Paddle Event Calendar

Races, clinics, demos, beach cleanups and more! There are so many awesome paddle events in our state, and we will try our best to list them all here. If there is an event not listed here, send it to us!

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JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

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January 2018+/-


February 2018+/-

Saturday, February 3 - 101 Surf Sports Winter Paddle Race (SR5)
8:00am
115 Third St, San Rafael

Racing action in SUP, Prone, OC, Surfski and Kayak. 2 mile short course stays in the canal and is perfect for first time racers; 6 mile along course around the Marin Islands. Event is limited to 101 entrants.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/101SurfSportsWinterPaddleRacingSeriesSR5


Saturday, February 10 - NAC Hal Rosoff Classic 2018
7:00am
Newport Aquatic Center, Newport Beach

11 mile long course; 4.5 mile short course; 5.5 mile board race, grom race and dory scramble in Newport Harbor to benefit the NAC Junior Outrigger program. Open to SUP, prone, OC, kayaks, K1 and C1.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/NACHalRosoffClassic2018


Sunday, February 11
- Mike's Paddle Sunday Fun Race Winter Series #4
9:00am
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA

1 mile beginner and keiki race within Ballena Bay; 2 mile intermediate race around Ballena Isles; and 4 mile advanced race from Ballena Bay to Rock Wall and back. Open to SUP, prone, kayak, canoe, surfski and OC.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/MikesPaddleSundayFunRaceWinterSeries42018


Thursdays, February 15 & 22 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/


Saturday, February 17 - Paddle Under the Sunset, hosted by San Diego Paddlers
4pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego

Cruise around Mission Bay and enjoy the picturesque sunset you can only view from the tranquility of the water. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome (new paddler please arrive 45 minutes early for a brief lesson). Free if you have your own SUP/boat; SUPs and kayaks are available to rent. Come out, paddle and invite a friend to introduce them to the lifestyle. Open to SUP, prone, surfski, OC and kayaks.

For more info and to register: https://www.sandiegopaddlers.com/event/paddle-under-the-sunset/


Saturday, February 17
- 101 Surf Sports Winter Paddle Race (RWC#3)
8:00am
1529 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City

Racing action in SUP, Prone, OC, Surfski and Kayak. 2 mile short course stays in the Westpoint Slough and is perfect for first time racers; 6 mile long course. Event is limited to 101 entrants.

Registration: https://paddleguru.com/races/101SurfSportsWinterPaddleRacingSeriesRWC3

 


Saturday, February 24 -
 Lanakila Classic
7:00am
Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach

Annual race event includes 5 mile short and 9 mile long open ocean courses and 1000m (kids) harbor course. Great conditions, delicious Hawaiian food, vendors and a fun time for the whole family! The first 100 registrants get a FREE Lanakila Classic hat. Open to: OC1, OC2, Prone, SUP, Surfski

Register at www.paddleguru.com/races/LanakilaClassic2018

Lanakila Classic Paddle Race Event

 

Saturday, February 24 - SLO-CAL Winter/Spring Paddleboard Race Series
8:00am
Coleman Beach (across from the Power Plant), Morro Bay

A fun and informal race hosted by The Paddleboard Co. All levels welcome, from seasoned paddlers to those new to the sport. Courses will be 2-3 miles inside the harbor. All paddle craft are welcome but only standup and prone will be entered in the race and scored.

For more info visit https://thepaddleboardcompany.com/events/


Saturday, February 24 - 26th Annual Cow Patty Pageant 2018
7:30am
Marsh Road, Valley Ford

11 and 5 mile flatwater courses on the Estero Americano with family/novice, intermediate and competitive classes. Bovine outfitting costume competition. Proceeds benefit the Sonoma Land Trust and Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/26thAnnualCowPattyPageant2018

 


March 2018+/-

Thursday, March 1 - Full Moon Paddle with San Diego Paddlers
5:00pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Check out the first of two full moons in March on Mission Bay with the San Diego Paddler family. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome (new paddler please arrive 45 minutes early for a brief lesson). Free if you have your own SUP/boat; SUPs and kayaks are available to rent. Open to SUP, prone, surfski, OC and kayaks. Boats and boards hit the water at 5pm, so please arrive early.

For more info and to register visit https://www.sandiegopaddlers.com/event/march-full-moon-paddle-with-sdpaddlers/


Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

Saturday, March 3 - 101 Surf Sports Winter Paddle Race (SR6)
8:00am
115 Third St, San Rafael

Racing action in SUP, Prone, OC, Surfski and Kayak. 2 mile short course stays in the canal and is perfect for first time racers; 6 mile along course around the Marin Islands. Event is limited to 101 entrants no exceptions.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/101SurfSportsWinterPaddleRacingSeriesSR6


Saturday, March 3 – Mission Bay Sunset Paddle with San Diego Paddlers
4:00pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Join the San Diego Paddler family on a sunset paddle around Mission Bay. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome (new paddler please arrive 45 minutes early for a brief lesson). Free if you have your own SUP/boat; SUPs and kayaks are available to rent. Open to SUP, prone, surfski, OC and kayaks. Boats and boards hit the water at 4pm, so please arrive early.

