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Maui Standup Paddling – Maui Boy Competes in Dana Point, CA

by tr on June 14, 2012

by Dean Christener

Dean Christener SUPs SoCal

Arriving down here in Southern California, I really had no idea what to expect having spend hardly any time in the area. At no surprise however I loved the area, people, and lifestyle, giving me a comfortable feel similar to back home in Hawaii.

I stayed primarily in Dana Point where I did lots of training both in flat water, as well using my JP Race 12’6″ board in some surf in preparation for the Surf to Victory Race. My time spent there, I competed in the Henessey US Championships held at Doheney Beach Park. Was a great race that I learned a lot from and ended up taking 5th place, which I was happy with.

Later in the week after some more endurance practice and surfing with the Race board, I headed down to Carlsbad to compete in the Surf to Victory Race. Its a Slalom Surf race held in heats which was unlike anything I had done before.

The event was a blast and I ended up finishing in 5th overall. My last day down there I met up with Chuck Patterson, legendary waterman as we scored a great south swell, catching some of the best waves I’ve ridden on a SUP.

Great trip overall, and would like to thank everyone down there for their support and hospitality, as well JP for helping me make this all happen!

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Karen July 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

My wife and I went to Maui on our honeymoon and it was amaznig. We spent nine days there and never ran out of things to do. Depending on your hotel/resort there may be tons of things to do there without even leaving. There should be a visitors center where hotel employees will show you everything available and usually you can purchase tickets and make reservations through them and it bills to your room. If your on your own just pick up some of the tourist magazines they have just about everywhere you go, especially in the airport. One of them is called 101 Things To Do and it has great ideas for everyone. We had a blast going parasailing, horseback riding through the mountains at sunset, going to the beach/pool, visiting Lahaina, going to magic shows, etc. If you want to save money leave the tourist areas for meals. Breakfast at our resort was about $ 20 a person but when we went to Lahaina we got twice as much food for about $ 4 a person. Good Luck!

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