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Well, I'm not going to make it.
I didn't time it right. I should have waited. I should have paddled harder. The wall of water charging towards me keeps getting higher and higher. I am not going to make it over; there is nothing I can do but try. When you get to this point, you can't turn back.
The bow slices through the top of the wave, but the ama bounces up and arcs gracefully over my head. No brace can save this....
- This fun fun fun morning on the water is a great chance to work off some of the turkey you ate, and hang out with your paddle family after a day of your genetic family. (Don't worry we won't put you on the spot and ask which you prefer).
While anyone can put on a race and give a prize to first place, the team at West Coast Paddle Sports have gotten really creative to help make this a different event. Everything from requiring you to pick up a floating rubber ducky during the race (look for the specially marked ones that get you Cali Paddler prizes), to radical zig-zagging courses where you paddle opposite of other paddlers. And then there is the inflatable races and rubber ducky races. Like we said, this event is fun!
It is that time of year, the sun is going down earlier, and our daylight hours are more limited. While it makes for colder paddles, though, we still get out on the water! That said, it is sometimes in the dark. And with that comes added safety concerns. Fortunately there are safety lights for our craft and coast guard regulations to help keep us safe. But what lights are best to paddle with? And what is required? And most baffling....which side should have the red and which the green? Allow me the chance to help clarify all of this.
As you know, promoting multi-craft paddling, is one of the core goals at Cali Paddler. So when Chase Kosterlitz, who we consider an absolute stud SUP paddler here in California, concluded his first season of paddling OC6, we were really stoked to ask him his thoughts on the new sport. We polled a bunch of SUP paddlers we knew who have always been a little curious about outrigger, and came up with the following QA session. Enjoy!
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