For more info and to register visit https://www.sandiegopaddlers.com/event/mission-bay-sunset-paddle-out-of-aqua-adventures/



Cold Hands Paddle
Sunday, March 4 - The Cold Hands Paddle 2018

7:30am
Cabrillo Beach (3720 Stephen M. White Drive), San Pedro

The 16th Annual Tim O'Donnell Honorary Cold Hands Paddle benefits Ocean of Hope and is great way to start the paddling season with an awesome 4 mile course from Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, around the lighthouse, and finishing inside at Cabrillo Beach. The race is FREE to participate. Donations and proceeds from the raffle are support cancer patients through Ocean of Hope and the Sarcoma Alliance. Come for the race, stay for the raffle and awards ceremony! All ages are welcome! SUP and prone will be awarded; Dory boats, surfskis, kayaks, and OC1s are welcome to participate but not awarded.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/TheColdHandsPaddle2018

Cold Hands Paddle


Saturday, March 10 - SLO-CAL Winter/Spring Paddleboard Race Series
8:00am
Coleman Beach (across from the Power Plant), Morro Bay

A fun and informal race hosted by The Paddleboard Co. All levels welcome, from seasoned paddlers to those new to the sport. Courses will be 2-3 miles inside the harbor. All paddle craft are welcome but only standup and prone will be entered in the race and scored.

For more info visit https://thepaddleboardcompany.com/events/

Sunday, March 11 - Mike's Paddle Sunday Fun Race Winter Series #5
9:00am
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA

One mile beginner and keiki race within Ballena Bay; 2 mile intermediate race around Ballena Isles; and 4 mile advanced race from Ballena Bay to Rock Wall and back. Open to SUP, prone, kayak, canoe, surfski and OC.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/MikesPaddleSundayFunRaceWinterSeries52018


Saturday, March 17 - Dana Ocean Challenge
7:00am
Baby Beach Park, Dana Point Harbor

Inside the Harbor Keiki Course (SUP & K1); Five mile short course (SUP, prone, surfski, OC-1&2); Ten mile Long Course (surfski, OC-1&2).

More into and to register at https://paddleguru.com/races/DanaOceanChallenge2018


Saturday, March 17
- 101 Surf Sports Winter Paddle Race (RWC#4)
8:00am
1529 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City

Racing action in SUP, Prone, OC, Surfski and Kayak. 2 mile short course stays in the Westpoint Slough and is perfect for first time racers; 6 mile long course. Event is limited to 101 entrants.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/101SurfSportsWinterPaddleRacingSeriesRWC4


Sunday, March 18 – Adler Paddler
7:30am
5489 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach

Free race in memory of SoCal racer Steve Alder who passed away from thoracic aortic dissection (a genetic disorder). 5.6 mile long course, 2.8 mile short course, and fun paddle around Naples Island. Proceed to benefit The John Ritter Foundation.

Register at https://racehubhq.com/races/8thAnnualAdlerPaddler


March 23-25 – Santa Cruz Paddlefest

Weekend long festivities include:

March 23-25: Steamer Lane elite paddle surf competition for surf kayaks, SUP and waveskis.
March 24-25: Cowells Classic intermediate SUP and kayak paddle surf competition
March 24: SCPF 5k/10k Race starting at Cowells Beach. one lap short course; two lap long course with beach run. Open to SUP, prone, surfski and OC1.

Register at https://santacruzpaddlefest.com


Saturday, March 24 - Malibu to Marina
Mother's Beach, Marina Del Ray

Open to SUP, prone, Surfski, OC1-2
Check back for additional info.


Saturday, March 24 - SLO-CAL Winter/Spring Paddleboard Race Series
8:00am
Coleman Beach (across from the Power Plant), Morro Bay

A fun and informal race hosted by The Paddleboard Co. All levels welcome, from seasoned paddlers to those new to the sport. Courses will be 2-3 miles inside the harbor. All paddle craft are welcome but only standup and prone will be entered in the race and scored.

For more info visit https://thepaddleboardcompany.com/events/

 


April 2018+/-

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/


April 6-8
- Wild Buffalo Relay Presented by Puakea Designs
Two Harbors, Catalina Island

A weekend talking story, learning and paddling! Join in on clinics by top paddlers and keynote speakers on cross training, nutrition, goals and nutrition on Saturday. Teacher-led yoga and self-led hikes will also be available Saturday morning! Then relay back to Newport Beach on Sunday morning! SoCal Ocean Racing winter series small craft relay race (2-4 persons) from Two Harbors, Catalina Island to NAC, Newport Beach on a 40 mile course to include SUP, prone, surfski and OC. 

