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Results Covewater Surf City SUP Race race image Dubock

Here are unofficial results for the 2015 Covewater Surf City Paddleboard Race!  Thank you to all who participated - it was a fantastic race!  Overall results are at the bottom.  See you tonight at 6:00 at Pono Hawaiian Grill for the awards party!

********** FEMALE ELITE12'6 LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1  Candice Appleby F 29 Dana Point CA 90   1 1:04:30.45
2  Fiona Wylde F 18 Hood River OR 88 2   1:06:02.95
3  Shae Foudy F 16 82 3 1:06:34.80
3  Jennifer Fuller F 51 Sausalito CA 92 4   1:09:06.55
4  Kali'a Alexiou F 14 Soquel CA 87 5   1:11:17.30
5  Halie Harrison F 20 Honolulu HI 89 6   1:11:55.10
6  Kimberly Gomez F 36 Santa Cruz CA 91 7   1:13:27.30

********** MALE ELITE12'6 LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1  Mo Freitas M 18 Haleiwa HI 103 1  59:26.15
2  Chuck Glynn M 26 Carlsbad CA 57 2  59:27.50
3  Noa Hopper M 15 San Diego CA 58 3  59:59.15
4  Giorgio Gomez M 19 Holmes Beach FL 55 4  1:00:58.15
5  Tucker Ingalls, M, 18 46  1:01:83.85
6  Brennon Rose M 25 San Clemente CA 47 5 1:01:07.65
7  Anthony Vela M 40 Dana Point CA 52 6 1:01:43.30
8  Ryan Knysh M 27 Dana Point CA 106 7 1:03:40.85
9  Trevor Bashor M 15 Laguna Niguel CA 60 8 1:05:07.75
10 Tyler Bashor M 13 Laguna Niguel CA 59 9 1:06:21.80
11 Ryan Funk M 14 Truckee CA 51 10 1:06:36.45
12 Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen M 15 El Cerrito CA 49 11 1:06:47.75
13 Justin Van Dyck M 46 San Clemente CA 53 12 1:07:50.35
14 Brent Pascoe M 35 Dana Point CA 56 13 1:07:55.00
15 John Walsh M 39 Mendocino CA 54 14 1:08:01.20
16 Tune Hoyer-Nielsen M 44 El Cerrito CA 50 15 1:12:45.35

********** FEMALE 14' LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Marlayna McNeil F 48 84 1 1:16:45.10

********** MALE 14' LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Keith McConnaughay M 25 39 2 1:01:03.95
2 Michael Tavares M 32 44 3 1:01:08.25
3 Jedd Hasay M 21 San Luis Obispo CA 24 4 1:02:20.60
4 Bojan Bernard M 53 40 5 1:03:23.40
5 Grant McFadyen M 46 42 6 1:04:10.80
6 Dave Figlioli M 22 Santabarbara CA 104 7 1:04:16.75
7 Robi Rousset M 29 43 8 1:04:21.95
8 John Hadley M 47 Forestville CA 23 9 1:04:35.35
9 Patrick O'hea M 38 Ventura CA 98 10 1:05:33.05
10 Pete Gauvin M 46 35 11 1:05:38.50
11 Steve Funk M 48 Truckee CA 18 12 1:05:40.15
12 James Hanlon M 36 Pacific Grove CA 26 13 1:06:39.45
13 MacRae Wylde M 51 Hood River OR 22 14 1:06:44.30
14 Phil Tresenrider M 56 Sebastopol CA 21 15 1:06:56.70
15 Greg Heath M 55 Aptos 29 16 1:07:03.20
16 Seth Besse M 30 33 17 1:07:17.40
17 John Alexiou M 49 Soquel CA 15 18 1:07:48.35
18 Geoff James M 52 Sausalito CA 17 19 1:09:02.30
19 Jamie Willin M 60 34 20 1:09:15.10
20 Michael Irete M 46 38 21 1:09:29.25
21 Doug Penny M 52 Minden NV 28 22 1:09:42.65
22 Tai Boutell M 45 37 23 1:11:28.60
23 James Robison M 52 45 24 1:13:13.70
24 Peter Phelan M 41 Santa Cruz CA 16 25 1:13:15.65
25 Kyle Wade M 49 36 26 1:14:28.15
26 David Swidan M 45 Santa Cruz CA 14 27 1:15:10.15
27 Guy Dickson M 53 Davenport 31 28 1:15:32.80
28 Lincoln West M 51 32 29 1:17:33.10
29 Alex Groswird M 61 41 30 1:21:43.40

