High Performance Marks Day 3 of HB Pro

The world’s best standup paddle surfers slashed their way through multiple rounds of competition today at the Standup World Tour‘s Huntington Beach Pro in fun, rippable, chest-high conditions.

One thing that is for sure: the level of performance in standup surfing is on the rise. SUP magazine staffers have spent the last two days covering the action--and sneaking out for free surfs--and both the men and women are reaching incredible levels of consistency and radness. Standouts include Sean Poynter, Leco Salazar, Candice Appleby and Nicole Pacelli.

Check below for a gallery and be sure to tune in tomorrow on SUPthemag.com for the men and women’s finals. Full results and coverage to follow.

Opener
Poynter
Bates
Aboitiz
M_Salazar
Salazar
Gomez
Salazar_Pier
Pacelli
Appleby