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Finals Day: #PPG2017 Day Two Gallery
October 02, 2017 | by Pacific Paddle Games
  • The beach was packed for Day Two of the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Sunday morning started out with yoga taught by Maui Jim ambassador and surfing legend Gerry Lopez. Learning flow from a true master. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Soon thereafter came the Distance races. The pros go marching on. Photo: Menendez/SUP magazine
  • A mob of paddlers takes on the Open Distance Race in light southeast winds. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Race Director Anthony Vela helped put on a safe and stellar weekend of racing. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • The Distance Races saw Pros, Juniors and Open racers—upwards of 400 competitors—all on the same course at the same time. It was quite the spectacle. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Seychelle Hattingh tails front-runner Annabel Anderson in the Pro Women Distance Race. Anderson would eventually pull away from them all. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • It wasn't all fun in the Open Distance Race, but it was all Games. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • SUP's own Loraine Gruber took second in the Womens 6-Mile Open Prone Distance Race. Congrats, Loraine! Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • All shapes, sizes and styles at #PPG2017 presented by Salt Life. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The Pro Men Technical Races kicked off the afternoon's action. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Michael Booth, leading the pack. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • ISA World Champion Distance Race Winner Bruno Hasulyo with an ace buoy turn ahead of Hawaiian Mo Freitas. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Casper Steinfath had a strong start in the Pro Mens Technical Semifinals. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Lincoln Dews was PPG commentator Chris Parker's pick for the #PPG2017 overall title and Dews showed us why in the Technical Final. He went neck and neck with Baxter and finished strong in second place. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Neck and neck, no understatement. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Danny Ching, a perennial threat at PPG. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Meanwhile in the beer garden, some folks sang. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • And other folks danced. Photo: Aaron Black-Schimidt/SUP magazine
  • The Tahitian contingent obliged. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • What's a standup paddling festival without SUP yoga? Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • The Demo Zone was packed and filled with the latest technology in SUP, these foilboards among it. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • The water was a sight to see, even between heats. Zane Schweitzer and a friend take the bait. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Back in the competition, more amazing performances came in the Pro Women's Technical Final. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Candice Appleby lead teammate Shae Foudy, Seychelle Hattingh and Fiona Wylde around the Hammer Buoy, the most famous turn in SUP. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Shae Foudy returned from injury this season with her sights set on victory at #PPG2017. She succeeded with a second-place finish in the Pro Women Technical Final. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Terrene Black leads the pack. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The unparalleled power of Annabel Anderson was on full display in the Technical Final. She dominated every race she was in over the weekend. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The finish line was an emotional scene. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • The Pro Junior Technical showed us what the future of the sport looks like. It rhymes with mast. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • In the end, Ryan Funk—who often trains with Connor Baxter on Maui—prevailed. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • Abby Brown digs deep into the gray. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The day of racing closed out with the Team Relay. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • #PPG2017 overall champions Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson enjoy a hard-earned beer shower. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • And into the distance we go. See you next year, Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life! Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine

The biggest weekend in SUP culminated with large crowds, perfect weather and fierce racing during Day Two of #PPG2017 presented by Salt Life. Early morning clouds lifted as SUP fans and competitors poured in to Doheny State Beach to catch a glimpse of the world’s best paddlers duking it out for their share of $60k in prize money.

The day began with almost 400 paddlers taking to the water for the distance race and ended with an epic dual between Connor Baxter and Lincoln Dews in Men’s Pro Technical finals. It was an incredible spectacle from start to finish and already has us stoked for what’s in store next year.

In the meantime, check out the best moments from Finals day with our exclusive photos gallery.

#PPG2017 Day One Gallery

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