Pacific Paddle Games, Oct. 10-11, Doheny State Beach. Photo: Alex Paris
Pacific Paddle Games, Oct. 10-11, Doheny State Beach. Photo: Alex Paris

Dana Point Times

The inaugural SUP Magazine Pacific Paddle Games, presented by Salt Life, Oct. 10 and 11, at Doheny State Beach, hosted hundreds of the world’s best paddle sports athletes and San Clemente’s own Candice Appleby was the overall winner among the pro division women.

Candice Appleby at Pacific Paddle Games, Oct. 10-11, Doheny State Beach. Photo: Alex Paris
Candice Appleby (San Clemente) the overall winner among the professional level women at the first ever Pacific Paddle Games, Oct. 10-11 at Doheny State Beach, looks fast and fierce, making a dash for the finish line. Photo: Alex Paris

Connor Baxter of Hawaii took top honors in men’s pro competition.

The two shared the majority of the largest paddle sports prize purse ever—$55,000.

The Manufacturers Team Challenge saw the Riviera Paddlesurf team in first, followed by the Infinity team in second, and in third, the FCS team. The teams competed for advertising in SUP Magazine, online and in print.

A large field of local athletes earned great times, finishing high in the rankings at all levels, from juniors to adults.

Click here to see full results from the event.

 

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