June 2, San Diego – RVLT Surf & Paddle is proud to announce that season 4 of the Sunday X3 Paddle Race Series presented by Westcoast Paddlesports (SSSR) kicks off next Sunday, June 11 at Bonita Cove in San Diego.
Hundreds of athletes and a virtual ‘Who’s Who’ of the So Cal Paddlesports Industry will converge on Mission Bay this summer to compete for medals, trophies, prizes & bragging rights.
This three part series celebrates the sport of Stand Up and Prone Paddle racing. Men, women & junior’s divisions, a Kid’s Fun Run & multiple age brackets provide something for paddlers of all ages and abilities.
Challenging courses include 10K, 5K, 3K & i2K – all run entirely inside Mission Bay. Spectators will truly enjoy the 1.5K Tech Course (17 & under), the XTERRA i2K (inflatables only), the Kids Fun Run (10 & under) & the Big Board Battle (6 person inflatable board division) – these fun, highly visible courses are run near the event site.
Dates include: June 11, July 23 & September 24, 2017. The final event in September will add a 10K PRO RACE with a grueling bay/jetty/ocean paddle element (prize purse TBA) – The events are all held at Bonita Cove on beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego, California.
Longtime supporters Westcoast Paddlesports, Kicker Audio, Kings Paddleboards, Werner Paddles, Focus SUP Hawaii, Topless Boardbags, Liquid Foundation, Rock and Roll San Diego, Konos Coffee and Mission Bay Sports Center will be joined by new sponsors XTERRA Boards, San Diego Paddlers, Aqua Adventures, Snow Summit Mt Bike Park, Boards & Brew, Bio2 Organic and EKZO
Keeping it ‘Clean & Green’ will be this season’s motto – PetersenDean Solar 4 America will be powering up the PA & sound system with their eco-friendly solar panels, while the Surfrider Foundation helps raise coastal environmental issues – including the hot topics surrounding our southern border beaches. Lucky attendees can win Snow Summit Mt. Bike Park passes for an adventurous get away up at Big Bear Mountain Resorts.
NEW FOR 2017 – The 10K race includes one class for SUP (up to 14′) and one class for prone (stock only). For the first two 10K races (June 11 and July 23) the top 3 OVERALL finishers, both men and women — SUP and Prone, receive an AUTOMATIC entry into the final 10K PRO RACE on September 24 (with open ocean element) where equal prize money will be awarded to both men and women, both SUP and prone paddlers! If you can’t make the first two races or don’t receive an automatic entry … DON’T WORRY!! Regular entry for the September 24th 10K Pro Race will be available.
ALSO – The all new XTERRA i2K – An “up close and challenging” course for SINGLE person inflatable paddleboards only. XTERRA provides inflatable paddleboards for the first 20 signups or you can use your own! BOARD LENGTHS UP TO 14′ – If it inflates, you can race it!
Daily Winners and Overall Season Points Champions take home custom trophies, medals and epic gear from our great sponsors. Other elements including live music, raffles, product demos, giveaways, fun beach activities, food and drinks… all add to the family friendly, festival atmosphere. Admission to the venue is free and open to the public.
Practice & training opportunities are available throughout the entire series to help build paddling skills and encourage new racers to compete. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org