Wes giving Jeton a thank you framed and signed poster for The SUP Connections contributions to the event. 

The SUP Connection is very excited to once again help sponsor the 2015 PaddleFest held at Bonita Cove on Mission Bay October 17th, 2015. The children were so much fun and it was our pleasure to help spread the stoke for paddleboarding to many that have not had the opportunity to yet. We always look forward to this annual charitable event. This year, The SUP Connection provided 10 Bounce paddleboards and provided 5 different time slots for SUP instruction. Thank you to Wes and everyone else that helped make this yet another successful event. 

All participants received an OFFICIAL PaddleFest Swag Bag! T Shirts, Nature’s Bakery Bars, Surf Museum Ticket, and much much MORE!

6 mile course: Consist of a 3 lap course on our 2 mile course.
2 mile course: Consist on one lap.
Divisions: 12’6″ female, 12’6″ male, 14′ male, SUP surfboard (12’5 and under)

Chaka Paddle: 1 mile fun non competitive paddle. This paddle is aimed at new/beginner paddlers. (This event includes use of a stand up paddle board).

FREE SUP 4 Kids Lesson: Started at 10:30am we are sharing the stoke of Stand Up Paddle Boarding with any youth who wants to learn. This is the mission at Urban Surf 4 Kids!

Urban Surf 4 Kids is a unique outreach organization that works with orphan and foster kids. Using water sports as a catalyst, we teach kids how to first have fun and then give back to their communities and neighborhoods through local service projects. The result? Kids who are at risk for being forever branded “underpriveledged,” instead, become empowered.

Many of these kids came from gritty urban neighborhoods-thus the name–and would otherwise have zero chance of ever getting near a surfboard or learning how to swim. Many have never even been to the beach.

2015 UrbanSurf4Kids poster