January 3, 2015
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Into The Unknown

The mesmerising look of focus and determination, mixed with nerves and trepidation, as the world’s best paddlers take their first step off the line.

Some will enjoy the race of their lives, others will lament a missed opportunity.

For those of us who simply watch, it’s the most exciting part of the race: Nothing is yet set. Everyone is still equal. Soon the field will split and the contenders will separate from the pack. But for a fleeting few moments at least, anything is possible…

Battle of the Paddle Elite Race start

Battle of the Paddle Salt Creek Elite Race

Battle of the Paddle Salt Creek women's stand up paddle race

Battle of the Paddle race start

Photo credits — 1,2,3: Andrew Welker for SUPracer.com; 4: SUP ATX Lahui Kai