Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Only First and Finish!

A wise old Waterman by the name of Mike Eaton told me once in his shop, " There is only First and Finish in paddleboarding". This could not be more true of the Catalina Classic. It starts on Catalina and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier, 32 miles! A mutual friend, Chuck Camps just did his first Classic, it might be his only, but he did it. He made the cut off at the R10 bouy with 5 minutes to spare. He did not come in first, but he finished! Way to Go Chuck!

Friday, August 3, 2012

So, the "Grom" and I went down to the US Open this morning. We got there early. Just as we pulled into the parking lot, Brett Simpson was unloading, Cole went over and got his shirt signed and a picture with Brett. Next we got down to the sand, got a photo with the Brazzo,Miguel Pupo. Then Timmy Reyes, Tanner Gudauskas, Kai Otten, Dane Reynolds and then Kelly Slater! In all seriousness, I think the real Grom was me.