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Redwood City Surfski and Paddleboard race March 17 2018

Our last race of the season was met with dark clouds and some peekaboo sunshine. With a small but hearty crew of Surfski’s, Stand Up Paddleboards, a prone paddleboard, and a dog powered kayak we took advantage of a nice weather window that left the paddlers feeling they had a bit of the luck of the Irish with them.

A light zephyr at the starting line morphed into a nice breeze by the time the paddlers hit the mid-way point on the long course. The sea’s kicked up making for a nice little challenge paddle to wrap up the season with. We have to be profusely thankful to the weather gods this year who gave us great racing weather all winter long. Our motto is rain or shine we are on the starting line, but we can work with what ever mother nature will let us have.

The video above is our bike-cam shot of the start. Watch as Adrian Carpente takes off on his way to the overall win in the Surfski class. Adrian is a recent trasnplant to the Bay Area from Spain. You'll probably be seeing a lot of him around the areas races - mainly from behind.

We have to say thanks to our hospitable hosts here at Westpoint Harbor. We are truly blessed to have such an incredible venue to share with the paddling community. Thanks to Hint Water and Kind Bar who supported both the Redwood City and the San Rafael Paddle races this season. We look forward to a fun summer and we are happy to announce our 2018/19 Season race dates below. Our goal for next year is more kids (who race for free on the short course) and more SUP Surf Board division racers so look for some fun incentives geared to making that happen.

Redwood City Paddleboard race March 17 2018

Thanks to all who raced this year and to all the volunteers who helped as well.

Do not forget our upcoming Swap Meets. A great way to make some room in the garage and raise cash at the same time. 

Saturday March 31st - More Information on the San Rafael Swap Meet

Saturday April 14th - More Informtioan on the Redwood City Swap Meet

Photo/Video Gallery will be added tomorrow. 

2018/19 Paddle Race Dates

Saturday October 27th Redwood City
Saturday November 3rd San Rafael
Saturday November 17th Redwood City
Saturday December 8th Long Strange Trip – Fort Baker to San Rafael (Advanced Paddlers Only)
Saturday January 19th San Rafael
Saturday Feb 2nd San Rafael
Saturday Feb 16th Redwood City
Saturday March 2nd San Rafael
Saturday March 16th Redwood City

Complete Results

Montero Leo Short Course SUP 14' 18-55 35:29:00
Carpente Adrian Long Course Surfski Single 18-55 45:49:00
Howell Kenny Long Course Surfski Single 56+ 46:01:00
Baden Elaine Long Course Surfski Double 18-55 46:46:00
Byers Amy Long Course Surfski Double 18-55 46:46:00
Neuman Eric Long Course Surfski Single 56+ 1:00:01
Duca Allison Short Course Kayak 18-55 1:00:09
Peterson Brian Long Course  Prone Unlimited 18-55 1:06:27
Willin Jamie Long Course SUP 14' 56+ 1:06:29
Matson Chris Long Course SUP 14' 18-55 1:09:33
Dukes  Sabine Long Course  SUP 14' 18-55 1:15:39
Roth Nicholas Long Course SUP 14' 18-55 1:21:00
Abbott Nate Long Course SUP 14' 18-55 1:22:01
Leong Gary Long Course SUP 14' 56+ 1:25:00
Newgard Jenna Long Course SUP 14' 18-55 1:28:11
           

 

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