Schedule: 
Friday, April 6: Yoga, Paddler Happy Hour, Paddler Check in
Saturday, April 7th: Yoga, Hiking, Clinics, Dinner, Registration, Race Meeting
Sunday, April 8th: Race from Two Harbors to NAC

More info and registration at https://paddleguru.com/races/WildBuffaloRacePresentedbyPuakeaDesigns



April 7 – Aloha Day Outrigger Challenge presented by Freedom Boat Club
Mission Bay (2018 Crown Point Shores), San Diego

Have you ever wanted to try 6-man outrigger canoe paddling? Here’s your chance! Grab five of your friends, family, company or co-workers and join the Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club for a fun day of team building Hawaiian style. All skill levels, no experience needed. Each co-ed crew of 5 must include 2 women.

More information at http://www.hanohano.com/outrigger-challenge/ or https://www.facebook.com/HanohanoOutriggerChallenge/


April 7
– Silver Blade International Regatta
7:30am
Youth Aquatic Center, 1750 Fiesta Island Road, San Diego

Olympic Canoe & Kayak, Surfski, SUP and Outrigger races. Race against teams and athletes from USA, Mexico, Czech Republic, Canada and other countries. Open to Canoe and Kayak. Registration closes midnight April 1; no day of event sign up.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/SilverBladeInternationalRegatta2018

Sunday, April 8 - Castaic Lake Dragon Boat Festival

Check back for details! For more info, visit https://www.lacountydragonboatfestival.com/


Saturday, April 14 – Aqua Adventures and the San Diego Canoe & Kayak Team’s Aquatic Swap Meet & Paddle with the “Fast Four”
8:00am to 4:00pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego

Bring your used Outriggers, Surfskis, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddles, Surfboards and Paddle Boards to our first annual paddle craft Swap Meet. If you a make a deal please consider donating a portion of your sale to support San Diego Canoe and Kayak Team. While there, support SDCKT’s Olympic Hopefuls Sammie, Evan, Thom and Nate, and join them between 1pm and 4pm for a paddle around the bay. All levels welcome.

More info at https://www.aqua-adventures.com/event/aquatic-swap-meet/. For questions or donations, please email cperez@sdckt.net or jnipper@sdckt.net


Saturday, April 14 – Spring Splash 2018, presented by River City Paddlers
Negro Bar State Park, Orangevale

Come race 2 miles, 5 miles, or a 9 miles plus kid’s race. All paddle craft welcome. Bridge / Island lap plus buoy roundings! Sure to have some spectator excitement!

More info and register at https://paddleguru.com/races/SpringSplash2018

Sunday, April 15 - Mike's Paddle Sunday Fun Race Winter Series #6
9:00am
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA

One mile beginner and keiki race within Ballena Bay; 2 mile intermediate race around Ballena Isles; and 4 mile advanced race from Ballena Bay to Rock Wall and back. Open to SUP, prone, kayak, canoe, surfski and OC.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/MikesPaddleSundayFunRaceWinterSeries62018


April 18-22 - Carolina Cup
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

The 2018 Carolina Cup presented by SurfTech kicks off the race season with five courses: a kids fun race, the Harbor Island 3.5 Mile Recreational “fun” race, the Money Island 6.5 mile open race, and the renowned Graveyard 13.2 Mile Elite Race. Festivities include demos, vendors and clinics by the top paddle instructors and certifiers in the world. Open to SUP, prone, surfski (single and double) and OC1-2.

More info, event schedule and registration at http://wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com/carolina-cup


Aqua Adventures
Saturday, April 21 - Aqua Adventure Workshop with Annabel Anderson: How to Make 2018 Your Best Paddling Summer Yet!

8:30am to 11:30am
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego

Have you always wondered what makes a good summer a great one?

Join Annabel Anderson at Aqua Adventures for the injection of excitement and enthusiasm to plan your summer, set achievable goals, hone skills and join/meet a group of like minded people who love to play on the water.

This workshop is one part planning, one part on water skills, one part community. Why? Because without a plan you have no focus, skills bring reason purpose and focus to your paddling and community is the gel which makes everything more enjoyable.

Annabel will share with you the mental and physical approach she has used to succeed for years on repeat.

Be it wanting to build fitness, get out on the water more, hone skills, target a specific event or to have adventures this is a workshop built around what will help you make this summer your most fun summer yet.

All ages, level and ability paddlers (SUP, kayak, canoe, surfski, OC) and paddle craft type are welcome! This is an open forum – bring your questions!

For more info and to sign up visit https://paddleguru.com/races/AquaAdventuresWorkshopwithAnnabelAnderson
Annabel Anderson Aqua Adventures workshop



Aqua Adventures
Friday, April 27 – Aqua Adventures Gear & Cheer to benefit Stand Up for the Cure

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego

Party for a purpose with Aqua Adventures and help fight breast cancer. Join us for an evening of fun, food, gear and cheer to raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer early detection, treatment and education. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Stand Up for The Cure and Susan G Komen Orange County.

