101 Surf Sports Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking on San Francisco Bay

Paddle racing in Surfski, outrigger canoe, and paddleboards in San Rafael

The hardest thing we do at our races is choose the course. Every day is a different and with a safety first mantra the weather is what keeps us up at night. (pictured the long course start)

As the day dawned the situation was near ideal with warmer than normal temperatures and nary a zephyr blowing over the water. The forecast however was for a 10-20mph building NorWester so it was with trepidation we made the call to send them on our long course to the Marin Islands. Of course as soon as they peeled off the starting line the wind kicked up and so did our anxiety levels. (The Stand Up Paddleboard fleet takes off from the starting line)

Stand Up paddleboard racing on san francisco bay

Lucky for us it was a hearty crew that showed up to race and actually impressed the heck out of us with their perseverance. Given the conditions no records were set on the day but some close calls were had. The race of the day was the battle between Lizzie Polgreen and Kasen Taylor. The two surfski paddlers were battling to the end with Kasen taking the line honors but the nose of his Epic Surf Ski. (the video below is the start of the long course)

The paddle of the day has to go to Team Staninec (pictured below). Seasoned paddler Mike Staninec had 2 kids racing with him. And when we say kids we mean it. 9 years old and paddling surfski already. Nice. What makes Mike's effort all the more impressive is these kids sit behind him where he can't even see them! If anything captures the spirit we are trying to build on at our races this is it.

Mike Staninec and family on the triple surfski

Thanks to everyone who raced and we hope to see you at the next one. 

Upcoming Races

Sat Jan 18th - Lake Natoma Sacramento Bob Hanna Classic - More Information

Sat Jan 25th - Wave Chaser Half Moon Bay - More Information

Sat February 11th - 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race San Rafael - More Information

March 28th - Santa Cruz Paddlefest - More Information

PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY

Complete Results. (Long Course SUP Minus 1 minute from your time, Short Course Minus 6 minutes)

  Name(s) Category Age Group Gender Time Rank Div Rank
Long Tyron Maher Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:42:39.89 1 1
Long Jasper Caddell Surfski Single under 18 male 00:45:34.69 2 1
Long Kasen Taylor Surfski Single under 18 male 00:47:24.46 3 2
Long Lizzie Polgreen Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:47:24.89 4 1
Long Kenny Howell Surfski Single 56+ male 00:48:50.25 5 1
Long Dylan Anacleto-black Surfski Single under 18 male 00:49:40.21 6 3
Long Jonathan Gray Surfski Single 56+ male 00:53:26.05 7 2
Long Jay Wild, Jaxsen Wild OC-2 18-55 male 00:54:13.62 8 1
Long Doug Kidder OC-1 56+ male 00:54:39.45 9 1
Long Jonathan Slusher, Jenn Quinn OC-2 18-55 mixed 00:54:52.31 10 1
Long Yohei Rosen OC-1 18-55 male 00:55:43.64 11 1
Long Shaun King OC-1 18-55 male 00:56:21.71 12 2
Long Clayton Humphries OC-1 18-55 male 00:56:24.98 13 3
Long Michael Lee OC-1 18-55 male 00:58:51.98 14 4
Long Bojan Bernard SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:01:00.02 15 1
Long Pete Gauvin SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:01:51.14 16 2
Long Anik Wild OC-1 18-55 female 01:05:18.43 17 1
Long Robin Gandolfi OC-1 56+ female 01:05:37.28 18 1
Long Maribel Busto OC-1 18-55 female 01:05:45.14 19 2
Long John Alexiou SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:10:19.99 20 3
Long Nadine Manfredi Surfski Single 18-55 female 01:10:51.87 21 2
Long Martin Ramos OC-1 56+ male 01:11:39.86 22 2
Long Tanya Alva Kayak 56+ female 01:13:13.78 14 1
Long Steve Axt SUP Inflatable 14' 18-55 male 01:16:15.06 23 1
Long Geoff Schwarten SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:26:07.38 24 4
Long Robert Surrett SUP Surf Inflatable 56+ male 01:32:02.11 25 1
Long Bob Cooper Kayak 56+ male 01:37:58.35 26 1
Long Brett Young SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:41:17.68 27 5
Long Eric Riger SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:49:05.66 28 6
               
Short Petri Alva Surfski Single under 18 male 00:24:27.56 1 1
Short Cath Caddell Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:29:25.52 2 1
Short Dave Hook Surfski Single 56+ male 00:31:01.18 3 1
Short Leah Ahmed Surfski Single under 18 female 00:32:26.78 4 1
Short Leo Montero SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:34:17.34 5 1
Short Mike Staninec Triple Surfski 56+ male 00:35:14.42 6 1
Short Caetano Walsh Surfski Single under 18 male 00:35:26.39 7 2
Short Nghi Lâm Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:36:46.32 8 2
Short Vincent Huang SUP 14' 56+ male 00:36:52.58 9 1
Short Mike Vogel SUP 12'6" 56+ male 00:41:39.60 10 1
Short Deirdre Geary SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 00:56:43.15 11 1
Short Yacob Ghebreyesus SUP Under 12'6" 18-55 male 01:03:05.40 12 1
Short Leo Le SUP Under 12'6" 18-55 male 01:11:41.56 13 2

 

Upcoming Events

Sat Jan 25 @12:00AM
WaveChaser Paddle Race Half Moon Bay
Sat Jan 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Womens Adventure Tour Santa Cruz
Sun Jan 26 @12:00AM
Cancelled - Paddle Race Redwood City
Thu Jan 30 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Free SemiGnar - Prone Paddling Technique
Sat Feb 08 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Paddle Race San Rafael
Thu Feb 13 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Free SemiGnar - Fins and Rubber
Sat Feb 15 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Crissy Field Group Paddle
Sun Feb 16 @12:00AM
WaveChaser Paddle Race Fort Baker
Sat Feb 22 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Paddle Race Redwood City
Sun Feb 23 @12:00AM
Cow Patty Pageant Paddle Race

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