I think its safe to say everyone went to bed the night before the bay bridge paddle race thinking the conditions were going to be great when they woke up!! I even texted my buddy and race director Shendan Grove the night before saying “Man you guys got awesome conditions”! He immediately responded saying you know better then to say that the night before the race Ha-HA, he was right.
Racers were met with not only wind but some nasty current under the bridge. If you left the beach this past Saturday you are a WINNER regardless of where you finished or even if you didn’t finish!! That took some guts to charge out there
Big Shout out to Jack Ballard (1st 9mile) and Tyler Grove (1st 5k) for winning their divisions in the Men’s and Mary Howswer (2nd 9mile) and Kate grove (1st 5k) for repping MD with great races!!
See full results here