This little video made it onto the web early, so we decided to show it. If you haven’t heard yet the Chuck Patterson Rally is a killer. 20% of the field failed to finish and those who did earned it. The event is a true test of a competitors metal and not one to miss. Next stop, Deerfield Beach. It will be interesting to see who is up to the challenge.
It is worth noting that Connor’s use of a relatively new product, the LiftSUP, created quite a stir and gave him a noticeable advantage over the competition. I’m sure we will be hearing more about this product in the future.
The race challenged the best with World Champion Connor Baxter, Fernando Stalla and Slater Trout battling it out for most of the race. In the end it was Connor who overcame an apparent near blackout while attempting to reenter the water for his last leg that won the race. In five plus years of watching these races I’ve never seen competitors of this caliber walking into the water at the end of a lap. It was a sight to see.
Stay tuned for results, race recap and more photos/videos over the next few days as we recover from a great weekend of racing.
Challenging paddle/run/paddle rally will punish the worlds best April 28th at the Watermans Paddle for Humanity
Orange County, CA – A day in the life of Chuck Patterson is intense and so is his signature course for the Watermans Paddle for Humanity – The Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race. The paddle and run event will feature beach obstacles and distances that will challenge the hardiest of competitors.
Patterson thrives on pushing his limits and expects the same from his participants. “I want something that will really push the paddlers and reward the most well rounded athlete,” said Chuck. Adding, “It is going to be fun (more…)
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Join the entire Watermans Paddle for Humanity crew in our appreciation for these quality sunglasses and do yourself a favor by scoring some of these great glasses. There are two ways to win:
#1 – Comment or ‘Like’ the Watemans Paddle for Humanity Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/paddleforhumanity) A men’s and women’s winner will be chosen the Thursday before each stop of the PFH National Tour. The glasses being given away will be featured on the Facebook page before each event.
The first P4H event will be April 28 in Dana Point in Orange County, and participants have until April 26 to register.
“This is a super-fun and beginner-friendly event,” says Aimee Spector of Redondo Beach, co-captain of Ocean of Hope, which has been raising money for the national nonprofit Sarcoma Alliance since its founding in Mill Valley in 1999. O2H members race on paddleboards and in outrigger canoes in California and Hawaii.
Paddle for Humanity will extend O2H’s reach, she says, with events June 2 in Deerfield Beach, Fla., near Boca Raton; July 7 in Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Aug. 25 in Washington, D.C.; and Sept. 15 in Austin.
“I like getting outside and being active while contributing to a great cause,” says JoEllen, an oncology nurse who plans to paddle on behalf of O2H in the Florida event. (She chose not to use her last name.) O2H seeks others who can staff tables at the different events, Spector says.
Because sarcoma is rare, patients often don’t get to talk to each other in person, says Alliance Executive Director Arthur Beckert of Mill Valley. In addition to the information and guidance on its website, the nonprofit helps people connect through its Facebook page, (more…)
Who: Chuck Patterson, Jamie Mitchell, Connor Baxter, Slater Trout, Rob Rojas and more.
What: Pre-race checkin and registration, Athlete signing, H2Indo and Decade of Dominance movie previews, Molokai 2 Oahu screening and beer specials courtesy of Kona Brewing Company. H2Indo and Decade will premier at the Newport Beach Film Festival April 28-29th.
How: Just stop by and check it out! The festivities start at 6PM. Parking is available at the hotel for $7.00 (tell them you are with the PFH) and will be complimentary with any purchase from the bar. The Vivo Lounge is located on the 4th floor and can be reached via elevator or stairs to the right of the entrance.
Call 949-596-0082 or e-mail email@example.com for more info!
Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Jamie Mitchell and others join forces in support of the Paddle for Humanity
Orange County, CA – The world’s top paddlers have committed to compete in the first stop of 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity on April 28th, in Dana Point, CA. Molokai-2-Oahu world champions Conner Baxter and Jamie Mitchell will be joined by elite athletes Chuck Patterson, Rob Rojas and Slater Trout in showing their support for the award winning philanthropic race series. Chuck Patterson is headlining Saturday morning’s event, and will be unveiling the “Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race” – a unique format designed to challenge the skill, fitness and adaptability of each athlete.
Partnership will provide registration and merchandise discounts to military and public safety employees.
Southern California, April 5, 2012 – GovX, the leader in providing privileged e-commerce to qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces and public safety providers, has partnered with the Watermans Paddle for Humanity (PFH). Qualifying members will receive exclusive discounts towards registration and event merchandise.
The mission of GovX (http://www.govx.com/) is to create the ultimate, privileged, e-commerce destination for active duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and related government agencies, including Police, Fire and Lifeguard services. The Paddle for Humanity was a natural partner. “We have built GovX around the principal of giving back to people who give so much and partnering with brands that do the same (more…)