********** FEMALE 12'6 LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Kristin Thomas F 52 83 2 1:10:30.75
2 Sarah Dondelinger F 21 78 3 1:17:50.60

********** MALE 12'6 LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Josiah Brackett M 15 South Lake Tahoe CA 5 1 1:03:47.85
2 David Waynar M 44 Scotts Valley CA 3 2 1:10:01.55
3 Craig Stiff M 41 Redondo Beach CA 7 3 1:18:35.60
4 Bruce Walters M 55 Sacramento CA 8 4 1:21:20.30
5 Gary Leong M 68 Los Altos CA 9 5 1:24:45.50

********** MALE StockProne LONG COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Kevin Campbell M 31 69 1 1:14:35.00
2 Brian Thomas M 50 Corte Madera CA 63 2 1:19:06.35
3 Brian Peterson M 43 Santa Cruz CA 62 3 1:20:21.55
4 Dan Ackerstein M 42 66 4 1:24:16.95
5 Brett Friel M 31 65 5 1:25:42.95

********** FEMALE 14' SHORT COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Sabine Dukes F 48 85 1 33:34.10
2 Adrianna Baca F 38 86 2 35:37.95

********** MALE 14' SHORT COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Chris Brackett M 45 South Lake Tahoe CA 30 1 29:28.10
2 Stephen Drottar M 50 Soquel CA 107 2 29:54.45
3 Brody Welte M 38 Cardick CA 105 3 32:15.40
4 Robert Demarco M 48 Salinas CA 13 4 33:41.00
5 David Weihnacht M 61 Denver CO 12 5 36:19.40
6 Scott Amos M 39 Scotts Valley CA 19 6 37:16.65

********** FEMALE 12'6 SHORT COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Shanna Upton F 38 73 1 31:59.80
2 Genna Flinkman F 28 Edmonton CA 70 2 32:44.90
3 Natalia Fon F 54 75 3 34:19.00
4 Jacqueline Malan F 31 74 4 34:35.35
5 Sue Gatt F 43 St Peter CA 71 5 35:26.30
6 Liz Newkirk F 42 Medocino CA 102 6 35:29.25
7 Lynn Christensen F 53 80 7 38:28.35
8 Heather Bailie F 34 Napa CA 72 8 40:04.95
9 Joy Brahmst F 51 79 9 41:14.15
10 Gloria Riola F 44 77 10 55:34.45
11 Janine Baltar F 29 76 11 55:34.50

********** MALE 12'6 SHORT COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Jared Brackett M 18 South Lake Tahoe CA 101 1 31:16.80
2 Joshua Brackett M 13 South Lake Tahoe CA 6 2 31:32.70
3 Caio Vegner M 35 Santa Clara CA 1 3 31:38.75
4 Jeff Giannone M 57 San Francisco CA 10 4 33:37.30
5 Tim Haywood M 52 Eureka CA 4 5 37:39.00
6 Joe Muin M 49 San Jose CA 100 6 38:00.35
7 Dave Boyd M 56 Oakdale CA 11 7 39:55.70
8 Mark Pastick M 57 Santa Cruz CA 108 8 41:15.35

********** MALE STOCKPRONE SHORT COURSE RESULTS **********

Place Name Sex Age City State Bib Rank Time
1 Robert Connor M 23 Jersey CA 61 1 32:08.40
2 Charlie Banfield M 53 68 2 32:50.10
3 Matt Muirhead M 59 64 3 34:22.85
4 Hunter Gallacher M 33 67 4 37:22.35
5 Sam Lucas M 42 Foster City CA 99 5 43:29.35

