Here at SUP magazine, we've been involved in multiple bouts of the board class debate that rages on in the standup paddling community. Alas, we don't have all the answers.
What we do have is the Pacific Paddle Games, to be held at Doheny State Park on October 10 and 11. And what we're doing is simplifying.
The inaugural PPG board classes are as follows. Make your plans accordingly.
All Men's divisions, including Pro Technical, Pro Distance, Open Technical and Open Distance will be 14-foot or smaller. One class.
All Women's divisions, including Pro Technical, Pro Distance, Open Technical and Open Distance will be 12'6".
All Juniors, from Pro and Open will be 12'6" for both males and females. There will be an Open Unlimited class in the Distance for SUP and Prone. Prone Technical will be 12' stock and 10'6" surf race.
Age groups will apply to the open classes only.
Stay tuned for more info on registration, prize purse and courses.
See the full event announcement.