Santa Cruz Paddle Fest - Part 1

We made the trip up to Santa Cruz yesterday for the SUP Surf Comp and race this weekend.  This is one of our favorite events of the year to get the whole team together and there's nothing better than having the lineup at steamer lane to yourself in a heat.  We arrived Thursday and had a session at Steamer Lane... The waves were pretty small but big enough to catch a few.  Ryan Helm took out The BOSS 10' Longboard finless for a while then switched to a single fin. Brandon Rambo, Monty Roach and Brennan Rose took turns switching off between the 7'6 Whirling Dervish, 17, and 7'8 El Tigre.

The heats started this morning with everyone having 1 heat...  Next event is the Race tomorrow morning and 2nd heats in the Afternoon.  Ryan Helm, Brennan Rose, and Shae Foudy will be racing tomorrow morning, stay tuned for the results.

Here are a few photos from the last 2 days.  Stay tuned for photos from Saturday's action, the swell is forecasted for 4'-6' on Saturday.

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