Last night’s #PPG2017 Kickoff Party featuring SUP Awards presented by Salt Life kicked off the biggest week in SUP with a bang heard ’round Dana Point. Doheny State Beach supplied the venue, Tim Curran and the Kalama Brothers brought the tunes, Kona Brewing Co, Beach Whiskey and Dulce Vida Tequila delivered the libations and the biggest names in the biz comprised the company for the seventh annual SUP Awards and the official launch of Pacific Paddle Games, the season-ending SUP competition happening this weekend at Doheny. The Awards honored some of the sport’s greatest accomplishments to date, the motley lot of paddling’s finest celebrated into the night and on the whole, the community presence shone a testament to just how healthy and happy this industry can be when it’s doing what it does best: having fun.

Here are some snapshots to help us all remember and relive the glory.

Special thanks to Salt Life, California State Parks, Kona Brewing, Beach Whiskey and Dulce Vida Tequila for making the 2017 SUP Awards a huge success!


#PPG2017 Kickoff Party featuring SUP Awards Recap

2017 SUP Awards Results

The biggest event in SUP: Pacific Paddle Games