Chase Kosterlitz and Shae Foudy win the NAC 20th Annual Hal Rosoff Classic in Newport Beach, California


This year marked the 20th annual of the classic and it was a great turnout.  With over 400+ people competing in various races, (SUP, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Kayak) paddlers were rewarded with a beautiful SoCal day with temperatures in the mid 70’s.  The SUP course was super competitive, with 115 people racing from the Newport Aquatic Center through the Newport Harbor and back.  

The course was 5.5 miles, seeing the likes of local Pros Chase Kosterlitz, Chuck Glynn, Anthony Vela, Dave Boehne, Brennan Rose and Shae Foudy –- Plus a handful of up and coming California locals were in attendance including Erika Benitez, Alexandria Higginson and Tyler Bashor. 

Here are the Hal Rosoff SUP podiums:

Men’s 14′: 1st Chase Kosterlitz, 2nd Chuck Glynn, 3rd Anthony Vela, 4th Brennan Rose

Photo: Chase Kosterlitz with new sponsor JP Australia

Women’s 12’6: 1st Shae Foudy, 2nd Erika Benitez (16U), 3rd Alexandria Higginson (U14!), 4th Jade Howson

Photo: Shae Foudy on top of her game

Men’s 12’6: 1st Zibi Wadzynski, 2nd Greg Closier (France), 3rd Dave Boehne, Tyler Bashor (16U)

Photo: Greg Closier from France on a 12’6

You can find the full race results here:

as well as full photo albums on the OnIt Pro’s Facebook page.

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