Last Sunday on Fathers Day, paddlers from all around Southern California united on Catalina Island for the Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race. Starting at the Isthmus of Catalina at 6:30 am, 113 participants raced the 22.17 mile course to Cabrillo Beach.
This race is unique because of the variety of divisions it offers, ranging from several different lengths of Stand Up Paddleboards and Prone Paddleboards. The Rock 2 Rock race is also special because it is one of the qualifiers for the Catalina Classic in late August.
Below is a group of paddlers racing out of the Isthmus for the front spot going into the channel.
Body Glove would like to congratulate one of its own, Matt Walls for placing first in the Solo Unlimited Paddleboard division.
We would also like to congratulate Body Glove family member Daley Meistrell for completing his first Catalina channel crossing. Below he is pictured with his family watching on from the Disappearance.
A special thank you to Bob Meistrell for supporting our sport! This years Catalina Classic will be Bob's 25th year as the lead boat.