SIC Team Assembling For Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

HOOD RIVER, Oregon - The SIC Team are assembling in force for the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge this weekend at Hood River's Waterfront Park. Lina Augaitis, Georges Cronsteadt, Sonni Hönscheid, Andrew Logreco, Livio Menelau, Jeremy Riggs & Jeremy Whitted are all en route to Oregon for this prestigious event. The Staples family is also attending the event with Brook & Amy Staples and their SIC Team Groms Jane and Rhys competing as well. The CGPC will be held this weekend on August 20-21.

As the team athletes arrive and prepare for the event this weekend, one of our teammates is experiencing a very unique (although extremely adorable) factor in her pre and post race experience. 

"The fam jam is along for this race," said Lina Augaitis. "I am curious what my body and mind can do at 7.5 months post giving birth. Looking to have fun and be in the mix. Being a new mom keeps it all a little unknown and exciting as I never know how Tavas will be the days prior and day of race."

The venue for the CGPC spans from Viento State Park to Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The park features a crescent-shaped beach for the starting and staging areas, great stadium style viewing area for spectators, large grass area for the vendor tents, onsite restrooms, and plenty of parking. It is also a great place for children, with a play site, marimba and climbing wall, all within walking distance to downtown Hood River.

About Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
The Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is an SUP Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling, the Columbia River Gorge and the new Hood River Waterfront Park. The event features both a Distance Downwind Race and a Course Race. There are SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos and live music. For more information please visit www.gorgepaddlechallenge.com

About SIC Maui
SIC is the stand up paddling industry’s premiere manufacturer of high quality, race proven stand up paddleboards and accessories. Founded on the island of Maui and cultivated on a legacy of world class open ocean racing, SIC is an authentic stand up paddleboard maker proud to lay claim to a heritage of designing the most winning board. Share together with our team of elite athletes, brand ambassadors and customers around the globe. Five Star Performance is our motto and we wear it with pride each day through our commitment to extending the SIC experience on and off the water to our growing family. SIC is committed to delivering the very best paddling can offer; for any condition, discipline or ability level. For more information please visit www.sicmaui.com