Stand Up Paddle Festivals & Events

July 3, 2015 Newport Beach NAC (Newport Aquatic Center) Friday Night Brights, 5 p.m.
Newport Aquatic Center
1 White Cliffs Dr.
Newport Beach, California
$15 registration
Must wear red, white & blue to this event!
This is the first in a summer series.

July 11, 2015 Jam From the Dam
O'Neill Tahoe Race Series Jam From the Dam, Lake Tahoe, Calif.
A 6-miler crossing for paddlers of all skill levels. The race ends at Waterman's Landing with kids races and demos.

LONG BEACH SUP Races July 18-19, 2015 Love Long Beach Festival and Races, Long Beach, Calif.
An open ocean paddle and free two-day celebration of all things we love about Long Beach: Art, Music, Arts, Food, Farmers Market, Saturday Evening Luau, and Sports, including a 1-mile Sand Run, 500m Ocean Swim and 1.4-mile Paddle. This event benefits a great Long Beach non-profit, Children Today.

KINGS BEACH, LAKE TAHOE, CA August 14-16, 2015
Lake Tahoe's Premier Paddle Festival

ENCINITAS: Annual Waterman Challenge July 11, 2015
Swami's to Wind n Sea / 15 miles
Traditional Paddleboard; no SUP division
Geoffrey Page
*Only ONE paddler will have done this race EVERY year since the inception!

MALIBU: Tommy Zahn Surfrider July 18 & 19, 2015
Malibu Boardriders Call to the Wall
Saturday-Sunday /call.html

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Paddleboard Sprints July 25, 2015
California Surf Lifesaving Association (CSLSA)
Huntington Beach, CA Saturday
Riviera Mexican Grill R-10 Paddle Race
Torrance Beach, CA / 7 miles Saturday
August 1, 2015
Kyle Daniels rivmexr10

SAN CLEMENTE: July 18, 2015 San Clemente Ocean Festival
San Clemente California

HERMOSA BEACH: Velzy-Stevens Paddleboard Championships August 2, 2015
Hermosa Beach, CA
Presented by South Bay Boardriders Club
International Surf Festival velzystevenschampionships

SOLANA BEACH: Iron Mike Paddle August 15, 2015
8:30 a.m.
The Iron Mike Paddle and Paddle Planet Festival is in honor of Mike McKay, A Solana Beach Lifeguard who passed well before his time. The event is a celebration of Mike's life and the things he cared for the most; family, friends, being active in the outdoors and having fun. Proceeds go to The Mike McKay Memorial Foundation that his family set up in his name (
The event starts at 8:30am on Saturday, Aug. 15th at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach with the prone and SUP 5 mile paddle. Perfect for all skill levels. The Grom-O-Rama (a surf contest for kids 17 and under) will begin shortly after the start of the Paddleboard Race. Followed by: awards ceremony for the winners, boardswap (buy/sell/trade used boards), booths/vendors, live music, raffle, food truck, beer garden and a fun family atmosphere. The festival ends at 3:30

HUNTINGTON BEACH September 12-13, 2015 Annual Surf Race to Victory
It's the 5rd annual and the penultimate race in the Michelob Ultra SUP and Prone Paddleboard tour that has been going on throughout the summer. For the 5rd year in a row the Surf Race to Victory, presented by Michelob Ultra, saw overhead waves for the SUP race competitors. Despite a delayed start and low visibility, there was some great racing in and out of the surf. Mo Freitas and Morgan Hoesterey took first, beating out competition from around the world, and winning a big piece of the $5,000 cash purse.
The Surf Race to Victory tests all around waterman ability, grit and determination. Successful racers must combine paddling and surfing skills in and out of the surfline. Starting from the sand before a V shaped course, SUP racers charge through the surf and round outside buoys twice before catching waves back to the finish. The exciting knockout format is run in heats with top finishing racers advancing into each next round. Non-advancing racers are given a second chance to qualify to the main event through repechage heats. We're the only SUP event to require helmets (don't worry racers, those are provided!) as you battle it out in and out of the waves on SUP raceboards (12'6 and under).

LAKE TAHOE: September 13, 2015
O'Neill Tahoe Fall Classic
Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, Calif.
The 22-miler wraps up the O'Neill Tahoe SUP series with a bang. The final race of the three-part series has racers take off from South Lake Tahoe's Camp Richardson, racing to Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe. After the long haul, participants and spectators can enjoy food and drink, demos and an awards ceremony.

DANA POINT: September 19, 2015
Doheny Surf Club's Velzey Classic & Luau
Doheny State Beach, CA Saturday

HUNTINGTON BEACH: September 26-October 4, 2015
SUWT/SUWS Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam, Calif.- The Standup World Tour and Series come together for a week of racing in sprints and distance events, and competitive surfing. The competitors will be stepping up their game as the Finals at Turtle Bay is all that will remain after the SoCal stop.

SAN DIEGO: September 27, 2015
Sunday Sunday Sunday Race Series
Bonita Cove, Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif.: This unique sporting event will take place at Bonita Cove on beautiful Mission Bay celebrating the lifestyle and sport of SUP and prone paddle board racing, as well as beach volleyball. Featuring a 10-mile race, a 5-mile race, a 1.5-mile sprint race, plus a qualifying tournament for true beach volleyball. This event has something for everyone with Men, Women, Juniors and Kids divisions.

