OCT 11th – Battle of the Paddle at Doheny Beach

Rock Solid and focused - Chuck Patterson racing to the finish line!

Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle – The most exciting Stand Up Paddle Race in history!

  • Chuck Patterson won the Elite Race – he was a madman fighting against some of the best stand up paddleboarders in the world, and a gusting, strong wind – he won the first place prize of $10,000!
  • Later, a party and awards ceremony at the Surfing Heritage Foundation made for a great celebration.
  • For more information on the Battle of the Paddle go to rainbowsandals.com/BattleOfThePaddle

Check out the photos & interviews here:

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Interview with Gerry Lopez after the event

Drew Ready for the Battle

Gene "Tarzan" Smith with his inspiration in tow

Kyle Mochizuki relaxing before the big race

Hawaiian Prayer Ceremony before the races

 

Christian OBrien heading out for the open race

Christian OBrien heading out for the open race

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Maria’s interview with Women’s Elite Race Winner Jenny Kalmbach!

Drew coming across the finish line

Drew coming across the finish line

Maria with participant Mike Mourie

Maria with participant Mike Mourie

Drew and Ekolu

Drew and Ekolu

Brad and Wendy Rambo

Brad and Wendy Rambo

Kyle running across the finish line!

Kyle running across the finish line!

Studette Wendy finished the race!

Studette Wendy finished the race!

Maria and Gerry Lopez at the Surfing Heritge After Party

Maria and Gerry Lopez at the Surfing Heritge After Party

Matt, Julie, Maria and Drew at SHF party

Matt, Julie, Maria and Drew at SHF party

Maria and Jennie, winner of ladies elite race!

Maria and Jennie Kalmbach, winner of ladies elite race!

About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at MariaBrophy.com

Comments

  1. michael mauri says:

    Thanks, so much, for all your support! It was a great event and I was trully in awe of how positive and up everyone was. I can hardly wait to see next years turn out. We all had such a good time. Thanks, again.

  2. Gene "Tarzan" Smith says:

    Thanks for the photo props guys. It was great to meet and hang with you both at such a great event. Special thanks to Sparky, Gerry and Barrett for making the entire event so special! I was honored and humbled to participate with so many great watermen. Let’s talk in the next few days. I’ll shoot you a formal email with all my contact info. Thanks again,
    Gene Smith