Water Warrior Amphibious Assault 2016

Compete with the few, the proud, the Marines! Our Amphibious Assault includes stand up and prone paddleboard races, outrigger canoe and surfski races, a 1-mile open harbor swim with separate races for adults and kids, a vendor village, and kids SUP races.

Marines and Civilians Ages 9 and UP
SUP and Prone paddleboard races, outrigger canoe race, surfski race, and open water swim
Sept 17, 2016
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

Race Schedule (subject to change):


  • Day of registration available, from 6:00am – until sold out, tell your friends!
  • Athlete Check-in 6:00am – 1:00pm 
  • T-Shirt pick-up (shirts are provided for all pre-registered participants that register before August 28th)
  • ALL participants must check-in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their event start.
  • Mandatory body marking station open: 6:00am – 1:00pm
7:30 am
  • Vendor Village Open 7:30am – 4:00pm


  •  1-mile Lagoon Course Obstacle Swim - adults

  • 1-mile Lagoon Course Obstacle Swim - kids


  • Elite Amphibious Assault SUP Races prelim heats


  •  5K Harbor (SUP, Prone, OC, surfski) Race


  •  10K Ocean (SUP, Prone, OC, surfski) Race


  •  1K Kid’s Amphibious Assault Race


  • Open Age Group Amphibious Assault SUP Races


  • Elite Amphibious Assault SUP Final


  • All Amphibious Assault SUP (top three M/F) Awards Presentation

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Billy Becerra3SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Layla Tulloch4SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kei Komatsu5SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mike Geraghty10SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Stoney11SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brian Brady35SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Dylan Bender39SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Ralph Fleming40SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Monica Tucker43SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Bryce Miller67SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jeff Andrade71SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Yann Lauletta80SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jade Howson81SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Keagan Lamar85SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Valeria Salustri89SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mary Carpenter93SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Tyler Bashor99SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Finn Spencer100SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jefferey Spencer101SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Elijah Schoenig105SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Mark Quest109SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Ron Adelhelm6SUP 14'50+Guy
Tom Moyer22SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Sarah Eishen28SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Wendy Trout29SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jon Brick, Dustin Purdy30OC-218-49Guy
Liz Benson31SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Darrell Young32SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Annette Ludlow37SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kalia Chalom48SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Kitsy Nipper49SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Melia Miller52SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Abby Baker63SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Lisa Gable65SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Laraine Moon69SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Alex Hernandez73SUP 12'6"18-49Mixed
Angel Hernandez74SUP 12'6"18-49Mixed
Keith Andersen86Surfski Single50+Guy
Loraine Gruber87Prone Stock50+Girl
Wayne Buckingham88Prone Stock50+Guy
