World's Best SUP Racers To Compete For Biggest Prize In Paddling This Weekend

Men's Technical Race, 2015 at the Pacific Paddle Games. | Photo: OnitPro Men's Technical Race, 2015 at the Pacific Paddle Games. | Photo: OnitPro

CARLSBAD, California – The world’s best paddlers are set to compete at the second annual Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life this weekend (Sept. 30 to Oct. 2) at Doheny State Beach. With a $60,000-prize purse on the line, the most money ever offered in paddling, it’s no surprise that ALL of the top professionals in the world are en route to Southern California this week from around the globe. Almost 500 participants in total are registered across a range of disciplines including professional, amateur and youth divisions; the youngest competitor will be seven and the oldest 69 years old.

170 professional athletes are confirmed, all of the best in world and several local athletes, including:


  • Casper Steinfath (Naish)
  • Connor Baxter (Starboard)
  • Kai Lenny (Naish)
  • Mo Freitas (Focus SUP)
  • Matt Nottage
  • Danny Ching, Redondo Beach (404)
  • Travis Grant (NSP)
  • Zane Schweitzer (Starboard)
  • Brennan Rose, Long Beach (Surftech)
  • Slater Trout, Manhattan Beach (Infinity)
  • Jack Bark, Los Angeles (Bark)
  • Carter Graves, Coronado


  • Candice Appleby, San Clemente (Infinity)
  • Annabel Anderson (SUP Think Tank)
  • Lina Augaitis (SIC Maui)
  • Fiona Wylde (Starboard, Werner Paddles)
  • Shae Foudy, Dana Point (Riviera)
  • Sonni Hönscheid (SIC Maui)
  • Terrene Black
  • Seychelle Hattingh (Mistral)
  • Bailey Rosen, San Diego

technical race ppg 20152016 should be just as exciting as 2015. | Photo: OnitPro

After its inaugural year, the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life is now the most anticipated event of the year, and not just for pro paddlers. The West Marine Demo Zone will feature the largest SUP demo weekend in the country in a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family and paddlers from beginner to expert. Participants will have the opportunity to try new shapes from the industry’s best brands as well as an array of free clinics to hone paddling skills.

Applications for accredited working media available here: http://ppg.supthemag.com/media/

Stay tuned for the latest information on courses, prizes, registration and to watch the action live. #PPG2016

The 2016 Pacific Paddle Games, featuring a $60,000 prize purse for pros, wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. Big thanks to Salt Life, GoPro, West Marine, Golden Road Brewing, Nexen Tire, California State Parks, KIND Bar, Kona Deep and Maui Jim.

candice appleby wins 2015 ppgCandice Appleby, 2015 Champion for the ladies.


Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.

Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. saltlife.com/athletes/


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Last modified onWednesday, 28 September 2016 13:42

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