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A 2020 Update from Cali Paddler

Greetings friends and paddling family! Boy this has been a tough season hasn't it? From races being cancelled, teams unable to train and connect. And for many, being unable to get on the water at times. Now mind you, we know full-well that these sacrifices are small compared to the challenges many are facing, but being paddlers ourselves, we just wanted to acknowledge that it has been tough on our paddling psyche. And we hope you are finding some time to get on the water to help provide that Vitamin SEA that can get us through the days.

All that said, we wanted to take a moment and give you a PERSONAL update on Cali Paddler. As you probably know, in-person events are where the majority of our connections are made. Where our story is best told. And where our products can be seen and tried-on to witness in person how your friends gush at how awesome you look wearing it. So with the cancelling of the various seasons we have really missed connecting with you, showing off our newest lines, and hearing how your race went. We have maintained our online website and orders have come in through that avenue, and gosh we are so grateful to you all. We had to make a tough call to hold off on replenishing many sizes and out of stock items that continue to be very popular. Our apologies if you found an item online you wanted, only to see your size was not in stock. Ugh, that sucks - we get it! We also had to hit the brakes on many of our new designs that we planned to launch in May and June for you. The amazing feedback you always give drives our products, and we are sad to not have had them ready for the public as we intended.

All that said, we have found some ways to introduce new items that hopefully brought some smiles. We have added gift cards this year for a little while so paddlers can brighten up the day of their friends. (And a big thank you to a very special friend who bought a bunch for his teammates!) And we also added our PupLid Trucker Hats for Paddle Dogs. Yes we know this is a little unorthodox, but we felt a little levity might bring smiles and part some clouds. :)

Some really good news this year was the addition of Cathie and Daven to our Rock Star Sales Team. It is always fun to add to the energy of the team and these two paddlers will continue to make sure the entire paddling state feels loved and connected. Once we get back to the event scene, expect these folks to represent at events. We can't for you to meet them!

So where do we go from here?
Well at this time, we are doing our best to be in a position to come out next season bursting with more awesomeness than ever. We hope to introduce new designs and bring back some classics. Increase the articles and posts with more great content. And grow our cleanup initiatives and non-profit give-backs to new heights.

Thank you for continuing to be Cali Paddlers. Seeing pics of you rocking the gear, tagging us, and taking the steps to be empowered stewards on your own has lifted our spirits. And held true our hopes that we can come out of this better. We will continue to support all the paddlers out there as best we can with our stoke and mission, to be EPIC (Every Paddler In California).

As grateful as ever,
Your paddling friends at Cali Paddler

2020 NorCal Sales Team Announced!

As we enter a new paddling season, Cali Paddler remains committed to having our booths be a place of great energy, camaraderie and of course epic products. And there is nothing more important that the face that greets you when you arrive. We put a lot of time and thought into these roles, and are very excited to announce that in Northern California we will now have two smiling paddlers to represent us as as many events as we can attend. Please take a moment to meet them here and learn about the roles they will be playing!

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SundayX3 Race Series Cancelled for 2019

it is with great sadness we share the press release below about the Sunday Sunday Sunday Paddle Race series being put on hiatus indefinitely. We are so grateful for Revolt and West Coast Paddle Sports and all the volunteers and sponsors who made this our favorite race in California. What selfless individuals and sponsors will pick up the mantle ?


For Immediate Release: RVLT Surf & Paddle postpones all 2019 Pro Am Events till further notice


May 6, 2019 - San Diego, CA - Attention all RVLT athletes, industry professionals and media outlets. After much thought and consideration Brian and Leslie Terhorst have decided that their main focus for 2019 must remain on their newest business venture MESO Healthy TRUE Full Spectrum CBD Products, and until further notice, the entire 2019 seasons of the Revolt Summer Surf Series - Pier II Pier - Pro Am and the Sunday X3 Paddle Race Series have been postponed. 

