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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.
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.