East Coast Ocean Surfski & Paddleboard Championships

East Coast Ocean Surfski and Paddleboard Championships are open to Surfski, SUP, Prone Paddleboard, Outrigger Canoe and Surfboat over 5, 6,12 and 24 mile ocean courses.  The race courses are visible from Hollywood Beach and along the inside line, friends and family members may cheer on their racers.  Proceeds of the event go to the Hollywood Beach Safety Competition Teams.  This is the 20th consecutive running of the East Coast Paddleboard Championship and the resumption of the Ocean Surfski Championship.  We are honored to host both these historic events.

All starts will be wet with paddlers/crew on their craft.  The finish will be dry where the racers will paddle to the beach, dismount and run/jog/walk/crawl with their paddle a short distance to the finish line.  Boat caddies will gently move craft to the beach to insure a clean finish area. One member of the OC6 crews or Surfboat crews must run through the finish gates.

Safety of the paddlers is a prime concern.  Leashes and Vests are required for all single craft with the exception of lifeguard paddled Spec Surfskis.  Vests are required for OC-6 and Surfboat.

Several manufacturers and experts will be on the beach offering demos and basic instruction along with event sponsors showcasing their products.

Crews trailering their OC-6’s may store their canoes on the beach prior to race day in a designated area.  OC-6's may remain on the beach on Saturday night.  Trailer parking is available at a nearby park.

Hotel participants:

Surf In Hotel  (954) 554-1732

Beach Inn (954) 554-1732

Refreshments at the finish line for racers

Racers will receive event Rash guards

Hot Spots and Raffle

First Woman over 50 to Hot Spot by Bruce Gipson/VentureSport

First Man over 50 to Hot Spot by Bruce Gipson/VentureSport

First Woman to Hot Spot by Mike Canfield Think/OPC

First Man to Hot Spot by Mike Canfield Think/OPC

First Junior Man 17U to Hot Spot by Jeff Stephens/Paddle Attic

First Junior Woman 17U to Hot Spot by Maureen Stephens/Paddle Attic

First Man 18 - 29 to Hot Spot By Jeff Stephens/Paddle Attic

First Woman 18-29 to Hot Spot by Maureen Stephens/Paddle Attic

Epic Hot Spot by Brian Houston Epic Kayaks

Prone Board High Performance Coaching Session by Cynthia Aguilar/CAguilar

First OC-1 Woman to Hot Spot by Scott Miller/Manta Ray Paddle Sports

First OC-1 Man to Hot Spot by Scott Miller/Manta Ray Paddle Sports

Our Supporters: 

Ocean Paddle Company,  http://oceanpaddlecompany.com/ Think Mocke Vaikobi Geigerrig

Venturesport, Inc. http://venturesport.com/  Fenn Knysna Carbonology Pratt Z&J

Paddle Attic, http://www.thepaddleattic.com/#florida-stellar-surf-ski-kayak-sales  Stellar Z&J

Sprint Training & Resource Center http://www.sprintresources.com Nelo Jantex

Epic http://www.epickickayaks.com Epic Kayaks, Surfskis and Paddles

Paddle California http://www.paddlecal.com/ Motionize Downwind Nelo Mocke

CAguilar Custom Prone Boards by Indigo http://www.indigo-sup.com/

Suja Juice https://www.sujajuice.com/

Holy Mackerel Craft Beer http://holymackerelbeers.com/

Paddle Board Taxi http://www.paddleboardtaxi.com

Starts is wet with crews on their craft

OC-6 24 mile race and Surfboat start is 8:00AM

All other craft start is 9:00AM

Course Closes at 12:00PM All craft must finish by this time.

Award Ceremony as close to 12:00PM as possible

Equipment Demos will continue after the race ends.

Check-in opens at 7:00AM. 

Note concerning inclement weather:

Should there be lightening over the course, the Chief of Beach Safety may postpone the race start.  Being May, we do not expect hazardous conditions.  However, we have an alternate location if the sea state is determined as dangerous for small craft.  The decision to use the alternate location will be made 24 hours prior to race start.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Cynthia Aguilar5Prone Stock18-49Girl
Karen Figueroa8Prone Stock50+Girl
Chasen Dubs2Prone Stock17UGuy
John Modzelewski26Prone Stock17UGuy
Aaron Blanco27Prone Stock17UGuy
Brandon Schleicher24Prone Unlimited17UGuy
Shana Gaskill1SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Darrel Bagiotti14SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mo Brian Chesal25SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Gary Rancourt9SUP 14'50+Guy
Shannon Snell33Surfski Single29 and UnderGirl
Maggie Hogan3Surfski Single30-39Girl
Michele Eray4Surfski Single30-39Girl
Michael Hoffmann13Surfski Single60+Guy
Bruce Mcmanus22Surfski Single50-59Guy
Michael Stephan Hoffmann23Surfski Single29 and UnderGuy
Andy Fischer31Surfski Single50-59Guy
Jaime Rojas36Surfski Single30-39Guy
Flavio Costa6Surfski Single30-39Guy
Nick Smith7Surfski Single40-49Guy
Bruce Gipson12Surfski Single60+Guy
Craig Mentz15Surfski Single40-49Guy
Nate Humberston19Surfski Single30-39Guy
William Schaet20Surfski Single50-59Guy
Ivo Pavlov28Surfski Single40-49Guy
Bladimir Montalvo34Surfski Single40-49Guy
Jennifer Peters10OC-160+Girl
Scott Miller11OC-150-59Guy
David Rush16OC-150-59Guy
Ivan Wirbiezcas18OC-150-59Guy
Juan Anzola21OC-140-49Guy
Conrad Garcia30OC-150-59Guy
Bill Stewart17OC-150-59Guy
Alice Henley29Prone Stock18-49Girl
Sonia Louis32Prone Stock18-49Girl
Nicole Gonzalez35Prone Stock17UGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Competitors will start on the shoreline at Harry Berry Park in Hollywood. At the start they will proceed to a buoy approximately one mile offshore (buoy #1) where they will turn left around the buoy and head northwest. After three miles they will find a buoy approximately 150 yards offshore (buoy #2). Competitors will then turn left around this buoy and head south toward the start where they will encounter a buoy approximately 150 yards from shore (buoy #3). Competitors participating in the 6 mile race will turn right at this buoy and head for shore and the finish line. Competitors participating in the 12 mile race will turn left at this buoy and head east to buoy #1 for their second lap.  OC6's will make four laps for a distance of 24 miles.  The position of buoy #1 will be optimized for downwind paddling and finalized prior to race start at a meeting of last years category winners and the chief of beach safety.

The file mile SUP racers will start on the shoreline and race north for 2 1/2 miles to buoy #2.  Racers will U-turn around buoy #2 heading south to buoy #3.  At buoy #3, the SUP's will turn right and head for shore and the finish line.

 For the OC6 24 mile competitors, a fourth buoy (buoy #4) will be placed approximately 100 yards offshore and 350 yards north of buoy #3. The area between buoy #3 and buoy #4 will be used for crew changes.  On the last lap of the course, the OC6's when passing buoy #4 will angle gradually to the finish line at the shoreline.

The Start/Finish line and paddler check in are at Harry Berry Park 301 Azalea Terrace, Hollywood, FL 33019.  Metered parking is available with easy beach access.  Spectator parking is available in public and private garages/street parking along the length of the race course.


May 20 to May 21, 2017


Hollywood, FL