|Live Coverage & Results, Day 1 at B.O.P. 2012|
|Sunday, 30 September 2012 00:00|
Watch today's events on Supconnect Live at www.supconnect.com or on your cell phone using the Ustream App, Supconnect Channel.
Battle of the Paddle 2012.
DOHENY BEACH, California - The Battle of the Paddle was brought to you by a live webcast at www.supconnect.com. The day started with two preliminary heats which determined who would advance into the final of the main event. Then, while the elite racers rested, 389 paddlers participated in, and finished, the Battle of the Paddle Open Race which officially set a new Guinness Book World Record for the most people participating in a singe SUP race. Then, it was time for the final!
As usual both the men's and women's races were full of intensity and surprise. For the men the leaders jockeyed back and forth for the first place spot several times. Sometimes it was Connor Baxter out front and other times Kai Lenny took charge. In the end, however, it was Danny Ching who came out the victor. He was definitely hungry after a third place finish in 2011 and proved it at Doheny Beach yesterday. (more results below)
For the women there ended up being great performances by all the usual suspects and despite treacherous winds for the entire field, they managed to still paddle fast and have some great results. Annabel Anderson came out the winner, with Candice Appleby in second and Brandi Baksic in third. Unfortunately Candice fell when another competitors board hit her, but she came back strong and also had an amazing race. (more results below)
Top 5 Women 2012 Battle of the Paddle Elite Final: (see www.battleofthepaddle.com for official results)
1st Annabel Anderson, 2nd Candice Appleby, 3rd Brandi Baksic, 4th Jennifer Kalmbach, 5th Gillian Gibree.
Top 5 Men 2012 Battle of the Paddle Elite Final: (see www.battleofthepaddle.com for official results)
1st Danny Ching, 2nd Kai Lenny, 3rd Connor Baxter, 4th Kelly Margetts, 5th Slater Trout.
The battle will begin again today at 9am PST with the distance race, followed by yoga, kid's races, relays and another attempt at a guinness world record, but this time for the most surfers on a single a wave at the same time. (See the schedule below.)
Remember to watch the LIVE webcast of the event at www.supconnect.com or on your cell phone using the ustream app, supconnect channel.
Sunday September 30th - Day 2:
7:00am Event registration opens
9:00am – 4:00pm SUP Expo & board demos open, DSBIA Kid’s Activities
9:00am The Distance Race
11:00am Indo Board SUP Yoga
12:30pm Kid’s SUP Races
2:00pm Surf Sup Relays Final
3:00pm Guinness World Record Attempt (most surfers on a single wave)
4:00pm Awards ceremony
We'll see you there!