Naish’s 2014 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is a raging success!

August 28, 2014

August 23-24, 2014 – It was a weekend to remember as over 250 competitors took to the starting line in Hood River, Oregon for the annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.

This was easily one of the most competitive SUP races of the season with the majority of the world’s top SUP athletes on hand. Conditions were nearly perfect, with glassy conditions for the course racing on Saturday and wind for the downwinders on Sunday,

Check out this great highlight video of the weekend by Dan Gavere:

Both the Men and Women displayed epic battles throughout the Course Race, Downwinders and Double Downwinders, with at least two-dozen world-class contenders on the start line of each.

A HUGE congratulations to all those that participated and made this event one for the books!


Elite Women’s Overall
1)    Annabel Anderson
2)    Angela Jackson
3)    Candice Appleby

Elite Men’s Overall
1)    Connor Baxter
2)    Georges Cronsteadt
3)    Travis Grant

Elite Women’s Course Race
1)    Annabel Anderson
2)    Lina Augaitis
3)    Candice Appleby

Elite Men’s Course Race
1)    Connor Baxter
2)    Travis Grant
3)    Danny Ching

Elite Women’s Double Downwinder
1)    Annabel Anderson
2)    Angela Jackson
3)    Fiona Wylde

Elite Men’s Double Downwinder
1)    Connor Baxter
2)    Georges Cronsteadt
3)    Travis Grant

Open Downwinder
1)    Scott Trudon
2)    Braly Joy
3)    Alain Teurquetil

Open Race – Mens
1)    Seth Springer
2)    Jon Davies
3)    Evan Derdowski

Open Race – Womens
1)    Alison Wood
2)    Hannah Hill
3)    Kim Reuter

Super Groms – Girls
1)    Rhys Staples
2)    William Dewolfe
3)    Matix Springer

Super Groms – Boys
1)    Pelle Bergstrom
2)    Luke Allen
3)    Vetea Boersma

See Full Results HERE 

Photos courtesy of: Gorge-US Photography