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#PPG2017 Day One Photo Gallery
October 01, 2017 | by Jack Haworth
  • #PPG2017 kicked off by giving little ones their first taste of SUP racing in the Youth Super Grom Race. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • While the pros feel the pressure at PPG, it's all smiles for the groms. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Safety comes first, as was reiterated to the open racers during their morning briefing. Mike Eisert talks to The Paddle Academy. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • The Open Technical racers got to compete on a redesigned and longer course. More turns, more paddling, more stoke. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • It may only be for bragging right, but the Men's Open competition was fierce. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The Women's Open Technical race saw the ladies competing in fine form. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The ladies duked it out all day, but in the end it was San Clemente's Jennie Sandvig winning the Women's Pro Technical Final. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The thrill of finishing... Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • ...and the agony of defeat. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • The Salt Life merch booth was a very popular spot among the PPG patrons. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Prone paddlers launch into the water in front of a packed crowd at Doheny State Beach. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Paddling in its traditional form. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez/SUP magazine
  • Aussie prone powerhouse Matt Poole triumphs over Lachie Lansdown following a hard-fought victory. Photo: Lorenzo Menedez/SUP magazine
  • It wasn't all racing at #PPG2017, clinics were held throughout the day at our demo and fitness zone areas. Here a few paddlers find their zen during a SUP yoga clinic. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • The calm before the storm of the Women's Pro Technical Semifinal rounds. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • That serenity does not last long. Photo: Lorenzo Menedez/SUP magazine
  • The would's best launch into big blue with dreams of winning their share of a $60K prize purse. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • With minor swell on tap, Connor Baxter and co. understand the importance of a fast start. Photo: Lorenzo Menedez/SUP magazine
  • Five guys on a one-foot wave doesn't sound challenging. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • But it sometimes it leads to calamity. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt/SUP magazine
  • Candice Appleby looked strong during her winning run in the Women's Pro Technical Semifinal #1. Photo: JP Van Swae/SUP magazine
  • At Doheny, dismount is key. Morgan Hoestrey doing so with grace to advance to the Women's Pro Technical Final. Photo: Lorenzo Menedez/SUP magazine

Day One of the 2017 Pacific Paddles Games presented by Salt Life went off in memorable fashion. Early morning clouds lifted just in time for a full day of competition.

A¬†variety of athletes hit the water including the super groms, open racers, pro racers, prone paddlers and even first-time paddlers looking to try out boards in our demo zone. If you weren’t able to join us at Doheny State Beach, check out a few of the scenes from Day One in this exclusive gallery.

Full recap from #PPG2017 Day One.

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