This last weekend my neice participated in the 2009 California Outrigger State Championships at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. It wasn't until Ashlyn shared a video off YouTube that I developed a whole new appreciation for her sport. What I adore is that she is so passionate about her racing. She is out there in the ocean working hard at something she loves and having a great time with her friends.
And congratulations to her and her team of 6 from Dana Outrigger the new 2009 Sprint Champions for their age division. Go girls go!
Here is a video of how long distance paddlers jump out of the canoe, new paddlers jump in. The canoe never stops.