|Battle of the Paddle
Dana Point, California
Check Out Our Photos of Races, Paddlers, Fans and most of all, Fun
(Photos Posted On The Day of the BOP)
1- ROMAN FREJO ( Team QB )
2- RAMÓN BLANCO
3- BERNAT CALPELL
1- BELAR DIAZ (Team QB)
2- RAMON PASTOR (Team QB)
3- NACHO ALVAREZ
1- PAT HERNANDEZ - (Team QB)
2- LAURA QUETELAS
3- MONICA GARCIA
What An Amazing Event!
Learn More About Paddle2Live, Team Duke, John Wayne Cancer Foundation and of course, Jack Shimko
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The Paddle2Live Story: Just two years after his cancer treatment, Jack Marshall Shimko, an avid waterman and outdoor enthusiast is ready to embark on his 2nd annual mission to beat cancer through his favorite sport. This year, Jack has chosen to team-up with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation for support on his solo distance paddle, to plan a race event and Afterparty on September 10th and to raise funds for the foundation through all three aspects of Paddle2live 2011. On August 26, Jack will begin his 260-mile ultra-marathon paddle in the open ocean as a Team Duke Athlete to fundraise for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Jack will depart from Pt. Conception, CA, and plans to paddle 26 miles a day for 10 days, touching all 8 of the Channel Islands before reaching his hometown of Newport Beach. On Saturday, September 10, Jack will land just north of the Newport Pier during the Paddle2Live Race and in front of hundreds of friends, family, supporters and race participants.
A huge thanks to all the men and women that helped make this a truly inspiring event.
We appreciate the sponsors: Team Duke, Virgin Oceanic, Google, kennedy/marshall co, Smuggler, WKE, Emergen-C, QB, Fritz Duda, Buoyweather, Aquatech, Oakley, Bark, haute cakes, Hurley, Bear Flag, San Clemente Wed Design, Crossfit Endurance.
The Story, the Journey, Photos and Videos
Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival
Elite Race Podium
1. Danny Ching
2. Chase Kostelitz
3. Jay Wild
1. Candice Appleby
2. Talia Gangini
3. Jen Lee
Theres a lot of QB on that podium. Just sayin'.
We have some photos up on our Facebook page
The 2011 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Concrete Canoe team wins another National Title.
Quickblade was a proud paddle sponsor for the 2011 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Concrete Canoe team which competed and won in June at the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Evansville, Indiana. Congratulations to the builders and paddlers!
What is a Concrete Canoe?
Click To Learn More about the competition and Cal Poly SLO's results
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
Held on June 11, 2011 at the Santa Monica Pier
Quickblade Paddles was a proud sponsor of the 2011 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, benefiting "Heal The Bay".
Event Photos - - - - Event Video (2 minutes)
Congratulations to TEAM QUICKBLADE rider
At the Championship Europeo in Sainte Maxime, France:
1st Place for Italy in the Relay
1st Place in the 7KM SUP race
2nd Place in the 15KM SUP race
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Gulf Coast SUP Championship 2011
May 21 & 22, 2011 in Madeira Beach FL.
Jim & Team Quickblade had a great weekend.
Quickblade Team riders took all Top 4 places in the Mens Elite Race and 2 of the Top 4 spots in the Womens Elite Race!!
Men's Elite Race
Chase Kostelitz - 1st Place - Way to go Chase!
Slater Trout - 2nd Place
Jim Terrell - 3rd Place
Larry Cain - 4th Place
Women's Elite Race
Candice Appleby - 1st Place - Congrats Candice!
Mary Anne Boyer Willis - 4th Place
Congratulations to Team QB & all the racers at the 2011 GCSUPC!
Congratulations To Team Quickblade riders:
Andrea Moller - took 1st Place in the OluKai Wahine Downwind
Scott Gamble - placed 5th in the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii Distance Race
November 3 & 4, 2012 - Hennessey's Championships - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - details
It was another beautiful day
for our favorite water sport at the
2011 Silver Blade Regatta.
Click Here to view the spectacular photos.
Catalina Challenge with Jodie and Jen for Japan
Jodie Nelson and Jen Lee did the Catalina Challnege relay to beneift the victims of the Japanese tsunami. Show your support by going to www.QuickBladePaddles.com and purchasing the special edition tee shirt with 100% of procceds going to relief efforts.
Watch This Video!
Quickblade's Andrea Moller on the
cover of Outside Magazine Brazil
Outside Magazine Brazil has named Quickblade team racer, Andrea Moller, "Most Important Brazilian Waterwoman". Moller, the reigning champion and record holder of the 32 mile World Championship Molokai to Oahu SUP race, also landed on the cover of the magazine's April edition.
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Join Quickblade in aiding Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims
Jodie Nelson had no intentions of participating in this year's Catalina Challenge Relay, a 40 mile race from Catalina Island to Dana Point, CA. But when she got a call from Elizabeth Terrell of Quickblade Paddles, who told Nelson she had someone looking for a teammate, it perked her interest. And after learning that someone was Jen Lee, who would also be standup paddling across the channel, solo, only 3 days before the relay, the notion was taking root.
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Catalina Island, California - (3/26/11):
This years Catalina Challenge Relay on Sunday March 27th, a 39.8 mile race from Avalon on Catalina Island to Dana Point, will feature the introduction of Quickblade Paddles' newest product. The JRT FLYWEIGHT 83, Quickblade's lightest paddle, will be in the very capable hands of San Clemente's 12 yr old Alleanna Clark. Alleanna's success in racing and her love of standup paddling made her the perfect choice to roll out the new paddle.
The JRT FLYWEIGHT 83 carbon paddle features a 8.3" blade and a 10% reduction in the diameter of the shaft, making for an extremely light, easy to grip paddle, perfect for anyone. Quickblade celebrates the youth movement in SUP and the JRT FLYWEIGHT paddle will give them the comfort and custom feel that all the Quickblade paddles provide.
We are excited to hear all about Alleanna's race and get her feedback on the new FLYWEIGHT. She will be participating with her 3 teammates in the Relay, including her Mom, Manya Clark, 12yr old Nick Sheel and his Dad, Norm Sheel. Follow along with all the action www.twitter.com/supsurfclub as the team will be posting updates during the race.
Alleanna's Bio & Photos
They are $25.00 and all the proceeds are going to red cross.
What a beautiful day it was in
Newport Beach for the 2011
Hal Rosoff Race.
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