Tag - Avalon

Finding Solace on the Open Sea

Laguna Niguel resident Will Schmidt streaked across the Catalina Channel to Dana Point Harbor from Avalon aboard a 14-foot standup paddleboard in less than eight hours last Friday, Sept. 20. If confirmed by the World Paddle Association, his time of 7:4...

SUP Superwoman

It's a long way from Avalon to Dana Point -- 39.8 miles to be exact. Jodie Nelson knows this fact all too well. Yesterday, putting in at the famed Catalina harbor at 6:15 a.m., Nelson set out with paddle in hand, her goal: to successfully standup paddle across the channel and raise awareness and money for breast cancer. After watching her mom, her aunt and several good friends struggle with ...