SANTA CRUZ, California - The stage is set for one of the most exciting SUP events of 2013! The Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race, presented by SUP Magazine, will feature many of the world's top SUP surfers and racers. ·In fact, just yesterday SUP Magazine announced that they will be offering a $2,000 prize purse to the top three over-all male and female athletes in both the Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race combined!
For those of you, however, who can not attend in person, Supconnect is excited to bring you a LIVE WEBCAST!
The Webcast will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday March 23 and continue through Sunday March 24th to cover all the action. There will be novel equipment used to bring you the main events and you can look forward to a wealth of information from the athletes about their sponsors, gear, favorite places to paddle and the best SUP advice they have ever been given.
"Supconnect is thrilled to partner with Surftech to deliver a webcast of the Shootout Surf/Race 2013. As one of the most premiere events of the year, the Shootout offers a fairly unique combination of elite paddleboard action and a highly prestigious venue at Steamer Lane," said Supconnect founder, Andre Niemeyer.
Niemeyer continued, "The conditions, the scenery, and the talent create 'the perfect storm' for an epic webcast. Supconnect is working diligently with Surftech to share the experience with the rest of the standup paddle world through a highly engaging and dynamic webcast, hoping to introduce features yet to be seen in paddleboard circles. So if you cannot be there, we look forward to having you sup connecting with us through the live stream!"
If you are going to watch the event, make sure to contribute to the online discussions about the action on the water and feel free to ask questions of our announcers and guests! Please communicate by using the hashtag #SurftechSO13. You can also communicate directly with the webcast producers via twitter handle @supconnect or on the Supconnect facebook page or Supconnect website.
Finally, remember to watch the webcast on the go with your cell phones! Simply use the mobile U-Stream App and go to the Supconnect Channel!
Thursday: Opening Ceremonies, Adventure Sports Unlimited, BBQ, beer & live music 5-7pm
Friday: Shootout Round 1, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:·Competitors Party TBD
Saturday:·Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race check-in 7:00 - 8:00am·
Saturday:·Surf & Sand Duel SUP race start, 9:00am·
Saturday:·Cowells SUP Classic check-in 7:00 - 9:00am, Steamer Lane
Saturday:·Cowells SUP Classic Round 1, 10:00am - 4:00pm·
Saturday:·Race Day After Party & Awards!!, 6:00-10:00pm - location TBD·
Sunday:·Shootout Final Rounds, 8:00am - 3:00pm·
Sunday:·Cowells SUP Classic Final Rounds 10:00am - 3:00pm·
Sunday:·Shootout Awards Ceremony, 4:00pm