Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

June - 24 - 2010

It was an absolutely perfect weekend at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. The contest was two days of athleticism, expos, competition, and smiles. Over 600 paddlers from across the globe came to compete in front thousands cheering on the beach including Quiksilver’s Robby Naish and Jamie Mitchell. It was Danny Ching from Redondo Beach though that swept both the 10 mile Downwinder and the 50 mile Elite Race. On the beach, Hawaiian music filled the air and people mingled among the sponsor booths, relaxed in the shade, and tried their skills on SUP boards. It was apparent (and  anyone attending this contest would agree) that this fairly new sport is here to stay.

Jaimie Mitchell

Robby Naish

Opening Ceremony

Gerry Lopez

Danny Ching running towards the finish






  1. chadcress.com » Blog Archive » Vote for Jamie Mitchell: National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Said,

    [...] across Hawaii’s Molokai Channel (among other feats). You can check out more photos of Jamie here on my blog from the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii or Jamie’s own website Jamie-Mitchell.com. [...]

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