There comes a point in every adventure when the novelty wears off. Goals fade. The sun goes down and the bitter cold soaks in and defeats the last ounce of ambition and you just want to be off the water. That's the magic place where authentic, life defining moments are born. And when you're safely home after an epic grind, those moments become memories. I live for those moments. And the next time you find yourself in a pinch, you know you've been here before. You got this, you were born for this.
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Epic Surfski V14
Not every night that you get a chance to line up with the fastest paddlers in the world and go race in such a beautiful location. Huge turnout as always (93!).
We did a staged start with the average Joe's (main group) lining up first, then the Bro's (SUP's / Prone) who did a slightly different distance, and finally a group of twenty or so Pro's four minutes back in chase mode. I love this style of racing, because it's fun to blend the fields.
Below is a video of my race, I wound up 7th, and worked with up coming talent Ryan Paroz to try to stay close to the leaders. Sean Rice picked up a win in a classic sprint finish over Jasper Mocke and Kenny Rice. Dawid was just a moment behind in fourth.
Official results: https://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=74272&did=81784
After a month long paddling trip down the coast of California, it's nice to be back in Bellingham just in time for the start of our downwind season. With 20mph wind gusting to 25, today was the perfect warm up for the cold water and big wind to come.