HOOD RIVER, Oregon - Day one racing saw Annabelle Anderson (SUP Think Tank) and Connor Baxter (Starboard) take the win in the "Super Lap," with Werner Paddles own Tyler Bashor winning the "Grom Race." On the opposite end of the age scale, Tyler's Team mate local MacRae Wylde, won the 50 over age group. Other top finishers from the Team were Josh Riccio, all the way from Hawaii, scoring a top 15 and putting him in position to move up the leaderboard with his combined points from Sunday's "Double Dowinder." Lina Augaitis (SIC Maui) takes 8th while Fiona Wylde ends up 3rd and will certainly threaten to take the overall with her downwind skills on Sunday. Check out the video and be sure to stay tuned for action from Sunday's finale.
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