Survivor Beach to ‘SUP-port’ Quest to Conquer Cancer June 2
By: Erin Robbins
Seventh annual event will feature new stand-up paddleboard (SUP) competition
LA JOLLA, California - UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center will host the 7th annual Survivor Beach on·Sunday, June 2. The event, which has become a La Jolla tradition, will feature a stand-up·paddleboard (SUP) competition, beach festival with food trucks and more. ·Hundreds of·community members will gather for the morning event in solidarity in the fight against cancer.
Last year, more than 300 people attended Survivor Beach, which honors those who·have fought cancer, as well as the family, friends and caregivers of those with cancer. New to·the event this year will be open and elite stand-up paddleboard races, as well as SUP clinics. ·Survivor Beach will also feature a brief program with comments from a cancer survivor sharing·his inspirational story. The following beach festival will include a dance performance by·Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue and a live DJ. Participants can also line their surfboards along the·sea wall on the beach in front of Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a visual display of their·support in the quest to conquer cancer.
For the fifth year in a row, Survivor Beach is sponsored by biotechnology company·Genentech, which discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat·patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer.
“Set along the gorgeous coastline of La Jolla, Survivor Beach demonstrates the power·and strength that results from coming together to fight cancer,” said Alex Panici, chair of the 7th·annual Survivor Beach. “This year, Survivor Beach offers added fun with stand-up paddleboard·events for everyone from the most elite to the newest paddlers.”
The event precedes the annual Luau and Longboard Invitational in August, which will·raise funds for research, patient care, and outreach and educational programs at UC San Diego·Moores Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer·Center.
“Survivor Beach is a meaningful illustration of the community’s support in the battle·against cancer,” said Scott Lippman, MD, director of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. ·“The generosity of our community members and corporate partners is essential to our efforts to·find new ways to defeat cancer. ·At UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, we are dedicated to·translating promising scientific discoveries into new, better options for our patients.”··
Participants will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the annual UC San Diego·Moores Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational set for Sunday, August 18. The Luau·and Longboard Invitational has raised more than $5.5 million to fund groundbreaking cancer·research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.·
Survivor Beach will begin at 6 a.m. and continue until 12:15 p.m. at the beach in front of·Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The beach festival is free and open to the·public. The cost to participate in the open race is $25. There is a $50 entry fee for elite racers,·who will be racing for a prize purse up to $1,000. For information and to register, please visit survivorbeachsup.org
Giving to UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center:
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is dedicated to translating promising scientific discoveries into·new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. Founded in 1978, it is the only center in·San Diego and Imperial counties to hold a National Cancer Institute- Comprehensive Cancer Center·designation and is one of just 41 such centers in the United States. As such, it ranks among the top·centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and·serving the community through outreach and education programs. UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center·must increasingly rely on financial support from private sources to pursue groundbreaking research·and innovative programs. Your generous support helps its physicians and scientists find ways to defeat·cancer and continue to provide the most compassionate care possible to patients and families. ·For more·information, please call 619-543-6693
or visit www.health.ucsd.edu/cancer
Founded more than 30 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers,·develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening·medical conditions. The company, a wholly-owned member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in·South San Francisco, and a manufacturing and clinical operations facility in Oceanside, California. For·additional information about the company, please visit www.gene.com
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival Presented by Tommy Bahama
By: Pier Paddle
Monica -- The world famous Santa Monica Pier announced today that Tommy
Bahama, the popular island-inspired lifestyle brand, is the presenting
sponsor for the fourth annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean
Festival taking place on June 8, 2013.
of the sport’s top competitors are expected to attend and participate in the
new 5.5 mile Elite Race and battle for the Tommy Bahama Team Challenge
SUP Relay Cup. The paddleboard races are officially sanctioned by the World
Paddleboard Association, with points counting towards the WPA Championships
later in the year.
up paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. With its history
deeply rooted in Hawaii, Southern California and the island lifestyle, this
sport is a great fit for our brand.” said Rob Goldberg, SVP of Marketing for
Tommy Bahama. “That, combined with the ideal location at the Santa Monica Pier
and the broader appeal of this event for not just the competitors but also for
families, kids and spectators, makes it a perfect event for us.”
Paddle Fenwick - A New 2 Day Paddleboard Festival and Race Benefitting Operation Second Chance
By: Delmarva Board Sports
Fenwick Island, DE —
On Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, 2013, Delmarva Board Sports and Harpoon
Hanna’s will co-host a new 2 day paddle board festival and race to raise funds
for Operation Second Chance,
a 501c3 organization committed to serving our wounded,
injured and ill combat veterans.