The evening will feature networking and fun with paddle and non paddle friends, food, beer and wine, and great raffle prizes. Grand prize giveaways include a Surftech/NSP “Board for Breast Cancer” stand up paddleboard and an Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL tandem Kayak.

Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door), which includes one general raffle ticket. Additional tickets for the general raffle and the grand raffle prize giveaways may be purchased online when you register or at the event itself.

For more info and to register visit https://www.aqua-adventures.com/event/aqua-adventures-gear-cheer-suftc-fundraiser/ or https://paddleguru.com/races/AquaAdventuresGearandCheer



Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, April 28 – 53rd Annual Kern River Whitewater Festival, 2018
Kernville

Please join us for the 53rd annual Kern River Festival. Pre-registration ends Thursday, April 26 at 6pm. Sponsored by the Kern Valley River Council, this event benefits the Kern River Park Restoration project and other projects on the Kern River. Two fun days of paddling including the Brush Creek Extreme race, a triathlon, downriver races, slalom races, and a Mini Me raft race.

More info and to register at https://paddleguru.com/races/53rdAnnualKernRiverWhitewaterFestival2018 or www.kernfestival.com


Saturday, April 28
– San Diego Shaka Fest
7:00am
Crown Point (Mission Bay Park, 3632 Corona Oriente Road), San Diego

A fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! Held by held by the non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club, festivities include a 1 mile kids race; 4.5 mile SUP, prone and OC race, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy.

More info and registration at http://sandiegoshakafest.com/

Saturday, April 28 - Malibu Downwinder
2:00pm
With a 2:00pm race start time and a Southeasterly course, we are hopeful for a fairly reliable 10-20 knot Northwest wind to assist us in surfing the approximate 7 mile course. The start will be from the water at Mugu State Beach, just on the other side of Mugu Rock. The finish will be at Leo Carillo State Beach at the west end of the North beach parking lot. Awards and a beach BBQ with refreshments will immediately follow the race. A limited number of campsites are available for Friday and Saturday nights at Leo Carrillo State Beach and Sycamore Cove State Beach. Contact Gary Fortune if interested in camping at malibudw@gmail.com

All proceeds for this race will be donated to the Friends of Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguards and Wishtoyo Foundation to help support the Leo Carillo State Lifeguards and State Junior Guard Program.

http://malibudw.blogspot.com/

 


May 2018+/-

Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 - Noche + Aqua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

Saturday, May 5 - San Diego 7 Paddleboard Race
6:30am
1st and D Avenue, Coronado

Prone paddleboard only race – hands only! Seven mile loop inside San Diego Bay, with a water start and beach finish. Start and finish at the inlet at 1st and D Avenue in Coronado. Awards for 1st through 3rd place in Stock (18-49); 14’ (Open); Unlimited (18-49), Legends Stock; Legends Unlimited; and Women (Open). Food and raffle prizes.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/SanDiego7PaddleboardRace

Saturday, May 5 – Stand Up For the Cure
8:00am
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach

Standup for the Cure is a unique, fun, and family-friendly standup paddling event that raises money for breast cancer screening and research. Stand up to make an impact in your community! All proceeds from this event benefit Susan G. Komen of Orange County. Enjoy a fiesta on the beach with paddling lessons and clinics, racing, great food and a happy hour, health and fitness expo and live entertainment.

More info and registration at https://www.suftc.org/events/2018/5/standup-newport-beach-2018

 

Sunday, May 6 – Team Survivor Sea Dragons Celebrates 10 Years Cancer Free!
8:00am
Fiesta Island, San Diego

Because They Can! Join the women from Team Survivor Sea Dragons as they celebrate 10 years together-cancer free-on the water. They will be circumnavigating Mission Bay in a dragonboat, planning to log in 26.2 miles. Join them on the water or cheer them on from shore. Route, times and stops along shore will be posted soon.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/2134291049917735/ and https://www.facebook.com/teamsurvivorseadragons/ 



Saturday, May 12 – SUP Swap Meet and New Board Sale

9:00am – 2:00pm
West Coast Paddlesports, 4360 Morena Blvd #130, San Diego

San Diego's First and largest Stand Up Paddle Board Swap Meet! Open to the Public where you can buy, sell and trade paddle boards and equipment . There will be new, used and demo boards available. Free hot dogs and drinks.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/163314237649939/ call (858) 272-3278.




Saturday, May 12 - Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race
Mission Bay, San Diego

The Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race is a Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race, hosted by Hanohano Canoe Club in San Diego, CA. The race draws 2500+ participants annually who battle in a 6-mile short course, novice and kid’s race as well as a 10-mile men, women and coed races in six person outrigger canoes.

