On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

The first ever Surfing Hainan Stand Up Paddle/Run Biathlon just kicked off, with our six competitors charging into the South China Sea with their SUPs for the first leg of the race.  The competition began at 3:15 PM in sunny and breezy conditions here in beautiful Sanya Bay.  The air temperature is 31 degrees celsius with a steady six knot wind coming out of the southeast.  The wind will definitely be a factor on the return leg of the stand up paddle segment.  We have plenty of volunteers with drinks and snacks on standby to help the competitors through the grueling tropical heat.

冲浪海南首届站立浆板划水/跑步两项竞赛刚刚揭开序幕,我们的六位竞赛者带着他们的浆板进入到中国南边海开始了他们的第一项比赛。比赛开始时间是在下午3:15分明媚的阳光照耀在美丽的三亚湾。空气温度31摄氏度,稳定在六节以下的东南风。因为有风的原因会让浆板划水在回来的行程中有很大的难度。我们有很多的志愿者准备了足够的饮料,水,及小吃随时待命帮助需要的竞赛者在热带的高温下通过本次比赛。

There’s plenty of excitement at the Wonder Beach Bar here in beautiful Sanya Bay. The Sanya Cricket Club is holding their weekend match adjacent to the finish line.  The Dolphin Bar has set up its portable barbeque here on the beach and we’ve thrown in free beer and a dj to keep the atmosphere mellow.  Stay tuned for more updates from the race to coming soon!  Photos of the first leg below.

在这里将会有很多的惊喜地址在美丽三亚湾奇迹酒吧。三亚板球俱乐部把他们的每月板球赛放在了我们的旁边举行。海豚西餐酒吧准备了简洁的沙滩烧烤,还有DJ给我们制造热闹的气氛。继续浏览会有更所赛况更新消息!下图来自第一回合。

 

Pre-competition warm up.竞赛者赛前预热

 

At the Wonder Beach Bar in Sanya Bay.在三亚湾奇迹酒吧

 

On your mark, get set, go!各就各位,预备,走!

 

Some small breakers to get past first…第一关越过些小浪

 

Matt Hammond takes an early lead in the first leg. Matt Hammond 第一回合领先第一!