September 4, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Chuck Patterson Invites You To The Water Warrior “Amphibious Assault” Elite SUP Race

Chuck Patterson Water Warrior SUPIn case you missed our announcement last week, the Water Warrior is a new SUP event that’ll be debuting in Southern California in 10 days time, combining traditional Stand Up Paddle race formats with military-style beach boot camps to produce the awesome sounding “Amphibious Assault Elite SUP Race.”

One of the guys behind the Water Warrior Beach Festival is Chuck Patterson, the first ever Battle of the Paddle winner and everyone’s favourite sunset-snapping Instagrammer.

While we listed most of the details about the Water Warrior already, Chuck just sent out an email inviting his SUP friends (and the whole paddling community) to the event that provides some added details and gets us even more excited about what’s in store. Chuck’s message also gives us insights into team’s motivation for organising it, so check it out below and then get yourself to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base on September 14th.

If you can’t find the location then just look for the “Chuck Signal” – it’s like Batman’s “Bat Signal” except that it appears in the sky every time Chuck smiles and the sun reflects off his perfectly white teeth (which, some say, are visible from space).

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From: Chuck Patterson <*****@***.com>
Date: Monday 2nd September 2013
Subject: Water Warrior ( Elite Amphibious assault ) September 14th Oceanside

Hey guys and girls,

Just wanted to invite you all to the Water Warrior “Amphibious Assault” Elite race.

This is a concept I have been working on for the last 2 years to help make racing more exciting and appealing to a whole new group of endurance athletes that will in turn push and help the Elite SUP racers become even stronger in a variety of conditions as well as push the endurance side with sand running and Obstacles etc.

I look at this as a perfect race to help condition yourself for the BOP.

For those of you who haven’t heard about it:

It’s a SUP sprint race thru the surf around a series of buoys then back to the beach where you run 100 yards thru 5 different sand/man made obstacles (over/under sand pits, flag run, cargo net climb etc.) which finishes in the protected Oceanside lagoon, where you will sprint paddle on flat water thru another series of buoys, where each lap you will exit water run up and climb cargo net and back into water for a series of 3-6 laps finishing off with a sand obstacle finish.

This is the ground breaking year and we have secured a 5 year contract which will turn the one day event into a 2 day festival with an even bigger race as well as SUP surfing etc.

Please feel free to pass it along to any and all racers and get the word out.

We look forward to having you all here.


Click the link below to register and learn more about the Huge event on September 14th, held in Oceanside, Ca on the Camp Pendleton military base.

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You can also check out our own Water Warrior Beach Festival announcement for more details.