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Performance Paddling’s Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta

"Youth Inspiring Youth"

Sunday, May 3 2015

In its third year, the "Supfiesta" has become the most prestigious youth event of the year.  The top youth SUP athletes in the world will compete in Huntington Beach, California on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The third annual event offers seven divisions of age group SUP Surfing and Racing as well as a Junior Pro Invitational SUP Surfing contest with $5,000 in equal gender prize money.  Last year's event attracted over 80 participants from seven different states, including Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Utah, North Carolina, Oregon and Florida along with three Brazilian competitors. The Junior Pro SUP Surfing Invitational brings together 16 of the top juniors from all over the world (8 Male and 8 Female).

Chris Rockwood was stoked to receive his invite, "I can not wait to travel from the east coast of Florida to compete in the 2015 SupFiesta.  I am honored to be one of the 16 Junior Pro Invitees!" But, it's not just about the SUP surfing.  The quick, through-the-surf sprint races offer plenty of excitement. Some of the top SUP racers will be on hand such as, Shae Foudy, Erika Benitez, Tyler Bashor, Lexi Alston, Josiah Brackett, and Brazilian Guilherme Cunha, to name a few. Board length restrictions will be used to promote safety and proper skill development within the youth of our sport. The SupFiesta will once again be implementing the standards outlined below: Race Boards must be 11' in length or shorter for the 8 & under as well as 9-11 boys and girls age groups. Race Boards must be 12'6" in length or shorter for the 12-14 boys and girls, as well as 15-17 boys and girls age groups. Leashes are required for all competitors. As always, some of the sports top pros will be on hand to cheer on the groms, and to help with water safety. "I've always loved to surf with the groms, and to see the future's talent.  The SupFiesta is an awesome event with some of the world's best junior SUP surfers & racers.  I'm stoked to be a part of the event again this year, keeping an eye on the Keiki, making sure the younger ones are safe and having fun.  See you there!" —Zane Schweitzer.

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Thanks to our event Sponsors: Maui Jim, Sweet Waterwear, Purps, Cobian, Daphne's California Greek, Infinity, Bark, SIC, SuptheMag, South Tahoe Standup Paddle, Onit Pro, Victory, Mamma Chia, Humu Surf Co., Focus SUP, Quickblade, Anchorfish Screenprinting, Naish, Isle Surf & Sup, Pualani Hawaii, Hurley, FCS, Clif Bar, and Vita Coco