Doheny State Park (May 2, 2009) – May 2nd, Watermans: Applied Science hosted the first annual “SurfAid Paddle for Humanity” at Doheny State Park located in beautiful Dana Point, California. All proceeds from this event will go directly to SurfAid International to help support their efforts in bring Malaria education and prevention, sustainable clean water projects, and sanitation to parts of the world connected to us through surfing.

The SurfAid Paddle included a 2-mile recreational paddle and a 6-mile competitive course. Both paddles included Men and Women’s SUP and paddle board divisions with prizes going to the top finishers in each division. It was a morning of fun in the sun, including a huge raffle and silent auction that included clothing, accessories, artwork, and boards from some of the top brands in the industry.

One great addition to this race was be a demo program made possible through the generous help of Joe Bark Paddleboards and Surftech offering a great opportunity for beginners and experts alike to test out a board from one of the greatest paddleboard shapers of all time, compete in the recreational paddle, and watch the best of the best battle it out during the competitive event. This was a fun day for all and the first of many to come.

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Please support out sponsors:

Watermans: Applied Science, Surftech, Joe Bark Paddleboards, Honolua Surf Co., Reef,, Ocean & Earth, Future Fins, Sambazon, the Fisherman’s Restaurant and Primo Island Lager.