2011 Ventura SUP Contest

Despite a number of missing world class contestants from last year…notably, Zane Schweitzer, Sean Poynter, Tommy Lloy, and Chuck Patterson…etc…the SUP surfing performance level has risen…Fernando Stalla…Hector Gonzales…new school kids, Daniel Hughes…Matthew Hughes…CD Kinley…Griffin Ross…Tucker Ingalls…etc…

New names are surfacing…along with aerial maneuvers and much shorter boards…almost exclusively in the 7′-8″ range…plus, the wahines are bringing a fluid…and, explosive surfing style to the sport…Candice Appleby leading the charge…

Coreban team rider Talia Gangini…

Infinity team rider Diane Wenzel…

3X world long board champion, Colin McPhilips, showing mostly short board skills as helps to set the new standard of SUP surfing…winner of this year’s event…

Infinity Surfboards shaper and designer David Boehne…

Huntington Beach aerial artiste, Daniel Hughes…

Hector Gonzales…

Fernando Stalla from Sayulita, Mexico…close runner-up…if aerials were scored a little higher…and, Colin hadn’t gotten the last big set wave…he could have won this event…watch out for this guy at the 2012 Sayulita SUP contest…

Congrats to local boy, Tucker Ingalls…winner of the SUP young guns…he showed great poise and wave selection, despite the stiff competition…

Click here for dozens of more surfing pics in this IMAGE GALLERY…

That was a 1st pass…no worries…there will be more coming…

WARDOG2011 Ventura SUP Contest