"There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down
a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again.
Unlike anything else in life, the stoke of surfing is so high that the
failures quickly fade from memory."
- Gary Sirota
Joe Vingi, of RI Urban Search and Rescue, and a Lt. in the Providence Fire Dept., helps monitor the paddle board race. He lives in Narragansett