F-One team rider Arthur Daniel took a well deserved 2nd overall place at past week end Battle of the Bay SUP event, held at Crissy Field in San Francisco with the beautiful bay, Alcatraz and Golden Gate bridge as a backdrop. It was a very entertaining week end. Weather could have been better but this is San Francisco weather ! you never know what you are going to get, even though in September, the chance to get sunny and warm is higher than usual. In any case, Arthur battle Chase Kosterlitz all week end long and gave him some great resistance. Bravo Arthur ! F-One America is proud of your US tour and we are looking forward to see you at the Battle of the Paddle in South California in 2 weeks.
The long distance race saw the participants turn around Alcatraz and the GG south tower, with plenty of strong current to go against. Not your typical flat and easy race… Day 2 was a very entertaining format, based on the Battle of the Paddle, with riders making 5 rounds close to shore, and force to go back to the beach to turn around a flag. That plus plenty of youngsters playing all day long in the . At some point, I counted 8 kids playing with F-One boards in the small shore break waves. They had a blast.
Thank you to Bluerush Boardsports for organizing this event.