The Cold Hands Paddle 2018

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:  All races welcome; only paddleboards and SUPs will be awarded.
Dory boats, surf skis, kayaks, and OC1s are welcome to participate as well.   Awarded divisions may change based on level of participation on the day of the race.

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 save time! Famous Cold Hands Paddle t-shirts are available on race day for $20. Only 120 will be printed. We will sell out!

RAFFLE: Buy raffle tickets on the day of the race! All proceeds of the raffle benefit the Sarcoma Alliance and the fight for cancer patients.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, Harbor Physical Therapy, BGSD Surfboards, Ocean of Hope, Port Town Brewing Company, Drunk Monk Bier, LA City and LA County Lifeguards.

SAFETY: For SUP's and OC's please make sure to bring your own USCG approved floatation device.  Also, should the weather or surf conditions get rough, for the safety of participants the race course may be altered or postponed. PRE-RACE SAFETY MEETING ON LAWN AREA at 8:30am sharp.

PARKING: 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 since 2003, 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 2018 Cold Hands Paddle will be held on 3/4/2018 at 9:00am!

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 the inner Cabrillo Beach.

7:30am registration and ticket sales open

8:30am pre-race course safety meeting @bathhouse lawn

9:00am race start

11:00am awards and raffle

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Jansy Obando1Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
M Torsten Rasborn2SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Ryan Cameron3Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Andy Dowdell4SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Ron Witter5Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Jim Anderson6SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
Kaitlin Harvey7SUP Stock 14JuniorsGirl
Rodney Harvey8Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Charlie Yu9SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Dale Adama, Joshua Usher10Lifeguard Dory (2)Open 18-49Guy
Rich D'souza11SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Ron Adelhelm12SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Kristin Thomas13SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Girl
Bryan Tucker14SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Paola Baez15SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Girl
Joel Baez16SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Thomas Nilsen17SUP Stock 14JuniorsGuy
Loraine Gruber18Prone StockMasters 50+Girl
Yvonne Chavez19Prone StockMasters 50+Girl
Wade Williford20Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
John Martin21Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Tiana Pugliese22Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Ted Nguyen23Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Glenn Gunnarson24Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Abby Hatch25Prone StockJuniorsGirl
Miguel Gerardi26SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Dennis Buchanan27SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Kurt Schaefer28Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Catherine Goodhue29Prone StockMasters 50+Girl
Andy Uytingco30SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
Ron Roebuck31Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Paul Meisel32SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Pilar Cayton33SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Girl
Ryan Pettit34Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Patrick Jacobson35Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Elisa Moore36Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Harrison Harper37Prone StockJuniorsGuy

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 4, 2018


San Pedro, CA