The Florida Keys Longboard Alliance sent four local residents to Homestead Speedway to participate inUltraskate, a 24-hour skateboard race. They joined about 120 other distance skateboarders from as far away as the Netherlands and France.
PADDLE! the Florida Keys had offered up a bounty of $250 to the Keys resident who put in the most mileage. La Hatchet (Team PADDLE) went home with the cash after completing 84 laps for a total of 122.64 miles.
Other Alliance members participating in the event were Jeff Weinstock – 82 laps/119.72 miles, Scott Baste – 77 laps/112.64 miles, and Chris Barnes – 36 laps/52.56 miles. A big congratulations goes out to Andy Andras of Miami Beach, who completed 212 laps for a total of 309.52 miles, a new world record. Also congratulations to DJ Pascua from Fontana California who won the Street Stand Up Paddle division with 152 laps for 221.92 miles.
The Florida Keys Longboard Alliance meets every Thursday afternoon at 6 pm at PADDLE! the Florida Keys Tavernier location for a group skate. All skaters are welcome. You can check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/floridakeysskatealliance/