Info at https://www.facebook.com/CrystalPierRace and http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/

Saturday, May 12 - Viva Aloha Distance Race
Encinal Boat Ramp, Alameda

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Club. Look for some fun courses to be planned in this first distance race of 2018. 

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

Friday May 18 -  Pajaro River Paddle Cleanup
with Monterey Bay Kayaks - Save Our Shores
9,30 am – 12:30pm
Pajaro River- Picnic area at the end of Clearwater Lane.
Have fun while making a difference on the Pajaro River!
Monterey Bay Kayaks will provide gear for this event.
MEET UP LOCATION
Meet at the picnic area at the end of Clearwater Lane.
MORE DETAILS
We recommend that all volunteers dress in layers, wear sun protection, and
bring a reusable water bottle. Participants must be 14 years old and up. Each volunteer under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are only 10 spots available for this cleanup. Email Tucker if you are interested in participating. Be sure to include the number of people you are registering, if there are any children in your party, and your kayaking skill level. RSVPs are required 24 hours before the event. Questions please contact
tucker@saveourshores.org.


Saturday, May 19 - Davenport Downwinder
1pm
Davenport Landing Road, Davenport

World class 14-mile downwind paddle board race from Davenport Landing to Main Beach in Santa Cruz. For close to a decade this course has provided some of the most epic and challenging downwind race conditions in California. Each May, cold Northern California water combined with winds up to 25 knots bring athletes past a rugged stretch of coast rarely seen or paddled. The core celebration of this contest is the challenge our ocean has provided us in this amazing piece of water. Hosted by Ghostryders Santa Cruz. Open to SUP and prone.

For more info and to register, visit http://www.ghostryderswatermenclub.com/

Saturday, May 19 - Rig Run
7:00am
Leadbetter Beach (across from Santa Barbara Community College), Santa Barbara

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race, hosted by Ka Nai'a Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/

Sunday, May 20 - Lake Perris Paddle Meet-up
8:30am
Sail Cove Lake Perris
Please join us for the first Cali Paddler So Cal Inland meetup. We will be meeting at Sail Cove in Lake Perris on May 20 at 8:30 am. The goal is for SoCal Inland paddlers to get to know each other better and hopefully establish a group that can meet and paddle together more consistently.  We are hoping to have two groups of paddlers depending on craft and speed so please do not stay home because you are worried that the pace of the day will not be for you. We should also have a small assortment of varied craft for people to try. Looking forward to paddling with you all.


Saturday, May 26 - Monterey Hoe Wa'a
Monterey Beach, Monterey

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by Ke Kai O Uhane Outrigger Canoe Club. All events will be run on Saturday this year: Men, Women, Novice and Coed.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

 


June 2018+/-

Saturday, June 2 - Kahanamoku Klassic
Marina del Rey

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by the Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/


Saturday, June 9 – The South Bay Paddle
5:30am
Hermosa Beach (south side of the pier)

Fun and challenging 15-mile prone “hands only” paddleboard race starting on the south side of the iconic Hermosa Beach pier heading south to the infamous R10 buoy and back. Race Divisions include; Stock, 14ft, and Unlimited paddleboards and age groups for Groms (Under 18), Men’s, Legends(50+), and Open Women. This is a great training paddle for Rock 2 Rock and is a qualifying race for the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. This race is put on by paddlers, for paddlers and would not be possible without the support of the South Bay Boardriders club. Open to prone paddleboarders only.

For additional info and to register visit https://paddleguru.com/races/TheSouthBayPaddle


Saturday, June 9
- Ventura Outrigger Challenge
Ventura 

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


Saturday, June 9 - Regatta 1: Mailas at Encinal
Encinal Boat Ramp, Alameda

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by the San Francisco Outrigger Canoe Center. The cove is protected and a wonderful location to show off the traditiaonal malia canoes of our fleet.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, June 9
- Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
Santa Monica

A 5.5 mile loop with a beach start and finish that challenges experienced elite and open paddlers. Event also features a PaddleCross race, Fun paddle and
Lifeguard Dory Races. On the Pier Deck and beach, participants and spectators will enjoy the Ocean Festival featuring live music, Polynesian dancing, food, drinks and a one of-a-kind surf history museum.

More info and to register at http://santamonicapier.org/pier-paddle/


Sunday, June 10 - Sunday Sunday Sunday Race Series #1 2018
7:00am
San Diego, CA

THE SUNDAY X3 PADDLE RACE SERIES is the only 3 part SUP, PRONE, OC1, OC2 and SurfSki paddle race series in Southern California. Includes 2 different 10K courses - 10K Ocean & 10K Bay races, also 5K, 3K & 1.5K Technical 17-U race. Men’s, Women’s & Junior’s plus a Kid’s Fun Run, Big Board Battle & Family Challenge, provide something for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Dates include: June 10, August 5 & September 23, 2018. The events are all held in Bonita Cove on beautiful Mission Bay, San Diego California.
More info: http://sundaysundaysundayraces.com
SundayX3 Race Series


Saturday, June 16
- Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race
7am
Capitola Beach, Capitola (Santa Cruz)

The Jay Race is an annual ocean paddleboard race in the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay and is in memory of Santa Cruz Waterman Jay Moriarity. Paddle the 12 mile or 2 mile course and compete in the Wateman's challenge. Free "mini Jay" races for kids 12 and under!

