DANA POINT, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – Lifestyle brand Salt Life will return as presenting sponsor for the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games, set for September 30 through October 1 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. This year’s event will have a $60,000 prize purse, the largest offered for any SUP event. New additions this year include a PPG Fitness Zone, offering a variety of clinics and classes for all levels of paddlers. PPG races will be streamed on SUP the Mag and Salt Life Facebook pages with extensive event coverage available on www.ppg.supthemag.com.
Registration is now open at http://ppg.supthemag.com/registration/. Early registration ends September 1, and the final deadline is September 15 for pro racers and September 22 for open racers. There will be no race day registration. The first 300 paddlers to register will receive a limited edition PPG towel. All competitors will receive a Salt Life waterproof dry bag, Custom PPG Croakies, PPG t-shirt, PPG hat, a one of a kind PPG race jersey and additional event partner product as well as a food voucher for lunch.
“Salt Life is pleased to return as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games,” said Salt Life president Jeff Stillwell. “We are excited to partner with this event and support the SUP community as we continue to expand Salt Life’s presence on the West Coast.”
Salt Life team manager Larry Laska added, “Five of our Salt Life team members are racing this year - Connor Baxter, April Zilg, Max Fleming, Emmy Merrill and Colin McPhillips. We are proud to have some of the best SUP racers in the world on the team and look forward to watching them compete.”
“Salt Life has been an integral part of the first two years of the Pacific Paddle Games, and we’re excited for our third year of partnership,” SUP magazine Editor-in-Chief Will Taylor said. “Their support means that we can continue to produce the top SUP event of the year for every type of paddler.September 30 can’t come soon enough!”
Follow @supthemag and stay tuned to www.ppg.supthemag.com for more information and updates. #PPG2017
Thanks to event co-sponsors Nexen Tire, Croakies and California State Parks.
About Salt Life:
Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.
Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. (http://www.saltlife.com/athletes/)
About SUP magazine:
SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading multi-media publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive and approachable style, SUP strives to get readers out on the water, no matter what type of paddler they are. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event coverage on SUPthemag.com, as well as executing the biggest events in the sport, SUP magazine gives readers the most comprehensive view of the sport in the industry, all while getting them out paddling. For more information, please visit SUPthemag.com.
About TEN: The Enthusiast Network:
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.