SUP magazine is proud to announce the Pacific Paddle Games, a premiere race event to be held on October 10 and 11 at Doheny State Beach, a California State Park, in Dana Point, California. The weekend will feature elite, open, prone, distance and junior races with major cash and prizes on the line as well as an expansive demo zone.
"This is a SUP weekend for everyone, from the best paddlers in the world to the first-timer," saysSUP Editor-in-Chief Will Taylor. "We're beyond excited to bring an all-inclusive SUP event back to Doheny."
The Pacific Paddle Games will offer elite racers an exciting and innovative surf race format with heats on Saturday and Sunday, with the option of participation in a distance race on Sunday as well. Less experienced racers will get their chance to compete on a similar course, in the open race, as well as junior divisions for both advanced and beginning paddlers.
"We are building a world-class event on the history of fantastic competition at Doheny," says SUPSales and Marketing Manager Andrew Mencinsky. "The team at TEN has a great deal of event experience working on major events with California State Parks. I'm excited to leverage all of my knowledge to help facilitate an unforgettable experience for the athletes, spectators and brand partners."
The Pacific Paddle Games festival area will also offer the largest SUP demo weekend in the country in a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family. Participants will have the opportunity to trial SUP boards, learn about stroke technique from a pro, or sample the latest paddles in a designated demo area right near all the racing action.
The Pacific Paddle Games begin just two days after the fifth annual SUP Awards, the yearly celebration of the best paddlers in the world and their accomplishments. The star-studded event is held just down the road from Doheny at the historic San Clemente Casino. The combination of these two events will make it the year's most exciting week in SUP!
Stay tuned to SUPthemag.com for more information on courses, prizes, registration and more, coming soon. #PPG2015