*************LONG COURSE OVERALL********************

City BIB # AGE Sex Event DIVISION Time
1 MO FREITAS HALEIWA 103 18 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 59:27
2 CHUCK GLYNN CARLSBAD 57 26 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 59:28
3 NOA HOPPER SAN DIEGO 58 15 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:00:00
4 GIORGIO GOMEZ HOLMES BEACH 55 19 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:00:59
5 TUCKER INGALLS 46 18 M LONG MENS12'6"' 1:01:04
6 KEITH MCCONNAUGHAY 39 25 M LONG MENS14' 1:01:04
7 BRENNON ROSE SAN CLEMENTE 47 25 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:01:08
8 MICHAEL TAVARES 44 32 M LONG MENS14' 1:01:09
9 ANTHONY VELA DANA POINT 52 40 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:01:44
10 JEDD HASAY SAN LUIS OBISPO 24 21 M LONG MENS14' 1:02:21
11 BOJAN BERNARD 40 53 M LONG MENS14' 1:03:24
12 RYAN KNYSH DANA POINT 106 27 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:03:41
13 JOSIAH BRACKETT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 5 15 M LONG MENS12'6 1:03:48
14 GRANT MCFADYEN 42 46 M LONG MENS14' 1:04:11
15 DAVE FIGLIOLI SANTABARBARA 104 22 M LONG MENS14' 1:04:17
16 ROBI ROUSSET 43 29 M LONG MENS14' 1:04:22
17 CANDICE APPLEBY DANA POINT 90 29 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:04:31
18 JOHN HADLEY FORESTVILLE 23 47 M LONG MENS14' 1:04:36
19 TREVOR BASHOR LAGUNA NIGUEL 60 15 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:05:08
20 PATRICK O'HEA VENTURA 98 38 M LONG MENS14' 1:05:34
21 PETE GAUVIN 35 46 M LONG MENS14' 1:05:39
22 STEVE FUNK TRUCKEE 18 48 M LONG MENS14' 1:05:41
23 FIONA WYLDE HOOD RIVER 88 18 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:06:03
24 TYLER BASHOR LAGUNA NIGUEL 59 13 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:06:22
25 SHAE FOUDY 82 16 F LONG WOMENS12'6 1:06:35
26 RYAN FUNK TRUCKEE 51 14 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:06:37
27 JAMES HANLON PACIFIC GROVE 26 36 M LONG MENS14' 1:06:40
28 MACRAE WYLDE HOOD RIVER 22 51 M LONG MENS14' 1:06:45
29 HAAKON HOYER-NIELSEN EL CERRITO 49 15 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:06:48
30 PHIL TRESENRIDER SEBASTOPOL 21 56 M LONG MENS14' 1:06:57
31 GREG HEATH APTOS 29 55 M LONG MENS14' 1:07:04
32 SETH BESSE 33 30 M LONG MENS14' 1:07:18
33 JOHN ALEXIOU SOQUEL 15 49 M LONG MENS14' 1:07:49
34 JUSTIN VAN DYCK SAN CLEMENTE 53 46 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:07:51
35 BRENT PASCOE DANA POINT 56 35 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:07:55
36 JOHN WALSH MENDOCINO 54 39 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:08:02
37 GEOFF JAMES SAUSALITO 17 52 M LONG MENS14' 1:09:03
38 JENNIFER FULLER SAUSALITO 92 51 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:09:07
39 JAMIE WILLIN 34 60 M LONG MENS14' 1:09:16
40 MICHAEL IRETE 38 46 M LONG MENS14' 1:09:30
41 DOUG PENNY MINDEN 28 52 M LONG MENS14' 1:09:43
42 DAVID WAYNAR SCOTTS VALLEY 3 44 M LONG MENS12'6 1:10:02
43 KRISTIN THOMAS 83 52 F LONG WOMENS12'6 1:10:31
44 KALI'A ALEXIOU SOQUEL 87 14 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:11:18
45 TAI BOUTELL 37 45 M LONG MENS14' 1:11:29
46 HALIE HARRISON HONOLULU 89 20 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:11:56
47 TUNE HOYER-NIELSEN EL CERRITO 50 44 M LONG MENSELITE12'6 1:12:46
48 JAMES ROBISON 45 52 M LONG MENS14' 1:13:14
49 PETER PHELAN SANTA CRUZ 16 41 M LONG MENS14' 1:13:16
50 KIMBERLY GOMEZ SANTA CRUZ 91 36 F LONG WOMENSELITE12'6 1:13:28
51 KYLE WADE 36 49 M LONG MENS14' 1:14:29
52 KEVIN CAMPBELL 69 31 M LONG STOCKPRONE 1:14:35
53 DAVID SWIDAN SANTA CRUZ 14 45 M LONG MENS14' 1:15:11
54 GUY DICKSON DAVENPORT 31 53 M LONG MENS14' 1:15:33
55 MARLAYNA MCNEIL 84 48 F LONG WOMENS14' 1:16:46
56 LINCOLN WEST 32 51 M LONG MENS14' 1:17:34
57 SARAH DONDELINGER 78 21 F LONG WOMENS12'6 1:17:51
58 CRAIG STIFF REDONDO BEACH 7 41 M LONG MENS12'6 1:18:36
59 BRIAN THOMAS CORTE MADERA 63 50 M LONG STOCKPRONE 1:19:07
60 BRIAN PETERSON SANTA CRUZ 62 43 M LONG STOCKPRONE 1:20:22
61 BRUCE WALTERS SACRAMENTO 8 55 M LONG MENS12'6 1:21:21
62 ALEX GROSWIRD 41 61 M LONG MENS14' 1:21:44
63 DAN ACKERSTEIN 66 42 M LONG STOCKPRONE 1:24:17
64 GARY LEONG LOS ALTOS 9 68 M LONG MENS12'6 1:24:46
65 BRETT FRIEL 65 31 M LONG STOCKPRONE 1:25:43

