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Bayfront Stand-Up Paddle Board Luau Race 2011

See larger Approximately 30 paddlers line up at the starting line of the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News

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Approximately 30 paddlers line up at the starting line of the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News

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  • The top 14 contestants, including Patrick Lane of Marco Island, from the men's division race draw sponsor names to be paired with a Special Olympic rider for the second heat during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Approximately 30 paddlers line up at the starting line of the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Brian Francis of Naples waves to cheering crowds as teammate Mike Bono of Marco Island paddles during the Special Olympic Athlete Race where a Special Olympian is paired with one of the top 14 to place in the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Ken Moss with Jetset Surfshop on Marco Island removes his paddleboard from the water at the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Group photos are taken with the Special Olympic riders and their men's division finalist after the races during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Extra boards adorn the top of the Olde Naples Surf Shop truck during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Paddleboarder Coulton Main of Naples talks with friend Mark Koch before the men's  category during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Approximately 30 paddlers paddle at the starting line of the men's division during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Independant paddleboard instructor and Yolo paddleboard representative Mindy Quinsey paddles out in between events during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • A paddleboarder relaxes while he stretches his muscle before the start of the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Paddleboarders in the men's division race make their way back to the finish line as crowds cheer them on during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Special Olympics coach and PR person Pamela Lindner of Key West records the beginning of the men's division start during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Kent Eisele, center, helps his teammate Coulton Main paddle at the beginning of the Special Olympic Athlete Race where a Special Olympian is paired with one of the top 14 to place in the men's division race during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Women's division second place winner Amy Murphy of Naples poses for pictures during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Various vendors were on hand including Yolo Board in Ft. Myers, who also sells Kialoa paddles, during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Lai place ribbons were given to the top three contestants in four categories during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Samantha Lee of Naples puts her SUP ATX board on top of her car after competing in the women's division during the 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Paddleboarder Mindy Quinsey and Special Olympian Michael Tulipano exchange thumbs up prior to the start of a race Saturday, May 21, 2011 during the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held  at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff
  • Scenes from the 2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Luau Races, presented by Noodles Italian Cafe and held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Bayfront in Naples. The event was a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.  Eric Strachan/Staff

The 2nd annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races were held at Bayfront Marketplace and Marina in Naples on Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefits the Special Olympics Collier County.

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