The Hobie Stand Up Paddle team had a hugely successful couple of days the past weekend, not just here in the US but also in France!!!
To kick it off, Brandi Baksic (1st place women's 12'6) and Byron Kurt (1st place men's 14') led the charge at the Santa Monica Paddleboard Race both winning the overall men’s and women’s SUP titles. Byron and Brandi were both riding the newly released RACE RAW boards that were debuted by Hobie’s SUP skunk works the previous week at the Hobie/Hennessey’s US Championships.
Further down the coast at the Carlsbad Beachfest, ISA World SUP Surf Champion Emmy Merrill once again showed that she is a force to be
reckoned with in the surf, winning the 1st event of the Surf Race to Victory SUP Cross event.
Across the Atlantic, Greg Closier capped the big weekend off winning the Summer SUP Challenge French Championships in Bandol France.
Great way to kick off the summer!!!