Brewing Company did their thing. New sponsors this year are the Fruit Guys and they have quickly become a crowd favorite. You too can have this tasty fruit delivered right to your house with their handy home or office delivery. O'neill Wetsuits gave big at the prize table with SWAG for all - THANKS O'NEILL!!!

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Thanks to all the volunteers and of course thanks to all who paddled. Our next race is a fundraiser for the Skin Cancer Foundation on January 23rd right here at the shop. Click Here For Information

PHOTO GALLERY CLICK HERE (Thanks Ron Steinau!)

COMPLETE RESULTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE.

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All SUP/Prone/OC6 times are correct as is. All Boats take 2 minutes off your time to get correct time.

He'Nalu 6 Man Outriggers

First Place Boat 91 - 1:41:15

Second Place Boat 97 - 1:41:22

Thid Place Boat 98 - 1:58:03

LIST OF MARIN COUNTY PADDLE COURSE RECORDS CLICK HERE

Name(s)                      Craft               Age Gender Time Rank Div Rank
Carter Johnson & Allison Loomis Surfski Double 18-49 male 01:36:25 1 1
Kenny Howell Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:36:26 2 1
Michael Mcnulty Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:36:27 3 2
Paul Macintyre Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:38:38 4 3
Robi Rousset OC-1 18-49 male 01:39:50 5 1
Joel Leker Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:42:15 6 4
Joe Naholowa'a OC-1 18-49 male 01:42:24 7 2
Keith Mcconnaughay OC-1 18-49 male 01:42:32 8 3
Charlie Banfield OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:42:47 9 1
Geoff James, Fred Andersen OC-2 Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:44:25 10 1
Robert Boltje OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ male 1:47:10 11 2
George Marshall OC-1 18-49 male 01:47:30 12 4
Jeff Kay OC-1 18-49 male 01:49:10 13 5
Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett OC-2 18-49 mixed 01:49:18 14 1
Jean Bathke, Yoko Mcmillin OC-2 18-49 female 01:51:23 15 1
Kira Jade Marshall, Kylie Rae Marshall OC-2 18-49 female 01:52:54 16 2
Bojan Bernard SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 01:53:41 17 1
Grant Mcfadyen SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:54:19 18 1
Pete Gauvin SUP 14' 18-49 male 01:55:03 19 2
Linda Banfield OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ female 01:58:30 20 1
Maribel Busto OC-1 18-49 female 01:58:36 21 1
Robin Gandolfi OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ female 01:59:51 22 2
Haakon Hoyer-nielsen SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 02:00:50 23 1
Dave Jensen SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:01:06 24 2
Colin Mcguire OC-1 18-49 male 02:01:20 25 6
Daniel Alvarez SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:01:54 26 3
Jamie Willin SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:02:03 27 3
Marsha Arnold Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:02:27 28 1
Basil Pappas OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:02:36 29 3
Priscilla Mckenney OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:03:10 30 3
Helen Gallagher OC-1 Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:03:41 31 4
Katie Barger OC-1 18-49 female 02:06:16 32 2
Jennifer Fuller SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:07:10 33 1
Benjamin Sarrazin SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 02:07:11 34 2
James Robison SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:07:54 35 4
Matt Glerum SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:09:20 36 5
Mike Wang SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:12:35 37 4
Chad Raugewitz SUP 12'6" 18-49 male 02:12:58 38 3
Johnny Eason SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:14:05 39 5
Judy Jensen SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 02:14:39 40 1
Zach Jirkovsky Prone 14' 18-49 male 02:16:30 41 1
James Sweeney Sea Kayak Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:17:00 42 1
Shawn Callahan SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:17:21 43 6
Geoffrey Sears Surfski Single Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:17:31 44 5
Dave Hook SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:17:50 45 6
Gary Leong SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:19:25 46 7
Greg Ostroff SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:19:38 47 8
John Hubenthal SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:20:26 48 7
Dale Uptegrove SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:21:20 49 1
Russ Silvestri SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:22:51 50 2
Andi Traynor SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 02:23:01 51 2
Frank Perrott SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:24:10 52 9
Kurt Mau SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:24:20 53 10
Karen Growney SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 02:24:38 54 3
Tom Gallagher SUP 14' 18-49 male 02:27:00 55 8
Brian Thomas Prone Stock Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:27:01 56 1
Randy Rentschler SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:27:49 57 11
Mark Guelfi SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:28:01 58 12
Emily Matthews SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 02:29:40 59 4
Mark Preece SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:31:59 60 3
Thea Liskamm SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:36:08 61 2
Mimi Towle SUP 12'6" Sr. Masters 50+ female 02:39:10 62 3
Russ Drinker SUP 14' Sr. Masters 50+ male 02:50:20 63 13
Zena Ah Chin SUP 12'6" 18-49 female 03:05:00 64 5

Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 19 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Free Group SUP Surf Sesh
Sat Oct 20 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Saturday)
Sat Oct 20 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fall Water Sports Swap Meet - Redwood City
Sat Oct 20 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Sat Oct 20 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Margarita Run Windsurf Racing!
Sun Oct 21 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Sunday)
Sun Oct 21 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Paddle Fundraiser For San Rafael Channel Dredging
Sun Oct 21 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Mon Oct 22 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
See A Portable Surf Shack - Humble House Comes To Marin
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