DANA POINT: October 10 – 11, 2015
Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals' Battle of the Paddle
Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, Calif.: After six epic years, ‘BOP' moves to a new venue a few miles up the coast, Salt Creek Beach. The weekend will include all the BOP favorites, from a huge expo with demos, to entertainment and multiple races, including an elite race, recreational race, kids race, team relays, and a distance race that takes competitors to Laguna Beach and back.

October 12, 2015 - San Diego, CA
Urban Surf 4 Kids Paddlefest

LOS ANGELES: October 18 – 19, 2015
The 100 Mile Paddle, Los Angeles to San Diego, Calif.: This is the ultimate multi-day charity adventure paddle race in California, taking place from LA to San Diego. This event is open to standup paddlers, prone paddlers, surf skis, marathon canoes, OC-1, OC-2 and 6-man outrigger teams. You can participate as a solo paddler or as a two-, three- or four-person relay team. This is a self-supported race, which means you and your team are responsible for your support boats/vehicles.

Sunday June 19-28, 2015

The Surftech Boards, Burgers & Beer
June 26, 2015 in Carlsbad, CA

Jayrace Capitola June 20, 2015

SANTA MONICA Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard & Ocean Festival race, Saturday, June 9!
WPA members enjoy a discount at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival, Saturday, June 9th featuring elite and fun races for both SUP and paddleboarders as well as a luck of the draw SUP-only relay race. Spend the day celebrating decades of paddleboard, lifeguard and surfing history at the Santa Monica Pier, one family fun happens all day on Saturday, June 9th, from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

Carlsbad Beach Fest
beginning at 8 a.m.
Parking and unloading: Pull into the Tamarack State Beach
Paddlers enter the water at Tamarack in front of lifeguard station 34, just on the north side of the jetty; the course is a water start & finish; head straight west about 1,000 yards to line up at the beginning of a 3 mile buoyed triangle course, which heads south then loops back heading a bit west, then east back to start buoy; repeat course to finish 6 miles. This distance race is headed by Legends of Carlsbad and Chandler Surf.
1-MILE RACE SUP or Prone
It's a quick one: Beach start & finish just north of lifeguard station 35; Head straight out 600 meters past the break, turn south for 300 meters, then to shore 600 meters to complete a 1-mile buoy rectangle.
There's nothing more fun or exciting! Battle the break multiple times as you race out and back twice around the buoyed course just yards off shore. Race is headed by Victory Koredry from Huntington Beach.

LA JOLLA Windansea Surf Club Saturday WindanSea Surf Club Paddle Race
La Jolla, CA / 9.5 miles, 5 miles, & 2 mile sprint

SAN PEDRO June 21, 2015
Rock 2 Rock Race
Isthmus, Catalina to Cabrillo Beach
San Pedro, CA / 22 miles 22.17 MILES
Isthmus, Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro

SEBASTOPOL The Blue Water Paddle Race
Bodga Bay/ Sebastopol, California
June 30, 2012
Sonoma Coast Chapter of Surfrider
All proceeds benefit Sonoma coast Surfrider
Rich Potter

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - 30 Jun 2012
RACE the LAKE of the SKY
Region 2 – NoCal/Tahoe, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event
South Lake Tahoe, CA Lakeview Commons
Lakeview Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
-2.5 mile Slalom Open Race
-SUP'er Cross
-Grom Race
Saturday Afternoon/Evening
-Live Band & Bonfire @ the beach
-Emerald Bay Distance Race 14.5 miles
-Team Relay Races

SANTA BARBARA July 1, 2012 No. 2 of 3 of the 2012 California Downwind Series
3rd Annual Santa Barbara Downwind
(formerly the Santa Barbara Cold Current)
Paddleboard & SUP Race
Goleta Beach to East Beach – 11.5 miles & Semana Nautica Loop Race – 3.5 mile
3rd Annual California Downwind Race Series
Robert A. Gilcrest
Blacksmith Endurance Co.
805 896-6917
7 & 9, 2012
Challenge the Bear
Region 1 – SoCal, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event
Big Bear Lake, CA
Meadow Park
Park Avenue
Big Bear Lake, CA
Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Canoes, 5K, 10K, 20K, Downwind, Sprints, Relay Races, Men, Women, Kids, Demos, Clinics, Vendor Expo

7 Jul 2012
Paddle for Humanity – Lake Tahoe, CA
Region 2 – NoCal/Tahoe, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event
Lake Tahoe, CACarnelian Bay
5166 N Lake Blvd
Lake Tahoe, CA
5K Competitive WPA Short Course (WPA Region 1 Points Race)
DOT Challenge
5-lap Elite Chuck Patterson Rally Race (WPA Region 1 Points Race)

TORRANCE BEACH July 7, 2012 The South Bay Dozen Torrance Beach, CA 5k Paddle Boad / SUP Race and sprint race. Racing 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots of prizes.
Michael Murphy

TAHOE July 14, 2012 Jame from the Dam Tahoe Cup High Elevation Stand-up/Paddleboard Race Series
This is a 6 mile point-to-point SUP and Paddleboard Race for all ability levels. The race starts at Commons Beach, Tahoe City (behind the fire station) and finishes at the Waterman's Landing in Carnelian Bay (next to Sierra Boat Company). Entry fee: $45, 55 day of. FREE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD DEMOS AFTER THE RACE
Rob Rojas Keike Challenge SUP race for kids 12 years and under will follow the Jam From The Dam race.
Commons Beach
270 North Lake blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96140
Starts at 9 a.m.

