Youth Activities (16 & Under)
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)
PRE-REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH AT 12:00PM.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH AT 6:45AM
For younger athletes, ages 8 - 16, we have a ton of fun individual and team competitions on the sand and in the ocean. In the ocean we offer a quick 250m Swim and Surfboard Paddle Race. On the sand, kids can compete in FREE group and individual runs, relays, and other junior lifeguard-style challenges. Support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Prizes include an “Unlimited Rides” wristband from Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier for each of the top three finishers in each age group for boys and girls 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16.
This loop swim takes kids from the beach, through the surf zone out near the end of the pier and back in. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration includes a T-shirt, goodie bag with samples, lunch, youth raffle entry, access to all the day’s entertainment and trophies and prizes for the top 3 finishers of each gender in each age group. There is a small entry fee for this event. Start time is 9:25am.
Juniors Soft-Top Surfboard Race
A short loop course out to near the end of the pier and back in through the surf and onto the beach. This is a soft-top-only surfboard race – no fully glassed boards. Must be at least 8 years old to participate. Registration includes a T-shirt, goodie bag with samples, lunch, youth raffle entry, and access to all the day’s entertainment. Plus prizes for top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Start time is 2:00pm.
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
* All times subject to change.
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.
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