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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Mile Ocean Swim Ended $50.00 $3.74
Juniors 250m Swim Ended $30.00 $2.64
ADD ON: Paddleboard & SUP Long Course
5.5 Miles
Ended $5.00 $1.27
ADD ON: PaddleCross   more info Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Two Mile Fun Paddle
2 Mile Short Course
Ended $5.00 $1.27
ADD ON: Run-Swim-Run Ended $10.00 $1.54
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The Santa Monica Pier provides a breathtaking start for the athletes before they compete in the stunning Pacific Ocean.


Our one-mile ocean swim is a spectacular event for amateur & Masters swimmers and multi-sport athletes. This rectangular course has three left turns and one right turn, clearly marked by yellow buoys. Swimmers start on the beach, swim counter-clockwise around the first three buoys and turn right, at the last buoy, and finish on the beach.

The use of flotation or propulsion aids of any kind are prohibited, including swim fins and hand paddles. Wetsuits are allowed, however swimmers in wetsuits are NOT eligible for awards. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers (non-wetsuit only) in age groups 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All swimmers are required to wear the event swim cap provided at check in for safety. 

A loop swim from the beach, through the surf zone out near the end of the pier and back.

Swimmers start on the beach, swim around the two buoys and finish on the beach. Must be at least 8 years old to participate. Registration includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, lunch, raffle entry, and access to all the day’s entertainment. All swimmers are required to wear the event swim cap provided at check in for safety. Trophies and Pacific Park passes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in age groups 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16.  

This is a fun ‘extra’ event for athletes to participate in. For only $20 – stack yourself up against your friends (and competitors) in a 400m Sand Run – 400m Swim – 400m Sand Run.



While, wetsuits are allowed, the use of flotation and or propulsion aids of any kind are prohibited, including swim fins and hand paddles. All competitors are required to wear a specific colored swim cap supplied at check-in for safety.



A cutoff time of 55 minutes for the 1-mile swim is strictly enforced. Swimmers who fail to make the cutoff time will be considered disqualified non-finishers. This cutoff time has been established to ensure the safety of swimmers. Swimmers who fail to complete the required distance under the established cutoff time will be visited by a motorized safety craft. Those swimmers will be required to swim to shore immediately.


Schedule of Events

(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.

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 11th, 2016 is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

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