Congrats to Erika Benitez, the 2017 Distance Junior Pro Champion at the Pacific Paddle Games. Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life returned for its third year at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. It was a hard fought battle to take on her third year as the Junior Pro Distance Champion and taking a very strong second place in the Junior Pro Technical Race.
Proud dad Erik with his daughter Erika Benitez after she placed 1st in the women’s junior pro 6 miler. Wherever Erika is Erik is not far behind carrying a board or anything else she might need.
photo courtesy of ©Pacific Paddle Games