Announcing the California Paddle at Brandy Creek Beach, and Whiskeytown Lake in Redding, California
A Race for All Ages in the Fastest Growing Watercraft Sport in America: Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
REDDING, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The California Paddle competition is set for September 21, 2013 at the majestic Brandy Creek Beach and Whiskeytown Lake in Redding, CA. Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful sapphire-blue waters, surrounded by grand mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent features of this race. Timing for the race could not be better because this year, Whiskeytown celebrates the 50(th) anniversary of the Whiskeytown Dam’s dedication by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Tickets and the day’s schedule for The California Paddle are available at www.CaliforniaPaddle.com.
Families and individuals traveling to race will be amazed to discover all of the activities and beauty this region has to offer. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area offers 39,000 acres surrounding the lake including four waterfalls, pristine mountain creeks, 70 miles of trails, and opportunities to explore the history of the California Gold Rush. For more to do in the region and places to stay click here.
Race day begins at 7:00 am with the increasingly popular activity, Paddleboard Yoga. All racers are encouraged to join the “On Water Yoga” session to get properly stretched and warmed before the race. Race distance options include a free Kids Short Course, a 2, 3, & 5 Mile Race and a 4 Person Relay.
Redding has become a major player for paddling sports of all kinds. With its world-class rivers and lakes, Northern California offers the perfect setting for kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and any other adventure the common or professional paddler seeks. Combine that with local paddling shops, outfitters, rental companies, The California 100 and now The California Paddle, and you have the structure for a paddling mecca.
This past May, The California 100 selected Redding as the start for the 100 mile ultra-marathon paddling race; the longest paddling race on the west coast which included Sea Kayaks, Marathon Canoes, Surfskis, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Outriggers. Presented by Rivers for Change, paddlers from across the globe came to compete and are expected again in May of 2014.
The California Paddle is a Redding, CA based company comprised of directors in the water, surf and paddleboard industry.
Contacts: Kelli Ercolano
The California Paddle
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