********************SHORT COURSE OVERALL************************

1  CHRIS BRACKETT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 30 45 M SHORT MENS14' 29:29
2  STEPHEN DROTTAR SOQUEL 107 50 M SHORT MENS14' 29:55
3  JARED BRACKETT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 101 18 M SHORT MENS12'6 31:17
4  JOSHUA BRACKETT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 6 13 M SHORT MENS12'6 31:33
5  CAIO VEGNER SANTA CLARA 1 35 M SHORT MENS12'6 31:39
6  SHANNA UPTON 73 38 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 32:00
7  ROBERT CONNOR JERSEY 61 23 M SHORT STOCKPRONE 32:09
8  BRODY WELTE CARDICK 105 38 M SHORT MENS14' 32:16
9  GENNA FLINKMAN EDMONTON 70 28 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 32:45
10  CHARLIE BANFIELD 68 53 M SHORT STOCKPRONE 32:51
11  SABINE DUKES 85 48 F SHORT WOMENS14' 33:35
12  JEFF GIANNONE SAN FRANCISCO 10 57 M SHORT MENS12'6 33:38
13  ROBERT DEMARCO SALINAS 13 48 M SHORT MENS14' 33:41
14  NATALIA FON 75 54 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 34:19
15  MATT MUIRHEAD 64 59 M SHORT STOCKPRONE 34:23
16  JACQUELINE MALAN 74 31 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 34:36
17  SUE GATT ST PETER 71 43 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 35:27
18  LIZ NEWKIRK MEDOCINO 102 42 M SHORT WOMENS12'6 35:30
19  ADRIANNA BACA 86 38 F SHORT WOMENS14' 35:38
20  DAVID WEIHNACHT DENVER 12 61 M SHORT MENS14' 36:20
21  SCOTT AMOS SCOTTS VALLEY 19 39 M SHORT MENS14' 37:17
22  HUNTER GALLACHER 67 33 M SHORT STOCKPRONE 37:23
23  TIM HAYWOOD EUREKA 4 52 M SHORT MENS12'6 37:39
24  JOE MUIN SAN JOSE 100 49 M SHORT MENS12'6 38:01
25  LYNN CHRISTENSEN 80 53 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 38:29
26  DAVE BOYD OAKDALE 11 56 M SHORT MENS12'6 39:56
27  HEATHER BAILIE NAPA 72 34 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 40:05
28  JOY BRAHMST 79 51 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 41:15
29  MARK PASTICK SANTA CRUZ 108 57 M SHORT MENS12'6 41:16
30  SAM LUCAS FOSTER CITY 99 42 M SHORT STOCKPRONE 43:30
31  GLORIA RIOLA 77 44 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 55:35
32  JANINE BALTAR 76 29 F SHORT WOMENS12'6 55:35

Covewater Surf City SUP Race race image Dubock

The Covewater Surf City Paddleboard Race is this weekend (Sat, 3/14)!  Always the first major Northern California race of the year, it officially opens race season for Nor Cal paddlers.  Previously known as the Surftech Duathlon, the Surf City Paddleboard Race will again feature a first-time-racer friendly 2.7 mile short course, as well as a more challenging and competitive 6.2 mile long course.

