Industry News: The Aussies Commit to Paddle For Humanity

Lahui Kai’s Mick Di Betta and Kelly Margetts Are Headed to Deerfield Beach

(Orange County, Calif.) – Australia’s Mick Di Betta and Kelly Margetts have announced their intention to compete in the Watermans Paddle for Humanity in Deerfield Beach, FL. Competition runs deep in the Australians’ blood and no distance is going to come between these two paddlers and a good race. Former world champion Di Betta and perineal Battle of the Paddle challenger Margetts will face off with the East Coast’s best on June 2, 2012.

Racing is only half the fun for both men. It is their passion for the sport, the community, and sharing what they love that really stokes the fire. “I’m excited to see like minded people coming down to get involved in a healthy sport and race for a great cause,” says Lahui Kai’s Di Betta. Margetts adds, “I look forward to comparing some of our techniques, equipment and training tools with the local crew.” Both men agree that traveling and sharing knowledge help the sport grow.

The 2012 Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity will consist of 5 – April 28th in Dana Point, June 2nd Deerfield Beach Florida, July 7th Lake Tahoe, August 25th Washington DC and Sept 15th Austin Texas. Our stated goal is to raise $100,000 for our non-profit partners while raising awareness to their causes and introducing communities to the sports of Paddling.

For more information including dates, locations and registration, visit:

* The Paddle For Humanity is a sanctioned WPA event series. For more info, visit:


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