The grande finale of the Paddle League arrived on the beaches of Dana Point. Over 300 paddlers were registered for the long distance race in categories that ranged from Pro, Open, Prone and Junior. The day kicked off with the Pro long distance race, a 9.6 KM circuit that included a water start, 3 buoy turns before ending with 1 meter wave beach finish. The elite men’s and women’s category was stacked with bursting talent with over 40 Pro men riders registered and 20 women. All the riders had come for the final paddle league showdown of the season and a share of the 60000 USD prize purse!
Photo Credit: PPG2018
This year the stakes were high in the men’s division. Aussie paddler Lincoln Dews playing catch up to current paddle league leader and fellow Aussie Michael Booth. Frenchman Arthur Arutkin, the Hasulyo brothers, Connor Baxter, plus George Cronsteadt and the 425pro gang all traveled to the event. In the women’s category Sonni Honscheid was out to maintain her paddle league crown against 2nd place Olivia Piana as well as riders Yuka Sato, Seychelle and Terrene Black were all out after a run of excellent results and a strong end to the season. The crown of Doheny State Park was all to play for!
Lincoln controls the race
As the race started the wind picked up creating choppy conditions. In the men’s race Lincoln Dews, Titouan Puyo and Arthur Arutkin took control of the race, with Lincoln Dews taking virtual 1st place. The pace was set by the Deep paddler then at the 2nd half of the race Lincoln put the hammer down and surged ahead with only Arthur Arutkin able to keep up. In the end he created a comfortable 5 board length lead on the chasing pack.
Photo Credit: PPG2018
The Aussie paddled like he had nothing to lose, in the end he had created a distance of 25 board lengths between him Micheal Booth the current leader of The Paddle League, then arriving back to shore with distance to spare, Titouan Puyo coming in 2nd place, Brazilian rider Gui Dos Reis in 3rd, Arthur Arutkin in 4th, Michael Booth in 5th and 425pro rider George Cronsteadt in 6th place. The points are all to play for in the technical finals on Sunday.
Dominant race by Seychelle
In the womens race Seychelle set out the pace and was looking good after a string of some good performances. Terrence Black, Fiona Wylde, Shae Foudy and Local paddler Candice Appleby set out on a pace to win the event determined to win back the title of Queen of Doheny. This was the top four that would control the race, after jostling for positioning throughout the race they arrived at the final buoy turn before the return to the beach, race leader Seychelle then lost control of her board and fell in thewater, closely followed by infinity rider Candice Appleby.
Starboard rider Fiona Wylde took advantage and slingshot her way into the lead, and taking on the title of the Queen of Doheny beach, Candice came in 2nd, Shae Foudy in 3rd and Seychelle in 4th.
Technical race excitement!
The day also included the men’s Pro technical quarter finals and women’s pro semi-finals. Danny Ching controlled his heat to go into the semi-finals tomorrow, Connor Baxter, Arthur Arutkin and Lincoln Dews all put in strong displays that see them advancing directly into the semi-finals.
In the women’s technical semi final Fiona Wylde showed her strong surfing skills in increasing wave size, whilst local paddler Shae Foudy dominated in her heat to go directly into the final.
GOOSEBUMPS Local champ Tyler Bashor (Infinity SUP)wins the Junior Pro Technical Race at the #PPG2018- Huge and emotional finish! Put sound on!
The talk of the day was the dominant display from local paddle academy boy Tyler Bashor who jostled for the lead with Tahiti’s Keoni Sulpice and Brazil’s Guilherme Cunha. The local rider rounded the last bout in 3rd place but manage to connect with a wave that took him back into contention with the leading two, we were then treated to a lash dash and sprint to the finish line by the 3 paddlers, with Tyler Bashor out pacing the other two paddlers. The stand-out race of the technical race.
The 2023 ICF SUP World Championships (15-19 November 2023) in Pattaya, Thailand is on! Here are the podium results of the highly-stacked celebration of our sport welcoming nearly 50 nations! Watch the 2023 ICF SUP World Championships with TotalSUP here DAY 4&5: TECHNICAL RACE RESULTS – WINNERS Men Open Technical Final 1. Connor Baxter (USA) 2. […]
Dana Point Harbor, in Southern California will once again be at the heart of the action as the highly anticipated 5th Annual Infinity SUP Dana Point Harbor Hoot returns on October 14th, 2023. This landmark event created by SUP Race pioneer and now international race director Anthony Vela is set to be bigger and better […]
From Sunday, September 24 to October 1st, don’t miss a thing of all the action of the 2023 ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championships in Les Sables d’Olonne, France with TotalSUP! As Official Media Partner of the #WSUPPC, TotalSUP broadcasts all the event’s LIVE webcasts both here on our website and on the TotalSUP Facebook […]
La Fédération Française de Surf vient de dévoiler la composition de l’équipe de France pour les Championnats du Monde ISA de Stand Up Paddle et Paddleboard qui auront lieu aux Sables d’Olonne du 24 septembre au 1er octobre prochains ! Double tenante du titre (2019 et 2022), l’équipe de France l’avantage de concourir à domicile […]
Many of you will know Seychelle from the SUP race world, she is an extraordinary athlete and coach and now mom too. You may also recognise her as a familiar sight on the red and white SIC boards, paddling on the stunningly beautiful waterways near her home in Florida. As we emerge out of the […]
Rising SUP star Bodie Von Allmen is already a name many on the Stand Up Paddle racing circuit know from his impressive results at Elite level on the world stage yet this young paddler is still eligible to compete as a junior racer. This season he signed with the NSP international race team and TotalSUP […]
The Carolina Pro-Am is the longest-running Pro Am Stand Up Paddle Surf event in the world and for the ninth edition of the contest event organisers, Haywood and Rob along with event sponsors Infinity SUP will be welcoming some of the top names in the SUP surfing world to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA from April […]
Vania Torres Olivieri is one of the leading SUP Surfers in South America and after an injury-affected 2022 season, she’s now fully fit and ready to rip on her custom Infinity SUP boards shaped by Dave Boehne in Dana Point. TotalSUP sat down with Vania and Dave to talk about Infinity custom boards and her […]
Rick Weeks is a self-confessed surf bum who signed a pro contract with SUNOVA at 70 years old. A real silver surfer also known around the world as @supthecreek with a board named after him in the SUNOVA line-up. If you do not know who this real-life surf dude is then grab a coffee and […]
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
3rd Party Cookies
We use a set of third party tools to provide information on how our users engage with our website so that we can improve the experience of the website for our users. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!