Main Beach Surf and Sport Stand Up Paddle for Ocean Rescue

October 9th, 2011: Lazy Point, Amagansett

Main Beach Surf and Sport Sponsors the first ever Stand up Paddle Race in the Hamptons.

Conditions were perfect as racers lined for the start, blue skies, temperatures in the low 70’s. As the gun sounded racers pulled for the Western end of Hicks Island.

Scott and Lars got out to an early lead and the battle for first place in the 14 foot elite division was on. Surftech’s 14 foot Bark Dominator was the board of choice for most competitors in the 14 foot division.

As racers made there way along Hither Woods the winds shifted to the West and conditions improved, setting up for a real down-winder..

Rounding the corner into Fort Pond Bay, racers started to feel the effects of sprinting 6 miles.

It is very gratifying to cross the finish line in first place. Notice the chocked up grip on the paddle for the final sprint.

It was great to have the East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad on hand to set the course, time the race and keep everyone safe!

In the end a great time was had by all! We look forward to 2012 and the start of “The Main Beach Hamptons 2012 SUP Race Series”. The first race will be held on May 19th, 2012.

Please visit http://www.mainbeach.com for more information.

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