Malibu Downwinder :: Mugu Rock to Secos Race

The sixth annual Malibu Downwinder took place yesterday afternoon…the start was from the water at Mugu State Beach, on the North side of Mugu Rock…and the finish was at (Secos) Leo Carrillo State Beach…~ 7 miles…

Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Santa Monica Mountains Natural history Association to help support the Leo Carrillo State Lifeguards and State Junior Guard Program…

Conditions were a little bumpy with residual South swell from the last few days crossed up with some windswell…it wasn’t until the race was over that the typical sideshore winds kicked in…

Chuck Patterson on a SUP was clearly dominant in this race that also included prone paddleboards…even with his right wrist taped up from an injury…

The fight for 2nd place was tight between Jim Terrell and Tony Mueller…
Jim had let a wave go by not wanting to potentially damage his carbon race board in the shorepound…allowing Tony to drop in on the next one which results in a wipeout…

Thomas Shahinian narrowly avoiding disaster…

Jared Vargas loses control…

John Becker contemplates dropping in…then, hits the brakes…to avoid an expensive wave ride…

Ernie (EJ) Johnson…1st in stock 12’6″ class…

Hobie team rider gets the wave of the day…

The finish line scene…

KA CHING!$!$

Matt Becker applying his surfing skills on the stock 12’2″ Starboard…

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