Here is the update of the lastest news from Boardworks team rider Slater Trout ….quite an event filled impressive monthfor this young athlete! Awesome job Slater!
The Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival:
“The new format in the survivor sup event was exciting and brutal, the starts were fun and it leveled the playing field. I was stoked to make it to the finals with an exceptional group of paddlers. Congrats to all the participants.” Slater finished 8th in the overall.Next up was the Watermans Challenge, it consisted of a 500 meter swim, 1000 meter prone paddle, and 1500 meter SUP. ”The swim was pretty rough because everyone was climbing over one another. There were a lot of triathletes and beach lifeguards who do these types of races all the time, I finished 7th out of 25, so I was stoked. I wish there would have been one more lap of SUP though. I love the triathlon style discipline and hope more races offer this in the future.” We were told that Slater was the only SUP Pro to enter this event.
He also came in 3rd on the Prone Relay, 3rd on the SUP Relay with teammate Anthony Vela and took a 1st in one of the qualifying race laps for the main event.
The SUP relay team: They rode the Slater Trout Infinity 12’6″ and the relay team was sponsored by Kona Red
Prone Relay: Photo by Onit Pro – Via Facebook
The premier of the H2 Indo movie launched with a huge opening night success. The movie was completely sold out to over 600 SUP fans at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Indo Chronicles with Slater Trout:
Watermans Paddle for Humanity:
The day before the movie premier Slater competed in the Watermans Sunscreen “Paddle for Humanity” Where he took 3rd. He was in the lead till the 2nd and 3rd place competitors caught a wave behind him and passed him by.
Photo by: Mark Pighini a tagged photo of Slater on Facebook
Slater was featured in 2 ads in Outside Magazines latest issue – One for Maui Jim and one for Camelback.
Last but not least: BIG NEWs!
Slater has been invited to be a member of the five man, five woman United States National Team
to compete in the Lifesaving World Championships in Adalaide, Australia, Nov 7th thru Nov 18th in the under 20 events. http://rescue2012.com.au/
He will be competing in: Sprint prone board paddling
Surf ski sprints and distance
Beach sprint relays
Congrats Slater on all your awesomeness!!!