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Big Thanks to the amazingly talented Chris Aguilar of Soul Surf Media Productions for spending the day out on the ocean to document our over 9 hour Catalina Channel crossing 4 Japan!



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March 27th 2011, one year ago was my solo crossing from Catalina Island and my almost two-hour rendezvous with Larry The Whale.  This year, to be honest I was not planning on doing the Catalina Crossing.  However, as it got closer and closer things started to fall in place.  Quickblade Paddles told me about a girl who wanted to do the crossing solo.  Her name Jen Lee, from Hawaii.  The Catalina Challenge is actually a relay team race.  Last year the race organizers allowed me to participate in their event as a solo paddler because I was doing it to raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention, which when all was said and done, thanks to Larry we raised over $130,000!  This year Jen decided to do it solo on her own, the  Thursday before the Catalina Challenge and turn around and do it again with me on Sunday as a relay!  She is a nut!   We just met for the first time the Friday before the race.  We wanted to show our support to the race organizers by doing the paddle as a team.  With the supportof Quickblade we decided to dedicate our crossing to the victims and families in Japan.  The T-shirts we wore are for sale on Quickblade’s website.  All Proceeds go directly to the RED CROSS to support the earthquake and Tsunami relief in Japan.  Please support us by supporting the cause by purchasing a T-shirt!

Buy Now. Mens size L and Xl

Buy Now. Womens V neck size S, M L

Here’s  a great write-up by Nancy Wride for the Belmont Shore-Naples Patch  Click here

Mens Stock SUP

1)   Jim Terrell                  29:37

2)   Brian Haag                30:20

3)   Brent Campbell        30:22

4)   Mark Field                 30:42

5)   EJ Johnson               30:51

6)   Alessandro Matero  31:02

7)   Wally Emory              31:07

8)   Bruce Brunson         31:34

9)   John Ashley              31:50

10) Shaun Evola       32:37

11) Billy Kho                   33:06

12) Jeremy Jones          34:13

13) Teva Pourcade       36:02

14) Gilbert Salas            39:02

15) Dana Light               40:15

16) Kris Klett                   42:59

17) Clay Halverson       44:14

18) Scott Davis               55:18

Mark Rotondo          N/A

Men’s Unlimited SUP

*needed 3 or more to make a division

Steve Radaich       52:48

Men’s 14′ SUP

1)  Joe Rouleau            35:12

2)  Gary Peterson         40:55

Dialy Ndiaye            N/A

Women’s Stock SUP

1)  Terri Plunkett             36:55

2)  Suzy Strazzulla         37:03

3)  Diane Wenzel           39:27

4)  Terri Wargo               44:04

5)  Liza Flowers             46:36

6)  Janelle Reusch        48:29

Woman’s 14′ SUP

*needed 3 or more to make a division

BA Laris                     42:52

Women’s SUP 50+

1) Jericho Poppler        39.38

2) Peggy Munoz            49:52

Men’s SUP 50+

1)  Lance Erickson (14′)  30:56

2)  John Gossett   (12’6)  37:45

3)  Jeff Sweet        (12’6)  38:35

Boys 18 & Under SUP Open

1) Brendan Light (ULT)       32:42

2) Taylor Nelson (10’6″)      49:52

3) Ivan Straight                      1 hr 23 mins

Austin Hoxte                      N/A

Women’s Prone Stock

1) DJ O’Brien                                  34:40

2) Nina Adelle Aizpuru-Bartlett   37:38

3) Ivette Temesy                            42:35

Girls 18 & Under Prone

Sarah Anthony (stock)      47:06

Men’s Prone Stock

1) Jack Bark            28:26

2)  Andre Anorga   30:21

3)  Joel Warrick      30:23

4) Taylor Evans      30:41

5) Mike Hulswit       49:52

6) Fred Sardisco    N/A

Men’s Prone 14′

1) Paul Reusch      29:15

2)  Dave Hutton      35:58

Men’s Pron ULT

1) Max First              30:07

2) Tim Burdiak         30:24

Men’s Prone 50+ Open

1) Todd Stockwell ULT 29:55

2) Joe Bark                     33:57

3) Charlie Hutchens     42:05

4) Brian McKinney        42:05

Most Creative Paddler

Mandy McDonad

Most Inspirational Paddler

Clark Adler

Best Family Paddlers

Kemp & Layla (6yrs) Curley

Just want to give a big thank you to all of those that helped out today!    We really appreciate everyone enduring the weather to support the first annual ADLER PADDLER!  It was such a great event even with the crazy weather!  We will try and post all the race results in the next few days.

Below is a great article that OC REGISTER’S Laylan Connelly wrote on the event.

Chris Aguilar came down and filmed everything and he will be putting together a little recap of the event.  We have so many people and companies who really stepped it up for this event and so many people to Thank!  We will update soon!



po box 233

surfside, ca 90743

Donations of over $25 will receive an Adler Paddler official event t-shirt, please include your size & Men’s/Women’s style preference and your mailing address!

We are not going to ignore the weather.  So, we have a back up plan for after the Paddle!  KEEP ON READING…..

Hi all just wanted to give a quick update.  We will be setting up as early as 7am tomorrow morning down in Belmont Shores.  If you need an exact address to plug into you phone for directions use this:

5437 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90803

We will start registration for the race at 8am and will start the race and the fun paddle right at 10am after a short race  and safety meeting.  Depending on the weather the “fun” paddle may not be too fun. Either way you can still show you support by coming down and participating in the raffle and buying a ADLER PADDLER T-Shirt!

If the Weather get’s too bad we have a back up plan for the raffle.  We will move the raffle to Tsunami Sushi in Sunset Beach directly after the Paddle:

17236 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(562) 592-5806


Big thanks to everyone who pitched in to help us raise money for the Clark Adler College Fund and the John Ritter Foundation!

We will be raffling off 2 stand up paddle boards!  A brand new 12’6″ Ron House race board donated by Riviera Paddle Surf, a couple of QuickBlade paddles, wetsuits, skateboards, lift tickets, shopping sprees, tons of product, SUP accessories, On A mission deck pad, leashes, etc….


The people that come to this event are going to walk away happy campers!  

Stoked to see the ADLER PADDLER get a write up in the OC REGISTER!  Check it out

Below are the Proposed divisions for the 1st Annual ADLER PADDLER

We will also have a fun paddle that is not competitive.  That group will start just after the race group.


PRONE / Mens  14″  / Mens Stock /Women’s 14 / Women’s Stock

SUP / Men’s unlimited/ Men’s Stock/ Women’s Unlimited/ Women’s Stock

Possible Divisions if we have enough interest:

SUP  Mens 50+ open / SUP women’s 50+ open

SUP 18 under open boys / SUP 18 Under open girls

Founded in 2010 by professional surfer Jodie Nelson, Paddle With Purpose, as of 2013, is officially a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization created to serve as a philanthropic extension of the sport of Stand Up Paddling. Grounded on the premise that empowerment motivates and inspires, PWP exists to raise awareness and funds for a variety of causes and movements. With over $150K raised through organized races, community events and an integral presence the action sports industry, PWP has been proven a successful and credible agent for action and change.

Larry Tee

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