Rob Casey is the owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle, co-founder for the PSUPA and is the author of two paddling guides.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hobuck Hoedown Surfing Competition for SUP & Kayaks Oct 6 & 7th, 2012

About 2005, I was successful in adding a surf kayaking heat in the Surfrider Cleanwater Classic in Washington State.  A year later, surf kayakers camped at Hobuck Beach during Memorial weekend  decided to have an impromtu competition.  In 2007 with the help of my partner Christy and Deb Volturno in Port Angeles, we started the Hobuck Hoedown, the Pacific NW's first surf and sea kayaking competition.

Several years later, Bill Walker took over the competition and has made it a very successful event with over 50 participants (2x prior to Bill), some coming from British Columbia, Idaho, and southern California.  SUP and a scramble open ocean race was added in 2010.  In 2011, pro paddlers Fletcher Burton and Tyler Lausten appeared to show off their wave sking skills.

This year, the Hoedown is on Oct 6 & 7th.  To register, follow this link..

The event Facebook page here:

I'll be offering 2hr SUP surfing clinics Fri, Sat, and Sunday.  More info, HERE.

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