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SUP & Paddleboard Races

June 7th, 2014 - Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

Santa Monica, United States

SUP & Paddleboard Races

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Paddleboard & SUP Long Course
5.5 Miles
Ended $40.00 $3.19
ELITE Race Long Course   more info Ended $50.00 $3.74
Two Mile Fun Paddle
2 Mile Short Course
Ended $40.00 $3.19
SUP Relay Ended $25.00 $2.37
ADD ON: SUP Relay   more info Ended $5.00 $1.27
ADD ON: One Mile Ocean Swim Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Run-Swim-Run Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Dory Races Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Juniors 250m Swim Ended $10.00 $1.54
ADD ON: Juniors Soft-Top Surf Race   more info Ended $1.00 $1.05
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SUP & Paddleboard Races

Tracing it’s routes back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this year’s event offers epic competition. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the historic and iconic Santa Monica Pier.

LONG COURSE - 5.5 mile loop that challenges our more experienced competitors.

Long Course Race Divisions:

  • Division 1 – SUP – Women’s – 12’6 & Under – 16 to 39
  • Division 2 – SUP – Women’s – 12’6 & Under – 40 to 49
  • Division 3 – SUP – Women’s – 12’6 & Under – Masters (50 & Over)
  • Division 4 – SUP – Men’s Unlimited
  • Division 5 – SUP – Men’s 14 – 16 to 39
  • Division 6 – SUP – Men’s 14 – 40 to 49
  • Division 7 – SUP – Men’s 14 – Masters (50 & Over)
  • Division 8 – SUP – Men’s – 12’6 & Under – 16 to 39
  • Division 9 – SUP – Men’s – 12’6 & Under – 40 to 49
  • Division 10 – SUP – Men’s – 12’6 & Under – 50 & Over
  • Division 11 – SUP – Men’s SUP Surfboard (Up to 12’2)
  • Division A – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Stock – 16 to 39
  • Division B – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Stock – 40 to 49
  • Division C – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Stock Masters (50 & Over)
  • Division D – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Unlimited
  • Division E – Prone – Women’s – Stock


ELITE RACE - Run concurrently with the Long Course, this is the same 5.5 mile loop and geared towards the sport’s top competitors - paddlers who have consistently placed in the top 10 in similar length events.

Elite Race Divisions:

  • Division 12- SUP Men's 14'
  • Division 13 - SUP Women's 12'6
  • Division 14 - Paddleboard - Men's - 12
  • Division 15 - Paddleboard Women's 12'

Any Elite Race division that receives less than 10 entries will be merged into the appropriate Long Course division. In the case of womens divisions, entrants will have the option of racing in the mens Elite Race division.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded, based on registration, to at least the top 3 finishers in each Elite Race division. Elite Race registrants who pre-register more than two weeks will receive a distinctive event race jersey and other benefits.

FUN PADDLE - 2 mile loop for paddlers who are less experienced or just want to enjoy a more relaxed race with a friendly vibe.

Fun Paddle Divisions:

  • Division 20 – SUP – Women’s – 16 to 39 – 12’6 & Under
  • Division 21 – SUP – Women’s Masters (40 & over) – 12’6 & Under
  • Division 22 – SUP – Women’s SUP Surfboard (12’ & Under)
  • Division 23 – SUP – Men’s – 12’6 & Under
  • Division 24 – SUP – Men’s Masters (50 & Over) – 12’6 & Under
  • Division 25 – SUP – Men’s SUP Surfboard (Under 12’2)
  • Division 26 – SUP – Junior’s (12 & Under) SUP Surfboard (12’ & Under)
  • Division 27 – SUP – Junior’s (13 to 16) SUP Surfboard (12’ & Under)
  • Division J – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Stock
  • Division K – Prone Paddleboard – Men’s Unlimited
  • Division L – Prone Paddleboard – Women’s Stock
  • Division M – Prone Paddleboard – Junior’s (16 & Under) Stock (12 & Under)

Team Challenge SUP Relay and "Luck of the Draw" SUP Relay Races

This year racers have a choice between two thrilling SUP relays.

The "Team Challenge" race is a competition for organized teams with intermediate and advanced racers. Teams representing brands, shops, beach clubs or schools will battle it out for the "Tommy Bahama Team Challenge" Cup. Who will be the first team to have their name etched on it? Teams will consist of 4 paddlers, including at least one female.

The "Luck of the Draw" race is geared toward individuals who will be randomly assembled into teams of 4 paddlers to compete against similar teams.

This race is geared toward paddlers of any ability, but all registrants should have significant experience with launching from the beach and through the surf zone.

