Paddle Event Calendar Archive 2017

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 here. Will we miss a few? Very likely, but with your help we will get darn close. If there an event not listed here that should be, send it to us!

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January 2017

Jan 14 Return to the Pier Race - Santa Barbara

Jan 21 WaveChaser Series - Benicia
Update: WC Race #3 has been postponed! There should be a break in the rains,

Jan 21 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race - Redwood City #2

Jan 28 Hanohano Ocean Challenge - Mission Bay, San Diego.

February 2017

Feb 4 D. R. 2017, Richard "Dick" Ryder Race - Long Beach
"The Funnest Race Ever"

Feb 11 Hal Rosoff Classic NAC - Newport Harbor

Feb 11 NSX Race - North Shore Salton Sea
Race to save the Salton Sea. Join us for the lowest paddle race in the world.
Tickets Available -

Feb 18-19 - WaveChaser Series - Treasure Island

Feb 25 Lanakila Magic Carpet Ride - Redondo Beach

Feb 25 RCP#2 Valentine's Day - Lake Natoma, Nimbus Flat

March 2017

March 3-5 - CALI PADDLER RETREAT - Santa Barbara

March 5 Cold Hands Paddle - Cabrillo Beach
The 13th Annual Tim O'Donnell Honorary Cold Hands Paddle to benefit The Ocean of Hope.

March 18 Dana Point Ocean Challenge - Dana Point Baby Beach

March 18 WaverChaser Series - TBD

March 19 Adler Paddle - Long Beach
The 7th Annual Adler Paddler is an amazing Free Stand Up Paddle race to raise awareness for Thoracic Aortic Dissection, raising funds for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health. If you are an experienced racer, thinking about doing your first race or just want to do a leisure paddle for a good cause ... come have fun at the Adler Paddler.

We have an amazing raffle giving away an Infinity SUP board, Quickblade paddles, Future Fins, Hurley, lots of wetsuits, skateboards, and tons of gear from some of the best brands in the surf industry. Not to mention the famous ADLER PADDLER t-shirts! Don't miss out on one of the best events of the year!!! Register here:

March 25 Malibu to Marina - Marina del Rey
Unfortunately, this was has been cancelled for 2017.Stay tuned for updates on how we can have it take place next year.

March 24-26 - Santa Cruz Paddlefest - Santa Cruz
Event Director: Mat Hoff,
Santa Cruz, CA
Join us for the 31st Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest - a kayak and stand up paddleboard surf competition and race!  The Steamer Lane elite surf competition runs March 24 to 26 along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA.  The Cowells Classic intermediate surf competition is held March 25 and 26 on a friendlier break inside Steamer Lane.
The SCPF 5k/10k Race is scheduled for March 25 and is open to paddleboards, outrigger canoes and surf skis.  The race starts at Cowells Beach and heads out along the Boardwalk to Santa Cruz harbor.  The short course ends after a single lap around the harbor and a short run to the the finish line.  In the long course, racers will pound out a second, longer lap to Steamer Lane, around the harbor, and back to Cowells Beach.


April 2017

April 8 - Silver Blade Regatta - Fiesta Island

April 15 - RCP#3 Spring Splash - Lake Natoma
Host: River City Paddlers
Location: Lake Natoma, Negro Bar Beach
Time: 9:00 AM Registration, 10:10 AM Race Start
Race Fee: $30.00 (Must pre-register with PaddleGuru, can pay on race day.)
Course Description: 3 or 5 mile SUP and 5 or 9 mile SAP courses. Buoy-Turn format for spectator excitement!
Details: Refer to PaddleGuru and the RCP Yahoo Group site for further information.
This is an USCA sanctioned race. All entrants must pre-register at the PaddleGuru web site. Late entry fee for those who have not pre-registered will be $40.00

April 22 - Stand Up For Clean Water - Paradise Cove, Malibu
The 6th annual SUP For Clean Water paddle race and marine festival will once again be held at the beautiful Paradise Cove beach in Malibu.

For the first time, the Earth Day event will feature a variety of opportunities to learn about, celebrate, and directly engage in our efforts to safeguard the most ecologically important areas of our oceans: Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

SUP 4 Clean Water takes place in the Point Dume State Marine Reserve, one of many MPAs along the California coastline, where fishing is limited in order to nurture aquatic ecosystems back to health. Our MPA Watch Program engages 300+ underserved youth and other volunteers throughout LA County in our boat-based outreach, education and monitoring efforts along our region’s protected marine reserves.

