Saturday, March 10, 2007

Dana Point Ocean Challenge 2007

What a great event! There was close to thirty Stand Up Paddle Surf entries and a separation of classes. The "unlimited" class consisted of boards 14 feet and over, to include any "experimental" hulls of any size. Then there was a stock class, anything under 14'. Plus a wahine class, Tracey and Jaime wrapped that up, one and two respectively, great job ladies!

The course was quick and conditions were good. Overall finishers and top three for the unlimited class was; 1st Kyle Mo (on a Ron House standamaran), 2nd Jimmy T (Ron House 14' Coastal Cruiser) and 3rd Ian (on a Bark "Channel Crosser"). Stock division; 1st Eric "Hoku" Tremaine (on a Ron House 12') , 2nd EJ (Ron House 12'), 3rd Brad "B-rad" Rambo (Ron House 12'). Ron House Shapes swept it, even wahine Tracey paddled a Ron House 12 footer.

Thanks again to the event directors for a split in classes and just offering up the chance for us Stand Up Paddle Surfers to get involved. Also mahalos for taking the time to make some right-on awards. Thanks also to Dominique and Teva from Hinano for showing the aloha. And many mahalos for Eric Diamond from Honolua Surf Co. for providing all the goodies in the award baggies. And for more info on Stand Up Paddle Surfing go to If you want to know what's upcoming sign up for the emails. And more pictures will be posted at later. Hele on!

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