Santa Monica Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival 2017

June 10, 2017 - Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

Celebrating and honoring the birthplace of Southern California's iconic beach culture through competition, awareness, and entertainment.

The 8th Annual Clif Bar Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier returns Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The family-friendly event features an ocean swim, paddleboard, SUP and dory races and kids races.  All courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier.  The pier deck features hula dancing, beer and rum garden, live music and a board & gear expo celebrating the history of paddleboarding.  

Join us for an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. A portion of net proceeds goes to Surfrider and The Bay Foundation!

Pre-register early online for the best price.

1. Early Bird Pricing 2/1 - 3/21
2. Price increases on 3/22
3. Additional price increase on 5/23
4. Additional price increase on Race Day

To register, select one of the Main Events: SUP & Paddleboard Long Course, ELITE Long Course, 2-Mile Fun Paddle, Juniors 500M Paddle Race, 1.2 Mile Ocean Swim & Splash N' Dash, Juniors 250M Swim or Lifeguard Dory Race.  

Main Event Entry Fees
SUP & Paddleboard Long Course: $40 / 45 / 50 / 55 on race day
Elite Long Course: $50 / 55 / 60 / 65 on race day
2-Mile Fun Paddle: $30 / 35 / 40 / 45 on race day
1.2 Mile Ocean Swim & Splash N' Dash: $35 / 40 / 50 / 55 on race day
Youth 250M Swim: $20 / 25 / 30 / 35 on race day
Lifeguard Dory Race: $20 / 25 / 30 / 35 on race day

Add-On Events Pricing
Register online for a Main Event and you can purchase Add-On events at the below discounted prices.
Long Course - $10
2-Mile Fun Paddle - $10
Junior Paddle - $10
Tommy Bahama Paddlecross - $15
Ocean Swim - $15
Junior Swim - $10
Dory Race - $10

Race Day Registration
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.

For questions, please email The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival has a NO REFUND POLICY. 

Visit for the most updated race information. 

June 10, 2017

6:45 Race Registration opens

7:45 Hawaiian Blessing

8:00 One Mile Ocean Swim

8:15 Juniors 250m Swim

8:45 Dory Race – One Mile Sprint

9:00 Kids Beach Events Start

9:15 Paddleboard & SUP 5.5 Long Course and Elite Race

9:25 Paddleboard & SUP Two Mile Fun Paddle

9:30 Museum Opens

9:30 Splash ‘n’ Dash (Swim/Run)

10:00 Kids ½ Mile or 100 Yard Beach Dash

10:00 Beach Volleyball Starts

11:30 3 Lap Dory Surf Race

12:15 Junior SUP Race

12:45 Junior Paddleboard Race

1:00 Paddle Cross Race

7:30 Beer Garden and Rum Lounge Close

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.

This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Visit for updated course information.

SUP & Paddleboard Long Course - 5.5 mile loop that challenges our more experienced competitors.

ELITE Long Course - Runs concurrently with the Age Group Long Course.  5.5 mile loop that is geared towards the sport's top competitors - paddles who have consistently placed in the top ten in similar races

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

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

Important Reminders:

USCG (United States Coast Guard) approved PFD (personal floatation device) is required of all SUP racers to participate in the Distance Race. SUP racers will not be allowed to start with out PFD.

Elite Racing board classes:

Men Prone Distance - 12’ Stock
Men SUP Distance - 12’6”
Men Prone PaddleCross - 12’ Stock
Men SUP PaddleCross - 12’6”

Women Prone Distance - 12’ Stock
Women SUP Distance - 12’6

Women Prone PaddleCross - 12’ Stock

Women SUP PaddleCross - 12’6”

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Jun 10, 2017


Santa Monica, CA