Burke Hammond90SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Wally Buckingham96Prone Unlimited50+Guy
Yvonne Chavez110Prone Stock50+Girl
Ron Adelhelm6SUP 14'50+Guy
Cliff Bernard13SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Frank Cavanagh26Surfski Single50+Guy
Lance Shaw36SUP 14'50+Guy
Bryan Tucker42SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Steve Economos57SUP 14'18-49Guy
Helen Taylor60SUP 14'50+Girl
Bryce Miller67Prone Stock18-49Guy
Greg Ford68Prone Stock18-49Guy
Guillaume Escarguel75OC-118-49Guy
Jim Baumann77OC-150+Guy
Jon Anderson98Surfski Single50+Guy
Michel Faris102Surfski Single18-49Guy
Daniel Lamm1Open20-29Guy
Adam Pierce2Open30-39Guy
Lester Neipert9Open40-49Guy
Brianna Benson15Open30-39Girl
Robbie Andrews16Open13-19Guy
Taylor Lyon17Open13-19Girl
Mia Kragh18Open13-19Girl
Brian Zark23Open30-39Guy
Linda Scott27Open30-39Girl
Nathan Lyon34Open9-12Guy
Reece Scott38Open20-29Guy
Juan Hernandez41Open50+Guy
Tom Grady44Open50+Guy
Duke Grady45Open9-12Guy
Dane Grady46Open9-12Guy
Morgan Gross50Open20-29Girl
Gabriel Vander Wall54Open20-29Guy
Austin Hellickson55Open13-19Guy
Elise Schuetz56Open30-39Girl
Olivia Norris61Open13-19Girl
Joshua Pettijohn62Open20-29Guy
David Hoppe64Open50+Guy
Ava Burger66Open13-19Girl
Bryce Miller67Open20-29Guy
Marianne Zappella70Open50+Girl
Madeleine Henry72Open50+Girl
Carmen Cutter78Open50+Girl
Mary Cardenas79Open20-29Girl
Susan Siljander84Open13-19Guy
Todd Carpenter91Open50+Guy
Dallas Carpenter92Open13-19Guy
Marc Montano97Open40-49Guy
Layla Ashmore103Open9-12Girl
Nick Kaminsky106Open30-39Guy
Michelle Kaminsky107Open30-39Girl
Jasira Dolphina111Open13-19Girl
Mitchell Stoddard112Open13-19Guy
Gavin Souttere113Open13-19Guy
Teauakea Wong114Open13-19Guy
Keahi Agneray115Open13-19Guy
Carlson Temple116Open13-19Guy
Revere Schmitt117Open9-12Girl
Danielle Nowaski118Open13-19Girl
Taylor Moultrie119Open13-19Girl
Greyson Davies120Open9-12Guy
Maggie Logsdon121Open13-19Girl
Clayton Ellis Sr122Open40-49Guy
Brenda Yanoschik14SUP 12'6"Masters 40+Girl
Garth Davis20SUP 12'6"Masters 40+Guy
Meg Ramirez21SUP Surfboard20-39Girl
Al Tacloban24SUP 12'6"Masters 40+Guy
Alan Chalom47SUP 14'Masters 40+Guy
Tony Fajardo53SUP 12'6"Masters 40+Guy
Keaton Rose104SUP SurfboardU19Guy
Zeke Rose108SUP 12'6"U19Guy
Joshua Griffin7SUP Unlimited30-39Guy
Dominick Commisso8SUP Unlimited30-39Guy
Brendan Donohue25Prone Stock20-29Guy
Cameron Nagler58Prone Unlimited20-29Guy
Jeremy Lewis82Prone Stock40-49Guy
Marisa Kuiken83Prone Stock20-29Girl
John Serrano59Prone Stock50+Guy
Matt Hartnett19SUP 14'20-39Guy
Dan Miller51SUP 12'6"20-39Guy
Nicole Culver33Prone Stock13-15Girl
Kalia Chalom48SUP 12'6"13-15Girl
Kitsy Nipper49SUP 12'6"9-12Girl
Melia Miller52SUP 12'6"9-12Girl
Abby Baker63SUP 12'6"9-12Girl
Greg Ford68Prone Stock13-15Guy
Lucien Escarguel76SUP 12'6"9-12Guy
Susan Siljander84Prone Stock13-15Guy
Savannah Carpenter94SUP 12'6"13-15Girl
Bryce Miller67Prone Stock20-29Guy
Nick Scheel95SUP 14'13-19Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Amphibious Assault


The Amphibious Assault is like no other paddle race.  Come battle your way through the exclusive Camp Pendleton waters where the Amphibious Assault Vehicles complete their training, Camp Pendleton is home to the world’s largest Amphibious Assault Fleet. Elite racers will tackle a loop course that includes both surf and flat water while the open age-group and kid’s race is exclusively on flat water. All racers have the traditional run on the beach at the completion of each loop but that’s where the similarity to other paddle races end. The Amphibious Assault courses will reward the best athletes by including obstacles on and off the water. Prepare for a course that features obstacles on the beach that you will complete during each loop in addition to obstacles in the water. The distance of each loop is approximately 1⁄2 mile and you will be required to complete 3-6 loops, depending on your category (kid’s race is 1-loop).

