Travis Grant is Fast…Travis Grant is FIRST!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HONOLULU (May 9, 2012) – One year ago at the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, Travis Grant (AUS) lined up for his first race under the C4 Waterman label. Beneath his feet was a brand new 12′6 custom race board shaped by Dave Parmenter. In his hands was one of the first prototypes of the C4 X-Wing paddle.
After clinching gold on the same board at the ISA games in Peru in (March), Travis brought it back to Hawaii for the Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival last weekend and ran away with first place in Jamie Mitchell’s own elite “Survivor SUP” Race. Danny Ching second, Mitchell third.
That result capped off a perfect 12-month trifecta of elite race victories that has both the C4 brand and Travis soaring.
“There is something magic about this board and paddle combination, I don’t know what it is exactly but it’s so fast,” said Grant, “and the paddle is like doing 80% of the effort with 100% of the results.”
“Lets not forget that obviously Travis is an amazing athlete” said Todd Bradley, CEO of C4 Waterman. “He deserves a huge amount of recognition. What we’ve done is simply utilize the C4 data bank of SUP and paddling knowledge to providing him with the best tools in the market place.”
C4 Waterman released Travis’ winning board, now called the TGIF Pro Model, in August 2011 at the Outdoor Retailer trade show along with the X-Wing paddle. The TGIF production board has been widened by 1″ from the original to accommodate more paddlers. All other specs and design characteristics remain unchanged.
Check the video below to watch Travis win in Waikiki.
Congratulations to all of our other C4 Ambassadors on their excellent results over the weekend:
Travis Grant: Men’s Elite SUP Survivor 1 87 7:57.2 Hawaii Kai Run – SUP Unlimited 2nd 1:25:56 216
Mariko Strickland: Women Open – Hawaii Kai Run – 14FT CLASS 4th 1:48:16.0 224, 16th Place Women’s Elite Survivor Race.
Terrene Black: 5th Place Women’s Elite Survivor Race, Fifth Place Women’s Waterman Challenge, Women’s Open – Hawaii Kai Run – 14FT CLASS 2nd 1:44:17
Greg Pavao: Men 50 – 59 – SUP 14FT CLASS 1st 13:51.1 25
Alika Willis: 5th Place 40-49 Open SUP 12′6.
Eric Leu: 9th place Survivor Race: Men 29 & Under – Hawaii Kai Run – SUP Stock Class 1st 1:37:52.0 390
Jennifer Lee: Women’s Stock Paddle Board, Hawaii Kai Race OC1
Charlie MacArthur: Men 50 – 59 – SUP 14FT CLASS 2nd 14:21.1 43
Relay team: 1st place 12:44.0 439 C-FOUR TGIF
C4 Waterman, Inc. is an Oahu, Hawaii-based lifestyle and adventure sports equipment company. They are a brand focused on providing the highest quality hard goods and soft goods to water sports athletes and enthusiasts around the world. C4 was the first company with a focus on SUP and continues to lead the pack when it comes to industry recognition, authenticity, innovation and product design.