Battle of the Paddle 2012, proved to be the biggest paddle event of the year by far. Bigger and better than last year and even the year before, this years BOP exemplified just how quickly this sport is growing! With all walks of life, from Keiki to Veterans competing in the biggest SUP race there is out there. This years open class broke world record for the largest Stand Up Paddle race ever held. Elite racers came from all over the country to compete against each other and duke it out for the BOP Champion title.
Focus SUP went down to attend an inspirational night at the SUP AWARDS on Friday, and get amped up for the big BOP weekend. Team rider Mo Freitas, competed in the Elite, Long Distance, and Relay Races. Brand ambassador, Scott Vande Vusse also competed in the Open Class. We had our own Focus GM Doug Anderson, and Co-Founder Nitzan Benhaim competing with team member Mo Freitas and friend Halie Harrison in the relay race. The weekend was a huge success, and we are proud of the achievements and the noise that the Focus Team has made at the 2012 BOP.
Fifteen year old Mo Freitas Dominates at Battle of the Paddle:
Earning 1st Place in his age class in the Distance, 1st place in his age class in the Elite Race, 6th overall in the Elite Race, and 8th overall in the Long Distance Race. Mo Freitas has shown his efforts against the best of the best, and proved that age is just a number in SUP Racing.
Fifteen years old, young Mo is just getting started and says he is amped, FOCUSed, and ready for the year of competitions to come.