Paddling for a Hero

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.

Ben Did Go 5.0 Paddling From Catalina to Newport Beach

The fleet of escort boats accompanying the 23 paddles on their 30 mile journey. 

Spencer Pirdy Paddling

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.

Paddlers finish at Newport Beach Pier

Nothing like the feel of land after paddling 30 miles!
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