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Tofino SUP Race 2.0 goes off!!!

Thank you so much to everyone for coming out yesterday!

Beautiful day, beautiful people, fun times on the beach and on the boards from sunup to sunset!!!! 49 racers!!

Thanks so much to everyone who travelled out for the race, for all the Toficians who came out, to Mike Redpath from Coastline Surf and Sport and Brian Raymer & Gina from South Island SUP for co-hosting the event! Massive THANK YOU to Stuart Robinson and his family at Compass Adventures for putting so much into the sport and all their past, present and future events!! 

Thanks to my crew at Tofino Paddle Surf, the sponsors (Jamie’s Whaling Station, Quiksilver and Long Beach Golf Course) the volunteers, parents, and participants of all ages from 4 years old up for joining!!! XO Many more epic photos to come. Stay posted…

First Place Results:

**1+ km Recreational**
under 18 female – Mathea Olin
under 18 male – Cole Sanderson 
over 18 female – Joelle Bieuvenue
over 18 male – Derek Bollinger 

**4+ km Competitive**
under 18 female – Hayden Gibson
under 18 male – Sam Fitz-James
over 18 female – Surf – Catherine Salinas
Race – 12’6 Mia Wheatley-Maltais
over 18 male – Surf – Brian Raymer (time 36:31)
Race – 12’6 Marco Procopio (time 31:31)
Race – 14′ Micheal Clarke (time 31:27)

See full results and times at http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=47146

…and they’re off!!!!! The Mini -Groms free race -10 years old and under…youngest were Dusty (4) and Jasper (5). These kids were so amazing!! and fast!

 

There they go. Out to the white bouy and back….

 

Paddle Arch to cheer on their team mates…the Mini groms was a non-competitive ‘race’ Kids were racing against their own best times…and for the fun of it!!!Thanks to Scarlette for being the a great photog all day and for the older kids (Hayden, Carson, Cole,Sam, Mathea and Lucie) for racing in the 1km and really doing great against the big ‘kids’..Hayden also races the 4km + and was totally incredible, along with Mia from Comox, who won overall fastest female.

 

 

 

 

fun is a family affair. Thanks to Dede Monette for charging it in her first race ever in a surf class in the long course!! Her whole family was down all day and the kids both raced as well! Lucky guys even have their own private board handler and caddy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couple of legends after the 4km+ race in a very interesting and challenging course with little wind, but lots of natural features and obstacles and lots of swell! Super stoked on Tofino Paddle Surf Adult riders Marco ProcopioChad LegebokoffNeil CallaghanSarah Stoskifor how great they all did!!  Mike Redpath, you kicked butt too!!! The top 5 racers were within seconds of each other and Marco Procopiocame in FIRST in the 12’6 category and overall 2nd between a bunch of 14′ Racers! Not bad for his first race ever!!!!! We will see more results from this guy no doubt.