SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday at Lazy Dog
9:00am Paddle Yoga with Tara at Lazy Dog
Float your Yoga practice, liberate your body, mind & spirit as our guide takes you through a series of yoga asanas aboard Sup. Namaste! Call to reserve your spot 305-295-9898
2:00pm Eco Tour with Lazy Dog Guides
Enjoy an "easy pace" on a peaceful Eco-Tour through the backcountry through winding tidal creeks & lush mangrove tunnels on SUP or Kayak....remember that we are pet-friendly! We would love to have your furry companion accompany you!
5:00-7:00pm Kona Brewing Co.Happy Hour at Lazy Dog
Join us at Lazy Dog for a casual "meet and greet" happy hour at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US 1, Key West. Meet the dogs and feel free to bring Fido on a leash! This event is open to the general public. Free Kona Beer!!!!
Friday - Clinic Day & Kick Off Party!
10:00am -12:00pm Eco Tour at Lazy Dog
10:30-12:30pm at Lazy Dog Open Water Skills & Tactics Clinic with Terrene Black
12:00-2:00pm at Lazy Dog All levels SUP Racing & Technique Clinic with Seychelle
1:00pm-3:00pm at Lazy Dog Quickblade Paddle Performance Stroke Clinic with founder "Mad Scientist" Jim Terrell
3:00-4:30pm at Lazy Dog The 5 Fundamentals of Paddle Technique with Larry Cain, Olympic Gold Medalist, Paddle Monster Coach
4:00-5:00pm at Higgs Beach Paddle & Transition like a Tahitian: Faster Starts, Turns, Overtaking from the Draft, & Strong Finishes with 425Pro Team Rider, Enzo Bennett & Jerry Mihimana.
Please bring a board, paddle, PFD, & hydration!
* See Full Clinic Bios and Information Below *
Kick Off Party
5:00-8:00pm NEW: Registration & Kick Off Party at Salute! On the Beach FREE KONA Beer! Last chance to register or make edits. Stay for dinner under the stars!
Saturday - Race Day
7:00am RACER CHECK-IN
7:15am Classic Vendor Expo Opens
7:30am Date & Thyme Breakfast served on the beach
8:15am Racer’s Meeting (Rules & Course Review)
8:30am Hawaiian Pule Blessing directly following
9:00am 12-Mile Distance Race Start
9:30am Special Olympics Demo Race
AWARDS PARTY LOCATION CHANGE
This year we are staying on the BEACH!
AFTER PARTY & AWARDS immediately following Race at Salute! On the Beach
Same great party, great food, free drinks and one spectacular RAFFLE!
TITO's "Lazy" Mules & Kona Brewing Co. Beer!
*8:00am KIDS CLINIC Check-In at Lazy Dog Tent
*8:15-9:15am Kids' SUP Clinic with Dylan Geiger $20 Ages 17 and under.
*9:30am KIDS RACE Immediately Following Clinic (FREE) Please register for this FREE event!
*12:00-6:00pm Sunday FUNDay Boat Excursion & Sand Bar Party! (See information below)
CLINICS: BIOS, INFORMATION & DESCRIPTIONS
*TERRENE BLACK* Australia ECS Team Rider
Top 5 women Pacific Paddle Games, 2013 Moloka'i to OahuOpen Water Skills & Tactics Training Clinic will focus on water drills including Safety, Equipment, Hazards, Weather, Downwind Skills, & Cross Training
*SEYCHELLE* Florida SIC Team Rider
Paddle Monster Instructor, 24 Hour Guinness World Record - Greatest Distance, SUP 2016 "Fastest on Earth" Female, 2 time NYC Sea Paddle Champ,2 time City Tour - Grand Champion, 2 time Chattajack Female Champion, 2016 "Fastest in Florida" series winner.
Seychelle will discuss proper training and recovery for paddlers. Discuss Racing tactics and strategies Practice Starts, Drafting, & Finishing strong! Q & A - (nutrition, strength training, distance paddling, sprints, buoy turns, etc.) "Come prepared to ask for what you want to learn so I can tailor the clinic according to you!"
*JIM TERRELL* California
Owner and founder of Quickblade Paddles, 4 Time Olympic Canoeist and former National Champion in numerous paddling events. He's been teaching and coaching paddlers since he was 12 years old working at his family’s canoe rental business in Cincinnati Ohio. Clinic focus: Jim will share his paddling philosophies with emphasis on the 4 phases of a good paddling stroke, How to improve with paddling groups, How to use training devices such as the NEW Quickblade Smart Paddle to enhance your learning, & lastly How to ride wake with the proper etiquette to be a more efficient distance paddler yourself while helping your fellow paddler too.
*LARRY CAIN* - Canada Starboard Team Rider
The 5 Fundamentals of Paddle Technique!
Olympic Gold Medalist, Paddle Monster Coach This clinic is an introduction to the 5 fundamentals of effective paddling technique used by the best professional racers. What you'll find is that everyone attempts to do the fundamentals things in technique, but execute them in a highly personalized way the makes the most sense for their unique anthro-pomettric measurements (body type) and fitness strengths and weaknesses. Larry will explain each of the fundamentals - the what, why and how of each - and share drills with participants that will help them learn to execute each fundamental better and in the process improve their technique and ability to move their board effectively. He'll take a look at each paddler and suggest which drills they should focus on in priority order moving forward.
*ENZO BENNETT* Tahiti 425Pro Team Rider
Learn the Tahitian Paddle Stroke Technique! Tahitian paddlers are among the fastest and most graceful paddlers on the water. Enzo will share first hand how to adjust your paddling to improve speed,endurance, and active recovery time! Learn the secrets to Tahitian technique including great race starts, buoy turns, transition through different conditions as found in Key West Paddle Classic. Learn how to effortlessly explode past other paddlers and maintain strong energy until the finish!
*DYLAN GEIGER* Florida
Kids Clinic: Dylan is 15 years old and has been paddling for 6 to 7 years. He is a rider for 404 Basecamp, Quickblade addles, and the Florida Junior Sup Competition Team. Dylan is PaddleFit certified and has learned from some of the best paddlers in the world. His primary goal in the sport of paddling is to encourage other kids to paddle and promote the sport. Dylan hopes to also contribute by promoting and teaching his students how to keep their hometown and visited waterways clean and safe.
Age groups will be broken down as follows: Ages 5 and under,Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11, Ages 12-14, Ages 15-17
(Check-in for Clinic is at 8am at Lazy Dog tent)
For all levels! Reserve your child's spot on the registration page. Please create a paddle guru account in your child's name for clinic/race entry.
$30 Clinic includes free entry into the kids race.
Ages 17 and under
Fun double loop course.
Please call Lazy Dog to reserve paddle boards, paddles, & life vests
Wrap up on the beach by 10:30am! Just in time to join us at Hurricane Hole for a boating trip to a secluded sand bar!
SUNDAY FUN-DAY at SNIPES POINT
Departs at 12 Noon from Lazy Dog (Hurricane Hole Marina)
Sunday FUNday! Motor Boatin' SANDBAR PARTY & PICNIC Check in at Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island 11:30am Boats leave Lazy Dog promptly at 12 Noon! (Picnic style snacks, grill items, bottled water, soft drinks & beer provided) Boat returns to dock 5-6p
Venture out with us on a journey through the backcountry to the legendary sand bar of Snipes Point just off of Key West. Enjoy a scenic boat ride, picnic lunch, & paddling in this amazing island oasis.