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I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« on: October 31, 2021, 10:41:14 PM »
It's been probably 3 years since my last SUP race. I started paddling distance again because my knee has been getting swollen biking and walking. Someone suggested I do the race in Dana Point Harbor that was coming up. I'd been paddling a lot so I figured I'd do it. Glad I did. There were probably 200 paddlers which surprised me. Good to see lots of race boards and talk with old racing friends that I hadn't seen for years. Just like old times. Mellow vibe, cheap entry, T-shirt, lunch, and a great group of old and new racers to hang out with and talk paddling.
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 10:23:11 AM »
That DOES look fun... 3K  along the seawall and back? 
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 11:34:57 AM »
Yep. Basically a 3k sprint race or fun paddle. Some people wore costumes. Danny Ching won ::) You could race anything, just age and gender groups. They had a chariot pull (2 SUPs pull and person on a Tandem Surf inflatable boogie board) which I was one of the horses. Our team took 2nd place, but we be Danny's team. So it was a win ;D  They had a bunch of other short buoy races with a lot of pivot turns that are a no go on my unlimited. Fun morning. 
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 02:06:45 PM »
I think some Congrats are in order... our TD beat Danny Ching... represent!   ;D
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 06:54:40 PM »
TDude! Good to hear story of life being almost normal in SoCal.... sweeeet!
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2021, 02:40:23 PM »
Yes congratulations. No offence but were his kids on his team? And who beat your team??

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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 07:20:39 AM »
That someone was me who talked you into it, Glad you had a good time. I did all four events and was so tired at the end.... it really was a HOOT.
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 07:37:07 AM »
Got you digging ;)
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Re: I did a SUP race yesterday and it was fun!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2021, 05:27:48 PM »
Thanks Craig 8)
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