The Weekend SUP Recap – Saucy Jack Classic, Dana Ocean Challenge, Nicolas Jarossay and more

A quick report on the events that took place while you were unplugged. Today we'll look at the result of The Ultimate Waterman, the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest, the Dana Ocean Challenge and The Saucy Jack Classic


Yesterday, Nicolas Jarossay took a plane to CAPE VERDE where he will begin his solo adventure and try to cross the Atlantic Ocean to reach Martinique with his customized paddle board. We wish him the best of luck!

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The Ultimate Waterman

The New Ultimate Waterman is Zane Schweitzer!

The last two rounds of the competition took place this Weekend in New Zealand: The Underwater Run and Swim Strength and The 16km Stand Up Paddleboard Race.

The Results of the Underwater Run and Swim Strength are:

The Results of the 16km Stand Up Paddleboard Race are:

The overall results of the competition are:

1st Zane Schweitzer (HAW)
2nd Danny Ching (USA)
3rd Daniel Kereopa (NZL)
4th Connor Baxter (HAW)
5th Mark Visser (AUS)
6th Caio Vaz (BRA)
7th Manoa Drollet (TAH)
8th Kala Alexander (HAW)

Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

The Santa Cruz Paddle Fest took place this weekend in Santa Cruz, California. The event was composed of a Long Race (10km) and a short Race (5km).

Here are the results of SUP MEN ELITE 14' Race:

Here are the results of the SUP WOMEN ELITE 12'6 Race:

Full results available here:

Saucy Jack Classic

Location: Stockton, Australia
Racers: 39
Race website:

The fourth edition of the Saucy Jack Classic took place this weekend in Stockton, Australia. This competition offered some great battles amongst the ELITE paddlers, here we'll look at the SUP Open Competitions.

SUP Open – Male TOP 10

Rank Racer Name Points
1 James Casey 1164
2 Kelly Margetts 1159
3 Jake Jensen 1134
4 Trevor Tunnington 1124
5 Toby Cracknell 1072
6 Marcus Hansen 1042
7 Matt Nottage 1020
8 Paul Jackson 990
9 Harry Maskell 928
10 Andy Davis 920

SUP Open – Female TOP 10

Rank Racer Name Points
1 Angela Jackson 1164
2 Terrene Black 1159
3 Kate Baker 1134
4 Sondra Purser 1124
5 Chloe Walkerdene 1072
6 Stella Edward 1042
7 Angela Crowford 1020
8 Katja Danielsson 990
9 Karla Gilbert 928
10 Melissa Cedelland 920

Full results available here:

Dana Ocean Challenge

March 19, 2016 marked the 29th Annual Dana Ocean Challenge in Dana Point Harbor, California. 

Results of the 12'6″ SUP MEN Race:

Rank Athlete Time
1 Nick Scheel 00:47:27.48
2 Max Fleming 00:49:55.88
3 Patrick Cleveland 00:50:00.59
4 Yann Lauletta 00:53:20.20
5 Daryl Caringi 00:55:45.76
6 David Coy 00:57:13.20
7 Mike Guerrero 01:00:57.24
8 Erik Alston 01:01:21.05
9 Sean Arnold 01:03:58.86
10 Hugo Martinez 01:05:05.98
11 Jared Bonnot 01:09:14.45
12 Danny Marucut 01:18:25.34

TOP 10 of the 14″ SUP MEN Race

Rank Athlete Time
1 Karl Ring 00:46:32.95
2 Daniel Russell 00:46:44.67
3 Byron Kurt 00:48:30.55
4 Braly Joy 00:49:57.86
5 Paul Pianowski 00:51:01.01
6 Andew Mencinsky 00:51:04.34
7 Mace Camhe 00:52:39.05
8 Brett Simpson 00:53:13.97
9 Carlos Perez 00:53:55.40
10 Terry Stevens 00:54:03.92

Results of the Unlimited MEN SUP Race:

Rank Athlete Time
1 Rob Rojas 00:44:23.42
2 Travis Cunningham 00:46:04.64
3 Shawn Tierney 00:51:29.44

 Results of the 14″ WOMEN Race

Rank Athlete Time
1 Candice Appleby 00:49:19.50
2 Lexi Alston 00:52:12.91
3 Sarah Weyenberg 00:52:48.62
4 Tiffany Tudyk 00:58:35.95
5 Lisa Mclaughlin 01:06:05.97

Full results available here:

SUP en Seine Series #1 

Two newcomers, the Le Vaillant brothers on the podium. Rising young racer Yanis Maire 2nd! 
More info:

Molokai SUP Center's 2nd Anniversary and Pre-Season Test

Fun but cold and choppy race in Barcelona with two of Spain's fastest guys, SIC Maui's Pepe Oltra Sans and Starboard's Jurgi Zulaika. Pepe Oltra got the upper hand. 3rd Xavi Ribo. 

About the Author

Mathieu Astier

Mathieu is the hyper-active founder of TotalSUP and a multilingual online marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience working for top international internet companies. His love-at-first-sight for Stand Up Paddling in 2013 led him to build one of the leading online media dedicated to SUP in English and French and to turn his family lifestyle towards the ocean.

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