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 8:30!

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

Start Race:  Immediately following Safety Brief

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
Joshua Usher, Dale Adama10Lifeguard 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
David Ginsburg38Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Ricky Kloppe, Jeronimo Merayo39Lifeguard Dory (2)Open 18-49Guy
Casey Annis40Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Ray Coombs41SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
William Glasgow42SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Aaron Osten43Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Collin Goddard44Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Wally Buckingham45Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Paul Pianowski46SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
David Gilman47Surfski SingleMasters 50+Guy
Corey Hamilton48SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Mary Robinson49SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Girl
Rich Van Duzer50Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Micheal Stevens51Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Ron Ehrhard52Surfski SingleOpen 18-49Guy
Sam Michel53Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Nevvar Hickmet54Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Wayne Buckingham55Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Kurt Benson56SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Brent Meyer57Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Geoffrey Page58Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Jennifer Dail59SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Girl
Parker Russell60Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Bryce Green61Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Mark Mcgrath62Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Matthew Lord63Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Sam Saied64SUP UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Willy Bravenec65Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Tony Forcier66SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Stephen Sinkus67Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
John Gabriel68SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
Gilbert Salas69Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Kelsy Hartley70SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Girl
Shane Gherardi71Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Steve Gherardi72Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Katie Sullivan73SUP UnlimitedOpen 18-49Girl
Jack Wilhelm74Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Kenny Kwong75SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Peggy Reilly76SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Girl
Amy Fistonich77SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Girl
Marisa Kuiken78Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
John Summers79Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Jason Field80Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Bert Wells81Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Pete Bagoye82Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Kenny Bauchman83SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
Chris Russell84Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Laurie Armer85SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Girl
Brian Selogie86Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Chris Koerner87SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Saeed Nafisi88Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
John Bates89Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Guy
Jennifer Wessels90Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Erik Matheson91Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Francziska Steagall92Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Girl
Tyler Morgan, Tim Burdiak93Lifeguard Dory (2)Open 18-49Guy
Jeremy Godokiss94SUP Stock 14Open 18-49Guy
Ruth Parish95Prone UnlimitedMasters 50+Girl
Michael Bauch96KayakOpen 18-49Guy
Mike Guerrero97SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Cat Malicki98Prone StockOpen 18-49Girl
Bill Mcgrath99SUP Stock 14Masters 50+Guy
Jeromy Rogan100Prone StockOpen 18-49Guy
Mike A'hearn101Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
James Ahearn102Prone StockJuniorsGuy
Chris Aguilar103Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Mike Avery104Prone StockMasters 50+Guy
Steve Shikiya105Prone UnlimitedOpen 18-49Guy
Shaun Gudmundsson106Prone StockOpen 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.  Beach start; beach finish.

3800 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