What a thrilling, highly competitive start for the 2013 Stand up Paddle World Series!
Naish’s Kai Lenny placed 2nd overall as a direct result of his impressive 2nd place finish in both the sprint and long distance races. His strategy for the Long Distance Race: don’t push too hard early on to conserve energy, but then go for broke at the tail end of the course to get the result. Amazing job!
Casper Steinfath adopted a similar strategy to Kai in the long distance race, choosing to sit back a bit during the first half and then put the peddle to the metal through the second half to fight his way back up to finish 3rd. Another great performance from the Viking!
With his 3rd place finish in the long distance, Casper ties with teammate and friend Kody Kerbox for 5th place overall. Kody crossed the line in a photo finish in the long distance, earning the points he needed to stay in the Top 5 and post another great result for the 2013 season.
Congratulations to all the Naish team riders who participated in the Stand Up World Series Ubatuba Grand Slam in Brazil!
Photos courtesy of: Waterman League