Pacific Paddle Games: The Paddle Battle!
Nestled at the gorgeous Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA takes place the one and only Pacific Paddle Games – a competition fueled paddle boarding event that draws thousands of spectators and competitors that battle it our for the fastest paddle boarders in the world. Elite Aerials was there to make sure that this epic event was covered from the air and sea to get the unique shots that this event offered. With a $55,000 prize purse, competition was high and so was the surf! With 5-8ft pounding waves, athletes from ages 7 to 67 took on these huge waves head-on.
“Flying the drone during the competition was incredible, I felt like my heart was racing just as fast as the bold athletes that faced those huge waves.”
In the end, Connor Baxter took the overall championship with 1750 PPG Points boosting a World Ranking up 81 points. The 2016 dates for the next Paddle Battle will take place OCT 1-2, 2016. With hundreds of sponsors, and the worlds highest ranking paddle board racers, it’s bound to be another epic competition.
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