2010 Ventura Paddlesurfing Championship

Holy Shmoly!

The performance level today was off the hook…SUP…waveski…surf kayak…paddlesurfing is alive and well…history was created today…

Kewl frijoles that fortuitously, you can also find us at www.paddlesurfing.com

Who knew years ago when we picked up that domain that it would be apropos for the wave lovefest that ensued on the beach, and in the water, by all paddlesurfers present…like I’ve always said…it’s not what you ride…it’s how you ride it…;-)

Alrighty then…we’re tired and hungry…3:30 AM get ups are kicking in…so, I’m gonna make this quick because I have the GALLERY done…I’ll fill in the blanks later, so check back…

Tommy Lloy…ripping on his backhand…what up with all of the hot goofy foot SUP’ers?!?!

Colin McPhilips forgetting about his longboard crawling roots…he’s re-invented himself as a SUP shortboarder…;-)

Speaking of shortboarders…the ASP judges liked what they saw from former Pro-crawler Sean Poynter…;-)

Chuck Patterson getting air…pretty amazing for the big guy to bust his fins out like this…

Dave Boehne…another red hot goofy with a surfing background…solid surfing on his backhand that was just getting better…a 3rd day of competiton might have had him hitting on all cylinders…

His dad Steve at Infinity has shaped it all…tandem…waveski…SUP…longboard…shortboard…prolly missed something…oh yeah…windsurfers, kiteboards, tow boards and other waveriding craft…we’ve camped with the Infinity waveski team at an out of the way point break in the Baja…wave catching sons of beaches they is…;-)

The “Zaniac” Zane Schweitzer…son of legendary wavesailor Matt Schweitzer…the son of windsurfing co-inventor Hoyle Schweitzer…who just won a motocross event in the desert…son of a son of a gun…;-)

Truly walking on water…nobody attempted the kind of technical maneuvers that this kid attempted and pulled off…he didn’t really get rewarded for it by the paid ASP judges…although, he did win the juniors…no worries, he has a future as an announcer DJ personality…;-)

I was stoked that he was using my new fin designs…loosened his board up by 20%-30%…

Merv Larson would be proud…I remember being impressed with his sitdown surfing 35 years ago…just like George Greenough on a kneelo…again, it ain’t what you ride…it’s how you ride it…;-)

Let’s have another encore performance by the 4 finalists in the open…

Tommy Lloy…1st Place Open…1st Place Senior Men…he had the perfect blend of shortboard skills mixed with longboard style that tickled the judges eyes…just damn good surfing!

Colin McPhilips…2nd Place…smooth and stylish…hope to have him up to the Santa Barbara area for a free surf this Fall/Winter…

Sean Poynter…3rd Place…what a ripper!…setting a new benchmark for short SUP surfing…

He don’t need no pointy nose SUP…look for his board design input coming out soon…

Chuck Patterson…4th Place…

Solid wave selection and great paddle usage…animal competitor…always in the trophy hunt…

Awards presentation…Brian Kuszmar at the helm…next year’s paddlesurfing championship event is already being planned…how about an RV camp out…fiesta…party dance hall style…with Zane as DJ!!!

Zane representing…he’s all stoke…all the time…STOKED FOR LIFE

Oh yeah…if you made it this far…you deserve some more eye candy…you know the drill…here’s the GALLERY

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