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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vertra Sunscreen Announces 2010 Battle of the Paddle Team


Eric Abbott 
Vertra's Paddlesports Marketing 

Vertra Sunscreen Announces 2010 Battle of the Paddle Team

The 2010 Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is set for an enormous turn out at Doheny Beach, California. With top paddlers hailing from around the globe, this weekend’s event is anticipated to be the most competitive and exciting event of the year.  As athletes make last minute preparations for the elite surf race, distance and relay events, Vertra Suncare has announced this year’s paddlesports Battle Team!

Danny Ching (California)The 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii overall champion. Winning not only the Elite Surf Race, Ching championed the Distance downwind race as well as the 4-person relay!

Travis Grant (Australia):  The talented paddler out of Australia, Grant came on the SUP scene, last year in Hawaii, by taking an impressive and decisive 2nd Place finish behind fellow teammate Danny Ching!

John Becker (California): A force to be reckon with in both flat and surf conditions. Taking down paddlers half his age, he is fearsome and dominant paddler.

Matt Becker (California): The young Matt Becker, seemingly gets faster and stronger each time he races. Finishing in a top 10 position at the Battle of the Battle in Hawaii, young Becker is a top contender for this year’s crown!

Riggs Napoleon (Hawaii): At 12 years of age, this young Hawaiian has awed and earned the respect of his friends, family and fellow competitors. Completing the 32-mile Molokai to Oahu SUP solo channel crossing Riggs is out to have fun and prove himself in this year’s event.

Aaron Napoleon (Hawaii): Fearsome competitor in the water, Aaron is a true ocean athlete inside and out. Aaron hasn’t missed a BOP yet.  At the inaugural BOP Aaron placed 3rd overall and the following year placed 6th in the elite surf race.  At the Battle this year in Hawaii, Aaron returned to the front of the pack by placing 3rd once again.

Morgan Hoestry (Hawaii): Morgan was a key component in the Destination 3 Degrees she took part in earlier this year.  A project which included her and one other female crossing all of the Major Hawaiian Channels on a SUP board.  A strong force both in short and distance racing, she placed 5th overall at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.

The Battle of the Paddle event series has become an iconic event in the paddling community.  This event houses the best paddlers in the world competing for a years worth of bragging rights. In front of thousands of spectators Saturday and Sunday will be a weekend to remember at Doheny Beach.  “We have a tight niche group of elite athletes,” commented Vertra President Bobby Higa. “We are all excited to see how they race this weekend.” The Vertra paddlesports team performed second to none at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, we look forward to continuing in the same fashion at this weekend’s event.

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Be sure to stop by and meet the Vertra Paddlesports team at the event this year! There will also be Vertra sticks and product to sample.

For any additional information regarding Vertra Sunscreen, dealer locations or the Vertra Paddlesports team, Contact: Eric Abbott at: wailupeabbott@gmail.com (808)-551-9890. Or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vertrapaddle

Vertra Sunscreen embodies the characteristics of being a quality, innovative and stylish product. Our superior line of sun resistant products carries the full endorsement of the Hawaii Lifeguard Association in addition to all our products bare the Skin Caner Foundation Official Seal of Recommendation. We have developed, formulated, and manufactured a product with superior ingredients in a designer quality fashion…we would not settle for anything less!


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