We are excited for another Santa Cruz Paddlefest hosted at the iconic Steamer Lane. F-One International team members Josh Riccio and Poenaiki Raioha accompanied by USA teammates will attend this year’s event on March 28-31.
Day one heats were posted and every heat was stacked. The odds weren’t looking good for the average Joe, John, Phil, or Jeff. Bluerush and F-One ripper, Phil Tressenrider started off the day with a good heat nabbing some good waves on his way to a solid second. Then Haakon went to town on his heat with a newly styled and neatly manicured facial growth, clearly a sign that teenaged Haakon is gone and man Haakon is here. Zane Schweitzer was in my heat and he was a bundle of nerves looking at my hat. He knew he was in for a tough heat and I had him dead to rights when the heat started on account of getting a wave right at the buzzer. Unfortunately, there were still 18 minutes and 49 seconds left for him to dismantle the next five waves which meant the heat went to him. I was happy with second.
The F-One America Team had a strong showing at the 31st Annual SC Paddle fest this past weekend. International paddlers Poenaiki Raioha and Josh Riccio flew in from Tahiti and Hawaii and score one podium each on the Elite 15k race (Josh Riccio) and on the Elite Surfing competition (Poenaiki). Kitsy Nipper (13 years old), […]
F-ONE // MANERA AT THE 2017 SANTA CRUZ PADDLEFEST International team paddlers Poenaiki Raioha and newly added teammate Josh Riccio will be attending the 2017 Santa Cruz Paddle Fest along with our West Coast crew and Bluerush team members. We will be in Santa Cruz for the entire week warming up near the Lane and […]
Very successful weekend, we could not believe the epic conditions that we received all three days, not to mention the amazing experience of surfing steamer lane. The Lane Santa Cruz is perfect for spectators, judges and photographers to view the action first hand from the cliff. Big thank you to Covewater Paddle Surf Santa Cruz!