Technical Races Early Rounds Gallery

The first-ever Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life are ON, and we couldn't have asked for a better day at the iconic shores of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. October in the mid-90s and a hardy autumn swell. Distance and technical races for the world's best pros, groms, juniors, open pros and prone racers. A $55,000 prize purse—the biggest in standup paddling history. A who's-who square-up of the industry's top brands competing for the Manufacturer's Challenge. And 426 registered racers—kids, moms, and yes, Danny Ching. Free SUP clinics with paddling celebs and more than 60 brands on the beach, and in the West Marine Demo Zone with boards and gear on tap for free testing. It's the 2015 Pacific Paddle Games, and it's shaping up to be the beginning of a legacy with more promise than we ever imagined. Welcome to the future of paddle racing.

Couldn't make to the beach this year? We have you covered with our LIVE webcast, on now.

Stay tuned for more photos, results and recap, and tag your PPG posts #PPG2015.