For the past 12 years the husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to the development of their unique Pro Am Surf Series - and 5 years ago started up one of the top paddle race series on the West Coast - the Sunday X3 Paddle Race Series. 
59 events, thousands of stories and a million smiles later, the couple have shifted their focus to MESO Healthy, and helping run the thriving CBD business they helped start up in 2018 with a group of friends and investors. 
Leslie states, "RVLT Surf and Paddle Events have been unbelievably rewarding and satisfying for the two of us over the years. Both of us will greatly miss the hundreds of amazing athletes that compete in both series, many returning year after year to support the events. It is always an emotional reunion seeing these young people show up at the first event of each season, usually with an additional inch or three in height, compared to the summer before. Our desire has always been to provide a fair and safe platform for athletes to compete and advance in the sport of their choice.
Brian adds, "Our sponsors over the years have been essential to the success of the events. Some more than others... Bob at Westcoast Paddlesports has been with us since the very beginning... Roger at Kicker Audio has never let us down, Zach at Mission Bay Sportcenter helped keep everyone safe, the Red Bull crew always brought it, and of course, Mark at Rock and Roll San Diego always supplied us with the best sound system on the sand! Kings Paddle sports, Victory Kore Dry, Liquid Foundation, Gordon & Smith, Board & Brew Specialty Sandwiches, Waidroka Bay Resort FIJI... the list goes on and on. Thank you to all that helped support our events over the past 12 seasons. Staffers, volunteers, parents, photographers, videographers, security... you know who you are. Thank you for everything, we hope to see you again soon!" 
MESO Healthy has been active in and around San Diego and southern California since the beginning of the year with promotions at the Grammys, The Oscars, Coachella and most recently, Title Sponsor of the 2019 Earth Fair Celebration at Balboa Park. 
About MESO Healthy: MESO Healthy or 'Mother Earth's Sustainable Organics' is a San Diego based company producing exceptional CBD Products. The TRUE Full Spectrum CBD products are produced from high CBD, low THC boutique Hemp plants have been selectively bred over many years for their specific cannabinoid & terpene profiles. MESO Healthy Hemp plants are 100% Organic and sun grown with love in California and Oregon. MESO Healthy grows, extracts, produces and packages all their own products, offering exceptional quality control, from seed to sale. They utilize the entire plant (flower, leaves, stem and all) and use a unique and wholesome oil extraction method to acquire their proprietary hemp oil formula. MESO Healthy CBD products provide the consumer with all the beneficial Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Lipids, Chlorophyll, Fats & Waxes that Mother Nature intended. For more info please visit


2019 Non-Profit Partner - WILDCOAST

WILDCOAST Paddle PledgeAs part of our 5% Paddle Pledge, Cali Paddler regularly adopts new non-profit groups that care for our shorelines, waters and the wildlife that live there. We donate 5% of all sales proceeds to these groups during specified quarters. We are proud to announce our newest partnership and share with you all the amazing things they are doing. We proudly introduce WILDCOAST! Thank you to their team for sharing below a little bit about them.

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West Coast Paddle Sports Giving Away Reusable Water Bottles with Cali Paddler at Hanohano Ocean Challenge

West Coast Paddle Sports and Cali Paddler Offer Reusable Water Bottles
West Coast Paddle Sports will be providing reusable water bottles with Cali Paddler  to support the Hanohano Ocean Challenge Race efforts of re-fillable water stations for paddlers to stay hydrated. Great news as paddlers strive to reduce single use plastic water bottles and be good stewards.

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Cali Paddler and Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge team up to create an environmentally friendly paddle event.

Cali Paddler is proud to collaborate for a 2nd year with the premiere winter race in Southern California, the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on January 26 to help the event be as environmentally friendly as possible. Cali Paddler will be handling the collection and proper transfer out of recyclables at the event. Ensuring that paddlers have piece of mind after enjoying the day.

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The reunion of a paddler to their stolen canoe - a feel good story!

On October 9th, a fellow paddler posted about one of the biggest bummers we could encounter. Cathy was visiting San Diego from Lake Havasu, and had left her canoe strapped to her roof. It was in a cover. It was cable locked. And it still managed to attract the attention of an evil thief who managed to cut it free and steal it. Imagine the sinking feeling when you walk to your car and see your beloved craft no longer there. A feeling of bewilderment and question must flood you: "Did I not have the canoe there?" "Is this even my car?" "Maybe a friend is playing a trick on me?"

But alas, the worst case scenario, was the actual scene. Someone stole it.

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New Non-Profit Partner - Save Our Shores

Save Our Shores - Non-profit PartnershipAs part of our 5% Paddle Pledge, Cali Paddler regularly adopts new non-profit groups that care for our shorelines, waters and the wildlife that live there. We donate 5% of all sales proceeds to these groups during specified quarters. We are proud to announce our newest partnership and share with you all the amazing things they are doing. We proudly introduce...Save Our Shores!

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Cali Paddler Visits Marine Mammal Center

Marine Mammal CenterCali Paddler recently had the honor of visiting the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, our recent 5% Paddle Pledge Recipient. We presented our check and donation that all of your purchases helped contribute towards, and toured the amazing facilities. So much good work is done here to rescue, rehabilitate, and release stranded animals.  We were stoked to learn more and witness first hand the great work being done.

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Announcing the CP Trash Pickup Challenge

Cali Paddler Trash Pickup Challenge
In honor of World Oceans Day, and moving forward, Cali Paddler is excited to kick-off a new challenge and program that aligns with our belief in stewardship and inspiring of others. One that many of you may already do, but we want to take it to the next level!
Introducing the CP Trash Pickup Challenge!

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