The Ben Did Go 5th annual fundraiser is a 30 mile from Catalina to Newport Beach created by Kaenon Ambassador and big wave surfer Spencer Pirdy. The paddle honors the legacy of fallen Newport Beach hero lifeguard Ben Carlson and helps raise funds for the Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation.
The fleet of escort boats accompanying the 23 paddles on their 30 mile journey.
Kaenon ambassador and creator of the Ben Did Go paddle, Spencer Pirdy leading the pack.
Almost half way with burning shoulders. The group is sure to take breaks and regroup as the paddle is not a race.