Day 1, Saturday, June 29, 2013
will be a day of all things “SUP” at Delmarva Board Sports
and Harpoon Hanna’s
including event registration/check-in, SUP clinics, SUP Yoga / Fitness, Doggie
Social Paddle & Race, sprint SUP races, vendor booths, happy hour at
Harpoon Hanna’s and the new and exciting NightSUP™ demos for race participants.
Day 2, Sunday, June 30, 2013,
will be held at Holt’s Landing
State Park, Millville, DE (Off of Rt. 26) and will involve 2.5
and 5 mile race courses, a kids’ race, vendor booths, great food, and an awards
ceremony to wrap up the event. Winners from each race division will be
entered into a drawing to win a brand new paddle board or a paddle!
The title sponsor for this event is
BoardWorks SUP. The race team
is currently seeking sponsorship from local residents and businesses as well as
SURF / SUP / WINDSURF industry manufacturer and retailers. Booth
space is available.
“We at Operation
Second Chance are thrilled to start what we plan to be an exciting SUP fund
raising tradition on Fenwick Island” says Walt Ellenberger Paddle Fenwick
Chairperson. “This is a family friendly event geared towards novice and
experienced paddle boarders” says Janis Markopoulos, the DelMarVa Board Sports founder
are welcome to attend both the festival and race to cheer on your favorite
paddle boarder. For more information,
guidelines and to register for the race, visit the Paddle Fenwick website at www.paddlefenwick.com. The registration fee for race participants
is $55. All event proceeds go to
Operation Second Chance.
Leco Salazar storms to victory at 2013 Ubatuba Pro Brazil
By: Waterman League
After 3 days of intense action here at Itamamabuca Beach in the beautiful region of Ubatuba Brazil, Leco Salazar storms to victory here at the Ubatuba Pro Brazil in a star studded fleet to secure the win at Stop 2 of the 2013 Stand Up World Tour.
After narrowly advancing out of Semi final number 1, Leco got on a roll during the final, finding the right waves in a tricky line-up to post a string of scores in the excellent range and secure the all important win at home in Brazil.
This is his 3rd World Tour win here in Brazil out of the 4 years we have been down here and 4th win on the Tour as a whole, demonstrating not only his supreme expertise in Brazilian beach break conditions, but also his ability to perform in front of the home crowd.
Stay tuned to www.standupworldtour.com/brazil.php for highlights, photos and more
Brand New Tahoe SUP Board Giveaway
By: Jenny Etheredge
Expedition 500 is offering the chance to win a
brand new signature Tahoe SUP board that has been featured in the
Expedition 500 Journey. Led by visionary Justin Riney, Expedition 500 is
a year long journey of Florida's coastline, waterways, and aquatic
ecosystem documented from the eyes of a waterman. Justin is the Founder
and CEO of Mother Ocean, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating,
inspiring and empowering ocean advocates worldwide.
For a chance to win the Tahoe SUP, participants must follow these simple steps:
1) Like the Expedition Florida 500 page
2) Like the photo and/or comment here with the corresponding Facebook post:
3) Share the photo and post with others
A random participant from the post will be chosen and all three steps must be followed to be eligible to win.
Winners of the 2013 Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach
- FIRST PLACE - Danny Ching, CALIFORNIA (Danny is two-time Men's World Champion)
- SECOND PLACE - Eric Terrien, FRANCE (Eric is Men's EUROPEAN Champion)
- THIRD PLACE - Jamie Mitchell, AUSTRALIA (Jamie is ten-time Molokai World Champion)
- FIRST PLACE - Annabel Anderson, UNITED KINGDOM (Annabel is Women's World Champion)
PLACE - Jennifer Kalmbach, HAWAII (Jennifer was voted Women's Stand Up
Paddler of the Year by SUP Magazine readers in 2011)
- THIRD PLACE
- Brandi Baksic, CALIFORNIA (Brandi is a firefighter and one of the
world's fastest women in stand up paddle boarding)
breaking number of participants for seminars and races at the 2013
Carolina Cup: 900. Record breaking number of racers: 449. (The Carolina
Cup is one of the largest and most respected SUP events in the United States, and is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association.)
- Over 40 states and an estimated 5 nations were be represented.
- Complete results will be posted Saturday afternoon at: www.gameonnc.com and www.distressedmullet.com
- NON-RACE DAY photos for reprint are available at: Photo Gallery | Video (please show appropriate photo credits).
during the Carolina Cup were held to increase awareness of, and benefit
the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in
Topsail Island, and Surfers Healing, an organization dedicated to
serving autistic children and their families.
Blockade Runner Beach Resort at Wrightsville Beach is home of the Carolina Cup.
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