Team Merrell/Akali’s Carter Johnson is UNstoppable!!!! #1 again this weekend in Wave Chasers Race #2, out of 150 boats (incl tandems). Unbelievable. We’re so proud of him! And always winning in style in his Merrell orange! Xo robyn
Race 2 - 01/22/2011 – Wave Chaser Race 4 – Sausalito, CA
1st place overall
Because it should not have been done, I had to do it. The race today was out the Golden Gate Channel. Although it was 80 and calm at the race start, we knew the currents and 9 foot swell of the day would be cranking in the channel. Throwing common sense to the wind, I choose to race the Flat Water S1-Z again just to see what it could handle. The conditions turned out to be big enough to turn back even some seasoned paddlers before they could complete the course. I went out fast and took an early lead, but as suspected, I did lose some ground on the chase pack once outside the gate in the boat made for flat water, although this changed once we were back in the protected water of Richardson bay. Not even the Tandem could keep the pace and I was able to cruise across the line first for a great victory. The sunny weather of the day had near record attendance. Almost 150 boats raced.