This weekend the Orange Bowl Paddle Championships will took place in Miami, Florida. The Results are in!

Racing a scenic course in flat waters, Danny Ching wins the men’s Elite Race and Candice Appleby the women’s Elite Race (12’6″ and under, 19-39 class). The European Racers did well, with Paolo Manconi (Jimmy Lewis, Italy) finishing 7th, Belar Diaz (Fanatic, Spain) 9th (both in the Men’s 12’6″ 19-39 Elite Race) and Daniele Guidi (Jimmy Lewis, Italy) finishing 2nd in the 14′ Elite Race. For the European women, Sivia “Shark” Mecucci (Jimmy Lewis, Italy) finished 4th in the women’s 19-29 12’6″ Elite Race. Congratulations to all!


  • 1Ching, Danny 1:12:16.34210:19Redondo BeachCalifornia
  • 2Helm, Ryan 1:13:37.55410:31
  • 3Rose, Brannon 1:16:36.41610:57
  • 4Vela, Anthony 1:17:56.20311:08San ClementeCalifornia
  • 5Stalla, Fernando 1:17:58.49911:08
  • 6 Leason, Nick 1:19:40.457 11:23 M
  • 7Marconi, Paolo 1:20:16.78311:28piombino (LI)
  • 8McDonald, Matthew 1:21:30.06211:39Miramar BeachFlorida
  • 9Diaz, Belar 1:21:53.99511:42M
  • 10 Gossard, Ron 1:26:18.469 12:20 Ocean City Maryland
  • 11Bitzkowski, Rob 1:28:04.65612:35Jensen BeachFlorida
  • 12Twigg, Jamie 1:29:06.56212:44IndialanticFlorida
  • 13Rambo, Brandon 1:29:18.24312:45
  • 14 Meehan, Jason 1:30:15.154 12:54 Orlando Florida
  • 15White, Andrew 1:32:17.83513:11Neptune BeachFlorida
  • 16 Daughtery, Patrick 1:32:25.270 13:12
  • 17Maclean, Kevin 1:32:40.72013:14Delray BeachFlorida
  • 18Navarro, Jorge 1:34:57.73113:34Cutler BayFlorida
  • 19Morel, Joseph 1:38:42.05814:06JupiterFlorida
  • 20Pombo, Andres 1:39:32.44914:13MIAMIFlorida
  • 1Appleby, Candice 1:26:05.44212:18San ClementeCalifornia
  • 2Zur, Krisztina 1:27:05.84412:26Costa MesaCalifornia
  • 3Goebel, Helga 1:37:06.65613:52Fort lauderdaleFlorida
  • 4Mecucci, Silvia 1:37:15.72313:54Miami
  • 5Schmidt, Dani 1:41:17.72714:28TruroMassachusetts
  • 6Siegers, Gina 1:48:22.82015:29Ft LauderdaleFlorida
  • 7Cichra, Jessica 1:53:47.97516:15OrlandoFlorida
  • 8Ambrosia, Paula 1:53:59.47016:17F
  • 9Stroud, Jamie 2:06:35.00018:05Fort LauderdaleFlorida
  • 10Kaarup, Heather 2:11:05.00018:44OrlandoFlorida
Full results of all classes are here.

The inaugural event featured nearly 250 racers and had thousands of spectators. Local celebrities, paddle professionals, participants and spectators joined “littles” in the largest paddle clinic in the world. This year’s event will draw the world’s top elite competitors in paddle boarding as well as hundreds of recreational amateur participants.

The OBPC event provides three courses (Elite, Recreational and Sprint). Winding it’s way through downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and the Miami River, the OBPC is the only major urban water race in the US. The race pays equal price money for men and women.
Core events will be held at Bayside Marketplace – in the heart of downtown Miami.
401 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131
January 13, 2013 – Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 AM. The first race will go off at 10:00 AM and the last race will start at 2:00 PM.
The Orange Bowl Paddle Championship powered by Jimmy Lewis is a charity–driven event with a focus on children and community. All funds raised by the event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami to fund mentorship activities in the area.

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