Info and registration at https://www.jaymoriarityfoundation.org/jay-race and https://www.facebook.com/JayRace2017/


Saturday, June 16 - Regatta 2: Lokahi Hosts
Alameda

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by the Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club. Location TBD (Encinal or Sea Plane Basin).

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, June 23 - Iron Outrigger Championships
San Diego

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by Kai Elua Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race
Sunday, June 24 – Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race
Two Harbors, Catalina Island

The Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race is a challenging and fun 22-mile race from Two Harbors, Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro open to SUP and prone. Paddlers race solo or as a relay team, prone or SUP, and many athletes use this race to train or qualify for the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race and the Moloka’i 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. The race benefits The Ocean of Hope and The Sarcoma Alliance. Awesome goodie bags, pre- and post-race meals, a great finish line venue — all good reasons to race, volunteer or support R2R and O2H. Pick your craft and grab your escort. Solo or team, get ready to rock The Rock!

Info at http://rock2rockrace.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rock-2-Rock-Paddleboard-Race-140784476122225

 Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race

Thursday,June 28 through Sunday, July 1 – Performance Paddling’s Catalina Ocean Experience.
Parsons Landing, Catalina Island

Guided by Morgan Hoesterey and Anthony Vela, this four-day, three-night adventure will take place on the beautiful island of Catalina. Open to standup and prone paddlers, the weekend will be spent paddling, free diving, camping, and learning about the ocean. Cost is $1,250 which includes all meals, transportation to and from Catalina, board transportation or rental, awesome photos, and sponsor giveaways. Secure your spot with a $250 deposit.

More info at http://performancepaddling.com/catalina-ocean-experience/


Saturday, June 30
- The Watermans Challenge
Time: 5:30am
Swami's Beach Park, Encinitas

This is a challenging 15-mile open ocean course down the coast from Swamis in Encinitas to Windansea in La Jolla. As always, the start will consist of a water start outside the surfline at Swamis Beach Park and the finish will be at the north end of Windansea Beach. This event continues to be a favorite among traditional paddlers with its challenging course and the waterman spirit shared by all of the participants. Open to prone. This race is a qualifier for the Catalina Classic.

More info at http://watermanchallenge.weebly.com/


Saturday, June 30 - Regatta 3: Kilohana at Encinal Park
Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave, Alameda, CA - New location!

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by the Kilohana Outrigger Canoe Club. Note new location: same parking area as Viva Aloha and Regatta 1 & 2!

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

 


July 2018+/-

Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

Saturday, July 7 – Regatta 4: Hui Wa'a
Location TBD

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by the Hui Wa'a Canoe and Kayak Club.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, July 14
- Kahakai 9-Man Sprint Relay
Long Beach

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by Kahakai Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


Sunday, July 15
- Bay Parade
San Francisco

SUPers, kayakers, swimmers, kayakers, and boaters come together in the year's most fun celebration of the San Francisco Bay. The grand Bay Parade finale will be broadcast live from McCovey Cove on the San Francisco Giants Jumbotron. Festivities will continue on-shore at the Bay Parade after party. Fundraiser for San Francisco Baykeeper.

More info at http://baykeeper.org/bayparade


July 16-21 - Gorge Downwind Champs
Hood River, Oregon

A week-long festival of downwind paddling held annually in the Columbia River Gorge. The main solo event will be held Thursday, Friday or Saturday based on best wind. The event is a fundraiser for Rivers For Change. Open to SUP, Surfski, OC1-2.

More info at https://www.gorgedownwindchamps.com/


July 21-22 - San Clemente Ocean Festival
San Clemente

Two day beach festival featuring SUP, prone and surfski races, SUP Surfing contest, lifeguard competition and more.

More info at https://www.oceanfestival.org/

Saturday, July 21 - NCOCA Championships
Nimbus Flats State Park at Lake Natoma, Sacramento

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe OC-6 event hosted by Makana Hoe Outrigger Canoe Club. V6 only, V1 championship will be at Regatta 4.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, July 28 – Golden Gate to Berkeley Long Distance
Fort Baker, Sausalito

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association event hosted by the Hui Wa'a Canoe and Kayak Club. New format proposed: Novice and short course races will be held at Fort Baker; The long course race will run one time (all classes) from Fort Baker out the Golden Gate, turn and catch the downwind all the way to Shorebird Park, Berkeley! Shuttle buses and trailer/tow driver transportation will be worked out so the party at end of the day is in Berkeley. More details coming soon.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Marine Stadium, Long Beach
Two days of amazing competition. Cali Paddler will be there, come visit and say hi!
http://www.lbdragonboat.com

 


August 2018+/-

Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

Saturday, August 4 - Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge
7am
East Beach at Chrissy Field, San Francisco

Two exciting and competitive courses on the central San Francisco Bay, between the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Courses are designed to provide great racing, spectacular and dynamic views of San Francisco landmarks, and to take advantage of tides and currents while ensuring safety of the participants. This event is hosted by He’e Nalu Outrigger Canoe Club, a proud member of the Northern California Outrigger Association (NCOCA). Registration deadline: Wednesday August 1; NO registrations on race day! Open to OC6.

