RVLT Surf & Paddle wrap’s up season 4 of the Sunday X3 Paddle Race Series presented by Westcoast Paddle Sports & Mission Bay Sportscenter last Sunday.
Athletes from around the globe competed in the signature San Diego Pro/Am event – many using the opportunity as a warmup to the upcoming Pacific Paddle Games.
An exciting Pro 10K with challenging bay/jetty/ocean elements was the highlight of the day with a group of world class athletes dominating the open ocean course. Martin Vitry (FRA) & Noa Hopper (USA) finished the 10K course in just under one hour. Close behind was & Itzel Delgado (Peru) & Gregory Closier (FRA). Ocean conditions were glassy with zero breeze.
Erica Benitez of team Mexico captured first in Womens SUP & Jasmine Stiles (USA) first in Women’s Prone stock. Both took home their share of the $1000.00 prize purse & trophies for Overall Season Points Champion in their divisions.
Top honors in several divisions went to young paddlers from the Paddle Academy of Orange County including Tyler Bashor, The Mencinsky Brothers, Jade Howson & Abbey Baker to name a few. Mike Eisert has done a fantastic job training the next generation of paddlers & we look forward to watching them all excel in the sport.
Other standout performances include: Deon Lourens captured overall championship titles for both 10K & 5K prone stock. Carlos Perez of SD Paddlers & Aqua Adventures took home overall in the 30-39 / 14′ SUP. Milo Hama continues his reign of terror in the 60+ 14′ SUP and has a nice plaque to prove it.
Other elements including the 3K & 1.5K Technical courses, relay races as well as live music & AWESOME raffles for the athletes, made for an amazing day of fun, smiles, camaraderie & great competitive spirit.
to see the complete result lists for the day and overall season point winners please visit https://paddleguru.com/races/S
Thank you to all the sponsors that made the 2017 events possible: Westcoast Paddlesports, Mission Bay Sports Center, Kicker Audio, Xterra Boards, Kings Paddlesports, Werner Paddles, Kono’s Coffee, Bio2 Organics, EKZO Clothing, Rock & Roll San Diego, Liquid Foundation, Topless Boardbags, Petersen Dean Solar 4 America, Board & Brew Specialty Sandwiches, KAABOO Del Mar, Snow Summit, Mission Bay Pilates, The Inn At Sunset Cliffs, The Mavin Group, Kavita ProBiotic, Aqua Adventures, SD Paddler & Cali Paddler.
For more info or to inquire about 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.sundaysundaysundayraces.