Sure does feel like spring, warm temps, calm waters, and long days are here to stay. After an epic Santa Cruz Paddlefest last weekend (read my recap from the weekend) can’t believe we have yet another back to back weekend of racing ahead. Rumor has it that the WaveChaser Relay from Crissy Field to Redwood City has been canceled for tomorrow 3/21. Which leads me to a new event happening up on the Sacramento River called the Sacramento River Gold Rush put on by the Sacramento Standup Paddlesurf. Couple of distances to choose from and registration is still open on PaddleGuru.

And as if you did not get enough of  St. Patty’s Day, head on out to the St. Patricks  Scramble at Lake Natoma put on by Hui O Hawaii. 1, 5 and 8 mile courses to choose from, registration is still open at PaddleGuru.

Just spent some time looking at the pictures on the San Francisco BayKeeper Facebook Page of the SUP Cleanup that happened a couple of weeks back. It totally bummed me out how much junk, garbage and nasty stuff the paddlers pulled from the creek and bay. Our ocean, bays, lakes, rivers and waterways are not going to clean themselves, pick up a piece of trash from every time you leave the beach or a pull a piece of trash from the water every time you go paddling. Set the example, let’s keep our beaches and water litter free!

Last but not least big shout out to my friend/coach Jay Wild who did the Paddle/Run/ Paddle, yes you heard it right. Paddle from Palos Verdes to Catalina Island (22 miles), wake up the next morning run the Catalina Half Marathon, paddle back to Palos Verdes on Sunday all for a little girl names Callie Addison….. http://calliescause.org/ Check out his story about the weekend.

Paddle further and have fun this weekend.