SAN CLEMENTE Race #2 – Saturday July 21 & 21, 2012 San Clemente Ocean Festival
Victory KoreDr SUPCross series
San Clemente, CA / 10k stock and unlimited, 5k stand-up, and 1.5k sprint race/ California Waterman (run-swim-paddle) / SUP
Call:(949) 440-6141

KINGS BEACH 11 & 12,
Quiksilver TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival
Region 2 – NoCal/Tahoe, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event, National Race Series
Kings Beach, CAKings Beach State Beach
HWY 28
Kings Beach, CA
2 days 5 races
- 5 mile Open Race – Men's /Women's all ages – SUP & Prone board classes.
- Free2 mile Grom Race – 12 & Under
- 10 mile Distance Race – All SUP/Prone board classes – OC-1 – Men's & Women's all age divisions.
- 6 mile Elite Race – $10k purse – Men's 14′ class – Women's 12'6″
- 4 person Relay Race

SANTA BARBARA - August 18, 2012 Paddlestock
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Santa Barbara, California
8:00AM 1 Mile Sprint Race
10:00AM 4 Mile Loop Course Race
12:00PM SUP Team Relay Race
1:00PM Open Age/ board SUP Slalom Race
2:00PM Elite SUP Slalom Course Eliminator Races Start
5:00PM Elite SUP Slalom Course Finalist Race Start
12 years or older (minors must be endorsed by legal guardian)
$20 1 Mile Sprint Race
$45 4 Mile Loop Course Races, & Open Age/ board SUP Course Race
$45 SUP Team Relay Race (1 Elite Paddler, 1 Adult, & 1 Youth) - All Proceeds Donated to TBD local charity
$85 Elite SUP Slalom Course Races
Entry, Event T-Shirt (men's or women's), Snacks, Fluids & Fuels, Post-Race Meal
Race and Registration: (805) 896-6917

CATALINA ISLAND August 26, 2012 Annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard
Isthmus, Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach, CA /
32 miles

OCEANSIDE September 3, 2012 83rd Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim and Paddle
Oceanside, CA / 1.5 miles
The Oceanside Pier Swim is an annual event celebrated by athletes from all over California to help raise money for the Oceanside Swim Club. Now in its 83rd year, the Pier Swim will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012, at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA. The Pier Swim is a one mile course that begins and ends on the beach. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:20 a.m. First heat starts at 8:30 a.m. Register early to get your T-shirt. We are currently looking for sponsors to show their support for the 2012 Pier Swim hosted by Oceanside Swim Club. If you are interested, please contact Coach Phillip at (760)
Oceanside Swim Club
Paul Ring

NEWPORT BEACH September 8, 2012
Balboa SUP Ocean Regatta
Region 1 – SoCal, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event
Newport Beach, Ca
Region 1 – SoCal, WPA Only Sanctioned Event, WPA Series Event
Newport Aquatic Center
Whitecliffs Drive
Newport Beach, Ca
SUP event at NAC in Newport Beach. 10 Mile pro ocean sprint and 3 other events.
Event Website
Newport Aquatic Center
702-659-4998 or 949-230-9973

NEWPORT BEACH September 8, 2012 Paddle2Live
Newport Beach, CA (Newport Pier/”Blackies” - Ocean) / 10 Mile SUP Elite Race, 4 Mile SUP Open Race 1.5 Mile SUP Family Fun Paddle
Paddling to kill cancer together& benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation
Mandy McDonnell 949-697-2323

DEL MAR September 16, 2012 Powerhouse Paddle
Del Mar, CA 6 miles, 3 mile, 1 mile novice, Children's age group races (400- 800 meters). All proceeds benefit children's learn to swim and aquatics programs in SD county
Bill Morgan 858-342-3111

SEBASTOPOL September 30, 2012 Grand Finals The Blue Water Paddle Race
Bodga Bay/ Sebastopol, California
Sonoma Coast Chapter of Surfrider
All proceeds benefit Sonoma coast Surfrider
Rich Potter

NORTH LAKE TAHOE September 16, 2012 O'Neill Tahoe Cup Paddleboard Race Series
5th Annual Tahoe Fall Classic
Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe to Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe / 22 miles
Phil Segal
Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Assoication

DANA POINT September 29-30, 2012 Battle of the Paddle
Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle - California
Doheny State Beach, CA

CATALINA ISLAND October 13, 2012 3rd Island to Island Waterman Relay
Santa Barbara Island to Two Harbors Catalina, CA / 28 miles
Giles D. Finlayson

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