West Marine Sponsors 5th Annual “Stand Up for the Cure” Event in Newport Beach, CA

West Marine paddleboard specialists on site throughout event

Watsonville, CA, April 28, 2016 –West Marine, the world’s premiere Waterlife Outfitter, is proud to announce its national sponsorship of the 5th Annual Stand Up for the Cure, an all-day stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) event that takes place Saturday, May 7 at Newport Dunes Back Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Highlights of the day’s events include SUP instruction, fun races, live music and an exclusive health and fitness expo. Lunch will be catered by Newport Beach Company, plus a Happy Hour featuring Kona Brewing Company and Barefoot Winery.

Eventgoers can participate in onsite breast cancer and melanoma screenings by Kaiser Permanente and the Pre-mammogram Foundation. Ambry Genetics also will be offering genetic counseling. To date, Stand Up for the Cure has raised more than $680,000 and screened 300-plus participants for breast cancer and melanoma.

“West Marine has a passion for healthy living while enjoying life on the water, and Stand Up for the Cure presents the perfect opportunity to support an important cause while enjoying a day of paddling,” says Laura Barry, Senior Marketing Manager at West Marine. “We want to help get as many people as we can out on the water, and there’s no better way than to do so while helping raise money for critical cancer research.”

West Marine will have two paddleboard specialists from its Newport Beach store, Gio Morrelli and Komrom Azizi, on site to answer questions and provide paddling advice for SUP enthusiasts at any level, as well as take eventgoers’ photos for a chance to win a Surftech Touring SUP valued at nearly $1,600.

“We’re pleased to welcome West Marine as a National Sponsor this year,” says Dan Van Dyck, National Event Director for Stand Up for the Cure. “We depend upon sponsors and vendors to spread our mission to save lives nationwide. Every $125 we raise represents a breast cancer screening for an under-insured woman.”

For more information or to register for the event, check out the Stand Up for the Cure website, or find great information about all the latest SUPs, paddling gear and apparel by visiting www.westmarine.com/stand-up-paddleboards.

About West Marine
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com,NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 260 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers,sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, WestMarine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

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