September 06, 2017 2 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time

Ryland Hart was born to be a paddler. His passion, good sportsmanship, and athleticism have rocketed him to the top of the paddling scene. Hart, 16, has paddled for many years and success came early for him. He already has a list of accomplishments that would make anyone stand up and take notice. Besides being an incredible paddler, Ryland is a model for sportsmanship and camaraderie. Be on the lookout for this young phenom in a race near you.

Lanakila’s Ryland Hart a Rising Star in the Sport of Paddling

by Randy Angel

Not only is teenager Ryland Hart making a name for himself in the world of paddling, but he has become an ambassador for the sport he loves.

The 16-year-old Hermosa Beach resident and  Mira Costa High student, is rising through the ranks in stand-up paddling and outrigger canoeing. On Sunday, he helped the Redondo Beach-based Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club men’s unlimited team place second in the US Championships Catalina Crossing.

“What a race. It was great to take second overall,” Hart said. “The race was super gnarly and we were racing a few Tahitian crews. The level of paddling was extremely high and I was very excited that we rose to the challenge.”

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Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club’s Ryland Hart is a rising star in the world of paddling. Photos courtesy of Va’a News Tahiti

by Randy Angel

Not only is teenager Ryland Hart making a name for himself in the world of paddling, but he has become an ambassador for the sport he loves.

The 16-year-old Hermosa Beach resident and  Mira Costa High student, is rising through the ranks in stand-up paddling and outrigger canoeing. On Sunday, he helped the Redondo Beach-based Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club men’s unlimited team place second in the US Championships Catalina Crossing.

“What a race. It was great to take second overall,” Hart said. “The race was super gnarly and we were racing a few Tahitian crews. The level of paddling was extremely high and I was very excited that we rose to the challenge.”

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