Iron Mike Paddle debuts in Solana Beach

Event organizer Greg Uruburu welcomes participants to the 1st Annual Iron Mike Paddle

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Rerip, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping old surfboards out of the landfill, partnered with the Solana Beach Lifeguard Association for the inaugural Iron Mike Paddle on Aug. 10 at Fletcher Cove. The community event featured an all ages, four-mile paddleboard race (both prone and SUPs), a surfboard swap, eco-friendly vendors, and live art and music.

The festival was held in honor of late Solana Beach lifeguard Mike McKay, who died at age 23 of injuries sustained in an avalanche at Mountain High Ski Resort in January 2008. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Mike McKay Memorial Foundation (www.mikemckaymemorial.org), which doles out various youth scholarships every year.

Founded in 2006, Rerip.org is run by a team of volunteers that establishes locations for people to drop off their unwanted boards, fins and wetsuits.

Rerip also hosts local events and awareness campaigns, and is finding and inspiring new ways to reduce waste and harmful practices.

For more information, visit www.rerip.com.

For photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net. Photos/Jon Clark

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