Surftech Shootout Heading To Santa Cruz

NEWS FLASH - For everyone out there wishing they could be at the Surftech Shootout this Sunday but can't, we've got your back - Supconnect will be in Santa Cruz on Sunday, March 30, 2014, to bring you a live webcast of the surf event. To catch all the action, follow this link and register with the community. See you on Sunday.



SANTA CRUZ, California - With the surf and weather forecast looking  favorable for next week's Surftech Shootout and Duel SUP/Prone Race presented by SUP Magazine, registered competitors are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year. 

Due to its unique venue and the high caliber athletes that annually compete in the SurftechShootout, SUP Magazine has generously offered a $2,000 cash prize purse to the top three male and female over-all athletes in the Shootout surf event AND the Duel SUP/Prone Race combined!

"The Surftech Shootout is such an awesome event in a great town that really epitomizes the watermen culture," says SUP magazine's Joe Carberry. "And to win the combined event at the Shootout--at such a killer venue-- is a legitimate accomplishment. Paddlers need to be able to race and surf at a high level. It really highlights well-rounded paddling and we're
honored to be involved."


With the growing popularity of the Surftech Shootout, the Surf Event sold out quickly when online registration opened. The list of registered competitors reads like a "who's who" of SUP surfing including; Matt Becker (Santa Barbara, CA), Slater Trout (Maui, HI), Dave Boehne(Dana Point, CA) and Anthony Vela (San Clemente, CA) among others.

On the women's side the competition will be equally fierce with many highly accomplished ladies rounding out the women's division including; Morgan Hoesterey (Honolulu, HI), Fiona Wylde (Hood River, OR), Terri Plunkett (San Clemente, CA), Leane Darling (Haleiwa, HI) and Diane Wenzel (San Clemente, CA). Reining Shootout and Duel SUP/Prone Race champCandice Appleby will not be defending her title this year as she will be in Brazil to compete in the Stand Up World Tour event. With Candice in Brazil (Good Luck in the SUWT event Candice!), we will be crowning a new Women's Shootout and Duel SUP/Prone champ this year!


While the Shootout surf event is no longer taking registrations, the Duel SUP/Prone Race is open for online registration until next Thursday, March 27th! If you haven't registered yet, you have one more week to sign up for one of the most picturesque ocean races of the year!

Click the link below to register: Shootout Duel SUP/Prone Race registration


Surftech Shootout 2013 from Fin Film Company on Vimeo.

This pre­mier inter­na­tional SUP surf event has included many U.S. and Inter­na­tional Pro­fes­sional Ath­letes includ­ing two time Shootout Cham­pion, CHUCK PATTERSON, 2011 Shootoutchamp, ZANE SCHWEITZER, female sen­sa­tion CANDICE APPLEBY, 2012 Shootout champion MATT BECKER and 2013 Shootout champ DAVE BOEHNE along with many other international SUP stand-outs and local contenders. We expect the Elite Field will be the deep­est and most com­pet­i­tive to date draw­ing SUP surfers from all over the globe.

Click HERE for more info on the Surftech Shootout presented by SUP Magazine 

This is a great race to kick off your 2014 race season! The Duel SUP/Prone Race will feature a2.7 mile (single lap) short course and a 6.2 mile (two lap) long course race. Once again event organizers have added a prone paddle division in both the long and short course. The Men's and Women's "Elite" divisions are the 12'6" classes in the long course. There is also a short beach run at the end of the short course and in between laps of the long course. 

With the ever growing popularity of SUP racing, event organizers are including four new race divisions for competitors under 18 years old!
Rough Riders Long Course - 12 & Under boys and girls
Bronco Buster Long Course - 13-17 boys and girls
Gauchos Short Course - 12 & under boys and girls
Wranglers Short Course - 13-17 boys and girls

What better way to spend your weekend than racing along the Boardwalk, wharf, cliffs and harbor of beautiful Santa Cruz, California!

Click HERE for more info and to register for the Duel SUP/Prone Race.    

Introduced in 2013, the Cowell's SUP Classic is a SUP surfing contest held at Cowell's Beach just down the point from Steamer Lane. The Cowell's SUP Classic is the perfect opportunity for entry level to intermediate level SUP surfers to try their hand at competition. Cowell's offers long lined up right handers (and some lefts) that break gently and peel for up to a half mile along the cliffs below West Cliff Drive.
Click HERE for more info and to register for the Cowell's SUP Classic 


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   Duel SUP/Prone Race check-in 7:00 - 8:00am 
Saturday   Duel SUP/Prone 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



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