Battle of the Paddle the biggest race of the season.
Salt Creek, California
2015 Starboard Allstar
Prepared Yes or No?
Maybe, I have been focusing on the B.O.P for the past two months but this race has a lot of luck involved.
Make the final of the men’s elite race. There is two heats in the morning and the top 50 percent from both races go into a final heat in the afternoon. Plus get some surf done in Californian sunshine.
Battle of the paddle has always been on my bucket list of races and every top sup racer shows up to this race from every side of the world.
Stay tuned to my blog for daily updates and photos.
-What is the B.O.P?(To all the non paddling folk)
The Battle of the paddle is probably the biggest race of the year. A unofficial World Championships were the best Sup racers battle it out for a faint hope to become B.O.P champion. The list of past champions is pretty epic. Chuck Paterson, Jamie Mitchell, Danny Ching, Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny. It involves racing in and out of the surf with a run in between every lap. To be any way competitive you need to know how to surf a race board(it’s like driving a f-one car down a mountain pass plus you have a few hair pin bends to take care of). These ‘hair pin bends’ are buoy turns in the surf zone. I forgot to mention there is 30+ people going around the buoy at the same time.’Carnage Guaranteed’