If you have never done a race before, but been interested in trying one, we definitely encourage you to sign up for the 2.5 mile course.  Racing is extremely fun, and the short course race is always very friendly and never too serious.  Once you have done your first race, you'll want to do more throughout the summer.  Registration for the Covewater is open now!   REGISTER HERE

Race map Covewater Surf City 2015

SHORT COURSE:  The short course departs from Cowell's Beach, travels along the Santa Cruz Wharf, then out to a buoy well off the Santa Cruz Harbor, then back to Cowell's beach.  There competitors finish with a short .25 mile beach run through the finish line!

LONG COURSE:  The long course departs from Cowell's Beach, travels alongside the Santa Cruz Wharf, out the buoy off the Santa Cruz Harbor, then back to Cowell's beach.  There you will complete a .25 mile run, before getting back on your board for the second leg of the race.  Volunteer board caddies will be there to help with boards.  The second lap travels to a buoy outside of Steamer Lane, then to the buoy off the Santa Cruz Harbor, the back to Cowell's beach.  There you'll do another .25 mile run through the finish line


The four categories for both races are:
  - SUP Board under 12'6" (absolutely any kind of all-round SUP that is less that 12'6" long)
  - 12'6" SUP
  - 14'0" SUP
  - Prone Paddleboard (all lengths)

The race starts and 9:00 AM.  The weather is looking AWESOME.  That night, all race participants and their friends and family are welcome to join us the Covewater Surf City Race Awards Party at Pono Hawaiian Grill at 6:00 PM!  This will be a great time and a chance to meet your fellow paddlers.  

Thanks paddlers!  We're stoked to see you on Saturday.  Should you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call the shop at (831) 600-7230.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Not going to be racing but want to be part of this awesome event?  Please help us as a volunteer!  Below are volunteer shifts and descriptions.  We especially need a couple more "During Race Volunteers".  If you can commit to volunteering, please email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Thank you!

SET UP VOLUNTEERS:                  6am - 8am:   Help setting up cones, tables, tents, etc
REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS:  7am - 9am:   Help handing out timing chips, goodie bags, measuring boards, etc
DURING RACE VOLUNTEERS:   9am - 11am:  Help handing water out during the run, acting as board caddies -moving boards from the water out of the way.

See you all on Saturday at the Covewater Surf City Race!

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Gift Certificates are available in any amount and never expire! The certificate recipient can redeem the certificate for whatever Covewater gift they desire, including:

- SUP classes or tours
- Paddleboard rentals
- Boards or paddles
- Clothing and accessories
- GoPro Cameras, sunglasses, sandals... anything!

Certificates are sent via USPS or via email, whichever you choose. Last minute gift shopping? No problem! We'll email you a full color PDF of the Certificate for you to print out in time for Christmas morning.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER A GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLINE NOW

You may also call the shop at (831) 600-7230 or stop by to order a gift certificate.  Thank you, and happy holidays!!


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Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00

12'0 to 14'0 New and Used SUP and Prone Sale

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If you have been looking for a new or used race, touring or downwind board, THIS is your chance!!  We've just priced our new and used SUPs and prone paddleboards from 12'0" to 14'0" ridiculously cheap, as we have to make room for the 2015 boards coming in soon!  See the full listing of boards below and please give us a call with any questions.  (pun alert): "Race on down to Covewater, these boards are going fast!"

