The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle
Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point, CA
October 4 & 5, 2014
(San Clemente, CA)—Rainbow® Sandals and Gerry Lopez is proud to
announce the Battle of the Paddle October 4 & 5, 2014 at Salt Creek Beach
in Dana Point, California. After maximizing capacity last year’s event at
Doheny State Beach, we moved the event just a couple of miles up the coast
to the beautiful Salt Creek Beach With the new location at Salt Creek, the Battle of the Paddle will be able to offer a new and exciting race courses, a greater SUP Expo, more parking and
a stadium arena layout for spectators.
Salt creek is one of the most beautiful beaches in California located just
south of Laguna Beach. It’s hills and geography will allow people to look
over above the expo area and watch the action in the water from
everywhere at the event including event registration.
Salt Creek allows us to have more parking and at a lower cost. There is
parking directly atop the hill at Salt Creek that is only $8.00/day, Free
parking down at Strands, and parking at Dana Hills High School. There will
be shuttles assigned to taking exhibitors, competitors, spectators and
equipment from the top of the hill to the beach all weekend and shuttles
assigned to taking people from the other parking lots to the main one at Salt
We are excited to exhibit new race courses for all races. The Elite race will
be evermore fun and exciting to watch as well as the Open, Distance and
Kids Races. In case of a large swell and if we feel the conditions aren’t safe
for lower level paddlers we will change the course the day to alternative
courses we’ve planned that are more safe and less challenging for the Open
and Kids Races.
The 2014 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is proudly
sponsored by: Kona Brewing Company, Tommy Bahama, Riviera
Paddleboards, Dana Point Resorts, Go Pro, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Patagonia,
Hobie Surf Shop, Duke’s Restaurant, Northern Trust, City of Dana Point.
Everyone who enters The Battle of the Paddle will receive a free pair of
Rainbow Sandals, event tee and lunch. Event proceeds will support the
Wounded Warriors Project among other charities.
Register online or at the Hobie Surf Shop Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Welcoming party Friday October 3 (5:00pm to 9:00pm) at Hobie Surf Shop (34174 Pacific Coast Highway,
Dana Point, CA 92629) before the event and receive a discount on your race
You can easily enter the day of the events. On-site event registration
will be open 7:00am both days.
About Salt Creek Beach: Salt Creek Beach Park is a popular surfing
location. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best left swells along the
entire coastline. Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tidepool
exploration (all tidepool inhabitants are protected) are other beach activities.
Convenience structures include restroom facilities with outside showers and
a paved parking area. A beach concession building, open in the spring and
summer, offers quick food and beach supplies.
It is located about 10 miles (16 km) south of Laguna Beach, 70 miles
(110 km) north of San Diego, and 45 miles (72 km) south of Los Angeles.
Parking consists of pay and display parking $1/hour year round. Or, an
annual Orange County beach parking decal, available at the Sailing & Events
Center (949) 923-2215 in Dana Point Harbor.
About the resorts of Dana Point (myDanaPoint.com)
Conveniently located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles in Orange County, Dana Point showcases a breathtaking collection of resort properties with an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Dana Point’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along its golden coast. Renowned as the whale watching capital of the world, Dana Point features an abundant marine life and a legendary harbor that opens to an ocean of possibilities.
For More Information:
Event contact: Barrett Tester, Event Coordinator
Website: Battleofthe paddle.com
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be available at the Salt Creek Beach parking lot on a first come, first serve basis.
Board drop-off will be available at the Salt Creek Beach parking lot both days of the event.
Additional parking will be available at "The Strand" beach parking lot located .5 mile away and Dana Hills High School parking lot approximatley one mile from the event site. There will be bus shuttles every twenty minutes throughout the day transfering attendees from both parking sites to Salt Creek Beach. Maps and directions to the overflow lots will be available at the Salt Creek Beach parking lot.
Participants are recommended to drop-off boards at the event site on Friday October 3 from 9:00am thu 6:00pm. There will be overnight security for race boards on Friday and Saturday evening (Oct. 4).
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No Alcohol or glass containers allowed a Salt Creek Beach.
No dogs allowed at Salt Creek Beach.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Rainbow Sandals at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary.
When & Where
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