2011 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

I spent last weekend on Catalina Island photographing the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race.  The 32-mile, open ocean race goes from Isthmus Harbor on Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier on the mainland.  It is one of longest, and definitely one of the most challenging paddleboard races in the country (if not the world).

It was a bit tough photographing the actual race since we were on a boat that was always out of shooting distance.  The start of the race happened pre-dawn so there were some cool opportunities there and the end of the race had some good emotion:

2 Responses to “2011 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race”

  1. Dad says:

    Really good stuff here John.

  2. John,

    Being a photojournalist myself and one of the finishers of the Classic this year and last, I appreciate your photos and perspective.


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