NEW SUP BOARDS ON SALE

SIZE BRAND             MODEL                         BOARD TYPE    MSRP          DISCOUNT      SALE PRICE      
14'0" Riviera Downwinder Downwind  $ 2,249 $654 

 $ 1,595

         

 

 USED SUP          

 

 14'0"  SIC  X14 SCC  Race  $ 2,499 $1,004 

 $ 1,495

 14'0"  SIC  F14 Wide Glide TWC  Downwind  $ 2,399  $700

 $ 1,699

 14'0"  Surftech  BARK Eliminator ProElite  Race  $ 2,415 $1,015 

 $ 1,400

 14'0"  Surftech  BARK Laird Tuflite  Race/Tour  $ 2,250 $555 

 $ 1,695

 16'0"  SIC  F16 SCC  Downwind  $ 3,299 $800 

 $ 2,499

           

 

 USED PRONE          

 

14'0" Joe Bark CT14 Joe hand shape Race/Downwind $ 2,695 $700

 $ 1,995

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This contest is now closed.  HOWEVER - if you would like to purchase a paddle from Covewater (any brand) - we will give you a $25 discount if you write a give us a check for $25 payable to the Coastal Watershed Council.  Your $25 will be tax deductible for you, and your money will go toward a great cause!  A win-win!  This offer expries 12/31/2015.  Learn more about the Coastal Watershed Council and why we support them below!  
Mahalo! ~ Covewater

ABOUT THE COASTAL WATERSHED COUNCIL'S WORK WITH THE SAN LORENZO RIVER

Covewater is proud to support the Coastal Watershed Council's (CWC) mission of preserving and protecting our coastal watershed through stewardship, education and monitoring. This includes the CWC's work with the San Lorenzo River. In other communities across California and the nation, rivers have become a destination for recreation and tourism, a beautiful public space the community can feel proud of and connect with nature in, as well as a location for economic activity. That is also possible in our community!

Under the leadership of the Coastal Watershed Council, the "San Lorenzo River Alliance" (SLRA) is a Santa Cruz County-wide coalition focused on revitalizing the health of the San Lorenzo River and transforming this critical natural resource into a safe and welcoming community destination. This includes opening the river to recreation such as paddle boarding and kayaking. The Alliance's objectives are centered on water quality improvement, habitat restoration, public safety, community engagement and recreational enhancement. The vision for the SLRA is to create a thriving Santa Cruz riverfront, through an engaged coalition of governmental agencies, local businesses, nonprofits and stakeholders who are inspired to restore the river, renew community pride and support sustainable economic development surrounding this important waterway.

"There's a role for everyone in this local success story. In addition to buying raffle tickets for this paddle, see CWC's website HERE for what YOU can do to improve the San Lorenzo River."

 

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Introducing Brent Allen Outside.  BAO is now offering exclusive (1-2 person) stand up paddle tours of Monterey and Carmel's most jaw-dropping paddlle locations!  Locations include Point Lobos State Reserve & Whaler's Cove, Carmel River Beach, river and wetlands, Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach (our favorite) and many more.

Brent Allen is an experience endurance sport athlete and coach who has paddled and surfed all over the world.  A certified stand up paddling instructor with 17 years experience in endurance and water sports coaching, Brent and his wife Kelley reside in Carmel by the Sea.  Brent has the exclusive ability to take you on private tours of these world-class paddling locations.  Check out some of his adventures on their YouTube channel.  For your own extraordinary paddle tour, contact Brent Allen Outside HERE.  Enjoy the experience!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:00

Pier to Pier (Pier 2 Pier) Paddle Race

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The annual Pier 2 Pier Paddle Race is right around the corner!

DATE:       Saturday, July 26th, 2014
SIGN IN:    7:00-7:45 at the Santa Cruz Wharf (east side of wharf)
START:     8:00 water start
COURSE:  Santa Cruz wharf to Capitola Wharf

The annual P2P race is always the Saturday in July that proceeds the annual "Wharf to Wharf" footrace which is always a Sunday.  The Pier2Pier, as you might guess, starts at the Santa Cruz pier and finishes at the Capitola pier.  

