Paddle Event Calendar 2019

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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January 2019

January 12 - Return to the Pier - Santa Barbara

January 12 - WaveChaser #3 Monterey

January 12 - Bob Hanna Classic 2019 Lake Natoma
Nimbus Flat State Recreation Area, Lake Natoma, Gold River, CA - Hazel Ave Park Entrance
Long course- 8 mile-- start to Folsom Bridge and return. 5 mile short course- start to Hat island and return, short course set on race day

January 19 - 01 Surf Sports Paddle Race San Rafael
101 Surf Sports San Rafael, 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA
Family Fun and elite athlete Paddle Racing in San Rafael California. Come to race and stay for the apres paddle party!

January 26 - Hanohano Ocean Challenge - San Diego

Saturday January 20 - WaveChaser Race #4
8 AM Point Molate Beach Park · Richmond

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

Saturday January 27 - 23rd Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge
Mission Bay, San Diego

Hanohano is a true community event celebrating every type of water craft and all paddlers, from beginners to racers. Demo boards and check out a ton of paddle related product at the Expo. Raffle includes a brand new Huki OC2 and other great prizes from sponsors and vendors. Races: 5 mile flatwater race course for intermediate OC-1, Prone, SUP and SurfSki; 9 mile open ocean race course for advanced OC-1&2 and SurfSki; Kids boat and board races.

Cali Paddler is the Environmental Steward Partner for this race. Read more here.

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

Wednesday January 31 - BARK Paddle Morning, hosted by Jack Bark
7:00am to 10:00am
16th Street, Hermosa Beach

Come down for a fun morning of coffee, donuts and paddling with Joe and Jack Bark, Dane Zaun and Pat Towersey. Bring your board or try out BARK Boards and the Surftech BARK Commander.

February 2019

February 9 - Hal Rosoff - NAC

February 9 - 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race - Redwood City
Race info

February 16 - WaveChaser Redwood City
Register Here

February 17 - WaveChaser Fort Baker, Sausalito
Register Here

February 23 - Lanakila Classic - Redondo Beach

March 2019

March 2 - 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race - San Rafael
Race Info

March 2-3 - Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club Orientations

Men - Saturday march 2 at 8a
Women - Sunday march 3 at 8:30
1010 Santa Clara Pl. San Diego, CA 92109. 
New paddlers welcome at regular practice starting next week.
Women: MW 5:15p, Sun 7:30a
Men: Tue/Th 5:15p, Sat 8a

March 3 - Cold Hands Paddle

A charity event to raise funds and awareness for the Ocean of Hope Campaign to help the sea of people affected by Sarcoma Cancer

Also to assist the Cabrillo Beach Boosters by raising funds that can be put back into the community for assisting in future ocean oriented sports events.

March 9 - Danny Ching OC and SUP Clinic
Spend your morning learning OC or SUP Stroke Technique from World Champion Paddler and Coach Danny Ching.  You will spend time on and off the water with Danny discussing proper body mechanics, injury prevention, and stroke/Race strategy.   Danny will put you through a series of land and water drills to help reinforce and implement the paddling techniques you learn. Learn to paddle faster and more efficiently without getting injured.  

Techniques: Acceleration vs Maintaining speed
Body Mechanics: Injury Prevention
Stroke Strategy: Selecting most efficient stroke for you
Land and Water Drills: On Land Discussion, on water demonstration


Session 1 OC - 8am-10am
Session 2 SUP - 11am-1pm

March 16 - Dana Point Ocean Challenge - Dana Point

March 16 - WaveChaser Point Molate, Richmond

March 16 - 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race - Redwood City
Race Info

March 17 - 9th Annual Adler Paddle
Sunday 8 AM – 12 PM 5489 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA, USA

March 23 - Malibu 2 Marina

March 29-31 - Santa Cruz Paddlefest
Santa Cruz Paddlefest

March 30 - H2O Trash Patrol Cleanup - San Diego Bay

Join us for some clean(up) fun!

San Diego Bay, launching next to Joe’s Crab Shack behind the Convention Center. Use a paddleboard or walk the shore. Our goal is to pick up as much trash out of the bay as possible!

