This is the 6th year the Rainbow Sandals Jerry Lopez "Battle of the Paddle" event will be taking place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, among it's many sponsors is Riviera Paddle & Surf, Tommy Bahama, Kona Brewing Co, Duke's Restaurant, Northern Trust, Patagonia, Maui Jim Sunglasses,and Longboard Island Lager.
Paddle Boarding has quickly become one of the top outdoor sports around the world and the event this month expects to draw over 1000 competitors trying for the $25,000 in cash and prize;, 90 Exhitors who hope to get a wide exposure for their products; and many thousand spectators who come for the fun and excitement that the event is sure to produce.
On Saturday, Sept 28, the event will again hold the Guiness World Record "World's largest SUP Paddleboard race" hoping to break the 2012 record of 404 participants, and on Sunday the main attraction will be the attempt to break the Guiness World Record 'most surfers riding a single wave' which is currently at 110.
Another first will be the "Indo Board SUP Yoga classes" which will be taught by nationally recognized SUP Yoga Instructors. Free classes will take place on the beach Sat 1 - 2 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m. - noon., they will feature both land based and water based "Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga and are designed for -from first timers to experienced professionals.
The Expo, which runs both days, is a great way to learn about the new innovations in Paddleboarding. The set-up-area near the shore makes it easy for both competitors and spectators to see the pros giving demonstrations, and get information and samples of their goods. The events stage will have music and entertainment. For information on all the events go here follow them on Facebook; or register to participate here.
References: Event info: http://www.battleofthepaddle.com/event-info/
Info on where to stay: http://www.battleofthepaddle.com/event-info/accomodations/
Info on Sunday's Long Distance Race http://www.battleofthepaddle.com/courses/hawaii-kai-run/