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In between the Pacific Paddle Games in Dana Point and the Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco (mid-October 2018), Kim and I road tripped up the coast. On the way we stopped in Ventura for two exciting events including a non-profit kids clinic. InZane Super Groms Kids Clinics teamed up with Pure Stoke for the clinic. The other event was the Ventura Paddle Surfing Championships. This was a blast as we lined up some great swell and got to partake in not only the SUP surf division but also one of California’s first hydrofoil surf divisions. I was super stoked to take the double win for the weekend. Actually, no matter what the result, I always walk away with a learning experience to improve my game for the next event.
SUPER GROM & PURE STOKE
Once in Ventura we went straight into our kids’ clinic with the Super Groms. We enjoyed a great turn out of about 10 to 15 kids throughout the afternoon. They were all filled with stoke and discovered a connection with nature and a passion for the ocean through Surfing and SUP. It’s always a pleasure and a rewarding feeling to be able to share our love for the ocean and our passions for surf sport with the keiki on my travels. Mahalo to all the #SuperParents and volunteers for bringing the kids down to have some fun and connect with nature. I love seeing kids open up to a new activity with passion. Teaching first time surfers has always been just as much fun for me as it is for my students!
After getting charged up with Pure Stoke and the clinic it was on to the Ventura competition the next day.