Santa Barbara Downwinder 2012

Beautiful sunny summer day for the 1st day of July…and, all of the Semana Nautica events in Santa Barbara yesterday…including our race…

Couldn’t miss the finish line for our race…you could see it from a mile away…

Byron Kurt’s son, Drew, motoring into 1st place in the 3 mile short race…

Byron Kurt

Brian Stockdale was 1st place overall in SUP…

Thomas Gallagher from Long Beach…tough competitor…but, always smiling…true aloha spirit…hasn’t missed a Santa Barbara downwind race yet…Mahalo for the support…when asked about his choice of tunes…he said he was listening to Patsy Cline this race…last time it was Limp Biskit…;-)

Dave Boehne…cool guy…great athlete…shaper at Infinity…a great California family run business with tradition and heritage going back decades…

Gliding…

Wahine OC-1…

Jim Homer in his first SUP race…

Wahine standup paddlers…Julie…Terri Plunkett…

Another gorgeous Santa Barbara day…

Most inspirational paddler…

More pics from the 2012 Santa Barbara Downwinder in this GALLERY

WARDOGSanta Barbara Downwinder 2012