The Cold Hands Paddle

RACE: The Cold Hands Paddle draws paddlers from all over Southern California who brave the ocean waters off Cabrillo Beach, in San Pedro, CA  to race what some call The Official Start to the Paddling Season!

Come for the race, stay for the raffle and awards ceremony! Free to participate! All ages welcome!

COURSE: An awesome (some say not even cold!) 4 mile course starting in front of the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, around the famous lighthouse, and finishing inside the breakwall at Cabrillo Beach. See our Race Map for details.

DIVISIONS: Sorry, only paddleboards and SUPs will be awarded.
Dory boats, surf skis, kayaks, and OC1s are welcome to participate as well.

PRONE- Men's, Women's and Juniors: Stock and Unlimited
SUP- Men's, Women's and Juniors: Stock and Unlimited

REGISTRATION: No fee to race! Register online to pre-order the famous Cold Hands t-shirt. $20 pre-order, $25 race day. We will sell out, so pre-order to guarantee your shirt. 

RAFFLE: Register online to pre-order raffle tickets. All proceeds of the raffle benefit the Sarcoma Alliance and the fight against cancer. To find out more information or to donate, click here:OCEAN OF HOPE 

$5 or 5 tickets for $20


SPONSORS: Thank you for the continued support from The Cabrillo Beach Boosters, Joe Bark Paddleboards, Carapace Wetsuits, Ocean of Hope, Core Power Recovery, Port Town Brewing Company, and Drunk Monk Bier.

Plenty of parking, though it may cost a few bucks. Show up ready to race! See our Race Maps for directions and satellite photos. Check out our Photo Gallery

RACE HISTORY: What started out as a friendly wager between two Los Angeles City Lifeguards in February of 2002, has turned into the Cold Hands Paddle. Every year the Cold Hands Paddle is set in the heart of the Southern Californian winter at the beginning of March when you never know what Mother Nature will have in store. See the current Cabrillo Beach Surf Report and water temperature!


The 2015 Cold Hands Paddle will be held on 3/1/2015 at 8:30am!

Registration starts at 7:30am at the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse. It's FREE to participate, donate if you would like to help a great cause!

4 mile course starting in front of the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, around the famous lighthouse and finishing inside the breakwall at Cabrillo Beach.

7:30am registration and ticket sales open

8:25am pre-race course safety meeting @bathhouse lawn

8:30am race start

10:30am awards and raffle

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Tiffany Tudyk1SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Abby Hatch2Prone StockJuniorsGirl
Marcus Hatch3Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Steve Collins4SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Damon Bassett5Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Ileana Scissors6Prone StockJuniorsGirl
Aimee Spector7Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Sam Puleri8SUP SurfboardOpen 18-49Guy
Andy Duran9SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Juju Jones10OC-1Open 18-49Girl
David Ginsburg11Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Layton Petersen12SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Garth Davis13SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Ron Witter14Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Jeff Mineghino15SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Francziska Steagall16Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Girl
Robert Willis17Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Bernadette Foote18Prone StockJuniorsGirl
Jon Stange19Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Philip Loy20Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Mauricio Leon De La Barra21Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Benjamin Landis22Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Jon Kopitzke23SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Ray Nosse24SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Mark Williams25SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Tim Schwartz26Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Kobe Sallstrom27Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Erik Matheson28Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Robert Phelps29Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Jennifer Wessels30Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Meghann Schmidt31OC-1Open 18-49Girl
Kyle Smith32Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Mike Avery33Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Edward Mckeegan34Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Travis Cunningham35SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Joseph Diasparra36Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Heidi Gastler37Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Fred Sardisco38Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Kurt Obermeyer39Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Joel Gober40Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
George Loren41Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Jessica Rocheleau42Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Mike Vaughan43SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Derek Turner44SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Karl Treiberg45SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Max First46Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Max Fleming47SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Mike Hadley48SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Zach Ott49SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Chris Koerner50SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Pete Bagoye51Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Ben Brewer52Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Richard Godino53Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Kristin Thomas54SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Girl
Susie Kiley55SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Taylor Guest56Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Chelsea Wilder57SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Cole Vander Broek58SUP UnlimitedJuniorsGuy
Todd Stockwell59Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Bunny Frost60SUP SurfboardOpen 18-49Guy
Wayne Limm61SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Wes Huston62OC-1Open 18-49Guy
Chiron Stewart63Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Robert Howson64SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Guy
Jade Howson65SUP Under 12'6"JuniorsGirl
Frank Meza66Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Joe Burschinger67Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Darryl Stolz68Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Harry Petersen69SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Chris Barrios70Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Channing Barrios71Prone StockJuniorsGirl
Merten Stroetzel72SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Derek Traeger73Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Tamara Lentz74SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Dan Buchanan75Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Michael Hulswit76Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Joel Pepper77Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Misha Ki78SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Dj O'brien79Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Anne Barnitt80Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Jodie Nelson81SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Girl
Kelly Brown82Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Gene Kusion83SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Steve Shikiya84Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Reno Caldwell85Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Ryan Shikiya86Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Jennifer Lakos87SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Girl
Peter Lakos88SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Paul Reusch89Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Wally Buckingham90Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Wayne Buckingham91Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
John Bates92Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Casey Annis93Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Rusty Lanning94Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Robert Schade95Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Loraine Gruber96SUP Under 12'6"Masters 50+Girl
Johannes Bernbeck97Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Kevin Dowdee98Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Dana Bagdasarian99Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Jurgen Minkowski100Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Marisa Kuiken101Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Girl
Yvonne Chavez102Prone StockMasters 50+Girl
Kaitlyn Hadley103SUP Under 12'6"JuniorsGirl
Noam Elroi104SUP Under 12'6"JuniorsGuy
William Kindel105Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Gabriella Ma106SUP Under 12'6"JuniorsGirl
Heidi Hoang107Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Parker Russell108Prone UnlimitedJuniorsGuy
Joe Bark300SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Jack Bark301Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Sam Bark303Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Mike Stevens401Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Charlie Hutchens402Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Mark Dupray403Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Foster Campbell404Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Craig Douglas407Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Patrick O'hea408SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Natalie Foote409Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Sam Michel411Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Mike Guerrero413SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Jared Vargas415SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Erin Donnelly-kane416SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Tiana Pugliese418Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Mark Miyamoto419SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Julia Garcia420Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Dave Stringer421Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Carter Petersen422Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Darrell Bednark423Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Steve Shlens424Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Chris Latham425Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Robert Schallert427Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Alison Riddle429Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Gus Cortez433KayakOpen 18-49Guy
Cole Horton434Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Tom Horton435Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Tim Odonnell436Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Andrea Odonnell437SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Beth Kiely438SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Greg Uruburu440Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Ismael Garcia441Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Mike Murphy443Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Jeremy Godokiss444SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Dan Messer447Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Ryan Knysh448SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Frank Holmes449Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Jamie Ashley500Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Pat Ryan505SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Trevor Lakos506SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Brandon Sauls507SUP Under 12'6"Open 18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

4 mile course from outside Cabrillo Beach to inside Cabrillo Beach. 

3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731

Los Angeles City Lifeguard Headquarters at Cabrillo Beach: 310-548-2909.


Mar 1, 2015


San Pedro, CA