It was a familiar scene on the water and at the award ceremony as "Paddle This!" captured its sixth consecutive title at the 2013 Wells Fargo Outrigger Challenge at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay, April 27.
The annual event attracted more than 50 five-person teams in the 200-meter races that are contested in a double-elimination day of racing. The Flaming C-Nuts, Slightly Bent and Paddle Harder rounded out the championship heat.
The racing action was supported by the Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club. The club provided the canoes, and handled the paddle training and race management.
The day was capped off by a Hawaiian Luau featuring food and drink from DaKine's Plate Lunches, Kona Brewing Company and Dr. Pepper TEN.
This annual event serves as a fund-raiser for the non-profit Holiday Bowl, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation's most exciting college football bowl game and festival of events.
Sponsors of the event include Wells Fargo, KPRI 102.1 FM, Mighty 1090 & ESPN 1700, Cox Communications, San Diego Business Journal, Navy Dispatch, Think Blue San Diego and San Diego CityBeat.