Both SUP Relay Races will take place on a 12'6 "stock" boards or smaller. Teams have the choice of riding a shared board provided by one of the paddlers or individual boards as long as they meet the “stock” requirements. Top three finishing teams in each of these races will receive awards.

Warning: All of our races involve a “beach start” meaning that racers will have to navigate in and out of the surf zone. For everyone’s safety, we encourage all racers to make certain they have significant experience with launching from the beach through ocean waves. We encourage novice and even intermediate paddlers to take one or more classes with a certified instructor.

 

Pre-Race Group Training - Invite a Friend to Join You Race

http://www.prosupshop.com/about-prosupshop/latest-news/91-pier-paddle-sup-club

First-timer or want to improve your skills before race day? Join group training with some of LA's most experienced, highly trained SUP coaches and be a part of the 2013 Pier Paddle SUP Club. Members get 50% off SUP lessons, rentals, workouts and race training events from now until our race in June at the Santa Monica Pier. Get your feet wet and join a community of like-minded, water enthusiasts who want to try SUP for the first time or take their SUP skills to the next level. 

Come out every Wednesday night from 7pm to 9pm for a sunset paddle -- get tips from the Pros, workout while you work on your stroke and have fun! (usual price $45 --$22.50 for club members)

Starting Sunday March 17th and every other Sunday until the race -- join us from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for technique and race training: intro to advanced instruction, race strategy; stroke drills; SUP fun with paddlers who love to be on the water and want to try their first race or take their racing to the next level! ($55 or $27.50 for club members)

 

 

When & Where


200 Santa Monica Pier
Suite A
Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM (PDT)


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June 7th, 2014 - Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival on June 7th, 2014 is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard & 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. Help raise money for Heal the Bay. Become a "friendraiser" HERE.

To Register - select one of the following Main Events: SUP & Paddleboard Races, Ocean Swims or the Lifeguard Dory Race. These Main Events are eligible for discounted ADD ON events. ADD ON Events are available on each event page. *You can race in more than one Main Event, just be aware of the quick turn around time. 

Pre-registered racers should leave ample time to park and check in at registration a minimum of an hour before their event start time. Day of registrations should allow at least 90 minutes to park and register.

Early Registration   March 15 - May 17 (Save $10)

Registration   May 18 - June 5

Late Registration   June 6 - Race day

For specific questions please email info@pierpaddle.com. The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival has a NO REFUND POLICY. 

*Schedule subject to change. Please visit www.pierpaddle.com for most up to date information.  


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Schedule to be posted in March!


Competitors: Mandatory pre-race briefings will be held on the sand 30 minutes prior to all paddleboard, SUP and swim races. You must have completed registration or check-in and be present in order to race.
 

 

Exciting Competitions

- Paddleboard & Sup Races

- Elite Long Course

- Ocean Swims & Lifeguard Dory Races 

- Youth Beach Challenge

 

Great Experiences

- Pop-Up Museum of Antique Surfboards and Paddleboards, Historic Photographs, Artifacts and Authors

- Heal the Bay Ocean Stewardship Trivia Contests

- Classic Cars from California Beach Culture

 

Fun, fun fun!

- Live Bands

- Hula Dance Troupes

- Beer Garden on the Pier Deck

 

Paid competitors receive a one-of-a-kind event t-shirt, complimentary lunch and hydrating refreshments. 

- Top 3 Male and Female Winners receive unique Koa bowls each division

- Awesome post event grub for all athletes

- Bring the family and spend the day on the Pier!

 

Warning: All of our races involve a “beach start” meaning that racers will have to navigate in and out of the surf zone. For everyone’s safety, we encourage all racers to make certain they have significant experience with launching from the beach through ocean waves. We encourage novice and even intermediate paddlers to take one or more classes with a certified instructor.

Pre-Race Group Training - Invite a Friend to Join You Race

http://www.prosupshop.com/about-prosupshop/latest-news/91-pier-paddle-sup-club

First-timer or want to improve your skills before race day? Join group training with some of LA's most experienced, highly trained SUP coaches and be a part of the 2014 Pier Paddle SUP Club. Members get 50% off SUP lessons, rentals, workouts and race training events from now until our race in June at the Santa Monica Pier. Get your feet wet and join a community of like-minded, water enthusiasts who want to try SUP for the first time or take their SUP skills to the next level. 

Come out every Wednesday night from 7pm to 9pm for a sunset paddle -- get tips from the Pros, workout while you work on your stroke and have fun! (usual price $45 --$22.50 for club members)

Starting in March and every other Sunday until the race -- join us from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for technique and race training: intro to advanced instruction, race strategy; stroke drills; SUP fun with paddlers who love to be on the water and want to try their first race or take their racing to the next level! ($55 or $27.50 for club members)

 

 

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