So I did OK in the DaHui Ho he'e Nalu July 4th, 102nd out of 363 SUPs. 6th in age/class. Which only makes me want to train harder...to wit this DW lesson from Robert Stehlik, owner of Blue Planet. Robert is a great racer & instructor, check out the vid he took & put together of Dalbert & I on our DW lesson on www.zenwaterman.com There's nothing like video to help you see what you're doing wrong.
If you have kids and SUP in San Diego come join my new group- San Diego Moms Who SUP. Hopefully we can get a group of ladies and kids together to trade off sand babysitting so we can get time on the water!
I had so much fun on Big Bear Lake, Mission Bay and Lake Havasu last year. I thought the withdrawals from SUP were going to kill me, but I found some time to read tips, etc. and can't wait to try them! Will get back to Big Bear soon!
I'd like to try my hand at an ocean race on the Oregon coast in August. It'll be going through surf and downwind. Any advice out there on what I should be doing to prepare myself? Any coaches in the Pacific NW region?