This event was held in Redondo Beach, CA. it was so stormy and windy the organizers decided to hold it inside the break wall. I met some really awesome people. One of which was Gene Smith who owns Tarsan SUP in Hermosa Beach, CA. He yelled for me to get my paddle in the water before I began to pull. This proved to be invaluable advice, and I managed to squeak out a 3rd place finish in my age group at my second event ever!
My first award from competing as a Stand Up Paddle racer! Hey, I was stoked to recieve my little Tiki bottle opener.