EVENT: Santa Cruz Paddle Fest 2013

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Sunrise at the Lane. Not HDR! Right place, right time & a smart as shit camera!

HP Champion Sean Morley taking flight in his Valley Rush MK 2.

HP Champion Sean Morley taking flight in his Valley Rush MK 2.

3/22-24/2013

Another amazing weekend of surf kayaking at the Lane with the surf kayak tribe from all over the world. A huge thanks to all the organizers, ASU & Dennis Judson for keeping this event alive and thriving. Such a special place and gathering point for amazing people. This year offered up amazing weather and small fun waves at the slot, with ocasional middle peak bombs. I surfed well all weekend, but didn’t get the results I was hoping for (17 of 28 in HP & 6 of 14 in IC), as the competition was fierce! This was my first year competing in IC, and I did pretty well considering my first wave in the Murkey Water Sword was in the comp. Big thanks to Murkey Water for the sweet demo. I look forward to catching up with the whole tribe again soon:)

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Always a great BBQ at ASU for the opening night party.

Always a great BBQ at ASU for the opening night party.

Good beer from Everybodies Brewing and good people make for good times:)

Good beer and good people make for good times:)

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Sunset on the Santa Cruz Pier with the surf kayak tribe.

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Not sure about its origins, but funny:)

Ken Hoeve announcing and interviewing from Joe Carberry SUP Mag.

Ken Hoeve announcing and interviewing Joe Carberry from SUP Mag.

The ladie surf kayakers getting interviewed by C&K Mag. We need more ladies out there!

The lady surf kayakers getting interviewed by C&K Mag. We need more ladies out there!

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Hazel, Geoff Jennings, little girl is ready to hit the waves in style:) The SC Paddle Fest is great for the whole family!

New sweet carbon weave option on the Murkey Water boats. Get some!

Hot new carbon weave option on the Murkey Water boats. Get some!

Dan Ward loving life at the Lane.

Dan Ward loving life at the Lane.

FINE ASS IN SANTA CRUZ:

I got lots of great photos of the amazing vehicles cruizing the streets of Santa Cruz on a sunny beautiful weekend. Enjoy;)
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Huge shout out to Buck & Vicki for hosting me prior to the comp. You guys rock! Love the new “Day of the Dead” boat Buck:)

Always some amazing photogs at the Lane. Sean & Inga Watson are some of my favorite. This pigeon decided to see what Sean was up to.

Always some amazing photogs at the Lane. Sean & Inga Watson are some of my favorite. This pigeon decided to see what Sean was up to.

OTHERS AMAZING PICS & STORIES:

Santa Cruz Sentinal: Fairfax’s Morley Shines at Steamer Lane

Inga’s Kayaking Photos on FB

Werner Blog: Sean Morley’s HP Win in his words

SUP The Mag: Steamer Lane Pumps for Surftech Shootout

Please include links to other images and stories from this year’s festival in the comments below.

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