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10. Feb 2014

Jake Jensen wins 12 Towers Championship, Angie Jackson 2nd

Jake Jensen wins 12 Towers Championship, Angie Jackson 2nd

Last weekend, arguably the biggest SUP race in Australia – the 12 Towers Ocean Race on the Gold Coast, Queensland – took place. Fanatic rider Jake Jensen won the race, Angie Jackson got 2nd overall, Paul Jackson claimed 5th place!

The Downwind Race, which takes its name from the fact that paddlers pass by 12 lifeguard towers along the open-ocean course, had been extended to two days this year, with a Battle of the Paddle-style race happening on the second day. With over 90 starters and competitors from around the world this was set to be a tough race for all!

In the Mens race on Saturday it was a tight battle the whole way between Jake Jensen, Paul Jackson, Beau O’Brian, Kelly Margetts and French rider Titouan. With the 5 guys zig zagging around the ocean and trying all different lines it was the Frenchman who came through at the end taking the win with Fanatic riders Jake in 3rd and Paul in 4th.

On the girls side it was also a battle right to the end with Karla Gilbert and Angela Jackson pushing each other right to the line, Karla came away with the win with Angie in a very close 2nd.

Sunday was the short course racing and with a fun little swell pushing in it was going to make things even more interesting! It was Fanatic’s Jake Jensen who took out the Battle of the Paddle-style race and with this claiming the overall title of the 12 Towers race for himself.

Angela Jackson claimed 2nd place overall, Paul Jackson came in 5th overall.

Congratulations to all- very well done!

BOP Race Results MEN
1st: Jake Jensen
2nd: Kelly Margetts
3rd: Beau O’Brian
4th: Trevor Tunnington
5th: Paul Jackson

ELITE 12’6 MEN
1st Titouan Puyo – 1:22:33
2nd Beau O’Brian – 1:22:59
3rd Jake Jensen
4th Paul Jackson

OVERALL MEN
1st: Jake Jensen
2nd: Beau O’Brian
3rd: Kelly Margetts
4th: Titouan Puyo
5th: Paul Jackson

BOP Race Results WOMEN
1st Karla Gilbert
2nd Angie Jackson

ELITE 12’6 WOMEN
1st Karla Gilbert
2nd Angie Jackson

OVERALL WOMEN
1st Karla Gilbert
2nd Angie Jackson

For full results and more info check: www.supracer.com/2014-12-towers-race-results/

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