Labor Day Weekend In Kent Island is our most favorite race weekend of the year.
This year we took the SUPER Fleet north to the best outrigger race of the ECORA season for a SUP relay.
I was going to put something on the blog immediately after the Labor Day Weekend but a few things delayed this post. I was waiting for some actual race photos (as evidenced by the lack of the same above), if you have some send them in and I will post them.
The surf has been pretty good this summer (see the posts below).
It has taken me this long to clear the Mai Tais out of my system! (see photo above) We went through two 5 gallon coolers full of Mai Tais!
We had 24 hardy souls that showed up to paddle SUPs and race Sunday morning.
Hardy souls because they raced 35 miles around Kent Island the day before in 6-person Hawaiian Outriggers and then partied like rock stars after wards until the wee hours of Sunday morning. That qualifies them as hardy. But getting on a SUP board, paddle around for a few minutes and then relay race around a half mile (+/-) circuit, that makes them...SUPER paddlers.
This woman was still smiling after falling off her board no less than a half dozen times. She was one of the last to get off the dance floor the night before...Hard-core!
Then there was this paddler. Her first day out on a Stand-Up-Paddle board and she had it down. Spinning around on the tail ala SUP Rodeo. Must be the cool board.
Special thanks to all of our schwag sponsors. These two good looking paddlers look even better with some Revision Hellflys on.
Freedom Surf has been the real savior for the inaugural SUPER season. Without Dave Shotton's support, there wouldn't have been a SUPER series. Boards, paddles, leashes and cool schwag...he really leaned forward. Any one that got out a board and had fun owes Dave a big Mahalo. DaKine rep, MikeConnolly, stoked us out with cool shirts, leashes and some killer hydration systems that will be handed out at the final two SUPER races, Oct 11th and Oct 18th, in Sandbridge and Seaford respectively. So come out to Sandbridge the weekend of the 11th and have some fun. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate and we can do a downwinder. Either way the Baja and the Pineapple Lanai will be open, the beer and grinds will be good!