The Open division at the 2018 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life is the heart and soul of our sport. These are the paddlers that don’t compete for sponsors, money or fame, but rather because of their love and passion for the sport. Whether they finished in first place or last, each paddler crossed the finish line with a smile on their face and was greeted with high-fives and hugs from their supportive competitors. To get a glimpse of the grassroots racing action, check out this gallery dedicated exclusively to the Open division.

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