Here are a few more Loop Race photos. These were taken by EJ's wife, the gracious and talented Andie Johnson. Thanks for the excellent photos Andie!
Top Photo: Chris Koerner (SUP 2nd Place) powering home on an 18' Tony Mueller race board.
2nd Photo: EJ on the new Ron House Stand-A-Maran winning the SUP division in two hours flat.
3rd Photo: Kiwi, first of the stock length SUP paddlers to finish on an 11'6" Stu Kenson paddle surf board.
Last Photo: I don't know, does he look a little tired to you? Where's the cold beers?
Here's my bet: the biggest growth areas for stand up will be racing and flatwater paddling. I had people on the sand, at the start of the Loop Race, asking about paddle surfing lessons and rental equipment. The interest is there!
I'm off on a little business trip for three days- I'll try to update from the road. See you Friday night!