Live Like Jay By Attending the 2013 Annual Races

Quickblade: Go Fast: The Jay Race 2012 with Team Bark from Soul Surf Media on Vimeo.



The Pre-Race Jay Ceremony - 2012

CAPITOLA BEACH, California - Hopefully you already know, but just in case you do not, the 2013 12th Annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race is less than 2 weeks away - June 22, 2013! ·This is an event that paddlers and watermen/women world wide respect and attend - and for good reason!


The Jay Moriarity Event is an annual ocean paddleboard race in Monterey Bay and is held in memory of Santa Cruz Waterman Jay Moriarity (recently featured in the motion picture "Chasing Mavericks") who passed away prematurely in a free-diving accident in the Maldives.  Despite the tragedy, his legacy will live on forever as he was not only an amazingly adaptable surfer but also the kind of person that people just don't forget.  Jason Borte, who wrote an article for Surfline about Jay explained, "His infectious smile and sense of humility defined him, and in death they continue to spread out from his Northern California playground to each corner of the world."


In response to the question, Why should you do the Jay Race?, lead event sponsor Surftech had this to say,"This is the 12th anniversary of the Jay Race! It keeps getting better every year! We gather to remember Jay Moriarity and paddle our hearts out in his honor! All proceeds will go to Santa Cruz County Junior Lifeguard Programs to purchase paddleboards and to provide scholarships in Jay’s name. Participants get a goodie bag, t-shirt, Peet’s coffee, Waterman’s sunscreen, Clif Bars and other swag. Of course there is the challenging course, family-friendly atmosphere, and great hand made trophies and raffle featuring surfboards, Paddleboards, Wetsuits and more!" 


Convinced yet?  For more information please visit the official Surftech Jay Race Website and watch the video above!


Last modified onSunday, 09 June 2013 22:22
Erin Blunt Robbins

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