Super SUP Sunday 2013Harvey Dawkins
The annual Super SUP Sunday had the perfect setting – the sun was shinning, the wind was light and the water flat!
Starting the day off with a spot of coaching from Sam Ross and lots of demo kit to try out from Fanatic, the turn out was amazing, all ages and abilities were getting involved.
George Land from the SUP Side of Life organised a Pink Paddle Out, which was an awesome success with lots of ladies never having been on a SUP getting out on the sea.
The first race was a Battle of the Paddle 5k race out on the sea; there were classes for all abilities – a 12.6” and Fun board categories.
Leading the way all the way round was super fast Roman Frejo, battling for 2nd place was Sonny EZ and Sam Ross, with Sonny taking the lead in the final stages and piping Sam to 2nd place.
In the fun board categories Mike Herbert was extremely quick overtaking a few guys on race boards to take 1st place.
Battle of the Paddle Results
1st – Roman Frejo
2nd – Sonny EZ
3rd – Sam Ross
1st – Michael Herbert
2nd – Joe Lewis
3rd – Alice
1st – Alice
2nd – Nicola Eliades
3rd – Gemma Godber
The kids race took part a little after the BOP race started, with 10 kids taking to the water. An awesome effort was made by all, with two laps round a buoyed course being completed.
1st – Lucas Meldrum
2nd – Dan Priddey
3rd – Chad
After a BBQ break the head to head sprints were commenced and everyone got competitive, with even Nik Baker getting involved!
After several heats the final was announced: Sam Ross, Sonny EZ, Roman and James Hart.
The finalists took their places and the whistle blew. In his 2nd stroke Roman’s paddle snapped and was out of the race. The battle commenced with Sam Ross showing his speed and power to race past and take 1st.
Head to Head Sprint Results
1st – Sam Ross
2nd – James Hart
3rd Sonny EZ
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