Conditions were a few hairs short of insanely massive yesterday afternoon at Ocean Beach, San Francsico, so organizers of the Standup World Tour called for a layday on Day 1 of the waiting period for the 2016 Final, the first-ever Red Bull Heavy Water. The combination surf-distance race from Ocean Beach around Land’s End and under the San Francisco Bridge is intended to showcase the extreme athleticism of today’s top SUP athletes in world-class-gnarly Northern California conditions. With better swell forecast for the alternate day of the waiting period—today—yesterday the world’s fastest male paddlers found themselves facing a contest on hold and a free day in San Francisco. By the looks of it, they spent it well.

Check back for coverage and results from today’s Red Bull Heavy Water World Series Final.

Red Bull Heavy Water Trailer