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Dory Races Ended $20.00 $2.09
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5.5 Miles
Ended $20.00 $2.09
ADD ON: PaddleCross - Registration   more info Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Run-Swim-Run Ended $10.00 $1.54
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For the dory competition, area lifeguards will row 2-person rescue boats in both a 1 Mile Sprint and a crowd-pleasing 3 Lap Race through the surf zone.

 This event is part of the race series put on by the National Doryman’s Association.


Saturday, June 7, 2014


Race Schedule (Abbreviated, please view full schedule online)




6:45 - Race Registration opens




8:00 - One Mile Ocean Swim




8:30 - Elite and Long Course Mandatory Race Briefing




8:45 - Dory Race – One Mile Sprint




8:45 - Competitor Group Photo #1




9:15 - Paddleboard & SUP 5.5 Long Course and Elite Race




9:25 - Juniors 250m Swim




9:30 - Museum Opens




10:00 - Kids 1k Sprint




10:00 - Beer Garden and Rum Lounge Open




10:30 - Kids Beach Events Start




11:00 - Run-Swim-Run




11:40 - 3 Lap Dory Surf Race




11:45 - Fun Paddle Mandatory Meeting




12:00 - Paddleboard & SUP Two Mile Fun Paddle




1:15 - Paddle Cross Mandatory Race Briefing




1:30 - Tommy Bahama Paddle Cross Race




2:00 - Youth Soft-Top Surfboard Race




3:00 - Youth SUP Race




Live Music




* All times subject to change.




On the pier deck, manufacturers will show off the latest in paddleboards, accessories and clothing. An awards ceremony will follow the completion of the races for the top finishers in each of the paddleboard divisions and the dory races.


All races start and finish on the sand immediately south of the pier. The standup paddle and traditional or prone paddleboard races feature a 5.5 mile long course and 2 mile "fun paddle," both of which take paddlers around the historic Santa Monica Pier and hug the coast. The Tommy Bahama SUP and Paddleboard Knockout Race is an onshore 500 meter race, with winners going on to the next round.


When & Where

200 Santa Monica Pier
Suite A
Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

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Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier

The Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier on June 6th, 2015 is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival benefits Heal the Bay, the 
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and 
its public marine education facility. Heal the Bay will receive a portion of net proceeds from the event. Partake in the kids beach, ocean, waterway stewardship and trivia contests.

For more information about the event, visit the event website:


If you have questions about volunteering, contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at volunteer@pierpaddle.com

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