As always, this is a fun race with no organizers, no registration, no liability forms, no sponsors and no schwag.  Just paddlers of all types (paddleboards, stand ups boards, outriggers and more) enjoying a fun and friendly race.  This is an non-organized race with no water safety, so participate purely at your own risk.  The course is generally about 4.6 miles.  There is no transportation back to the Santa Cruz wharf, so get a friend to do the paddle with you and drop off one of your cars in Capitola.  Alternatively, some have made a tradition of enjoying breakfast in Capitola Village after the paddle, then paddling back to Santa Cruz afterward.  Got questions about the race or want to rent a SUP or prone board for the race? - give us a call (831) 600-7230.  Have fun out there!                                            Photo credit: Mike Jones - Mostly Paddleboarding

Post-Race Update: The 2014 race was a blast.  HERE are full results.  See you all next year -- same place, same Sat, same time!

Our two new locations, New Brighton SUP and Stand Up Paddle Capitola are now open!

SUP-NB Final alt Banner Paths 2New Brighton Collage

Stand Up Paddle New Brighton offers affordable Capitola stand up paddleboard rentals and kayak rentals at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.  Our rentals are located at the end the end of the New Brighton parking lot closest to the stairs and beach, just steps from the water.  We're open Thursday through Sunday, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.  New Brighton is the calmest, most tranquil beach in the county.  There is really no better place to go paddle from then New Brighton!   For more info, please visit:    www.NewBrightonSUP.com


 


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Stand Up Paddle Capitola!  SUP Capitola is our newest classes location - launching classes and SUP tours from the foot of the Capitola wharf!  Here we offer "Ocean Intro to SUP" classes which include instruction on tricky beach launches and exits, as well as how to safely navigate ocean conditions including swell, wind and tide.  We also offer the popular "Coastal SUP Tour" which skirts along the insides of the kelp beds in Capitola, offering views of everything from the sea otters off the Capitola Wharft to the surfers at the Hook and Pleasure Point.  We enjoy a nice little downwind paddle on the way back to the beach.  For more info, please visit:   www.StandUpPaddleCapitola.com




Saturday, 12 April 2014 00:00

Downwind Clinic with Morgan Hoesterey

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Covewater Downwind Paddling Clinic with Morgan Hoesterey. May 10, 2014.

                    **REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS CLINIC.  PLEASE CALL US FOR INFO ON FUTURES DOWNWINDERS OR A PRIVATE DOWNWIND CLINIC**

Downwind paddling is incredibly fun, challenging and exhilarating. When paddling down coast with a strong wind at your back, you are able to actually catch the wind swell bumps and get rides out on the open ocean. This clinic, led by Hawaii's Morgan Hoesterey, will cover all the fundamentals of downwinding, and put them to practice in a moderate downwind paddle with a group. This clinic is limited to a total of 10 paddlers.

WHEN:

Sat, May 10, 2014. 11:00 AM to approximately 3:00 PM. One week before the Davenport Downwinder race.

WHERE:

We'll meet at Café Iveta on Santa Cruz' Westside at 11:00 AM for the on-land "classroom" portion of the clinic in their private upstairs room. Café Iveta brunch items and beverages will be served. Sometime around noon, we'll make the three block drive to our put-in location at Natural Bridges State Beach.

COST:

$110: Includes on-land clinic, brunch, on-water downwind paddle clinic and return transportation.
$145: Same as above plus use of a Covewater 12'6" or 14'0" downwind board for the day.

PADDLE ROUTE:

We will paddle straight out from Natural Bridges State Beach, heading out beyond the kelp beds, and along the coast to the Santa Cruz harbor – about 4.1 miles. This stretch of coast normally provides appreciable, though relatively moderate, downwind paddling conditions during spring afternoons. Plan for about 1.5 hours of paddling depending up wind speed and direction on the day of the paddle.

TRANSPORTATION:

Participants will be provided transportation from the Santa Cruz Harbor back to their cars parked near Natural Bridges State Beach. A Covewater staff person will watch over all boards until everyone has returned to the harbor retrieve their boards.

