U.S. West Coast looks forward to Sunday Sunday Sunday Race series
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 May, 2015 - San Diego - Following last week’s announcement that the Battle of the Paddle has been cancelled, (at least for 2015 and perhaps indefinitely) the stand up paddling world has been asking one question: What’s going to fill the massive hole left by the Super Bowl of SUP?
It's a no-brainer that the Carolina Cup fills that void nicely on the East coast... but what about the West coast?
The answer is simple; On the West coast, it will consist of a number of smaller events. California, Oregon & Washington all have their fair share of paddle sport competitions. Lake of the Sky, California 100, Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge & Round The Rock are all established events.
The Sunday Sunday Sunday Race series, The Revolt Summer Surf Series and the Battle At Beachfest are all events run by RVLT Surf in beautiful San Diego.
RVLT Surf looks forward to their new summer season of Pro Am flatwater paddle races. The Sunday Sunday Sunday Race series will kick off in June with 8, 4 & 1.5 mile courses, exclusively for SUP & Prone paddlers. 2015 DATES INCLUDE: JUNE 7, AUGUST 9, SEPTEMBER 27. All races are run entirely within Mission Bay.
Elite divisions are designed to attract top athletes from around the globe. Last season saw Mo Freitas & Chuck Glynn finishing neck to neck while Kai Lenny watched from the shore (He attended but did not compete) This season, elite racer purses, more divisions, challenging distance and sprint courses and other fun elements including: SUP drag races, a blind draw relay race & Kids Fun Run will make this event a must-attend for elite athletes, weekend warriors & fans of the sport.
RVLT Surf has been running the Revolt Summer Surf Series - Pier II Pier - Pro Am for nine consecutive years with SUP Surf divisions for Men, Women & Juniors included. Chuck Glynn, Zane Schweizer, Sean Poynter & Daniel Hughes are just some of the elite athletes that have competed over the years in this professionally run, independent competition. 2015 DATES INCLUDE: JUNE 20, JULY 18, AUGUST 15, SEPTEMBER 12 and OCTOBER 3
The FINAL event of the season will be the Battle at BeachFest - An open ocean SUP Cross style event held at Crystal Pier during BeachFest. Pacific BeachFest is a massive festival that attracts an estimated 70,000 people to the area on OCTOBER 3. RVLT Surf has produced the signature RSSS Surf Series at the event for the past 5 seasons with great success. In 2012 Zane Schweitzer took home top honors - since then the event fell on the same weekend as the Battle Of The Paddle
With the announcement of the Battle Of The Paddle cancellation, RVLT Surf is re-evaluating the opportunity and will announce more additions to the event soon.
RVLT Surf is supported by Red Bull, Westcoast Paddle Sports, AZTEK Paddle, OEX, SIC Maui, REDiNATION, Jimmy Lewis, Futures Fins, Kicker Audio, Progress Mfg., Watertight and Big Bear Mountain Resorts.
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