SUP Race in Haleiwa

June 4th 2011 – a race in our backyard! We were excited to be in water we were all familiar with, and race on the same course we trained on.  Again, it was a 4-mile race, this time out to the open ocean and back.

This time, head instructors Heidi, Nate, Jodi, and Wendy all competed, as well as a first-time racing debut by Jodi’s husband Ricky.  Team Rainbow was ALL IN!

With some mishaps at first (oops!  Locked a paddle in the car!) we were in too much of a rush to all don on our Rainbow jerseys, but we wish we had, since Jodi ended up snagging the 1st place position, Wendy came in 3rd, and Heidi came in 4th.  On the men’s side, Nate came in the top 10 for men, and got to compete in the coveted money race, with a potential $1000 prize, and Ricky had the most impressive finish—racing neck to neck with another competitor up the finish line.

Even our kiddos got to join in on the fun during the kid relays, and were super-stoked on the gold medallions and goodie bags (what kid wouldn’t be?)

The stoke is ON!  Team Rainbow rocks again!