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The Tofino SixPack SUP Challenge: Strong finishes for Jason Bennett and Lina Augaitus

Posted on July 21 2016

The fourth race of the Sixpack SUP Race Series – the Tofino SUP challenge–took place at Tofino, Canada this past weekend. Day 1 of the challenge was held at South Chesterman's Beach and Day 2 at Mackenzie Beach. A total of 44 athletes, both beginners and pros of varying age groups (13-65) participated in this fun competition to test their skills.

The racing conditions were ideal at the beach on both days with 1-2 foot waves, light wind, and sunshine. The first day of the race comprised of 3km and4 km races while the second day was full of distance course in semi-protected ocean environment with some swell, wind waves and current. It was a great weekend of competitive racing, live music, BBQ and demos of new surf products. There was fun for everyone! 

Wave Selection Proved to Be Crucial in This Competitive Circuit

Tim Lemire looked strong in the 3km race on day 1. He captured each wave effortlessly, showing high performances with progressive maneuvers. Tim battled his way to the finish line with an impressive time of 23:43.7.

Jason Bennett dominated the 4km race with an incredible display of race boarding skills. He seemed to read the conditions well, navigating through the swells to secure the win at 23:36.9! Jason also became the overall winner of the men’s category.

On the women’s side, Lina Augaitus proved strong for competitors in the 4 km race. She showed an inspirational performance by selecting some excellent waves to finish with awinning time of 24:55.8. Diane Kiss became the winner of the 3 km surfboard class race.

The winners of this race will represent Canada at the World SUP Championship.

Victory KoreDry is one of the official sponsors of the Sixpack SUP Race Series. We offer custom rash guards, fleece hoodies, jackets and more to individuals, clubs and teams at affordable prices. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help meet your requirements!

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