Join the Fun at the West Marine Demo Zone at Pacific Paddle Games

New and experienced SUP paddlers are invited to try products, learn new techniques #PPG2015

Watsonville, CA, October 5, 2015 – West Marine, one of the world’s largest waterlife retailers, has invited paddleboard enthusiasts of all levels to join the West Marine Demo Zone onsite at the Pacific Paddle Games at Doheny State Beach Oct. 10 -11. The West Marine Demo Zone will feature the largest SUP demo area in the country, offering opportunities to trial SUP boards and gear, learn tips and tricks from the pros and meet favorite athletes in a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family. Guests at the Demo Zone can enter to win $5,000 in prizes in hourly drawings. Prizes include a $500 West Marine shopping spree, GoPro Hero 4 and a Jimmy Styks Scout Paddleboard package.

The Pacific Paddle Games will draw racers from around the globe for an exciting weekend of innovative surf race formats with something for everyone including Pro, Open and Junior divisions and distance races. Registration is now open for all divisions at

“We’re really excited to participate in this year’s Pacific Paddle Games,” says Deb Radcliff, Senior Vice President of Marketing at West Marine. The West Marine Demo Zone aligns with our mission to increase participation in watersports and get more people out on the water. Plus, it gives everyone the opportunity to try out the latest paddle gear right there on the water.”

The inaugural event will make history with a $55,000 prize purse, the biggest ever offered in the sport.


WHENOctober 10-11, 2015
WHEREDoheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA
WHATThe West Marine Demo Zone is a FREE, all-inclusive gathering created to build the sport of stand-up paddling by getting people onto the water. The West Marine Demo Zone will have wetsuit/SUP gear demos, clinics, beer garden, and more.
WHOSUP paddlers and those who want to learn more about the sport. Vendors include Jimmy Styks.
HOWIn order to participate in the West Marine Demo Zone, please bring a valid photo ID or credit card. Register at the West Marine tent, leave your ID or credit card as collateral, and receive two West Marine Demo Zone cards (board and accessory). Give those cards to your favorite brand and demo their products! When you return the products, they’ll return your cards. Return both cards to the West Marine tent to retrieve your ID/credit card. Easy as that!
WHYTo try out the latest shapes, designs and products from all your favorite brands. Hang out and enjoy the action at the West Marine Demo Zone at the Pacific Paddle Games!

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel and footwear, and other waterlife-related products to everyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With more than 260 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, its products and store locations, visit or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

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