Santa Monica Pier Classic w/ Record Numbers!
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Paddlers, swimmers, and ocean athletes from all over California and beyond showed up in record numbers last weekend for the Annual Santa Monica Pier Classic and Festival!
Competitors were greeted with some challenging conditions. 2-4ft ocean swell and wind provided grueling conditions to challenge even the best.
Onlookers enjoyed stadium style views from the historic Santa Monica pier and had plenty to do with the festival taking place only steps from the beach. Live music, food vendors, hula dancers, and free shwag was all the happening adding to another fun day of racing!
Some of SUP's brightest stars came to race including Honolua's Anthony Vela and Dave Boehne along with Candice Appleby, Jim Terrel, Joe Bark, Byron Kurt, Jay Wild, Brandi Baksic, and Tucker Ingalls...
You can see full results from the SUP, Prone, Swim, Etc... HERE
Run Swim Run
1. Ryan Makuta
2. Chris Yontez
3. Sean Jefferson
1. Kira Makuta
2. Alison Riddle
3. Kailey Makuta
StandUp Paddle 14 Overall
1. Byron Kurt
2. Jim Terrel
3. Chance Fielder
StandUp Paddle 12.6 Overall
1. Mike Murphy
2. Dane Morrissey
3. Dave Boehne
1. Anthony Vela
2. Kyle Power
3. Tony Hotchkiss
[caption id="attachment_903" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Dave Boehne stoked on 2nd place in his age category"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_904" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Anthony Vela coming in and taking the 1st place"][/caption]
Thanks for all the athletes for coming out and the city of Santa Monica for the support! See you all next year!
Also, thank you to our friends at Onit Pro for all the great pics! Go to their FB page and "Like" them. Great product! Also see more pics from the event and Onit Pro HERE