3rd Annual Junior Pro & Youth SupFiesta
“Youth Inspiring Youth”
Sunday, May 3 2015
In its 3rd year, the “Supfiesta” has become the most prestigious youth event of the year. The top youth SUP athletes in the world will compete in Huntington Beach, California on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The 3rd annual event offers seven divisions of age group SUP Surfing and Racing as well as a Junior Pro Invitational SUP Surfing contest with $5,000 in equal gender prize money. Last year’s event attracted over 80 participants from 7 different states, including Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Utah, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida and 3 competitors from Brazil.
The Junior Pro SUP Surfing Invitational brings together 16 of the top juniors from all over the world (8 Male and 8 Female). Check out the stacked list of Junior Pro Invites:
Lara Claydon, 15, Maui
Mason Schremmer, 14, Oahu
Sasha Ka’uhane, 12, Oahu
Lola Schremmer, 13, Oahu
Christine Shoemaker, 15, California
Kali’a Alexiou, 14, California
Anna Blackburn, 15, North Carolina
Alleanna Clark, 16, California
Mo Freitas, 17, Oahu
Felippe Gaspar, 15, Brazil
Kainoa Teixeira, 16 Brazil
Keola Auwae, 14, Oahu
Chris Rockwood, 17, Florida
Noa Hopper, 16, California
Kai McPhillips, 12, California
Jeffrey Spencer, 14, Maui
Chris Rockwood was stoked to receive his invite, “I can not wait to travel from the east coast of Florida to compete in the 2015 SupFiesta. I am honored to be one of the 16 Junior Pro Invitees!”
But, it’s not just about the sup surfing. The quick, through the surf, sprint races offer plenty of excitement. Some of the top sup racers will be on hand such as, Shae Foudy, Erika Benitez, Tyler Bashor, Lexi Alston, Josiah Brackett, and Brazilian Guilherme Cunha, just to name a few.
Board length restrictions will be used to promote safety and proper skill development within the youth of our sport. The SupFiesta will once again be implementing the standards outlined below:
As always, some of the sports top pros will be on hand to cheer on the groms, and to help with water safety.
“I’ve always loved to surf with the groms, and to see the future’s talent. The SupFiesta is an awesome event with some of the world’s best junior SUP surfers & racers. I’m stoked to be a part of the event again this year, keeping an eye on the Keiki making sure the younger ones are safe, and having fun. See you there!” – Zane Schweitzer
Thanks to our event Sponsors:
Onit Pro, Victory, Mamma Chia, Humu Surf Co., Focus SUP, Quickblade, Anchorfish Screenprinting, Naish, Isle Surf & Sup, Pualani Hawaii, Hurley, FCS, Clif Bar, and Vita Coco
Thanks to our photographers: Shutter Pat, Harry Weiwel, Greg Mendonca, Jerry Jarramillo, Brooke Staples
Performance Paddling’s Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela, have teamed up with Westwind Sailing in Dana Point, to bring a comprehensive training program to the adult paddlers of South Orange County. Participants will have the unique opportunity to train along side 6x BOP Champion Candice Appleby, and esteemed Coach Anthony Vela, while learning the valuable subtleties of paddling. For one low price, Club Members will be able to attend up to 5 sessions per week. There will be 2 morning sessions and 3 evening sessions available each week. Learn new SUP specific drills, interval training, and push yourself along side other like-minded paddlers.
Who: Intermediate-Advanced, Adult Stand Up Paddlers (ages 18+)
What: Professional SUP Training with 6x BOP Champion Candice Appleby and Coach Anthony Vela.
When: January 7th –January 30th
Mondays & Thursdays 6:30am-7:45am
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00pm-5:15pm
Where: Baby Beach, Dana Point Harbor, California
Why: - Improve your overall paddling fitness
- Prepare for the 2015 Race Season
- Meet new paddlers
- Learn Sup Specific Drills and Interval training
- Push yourself with like-minded paddlers
Cost: $165 +tax, for the entire month (no weekly or daily rate available).
Equipment: 12’6’’ or 14’ Raceboards only. Type 5 PFD’s (waste belt) required.
Questions? Contact Candice@performancepaddling.com
If you would like to pay with cash or check, please email us to connect. Thanks.