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Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race

June 10, 2017 · Santa Monica, CA

Distance: Multiple Distances

Tracing its roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this iconic event offers epic competition and family friendly entertainment. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier and there are many ways to compete – Fun Paddle, Long Course, Elite Race, SUP / Paddleboard Knockout and Ocean Swimming events. 

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.

On the Pier Deck and beach, participants and spectators will enjoy the Ocean Festival featuring live music, Polynesian dancing, food, drinks and a one-of-a-kind surf history museum.

Not ready to compete? Join in on the festivities and enjoy front row seats to this incredible athletic performance! Thanks to our beautiful city and awesome sponsors, it’s FREE.

Cash prizes will be a minimum of $15,000. To challenge for the money, enter the Elite Race and the Clif Bar SUP / Paddleboard Knockout.

Exciting Competitions

– 1 Mile Open Water Swim

– Paddleboard & Sup Races 

– Elite Long Course Paddle

– Lifeguard Dory Races

– Juniors Competition

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pre-race course post-race