PaddleMe Championships 2017: CANCELLED

2017 PaddleMe
Malibu 2 Marina Championships

Race Cancelled

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.

Mahalo,
Brad Gaines


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

SHORT COURSE:

OC1, OC2, Surfski, PaddleBoards, Standup Boards & other vessels

Will 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.

LONG COURSE:

OC1, OC2, Surfski

Will 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 Approx. 11:45AM

Leashes and PFD's are required for long course.

Online Registration:

Please 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.

Parking:

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

Entry fee:

Entry 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 course

Click here for wind conditions - Santa Monica Bay Buoy
Please 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.


 

8:00am Registration Opens 
9:00am Short Course Registration Closes 
9:30am Short Course starts in Marina Del Ray 
10:30am Long Course Registration Closes
11:00am Keiki SUP Course
1:00pm Long Course starts in Malibu
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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

No entries have been received yet.
he above map is for the short course. Short course: 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. Long course:(Leashes are required for long course) 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!

Click here for long course map (below)


The directions map above is to Mother's Beach in Marine Del Ray (Short course)

Click here for Directions to Malibu Pier (Surfrider State Park)

Click here for directions to Mother's Beach (MDR)

When:

Mar 25, 2017

Where:

Marina del Rey, CA