Sunday, August 21, 2011

Team What-SUP places at Watermans paddle for humanity Race in DC

Watermans Paddle for Humanity descends on the Nation’s Capital
Photo Left: Ron Gossard of What SUP oc takes first in the Men's (12'6" div.) 5 mile race.Ben Butterwei and Jeremiah Lyons of Sup Annapolis took 2nd and 3rd.
Dawn Ehman of What sup OC won 4th place in the Women's (12'6" div.) 5 mile race and Sandy Deely of Ocean city, md won 2nd place in the SUP legends division while Doug Ellis won the 14' 5 miler
Event Details: 2-mile Fun Paddle and 5-mile Elite Race to be held on the Potomac.
Washington D.C. August 17th, 2011 – On August 20th paddlers will take to the warm waters of the Potomac River and participate in the first Annual Washington D.C. Paddle for Humanity. The D.C. event is the third – following events in Dana Point California and Deerfield Beach Florida – in the Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity series, presented by Kona Brewing Co. Overwhelming local support has helped to shape what looks to be one of the most well attended events of the year.
Over the past three years the Watermans Paddle for Humanity has grown from a single grass-roots event to become the only three-stop National level philanthropic event in growing sport of Standup paddleboarding. The event, commonly referred to as the PFH, has raised more than $50,000 USD for charity since its inception in 2009 and helped galvanize paddling communities across the country.
At first holding an event in the nation’s capital was more a dream than a reality. “It’s been quite a challenge, but this is going to be one great community event!” Said Pete Stirling of Waterman’s Applied Sciences, “[the local community] have been instrumental in pointing us the right direction and making this happen. In a lot of ways this is their race. I think once people see what happens this weekend there will be more events in DC. The people are amazing!” The PFH has already laid plans to return in 2012.
The D.C. event will be unique to the series in that it is also open to Outrigger Canoes, Kayaks and other paddle craft. “There is a strong paddling community in D.C. and we wanted to be sure to include all paddlers and to build the community” Said Stirling “Anytime we can all get together to benefit a cause its a good time.” Striling added that the iconic Washington Canoe Club provided copious local knowledge to help make the D.C. event a success.
Photo Left: Pete Stirling of Watermans announces the winners of the event and raffles off Watermans products.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

404 12'6" Monster race board just in

We just got in Red and white 404 race boards.  Click here to buy them or send

questions to  $1,650

404 12'6" Monster Race Board w/ Traction & Handle

This high performance stock racing design skillfully combines a rare blend of speed and stability. 
Inspired by single person racing hulls ranging from outrigger canoes to Olympic sprint kayaks, “the Monster“ effortlessly slices through the water.  The flat bottom and wide squaretail allow the board to plane at high speeds and still have a clean release.  
This innovative race board is stable enough for any beginner, yet fast enough to compete at the highest level. 
The Monster is suitable for all bodies of water.
Weight range 100lbs 200lbs 

Length: 12'6"
Width: 28 1/2"
Thickness: 5"
Fin System:
Single Fin

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Team What SUP take 1st in 2.5 mile race

What sup team riders Ron Gossard and Dawn Ehman both take 1st place in the SUP Annapolis 2nd annual stand up paddle race in the 2.5 mile race.  What SUP stand up paddle is located in Ocean city, MD.

Also from Ocean city md. Sandy Deely took 3rd in the men's 14 foot board elite 5 mile and Beth Deely captured 2nd in the 12'6" women's elite 5 miler.

More than 60 paddlers participated on Sunday in a race hosted by SUP Annapolis as the widely growing water sport catches on locally.
When Patch talked to Ben Butterwei of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Annapolis last year, he predicted their races would only get "bigger and bigger." This year's stand up paddle race on Sunday more than doubled its 30 participants from last year—a sign that local interest in the water sport is growing.
The waters surrounding Deep Creek Restaurant in Arnold were filled with paddlers standing on their boards Sunday. Stand up paddle boarding is not new, with origins in coastal and beach communities, especially on the west coast and Hawaii. The wave has made it locally to creeks and rivers along the Chesapeake Bay as more recreational and competitive paddlers spread the word.
Hand carved trophies were given to all
the winners of the race.

Ron Gossard heading toward the finish line.  He could use a more up to date PFD

Dawn Ehman and Ron Gossard holding trophies at the race after party at Deep Creek Restaurant in Arnold MD

Beth Deely finishing up the 5 mile race.