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Skill Level Required: All skill levels welcome.
Launch Address: Next to Joe’s Crab Shack, 525 E Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA


March 31 - Wild Buffalo Relay

Two Harbors to Newport Dunes Race for OC1, Surfski, SUP and Prone

Registration Closes March 1st, don't Wait!
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April 2019

Fiesta Island San Diego
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April 27 - San Diego Shaka Fest
De Anza Cove Mission Bay
The San Diego Shaka Fest is the Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics!  A beautiful day on Mission Bay filled with amazing events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy. With an amazing day on the bay, this event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club!

May 2019

May 4 - NCOCA OC6 Viva Aloha Long Distance Race, Alameda
Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Kicking off the distance season with a flair of Cino de Mayo - one day early! Hosted by OKalani OCC at their site next to Encinal High School/Encinal Boat Ramp.

May 11 - SCORA Crystal Pier OC6 Race, San Diego

May 11 - NCOCA OC6 Malia Regatta - #1, Pleasanton
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, 2500 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Pending confirmation by EBRP, we hope to be back at Shadow Cliffs for this regatta! Canoes will be marshalled and only Malia canoes will be used for 6-man events. All OC-1 and V1 canoes must be inspected on arrival to the park (and 6-man)...plan ahead to have your inspection fee and a DRY canoe!

May 18 - SCORA Rig Run OC6 Race, Santa Barbara

May 18 - GRWC Downwind Ryders Cup
Davenport to Main Beach 14 mile downwinder and Hambone Afterparty

May 25 - NCOCA OC6 Monterey Hoe Wa'a, Monterey
Del Monte Beach, 653 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Hosted by Ke Kai OUhane, all events will be on Saturday (not a 2-day event this year).

June 2019

June 1 - SCORA Kahanamoku Klassic OC6 Race, Marina del Rey

June 1 - NCOCA OC6 Regatta #2 - Kaimanu, Alameda
Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Same location as Viva Aloha - hosted by Kaimanu OCC, San Leandro

June 1 - Donner Lake,  Tahoe Paddle Racing

June 8 - Ventura Outrigger Challenge OC6 Race, Ventura

June 8 - NCOCA OC6 GoldenGate Downwind (V6), SF Bay
Hui Wa'a planning a downwind event for 6-man - Point Bonita, Fort Baker near the Golden Gate running downwind to Berkeley Marina - watch for more news of this event.

June 15 - Kahakai Iron Challenge OC6 Race, Long Beach

June 15 - NCOCA OC6 Regatta #3 - Encinal, Alameda
Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Repeat location at O'Kalani's site - Tamalpais and He'e Nalu are co-hosting this regatta for everyone!

June 22 - Iron Outrigger Championships OC6 Race, San Diego

June 22-23 - Pier 360, Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
SUP, Paddleboard, Lifeguard races and more

June 29 - NCOCA OC6 Regatta #4, Monterey

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA 93940
Same location as the Hoe Wa'a distance event, OSC will be hosting our this regatta at the beach.

June 29 - Waterman's Time Trial, Tahoe Paddle Racing

June 30 - East Bay Express Downwind - Alameda to San Leandro

Sunday Fundraiser Race for E Ku I Luna Ekuiluna “Stand Up” Nor Cal will host a fundraiser/race.

This is a fun course with easy parking. We had 62 participants two years ago. We are preparing for over 100 this year. More Info.

July 2019

July 13 - Waterman's Paddlebard Race - San Diego

Saturday, July 13, 2019!
This race is a Catalina Classic Qualifier.
Registration will open on May 1.

July 13 - Jr & Keiki Sprint Race OC6 Race, Long Beach

July 13 - Sunnyside Downwinder,  Tahoe Paddle Racing

July 15-20 - Gorge Downwind Champs (SS, OC1 SUP), Hood River Oregon

July 20 - Kahakai 9­man Sprint Relay OC6 Race, Long Beach

July 27 - Noah Kalama/State Sprints OC6 Race, Long Beach

July 27 - NCOCA OC6 Championships, Foster City
Our return to Foster City Lagoon! HPOCC's home turf, they will be hosting the Championship regatta

July 27-28 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival, Long Beach Marine Stadium

August 2019

August 10 - SCORA Whitey Harrison 9-man OC6 Race, Dana Point

August 10-16 - OC6 IVF World Distance Championships - Australia
Week long event in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia! POCA is sending crews in all age divisions 19 through 70's for this V1 and V6 Championship -- just the 2nd time its been held and first for all divisions 50, 60 and 70!