Open Distance 5k and 10k


Outrigger/Surfski/Stand Up Paddleboard/Prone Paddleboard -The 10K Open Distance race starts on the flat waters of Pendleton Del Mar Boat Basin looping around the base’s harbor before heading outside the jetty and into the open ocean, heading north, then returning back to the finish. To be eligible for awards you must complete the “gauntlet” beach run (with obstacles) if you are a participant in the Stand Up Paddleboard or Prone race. Outriggers and Surfskis have a water finish and are not required to “run the gauntlet”. The 5K course is a 2-loop course contained solely in the calm waters of the Camp Pendleton harbor with the same finish line requirements for awards as the 10K course.

1 Mile Harbor Swim

Get ready for our harbor swim course featuring water obstacles (yes, you heard that correctly, obstacles in the water) followed by a run through the gauntlet of beach obstacles at the finish line. Not your traditional ocean swim as this race features challenges usually reserved for runs and a guaranteed fun time in the water and at the finish line. (Wetsuits OK but remember, part of this race is running on land)

From I-5 Northbound, take the Camp Pendleton exit in Oceanside and proceed to the main gate. From I-5 Southbound, take the Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit, then left at the end of the freeway ramp towards Camp Pendleton and proceed to the main gate.

Stay in the right visitor lane when going through the front gate of Camp Pendleton. Immediately after entering base, veer RIGHT toward Del Mar Beach (follow signage). Then turn RIGHT at stop light (Wire Mountain Road) to proceed across the bridge.

Stay on Wire Mountain Road for about a mile then turn left on 12th St and proceed until you see Del Mar Beach Guest Services on your right (we will have “RACE EVENT” signs to direct you). Follow race event signs to the south jetty parking lot. Allow 15 minutes from the base gate to the race site. When aboard the base, please follow all posted speed limits. You MUST bring a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration for yourself and a valid ID for all passengers to gain access to the base. Carpooling is highly encouraged!


 – We currently have 16 RV/tent campsites reserved for this event AT THE BEACH and within walking distance of the race venue.
Available nights are Friday September 16 and Saturday September 17, 2016. Patrons can either bring tents or an RV Camper/trailer.
To book a campsite, please contact Del Mar Beach Resort Guest Services at 760 725 2134 or 760 725 2313. You will be required to inform the desk clerk that you are with the Water Warrior Festival and must provide your registration confirmation number (active.com confirmation number) in order to reserve a space. For more info on the Resort and campsite amenities, go to www.mccscp.com/delmarbeach

The following includes camping rules & regulations:

  • On each campsite you may have one RV or one TRAVEL TRAILER plus one tent with two vehicles. If no RV is present two tents are allowed with two vehicles. If a guest is utilizing a pop up tent one four man tent and two vehicles are allowed.
  • The maximum personnel sleeping on one site is a total of eight. The site will allow for a four, six and eight man tent. The tent size will be dependent on the type of trailer occupying the site.
  • When the site is occupied by a Popup Tent, RV or Travel Trailer one four man tent is authorized.
  • When the site is not occupied by either of the above the patron may have two four man or one six or one 8 man tent only
  • Dogs MUST be kept on a leash. Leashes may not be more than six feet in length. Owners must dispose of feces left by dogs. Feces may not be buried. Dogs ARE NOT permitted on the beach or left alone in the campsites when owners leave the immediate area.
  • No pallets or any wood with nails hardware, paint, or chemical treatment can be burned.
  • Each patron with a paid reservation agrees that all guests and family members will comply with rules and regulations.
  • Patrons must properly police their sites and surrounding area for trash and debris. 
  • Check in time is after 1:00pm and check out is by 11:00am


Sep 17, 2016


Camp Pendleton South, CA