Malibu 2 Marina Championships
I am sorry to announce that the race will be canceled again
this year. Several issues have arisen this past week at which I have been
dealing with and trying to find solutions. Unfortunately, it has proved to be
way too much stress when combined with business and family priorities. With the
race not being affiliated with a paddling club I am not afforded the ability to
pass tasks on to others. This past week I have exhausted everything avenue that
I could to try and keep the race on, but it just wasn’t possible.
If you have already registered and paid for the race, I will make sure that you receive a complete refund.
I want to thank all the Volunteers, Escort Drivers,
Participants and everyone else that has contributed to making this event a
great success over the many years.
Unlike the other SoCal Winter Race Series Events, The M2M
Race has never been associated with a paddling club so every detail has fallen
solely on myself or the prior race organizer. We have always had great support
from the paddling community and the volunteers that help with the morning
registration, timing and awards which combined to make it a huge success. I
cannot thank everyone of you enough for all your dedication over the years.
The Malibu 2 Marina Championship Race has been running for
just short of 30 years. In 2004 the original organizer decided after many years
of organizing the event it was time for him to stepdown. Being one of the
longest running race in SoCal, I decided to step in so this event wouldn’t
disappear. Being the last point-to-point event in the SoCal Winter Series has
always been a deciding factor to continue putting on the event. That being
said, I feel that it is time for me to pass the baton.
Organizing such a logistically difficult point-to-point event has been both
rewarding and frustrating.
Moving forward, we are actively looking for an Outrigger Club, Company or other
entity to take this event to the next level. I am more than willing to stay on
as an advisor to help with the event, but with my personal obligations my time
is limited for running the entire event. If anybody is interested, please contact me.
Click Here to go to the official Malibu to Marina webpage.
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 20th ... Registration after March 20 is $35 and not guaranteed a event t-shirt.
JUST ADDED: Keiki SUP Course
This will be a buoy race inside the harbor.
We will start this event after the end of the short course (approx.) 11:00am.
Course: TBD Categories will be listed shortly
OC1, OC2, Surfski, PaddleBoards, Standup Boards & other vessels
start and finish at Mother’s Beach, Marina Del Rey. 5.2 miles
approx.(start time - 9:30am in Marina Del Rey.) Race starts in the
harbor right outside Mother’s Beach, heads outside the breakwater to the
first pole and back to Mother’s Beach.
PFD's are required for short course.
OC1, OC2, Surfski
begin at Malibu Pier (Surfrider Beach) in Malibu. Drop boats off at
Malibu Pier before you register. Then proceed to Mother's Beach in
Marina Del Rey for registration and a light breakfast. 16 miles (start
time - approx. 1:00pm in Malibu.- subject to change) Race starts off
Malibu Pier for a fun down swell run back to Mother’s Beach (D basin) in
Marina Del Rey!
We will have one shuttle
bus to take paddlers to Malibu once you have registered. If you can
carpool or provide your own transportation it would be helpful since the
bus does fill up quick. SHUTTLE BUS WILL LEAVE FROM MOTHER’S BEACH AT
Leashes and PFD's are required for long course.
try and register online to make it easier on us the morning of the
event. Registration for both long and short courses will be open at 8:00
and close at 10:30. Please note, short course is for all paddleboards
& SUP. There will be no long course for Paddleboards & StandUp
Boards (SUP). Paddleboard, SUP, OC1, OC2 and surfski short course
entries must be registered by 9:00.
There will be no registration in Malibu.
There is a paid parking lot across the street from the Mother's Beach on Palawan Way. Click Here
for directions to additional parking for Mother's Beach - located on Admiralty Way just west of the race setup location.
Parking Fee:$6 at both locations
fee includes - T-shirt (first 250 participants... But guaranteed for
all paddlers registered & paid online prior to March 13th), light
breakfast, lunch, awards, safety boats and shuttle bus for long courseClick here for wind conditions - Santa Monica Bay Buoy
don't refer to winderfinder.com for wind/surf conditions. This has
proven not to be the true conditions the past 6-7 years. Please refer to
the link above for more realistic conditions.