More info at http://alcatrazchallenge.com


August 4-5 - PICA Aloha Festival
San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

Come out and support the music, dance, education, arts and crafts, and foods of the islands! Several of Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association clubs will have fundraising booths and NCOCA the information booth!

For more info visit https://www.pica-org.org/


Sunday, August 5
- Sunday Sunday Sunday Race Series #2
7:00am
San Diego, CA

The Sunday X3 Paddle Races include SUP and prone and features 10k, 5k, 3k and 1.5k (17U tech course) races, Kids Fun Run, and the Inflatable "Big Board Battle" of up to 6 person teams. Great raffles, product demos, live music, food and drinks, all add to the family friendly atmosphere.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/SundaySundaySundayRaceSeries22018


Saturday, August 11 - Whitey Harrison 9-Man
Dana Point

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by the Dana Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


August 11-12 - Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival
King's Beach, Lake Tahoe

Fun, friends, family, and the aloha spirit. The weekend features vendors, demos, tours, a sandcastle competition, SUP Polo, fun races, 5 and 10 mile races, waterman challenge and more. Open to SUP, Prone, Surfski, OC1, 2&6.

More info at http://www.tahoenalu.com/


August 18-19 - Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
Hood River, Oregon

The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The event features both a Distance Downwind Race and a Course Race. There are SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos and live music.

More info at http://gorgepaddlechallenge.com/gpc1/


Saturday, August 18 - Tony Gora/Dave Dyc Memorial Race
Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz

A Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association OC-6 event hosted by the Pu Pu O‘ Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club. Novice and Keiki, courses; Long and short courses for Open to Master divisions.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Sunday, August 19 - Aloha Festival on the Wharf
Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz

Join the Pu Pu O‘ Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club on the wharf for Parks & Rec Novice outrigger races from 9am to noon. Wharf stage activities (live music and dance) from 11am to 5pm. This is a free event.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, August 25 - Oceanside 9-man
Oceanside

A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by the Oceanside Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/


Saturday, August 25 - Susea Grant's Kula Anela
Ft. Baker

Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe hosts the last long OC-6 distance race of the summer at their home port of Ft. Baker. All divisions from keiki and novice to master 60! Join the end of year dance party on the deck after the races.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

 
Sunday, August 26 - Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

The premier and most historical paddleboard race in the world, prone paddlers will leave Catalina Island at dawn and paddle 32 miles to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Qualifying races for the 2018 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race are: The Loop (date TBD); The Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race on 6/17, The Rock to Rock on 6/24, and The Watermans Challenge on 6/30. Those who finished the 2017 race in under nine hours do not have to qualify.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/CatalinaClassic/ and http://catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org/race-info/


September 2018+/-

Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9 – Performance Paddling’s Catalina Ocean Experience.
Little Harbor, Catalina Island

Guided by Morgan Hoesterey and Anthony Vela, this four-day, three-night adventure will take place on the beautiful island of Catalina. Open to standup and prone paddlers, the weekend will be spent paddling, free diving, camping, and learning about the ocean. Cost is $1,250 which includes all meals, transportation to and from Catalina, board transportation or rental, awesome photos, and sponsor giveaways. Secure your spot with a $250 deposit.

More info at http://performancepaddling.com/catalina-ocean-experience/


September 8-9
- Catalina Crossing – U.S. Championships
Newport Beach & Avalon, Catalina Island

Women and Open Coed outrigger canoe race Saturday from Newport Harbor entrance to Avalon; Men and Master Coed return Sunday from Avalon to Back Bay, Newport Dunes. A Southern California Outrigger Racing Association Race hosted by SCORA and the Offshore Outrigger Canoe Club.

Info at http://www.scora.org/race-schedule/

 

Pints and Paddles for a Cause Team River runner

Saturday, September 15 - Pints & Paddle For A Cause, Fifth Annual Fundraiser to Support Team River Runner
7:00am to 2:00pm
Mission Bay Yacht Club, San Diego, CA

From never-ever, to just for fun or seasoned paddler, the emphasis will be on FUN versus speed and everyone is encouraged to join in. For those who don’t own a kayak or SUP board, we have you covered – rentals will be provided through Aqua Adventures if booked in advance.

