Want to wish all the best to my friends who are competing in the Sunset Pro this weekend and throughout next week. I want to throw a special shout out to Sam Pa’e from the West Side of Oahu. He will be riding for SUP Gladiator in this contest.
Overall this should be a fun event to watch. Last year Kai Lenny took home 1st place honors, but Slater Trout (who had advanced) had to pull out of the competition to honor a prior commitment with his high school swim team. Will he take the crown this year, or will Kai defend? Maybe someone else entirely will run away with the title. Unlike on the racing side of the sport, I don’t really see a Danny Ching type competitor, who people would all agree is the clear favorite. Like I said it should be fun.
Any way you look at it the island of Maui has probably the best shot of being home to the winner this year. We will see if that stands though.
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