January 10, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Ching, Appleby Set To Defend “Orange Bowl” Titles As Solid Field Heads To Miami

Orange Bowl Paddle ChampionshipThe 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship is only a few days away, and it looks like a pretty stacked field will be kicking off the 2013 SUP racing season down Miami way. 2012 event champions Candice Appleby and Danny Ching will be there, chasing the $3,500 first place prize (for both men and women) and the chance to kick-start their 2013 racing campaigns.

Miami’s Orange Bowl SUP race is timed to coincide with the massive Surf Expo in Orlando. The annual trade show attracts every major SUP brand (with team riders often joining in to help promote their sponsors) meaning that a good portion of the world’s best paddlers are in town this week.

There’s already confirmed registrations from as far away as Brazil and Italy, plus we’ve spotted the likes of Fernando Stalla and Chase Kosterlitz heading to Florida. The Mad Scientist himself, Jim Terrell from Quickblade Paddles, will also be there to defend his Orange Bowl SUP Sprints title from 2012.

All the action is happening this Sunday in downtown Miami and we’ll have full results here on SUPracer.com as it happens. Or if you’re in Florida and want to join in the fun, it’s not too late to register for the event.