It’s hard to argue with the fact that winning the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle is one of the sport’s crowning achievements. In mid-May, Travis Grant and Candice Appleby won the first leg of the Battle when they took home titles in Hawaii. The fight continues this September in Dana Point, Calif., when the second Battle kicks off. We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii coverage than from its namesake’s point of view. So we give you the Gerry Lopez Cam.

Camera work by Martin Sundberg