ABOUT MORGAN:

Morgan Hoesterey is a vastly experienced ocean paddler, an ocean enthusiast and nature lover, a photographer, and a friend to all who have met her. No stranger to audacious ocean challenges, in 2008 Morgan became the first woman to complete the legendary Molokai to Oahu paddleboard race solo. In 2010, she paddled all 9 major Hawaiian Island channels (over 250 miles) as part of the documentary, Destination 3 Degrees. Morgan's sponsors include Surftech, Bark, Quickblade and Maui Jim.
Morgan placed 1st and 2nd overall at the Davenport Downwinder in 2012 and 2013 respectively, for women's SUP. Though she lives on Oahu, she is a self-proclaimed fan of the Santa Cruz area's waves, downwind runs and the Monterey Bay's marine environment. She also loves KFC. And coffee. Oh, and bacon. Definitely lots of bacon.

FAQs: 

Who can/should participate in this clinic?

Those who are looking for an introduction to Downwind Paddling, or to build on their downwinding fundamentals will love this clinic. However, downwind paddling is generally physically challenging, and when the wind is really blowing, can be strenuous. Only those with moderate or better stand up paddling skills should join this clinic. This is not an introduction to paddling clinic. In addition, you will likely need to navigate through some amount of beach break/white water on your way in and/or out of the surfline during this paddle, though we can assist with water entry as well as surf line entry tips as part of the clinic.

Where/how far will we paddle?

The distance from Natural Bridges State Beach to the Dock FF of the Santa Cruz Harbor is about 4.2 miles.  This should be long enough to give a good instruction run, but not too long to be inaccessible for the moderate paddler.

What will we cover in the clinic?

The on-land portion and on-water paddle portions of the clinic will cover all basic aspects of downwind paddling: primarily catching windswell waves "catching bumps" and related paddling and footwork technique, but also local wind information sources, local downwinding routes/runs, judging conditions, wave/bump awareness, navigation, equipment requirements, ocean safety, hydration, buddy systems, specialized downwind boards and more - as well as your questions.

How does transportation work?

You will bring yourself and your board and equipment to Café Iveta (DIRECTIONS) for the on-land clinic and lunch. Afterwards, everyone will drive themselves to Natural Bridges State Beach around noon. You can either park for free on one of the surrounding streets and walk in a few blocks with your board or pay $10 to park right in the State Park for a much shorter walk with your board (recommended).
Once everyone has arrived at the paddle ending point, dock FF at the Santa Cruz harbor, we'll load everyone into a van and take you back to your cars at Natural Bridges. From there you'll head back down to the Santa Cruz Harbor to pick up your boards which we'll be watching for you. We do not have the ability to transport everyone's boards back up to Natural Bridges.

What is required?

Bring your board, paddle, leash, and PFD. Boards must be at least 11'6" in length to participate in the clinic. Ideally, you would be paddling a 12'6" or 14'0" race or downwind style board. Those boards are also available for rent from Covewater. There will be experienced paddlers on hand during the paddle to assist along the way.

Can prone (aka "traditional") paddlers attend?

Absolutely!  We even have a Joe Bark CT14 and a Surftech Bark 12'0" Commnader available to rent if needed.

More questions?


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Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

We're Hiring

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We are looking to expand our dedicated Covewater team of friendly, helpful people that staff our shop and lead our lessons.  The requirements are an appreciation for (or a desire to learn all about) this wonderful sport, a positive attitude, and an unparalleled commitment to our customers. Available positions are part-time, and being part of our family-like team comes with many wonderful SUP benefits and new friends.  Opportunities currently include:
 
SUP Lesson Instructor
SUP Experience required, though not required in an "instructor" capacity.  We can train.  Looking for extra Instructors to help primarily on weekends during the summer, though opportunities to lead classes may be offered throughout the year at various times.  Instructors can take on the classes that work for their schedule, and pass on the classes that don't.  MORE INFO HERE

Shop Staff 
An appreciation of paddling is ideal, though you don't need to be an expert in all things SUP -- we'll train you to be one.  Looking for a team member for every Sunday.  Additional days will be available during the summer.  MORE INFO HERE.
 
Beach Rental Concession Staff
Again, an appreciation for paddling is ideal, though you don't need to be an expert in all things SUP -- we'll train you to be one.  This position staffs our SUP rental concession at New Brighton State Beach.  One day per week (either Saturday or Sunday) with additional days from time to time. MORE INFO HERE
 
Thank you very much for your interest!  We are truly appreciative.  Happy paddling!
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