Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

/ Jun

Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Pier
08:00 am

The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The Festival offers a 1 MILE OPEN WATER SWIM, great training and racing for Open Water Swimmers & Triathletes. Awards are beautiful wood bowls for both wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. Highlights include Hula, a Pier & Surf Museum, Live Music, Food, Beer Garden and Rum Lounge.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this iconic event offers epic competition and family friendly entertainment. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier and there are many ways to compete – Fun Paddle, Long Course, Elite Race, SUP / Paddleboard Knockout and ocean swimming events. On the Pier Deck and beach, participants and spectators will enjoy the Ocean Festival featuring live music, Polynesian dancing, food, drinks and a one of-a-kind surf history museum.

Not ready to compete? Join in on the festivities and enjoy front row seats to this incredible athletic performance! Thanks to our beautiful city and awesome sponsors, it’s FREE.

Cash prizes will be a minimum of $15,000. To challenge for the money, enter the Elite Race and the Clif Bar SUP / Paddleboard Knockout.