Paddle for HOPE Results
"There were six foot swells hovering above me on either side at mile 16 and it felt impossible to balance and stay standing. I believed that somehow the ocean would calm down if I just hung on. I couldn’t give up, I had to finish. It was the decision of helping HOPE and not letting people down that gave me the strength to paddle forward. Time seemed to have stood still and before I knew it I was running up the beach jumping for joy with my paddle in hand. I made it to the sand and the feeling was unbelievable."
- Robert Wasserman
Our very own champion, Robert, was traveling on a 12'6" stand up paddleboard and finished the 22 mile journey from Catalina to San Pedro in just under six hours!