2009 North American Naish Summer Race Series Championship

The 2009 North American Naish Summer Race Series Championship was held at Bonita Cove in San Diego yesterday…

The SUPsports paddle racing team did very well…

Rich Schroeder wins the event and a 14′ Naish Glide…plus, a trip to Maui and an entry into the 5th Annual Naish Paddle Championship…a 9.54 mile race from Maliko Gulch…NICE WORK!!!

Adam Kirkcaldie, our newest staff member, takes 3rd…Adam is just getting going in paddle racing and is already showing great potential with his triathlete background…

Rob Graham takes 4th…he’ll be moving up to the 14′ class…

EJ came down and raced in the open class taking 1st…his new 23″ wide Syzmanski worked great…

Brian Syzmanski…fierce prone paddleboarder…now piloting his standup creations…

Team rider, Andie Johnson, took 2nd place in the women’s championship race…not bad for racing a new board and new paddle for the first time…

The board did feel very nice and stable for 25″ width…

Prone paddleboarder Matt Friedman transitioning to standup paddle racing on one of Brian’s new shapes…

Who da guy?…;-)

They’re not all going to Maui with a free 14′ Glide…but, they’re a bunch of STOKED units, nonetheless!!!

EJ and MJ…two of my favorite humans on this planet…

Mucho mahalos to Naish for getting this classic grass roots event off the ground…

I’ll have a gallery up in the next day or two…or whenever this killer swell dies down…;-)

WARDOG2009 North American Naish Summer Race Series Championship

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