August 10 - NCOCA OC6 Round the Rock Alcatraz - Crissy Field, San Francisco
Crissy Field Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

August 10-11 - Ta-Hoe Nalu

August 17 - NCOCA OC6 Tony Gora/Dave Dyc Memorial Long Distance, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Renamed to include best freind, Dave Dyc, in 2017 after his passing...2019 will be the 3rd running under the change. Registration is managed through NCOCA Club Registration system with Novice/Keiki course, Women and Coed followed by the Men's event -- racing begins at 9 am and concludes with final awards on the beach @ 3 p.m.

August 18 - Iron Mike Festival Solana Beach
Board Swap, Art, Raffle, Food, Live Music and Beer Garden, 5 Mile Sup & Prone Paddle Race, Youth Surf Contest

August 24 - SCORA Paopao 9-ma OC6 Race, Oceanside

August 24 - West Shore Rally, Tahoe Paddle Racing

August 25 - NCOCA OC6 Susea Grant's Kula Anela, Fort Baker, Sausalito
Presidio Yacht Club, Sausalito, CA 94965
Tamalpais is hosting this round-Angel Island event in the name of their founder, Susea Grant. **** MOVED to SUNDAY due to park activities ***

September 2019

September 7-8 - SCORA Catalina Crossing – US Championships OC6 Race, Newport Beach & Avalon

September 15 - Powerhouse Paddle and Swim 2019
Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014

Join the fun for the 16th annual Powerhouse Paddle & Swim to support the Del Mar Life Guard Association. This challenging yet friendly open ocean event features a SUP and prone paddleboard race, as well as youth and adult swims. All ages and abilities are welcome … bring the family for a morning of fun at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Race Activites:

  • Stand Up Paddle and Prone Race: 2 mile and 4 mile. Open to all ages. Age group awards
  • One Mile Swim: Open to all ages. Beach start and finish. Age group awards.
  • Youth (10 and under) 250 Yard Swim. Beach start and finish. Awards for all participants!
  • Youth (12 and under) 500 Yard Swim. Beach start and finish. Age group awards.
  • Food & Cheer
  • Raffle with lots of prizes

September 22 - Susea Grant's Kula 'Anela OC6 Fort Baker (map), Sausalito
8:00 AM 3:00 PM 

September 24 - Tahoe Cup, Tahoe Paddle Racing

September 28 - NCOCA OC6 Monterey Bay Crossing (MBX)
Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Race launches at Santa Cruz harbor with an 8 a.m. start time...continuing across Monterey Bay to Del Monte Beach! Lunch party and raffles at Monterey before loading the buses back to Santa Cruz! Return @ 5:30 p.m.

September 28-19 - San Diego International Dragon Boat Race - Mission Bay Tecolote Shores

September 28-29 - Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival - Lake Merritt

October 2019

October 5 - Los Angeles Dragon Boat Race
One day race over 250m using 10paddlers only. We have Mixed Comp, Public Service, Community, Corp, Youth, Open, And Women divisions. Reg forms will be out soon!!!
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October 12 - Harbor Hoot, Dana Point Harbor
A paddling event for ALL ages & abilities.

October 12 - Off Da Couch Race, Newport Harbor NAC
Sam Couch Memorial Race

October 19 - 37th Annual Sea Trek Regatta 2019, Sausalito

November 2019

November 2 - Wavechaser, Richmond

November 9 - La Jolla Invitational, La Jolla Shores

December 2019

December 7 - Becky Stuart Memorial, Oceanside

December 14 - Wavechaser, Redwood City

December 28 - Tecolote 5000, Mission Bay

More events coming soon...

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