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Devito’s Clean House at Big Bear Paddlefest 2011!

    Big Bear, Ca, July 11, 2011, 1:00pm – The 4th annual Big Bear Paddlefest was this past weekend, and the weather was perfect.  Swim Beach, the new larger venue for the event that has grown over the years, was filled with kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards.  Kids of all ages were in the water learning better paddling technique, or just trying something new.  The races took place on Sunday, with the 20k around the lake course taking off at 7:00am with 21 boats competing.  Ted Devito put down an impressive time of 2 hours and 7 minutes, with Matt Smith behind him with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes, followed closely by Ramon Escobar with 2 hours 14 minutes.  Heather Devito wasn’t far behind her husband Ted, as she led the women with a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes.  Cathleen Calkins followed with 2 hours 26 minutes, and Rachel Ghrist got third in the Women’s 20k with a time of 2 hours 45 minutes.   In the 10k course 14 year old Cameron Williams won the men’s kayak division, with Judy Shannon winning in the women’s 10k kayak.   The Devito’s now have the top spots in the Conquer the Bear divisions, and Jimmy Johnson, and Janet Maxwell remain the top competitors in the Conquer the Cub division. For complete event results go to...

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Standing Up & Paddling Is A Fun New Way To Get Around On The Water

Big Bear, Ca, June 29, 2011, 3:00pm – The newest in water sports, stand-up paddle boarding, is the latest craze to hit not only Big Bear Lake, but bodies of water across the US.  “Simply put, SUPs are easy to learn, a great way to explore flat waters, and nonstop fun,” said Captain John Sanders, owner of Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina. “It’s like surfing, but much easier. If you can stand, you can paddle.”   Captain John is even offering free paddle boarding, as part of “Babes on Boards”, a weekly service that happens Thursday nights at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor at 5:00pm, and is for women only.  If you want to try your hand at competing on the stand up paddle board or SUP, or in a canoe or kayak, the 4th annual Big Bear Paddlefest returns Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. On Saturday, July 9 there are clinics for beginner and advanced paddlers taught by local paddling instructors, boat and board demos with Seda and Necky kayaks and Hobie paddleboards, and an outdoor-industry sports exhibit. SUP, kayak and canoe races are scheduled for Sunday, July 10, and are open to all levels of paddlers. The races include a 30K, 10K, and 5K races. For more information about Big Bear Paddlefest including registration details, kayak and canoe rentals or to be an exhibitor, please contact Jim...

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