Ryan Helm in Mexico riding his Pro Model SUP Surfboard the Whirling Dervish 7'6"... The Dervish is available in 7'6, 8', and 8'6". See More Details Here.
The Mongoose Cup is a staple event here in So Cal. It is known as a fun event where the whole paddle community gets together. There are still races though with a time trial, relay race, and heat races.
We were down there to support the event and race with some of the Riviera California Team Riders.
Once again Jade Howson took the win in every race she entered. She has had a solid string of finishes this year.
1st Womens Prone Time Trial, 1st Women's SUP Time Trial, 1st Sport Of Kings Heat Race Sprints.
The rest of us had a great time in the heat races. The beach starts and finishes are always entertaining in short sprint races like these.
The Santa Cruz Paddle Fest at Steamer Lane is one of the best SUP Surf Events of the year in California. For 3 days each year we get steamer lane all to ourselves for the SUP Surf Contest, and Kayak Surfing contest.
This year almost all the top SUP Surfers from all over the world including, Zane Shweitzer, Mo Freitas, Dave Boehne, Slater Trout, Giorgio Gomez, Shaun Poynter, Poenaki, Bern Rodenger, and Rivieras Own Anthony Maltese, Mike Baker, Monty Roach, Drew Brophy, and Joe Maltese made the Trip to SC for the Event.
Anthony Maltese was riding a new El Tigre 7'4" and surfed really well throughout the event Making his way to the finals. In the Finals Anthony took 4th place to Poenaki, Bern Rodenger, and Mo Freitas went on to take the win.
A Small Batch of Riviera 10'6 Prone Paddleboards are available now!
10'6 x 20" - 162 Liters - Single Fin
This is the ultimate Surf Racing Prone Paddleboard Featuring a wave piercing bow, extra rocker up front for going over waves and chop, the flat bottom planes quickly when sprinting for waves or catching bump. We've added 5 neoprene handles, 3 up front, and 2 near the tail as well as recessed handles on both rails, you won't loose grip of this board.
Thomas just returned to Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica last month to test his hunch with regards to how the Riviera downwind 14' would perform....he paddled it downwind for 8 consecutive days on a perfect downwind route (@5.5K) across the bay which can be easily shuttled in 22 minutes for multiple runs within a day. He just returned back to SoCal a few days ago and we haven't seen him stop smiling and claiming it's the perfect board for one of the best downwind locations in the world....but we'll let you decide when you check out his videos below:View full article →