Activities include: Khaotic Kayak and SUP Pandemonium fun competitions; Social Paddle; Giant Raffle with lots of great prizes; BBQ Lunch; Ninkasi Beer; Fun, community and more!

Why support Team River Runner? Since 2004, TRR’s mission is to create an environment of healthy adventure by providing innovative paddling programs to assist with the recovery of for healing active duty and veteran service members through paddlesports.

For more info and to sign up, visit https://www.aqua-adventures.com/event/pints-paddle-for-a-cause/
Pints and Paddles for a Cause Team River Runner


Saturday, September 15 - Pailolo Challenge
Maui, Hawaii

Hosted by the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Club. Downwinder from Northwest Maui to Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai (return via ferry). Planning and canoe/escort rental required; Limited to available equipment, so plan early.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Sunday, September 16 - Powerhouse Paddle & Swim
Del Mar

Three and six mile open ocean race with water start and beach finish. Open to SUP and prone.

Check back for info.


Sunday, September 23 - Sunday Sunday Sunday Race Series #3
7:00am
San Diego


The Sunday X3 Paddle Races include SUP and prone and features 10k, 5k, 3k and 1.5k (17U tech course) races, Kids Fun Run, and the Inflatable "Big Board Battle" of up to 6 person teams. Great raffles, product demos, live music, food and drinks, all add to the family friendly atmosphere.

Register at https://paddleguru.com/races/SundaySundaySundayRaceSeries32018


Sunday, September 23 - Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Hale O Lono Harbor, Hawaii

42 mile women’s outrigger canoe change race beginnning in Molokai and ending at the Hilton Hawaiian Village beach in Waikiki. Please watch for critical planning documents this year for latest developments regarding insurance requirements and boat safety program changes.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html


Saturday, September 29 - Monterey Bay Crossing (MBX)
Santa Cruz

Join Outrigger Santa Cruz at their home harbor and depart for Monterey Harbor Beach. Departure is 8 a.m. arriving in Monterey for a late lunch. Race fee includes official boats, safety boats, escort boat for 9-person crews, lunch and bus transportation back to Santa Cruz. Prize money awarded for breaking records in the classification for IRON crews.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30 - San Diego Dragon Boat Race
Mission Bay, San Diego


Sunday, September 30 - Battle of the Bay
Aquatic Park Cove, San Francisco

Open and elite racers from all over the world will be challenged to take on the tides of the San Francisco Bay. Races will include short courses, distance, a kids course and relays. SUP, prone and OC1. Event to support Ocean of Hope, the Jay Moriarity Foundation, San Francisco Baykeeper, International Ocean Film Festival and Save the Waves.

More info at https://m.facebook.com/sup.battleofthebay/ or http://battleofthebay.net/

 


October 2018+/-

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

October 6-7 - Pacific Paddle Games
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point


PPG offers a $60,000 prize purse and attracts the best paddlers in the world for two days of intense competition. The event will also offer a Fitness Zone, Demo Zone and SUP clinics for paddlers of all ages and experience levels.

Info at http://www.pacificpaddlegames.com


Saturday, October 6 – Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival
Sante Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale

Check back for details! For more info, visit https://www.lacountydragonboatfestival.com/


Sunday, October 7 - HCRA Molokai Hoe
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai, Hawaii

42 mile men’s outrigger canoe race across the Kawai Channel beginning in Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai and finishing at Waikiki Beach's Hilton Hawaiian Village. Similar to the women's event, changes expected to insurance and safety program for 2018.

For more info visit http://www.ncoca.com/events.html

Saturday, Oct 13 - Off Da Couch
Newport Aquatic Center, Newport Harbor.

Saturday, October 20 - World Wildlife Fund's Panda Paddle:
A world-class paddleboard race with a world-changing cause: keep nature in balance for people and wildlife.

The 10K race will start at 9am on October 20, 2018.
The 5K race will start at 11:30am on October 20, 2018.
The festival will be free and open to the public from 9am to 5pm.

Bonita Cove, Mission Bay, San Diego

World Wildlife Fund’s Panda Paddle, sponsored by Target, is a new breed of SUP race that blends a world class course, designed by Anthony Vela, with a world-changing cause – supporting World Wildlife Fund!

Info at: http://pandapaddle.org

 


November 2018+/-

Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/

More events coming soon...
Saturday, Nov 17 - La Jolla Shores Invitational
La Jolla, San Diego

December 2018+/-

Saturday, December 1 - Becky Stuart Memorial
Oceanside Harbor
Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 - Noche + Agua! Kayaking Together: Social Paddle!
5:30pm
Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira way, San Diego

Las estrellas , el agua y nosotros! Group social paddle, approximately four miles. Even if you don't own a kayak, this is a chance to come out and paddle with the San Diego Kayaking Meetup Group. All levels including beginners are welcome and rentals are available.

For more info and to register visit https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Kayakers/events/
Saturday, December 29 - Tecolote Shores 5000
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, San Diego

More events coming soon...



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