seconds after crossing the finish line Kai Lenny
Connor, out of the hunt after a mental mistake. Visibly upset
Slater worked hard all year and lead for the entire first lap and finished strong
Thinking positive before the start
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Rob Rojas. Always smiling and being a good human
Elbow room with Connor, Jamie Mitchell and friends
Moment of clarity minutes before the start
Nervous shaka
I dont know what KC said but it worked
Going into battle or came straight from softball
All smiles
Vela, planning his route
Salt creek surfers worst nightmare
Simple paddle out for Kai
Cleanup set

2014 Battle of the Paddle Imagery

2014 Battle of the Paddle Imagery

Salt Creek Beach was SUP central last weekend with the annual Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle. Hot weather and a south swell provided challenging conditions with plenty of carnage in each event. Kai Lenny and Candice Appleby took top honors in Saturday’s Elite Final, while Danny Ching and Lina Augaitis were victorious in Sunday’s Long Distance race.

More on Saturday’s Elite Race here.
Check out Sunday’s recap here.


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