May 09, 2018
The 7th Annual Standup for the Cure brought people from all walks of life together to celebrate life and support cancer research. Filled with clinics, recreational paddling, and racing, the day was a success. 100% of their earnings go to the Susan G. Komen foundation that focuses their work in the community on grants, clinics and organizations that put on screenings, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs for both insured and un-insured women.
PHOTOS AND RECAP | 7TH ANNUAL STANDUP FOR THE CURE
By SUP Magazine
Words by: Rebecca Parsons
Photos by: Jonathan Kemnitz
The day started with a SUP clinic from star paddler Zane Schweitzer.
The 7th Annual Standup for the Cure presented by Boardworks kicked off on Cinco de Mayo under blue skies and trademark California sunshine. Vehicles pulled into the Newport Dunes parking lot and paddlers from all walks of life emerged, decked out in every shade of pink imaginable. There were pink boards, t-shirts, tutus, headbands, sombreros and even a few dogs dressed for the occasion.
The day began with a popular SUP clinic led by Zane and Shelby Schweitzer, who walked participants through the basics of stroke technique, SUP safety and mastering turns. After a brief overview on land, paddlers took their newfound skills to the water, with the Schweitzer siblings providing on-water instruction.
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