Earlier this month the first-ever Catalina Ocean Experience came and went and with it a time well spent for a few lucky paddlers and ocean enthusiasts. It was the pilot trip for Performance Paddling‘s new offering—a weekend-long getaway featuring guided SUP, freediving, exploring and camping around Catalina Island—created by adventure paddlers Anthony Vela and Morgan Hoesterey in effort to entice more water lovers to break free from their landlocked bubbles and indulge in the wild of Catalina. Needless to say, it was a resounding success and the duo is already planning it’s next Experience for October 6 through 8. The SUP mag staff was lucky to tag along with Anthony and Morgan for the debut Catalina Ocean Experience, and came back with some pretty compelling visual evidence that the Experience was indeed awesome. But don’t take our word for it, sign up for one and see for yourself!