Buck Johnson digs into a cutback in a masters heat for kayakers Saturday morning at the PaddleFest. (Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)

My colleagues here at the Santa Cruz Sentinel have already written about the action at the 26th annual Santa Cruz PaddleFest, which saw some of the biggest surf kayak talent in the world attack the waves at Steamer Lane this past weekend, but I thought I’d put the results up here, in case anyone is interested.



High Performance Men

1. Darren Bason, United Kingdom, Cornwall

2. Matthew Hoff, Monterey

3. Eric Connor, Los Gatos

4. Dave Johnston, Santa Cruz

High Performance Women

1. Kate Duncan, Truckee

2. Devon Barker, McCall, Idaho

3. Roberta Bosari, Sao Paulo, Brazil

4. Julie Mitravich, Mountain View

Masters Open

1. Ken King, Mill Valley

2. Dennis Judson, Davenport

3. Ed King, Berkeley

4. Dave Johnston, Santa Cruz

International Men

1. Stefano Bellotti, Italy

2. Jim Grossman, Sun Valley, Idaho

3. Matthew Hoff, Monterey

4. Darren Bason, Cornwall, UK

International Women

1. Devon Barker, McCall, Idaho

2. Kristie Koski, Livermore

3. Julie Mitravich, Mountain View

Wave Ski Open

1. Ken King, Mill Valley

2. Tyler Lausten, Haiku, Hawaii

3. Ed King, Berkeley

4. Jason Kozun, Moss Landing

Stand-Up Paddle Surfing Shootout

1. Matt Becker, Santa Barbara

2. John Griffith, Santa Cruz

3. Anthony Vela

4. Avery Dinauer

Looking for something else? Check out the event’s website for additional information.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets