Day 1 Gallery from #PPG2016: Pro Technical Prelims and Prone Races

Sun, surf and the best in standup paddling and prone racing made for a idyllic opening day at #PPG2016 presented by Salt Life. In the prone sector, seasoned maven “Charger” Carter Graves and Aussie lay-down locomotive Matt Poole took the first-awarded overall titles of #PPG2016 with clean sweeps in both the Distance and Technical races. The standup show kicked off with a hungry crop of the world’s elite paddlers battling it out over the course of eight 16-man heats for the first round of qualifiers. It was everything we hoped for and more, and you can relive the action here in this exclusive gallery.

Catch the full written recap from Day 1 at #PPG2016