Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race at the Santa Monica Pier

June 11, 2016 - Tommy Bahama Paddle Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier

The 7th Annual Tommy Bahama Paddle Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier returns Saturday, June 11, 2016.  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 Heal the Bay and its public marine education facility, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.  Heal the Bay is an environmental non-profit dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.

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, One-Mile Ocean Swim, 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
One-Mile Ocean Swim: $40 / 45 / 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
Run/Swim/ Run - $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 Tommy Bahama Paddle Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier has a NO REFUND POLICY. 

Visit for the most updated race information. 

Visit for the final schedule.

Races begin at 8:00am.  

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.

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Jun 11, 2016


Santa Monica, CA