Team Arrives in Oceanside to Complete First Leg of a 3,900 Stand-up Paddle and Bike Race Across America
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 June, 2009 : - - Finishing the first leg of a Herculean feat, Laird Hamilton and his three teammates from Team Surfing USA will paddle into Oceanside on Friday, June 19, completing the first leg of a 3-part effort. Team Surfing USA will leave Malibu on June 18 and stand-up paddle more than 110 miles to Oceanside with each team member taking rotating shifts.
On Saturday, June 20 the team leaves Oceanside for Annapolis, MD in an effort to beat the cross-country bicycling record in the Race Across America. The day after Team Surfing USA arrives in Annapolis, they will begin a stand-up paddle journey to New York City, adding another 300 miles to their journey.
When & Where: Team Surfing USA, led by Laird Hamilton will arrive at Oceanside Pier at approximately 8:30 am on Friday, June 19, 2009
Arrival will be on south side of Harbor, off Harbor Drive South, Oceanside
Why: Team Surfing USA and Laird Hamilton are raising awareness and fund for numerous charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations Pipeline to a Cure campaign that is funding research for saline-based treatments for those with CF.
Team Surfing USA leaves June 20 to bike across the country in a bid to beat the record for the Race Across America.
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