The weekends are going to become packed as we move towards the spring race season and the heart of the season. Here are a couple of things to follow going into the weekend:

Standup World Tour's Sunset Pro
The first rounds of trials are complete and the draw for the main event has been announced. It'll be quite the show on North Shore with all the heavy-hitters present and some wild cards thrown into the mix to add some more excitement to the first stop of the 2012 World Tour.

Hal Rosoff Classic
This annual event is part of the SoCal Ocean Racing Series and offers both a 9-mile long-distance course as well as a shorter 5.5-mile course. Competitors take off from the Newport Aquatic Center, located at North Star Beach in Back Bay Newport, and race through the flat waters of Newport Harbor.

404 SUP Clinic with Danny Ching
Champion paddler Danny Ching will be holding an SUP clinic in conjunction with the Hal Rosoff Classic. The three-hour clinic includes on-water coaching and a technique lecture from the elite paddler himself. Clinic donations will go to the Southern California Outrigger All-Star Team as they prepare to compete in the 90-mile Olamau Race.