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Day Three Gallery | Photos from Final’s Day at #PPG2016
October 02, 2016 | by Pacific Paddle Games
  • Day 3 of #PPG2016 presented by Salt Life was a serious mix of wind, waves and the world's top SUP talent. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • The start of the Men's Pro Distance race was a full-sprint affair with all the usual suspects going hell for carbon to get an edge on the most competitive SUP field of all time. Photo: Greg Panas
  • A few hundred paddlers push out into a heavy southwest wind at the start of the Open Distance race. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • In the Distance races, Youth paddlers and Open athletes charged into the fray together. Photo: Greg Panas
  • Another view of the Open start. That helicopter is responsible for our aerial photos in this gallery. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Annabel Anderson laid down her trademark heavy paddle wake in the Distance race, taking the lead in the start and only lengthening that gap for a first-place finish. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Competitors filing around the southern macaroni buoy on their way for another choppy lap. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Fiona Wylde congratulates Pro Junior winner Erika Benitez on her Distance win. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Australian Michael Booth has been paddling SUP for less than a year. You wouldn't know that from how handily he led the Distance race, taking off early and holding the lead the whole race for the win, much like Anderson. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • After six miles of paddling, it can still come down to the final beach sprint. Vinnicius Martins, winnning by foot. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • A city of tents and a sea of paddlers. That's the Pacific Paddle Games. Photo: Greg Panas
  • The broadcast team working hard to bring you the world's best in the best broadcast possible. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • The California sunshine fighting it's way through for hundreds of paddlers. Photo: Greg Panas
  • The legend himself, Jerry Lopez, giving the webcast a bit of his time and insight. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Thanks to Salt Life for supporting the biggest race in SUP! Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Team Tahiti traveled a long distance to compete at #PPG2016 and judging by their results the trip not in vain. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • The Women's Pro Technical race was one of the most exciting races we've ever seen, with lead changes, wipeouts and paddle battles galore. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Candice Appleby kept her head down and pushed as hard as she could to take the Technical Final win for the second year in a row. Photo: Greg Panas
  • The surf always has the final say in the Technical races at the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life. Luckily, these ladies are more than up to the challenge. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
  • Shae Foudy led the Technical Final multiple times before finally taking third after Appleby and Terrene Black. Photo: Greg Panas
  • The Hammer Buoy was less intimidating today than it was in the first two days of #PPG2016, but the crowd ... that was another story. Photo: JP Van Swae
  • Kai Lenny came back from a 17th-place Distance race finish to snag a well-earned second-place in the Technical. Photo: Greg Panas
  • Baxter has an unshakeable game-face. He's proven that the world over and at #PPG2016 two years in a row. Photo: Greg Panas
  • Your Women's Combined Champions from left to right: Shae Foudy (2), Candice Appleby (1) and Annabel Anderson (3). Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Connor Baxter earning a well-deserved beer shower after his second Pacific Paddle Games championship in as many years, with Michael Booth in second and Travis Grant in third. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Your Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life champions for two years in a row: Appleby and Baxter. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez
  • Team Starboard took home the Manufacturer's Team Challenge with their overall performance for the weekend. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez

Day Three Gallery | Photos from Final’s Day at #PPG2016

#PPG2016 presented by Salt Life provided three days of warm weather, pumping swell and some of the most competitive SUP racing the world has ever seen. There were unbelievable upsets. There were remarkable victories. There were mistakes and moments of indisputable greatness alike. The venue at Doheny Beach provided an idyllic arena for the world’s top paddlers to duke it out in both Technical and Distance races, and with the inherent variables that head-high surf introduces to a race course, the display was nothing short of spectacular. Here’s a gallery of Final’s Day at the biggest race in standup paddling.

Final’s Day Recap