April 29 - Shaka Fest - Crown Point Mission Bay

April 29 - Malibu Downwinder - Leo Carillo

April 29 - SLO-CAL 2017 Sprint Race #4 - Moro Bay

April 30 - 10mi for Kai - Long Beach/Mother's Beach
Sunday funday event to benefit young Kai (born with gastrointestinal problems requiring multiple surgeries). Race is a 4 x 2.5 mile relay race around Naples island at Mother's Beach in Long Beach (Alamitos Bay). Choose your option, oc1, oc2, oc6, sup, anything goes. Coed would be a fun way to go. Relay teams can be made up early and/or the morning of the race. Solo iron division too. Registration opens at 9am, race at 10am. Beverages, potluck, BBQ, and beverages immediately after.

May 2017

May 6 - Stand Up for the Cure - Newport Dunes

May 6 - Berkley Pier Race - Berkley

May 13 - Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race - Crown Point San Diego

May 13 - RCP#4 Yo Yo - Lake Natoma
Host: River City Paddlers
Location: Lake Natoma, Negro Bar Beach
Time: 9:00 AM Registration, 10:10 AM Race Start
Race Fee: $30.00 (Must pre-register with PaddleGuru, can pay on race day.)
Course Description: 3 or 5 mile SUP and 5 or 9 mile SAP courses. Buoy-Turn format for spectator excitement!
Details: Refer to PaddleGuru and the RCP Yahoo Group site for further information.
This is an USCA sanctioned race. All entrants must pre-register at the PaddleGuru web site. Late entry fee for those who have not pre-registered will be $40.00

May 20 - GhostRyder Race SC Davenport Downwind - Santa Cruz

May 20 - Rig Run - Santa Barbara

May 21 - Sunday X3 - Bonita Cove Mission Bay
SundaySundaySunday SUP and Prone Races

May 21 - Standup and Prone Board Demo Day
9-11am Carlsbad Lagoon 4700 Bayshore Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hosted by Blue Paddle SUP and West Coast Paddle Sports
We will have a variety of boards for the beginner to the advance paddler from Jimmy Lewis, Red Paddle Co., Bark Paddleboards, Kings, Riviera, and BOGA. Come join the fun & try out the newest boards from these vendors. Maybe we'll have a foil board available too!

May 27 - Tahoe Cup #1 Donner Lake - LakeTahoe

May 27 - Noll Paddle Festival - Crescent City

May 27-28 - Hoe Wa'a - Monterey

May 28 - Cal100 - Redding
Canceled :(

May 28 - The Loop - Coronado


June 2017

June 3 - Great Russian River Race - Guerneville

June 3 - Kahanamoku Klassic - Marina Del Rey

June 3 - Malia Regatta #1 - Seaplane Lagoon Alameda
NCOCA OC6 OC1 and V1

June 3 - Seaside Slide - Encinitas

7 mile Ocean Paddleboard race from Seaside Reef up to Moonlight Beach and back. Put on by King's Paddlesports. Fun community event!
The racers check-in will start at 8:00am Saturday on the Seaside Reef parking lot. After all racers are checked-in, all paddlers will navigate the shore break to the “Starting Line”. The course follows the kelp line North to Moonlight Beach - Encinitas where paddlers will turn around the buoy located off the beach and head back toward the “Starting Line”. Paddlers will have to decide to either stay inside the kelp bed on calmer water or outside with the shortest distance. The choice of the course might be decisive when seconds separate paddlers.

June 10 - Big Bear Paddle Fest - Big Bear Lake
All Craft
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June 10 - Santa Monica Paddle Fest - Santa Monica Pier

June 10 - Ventura Outrigger Challenge - Ventura

June 11 - Sunday X3 - Mission Bay
SUP Prone
Use coupon code CALIPADDLER for a discount!

June 11 - Mike's Paddle Sunday Fun Race - Alameda
For the first time we are introducing the Sunday Fun Race to our local paddling community! These races are designed to be inclusive for everyone. Adults, kids, and families are all welcome! Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, surfskis, and outriggers are all welcome! The non-profit sponsored races: race fees are donations that go directly to the non-profit!

June 17 - 16th Annual Jay Race - Capitola

June 17 - Regatta #2 - Shadow Cliffs Rec Area Pleasanton
NCOCA OC6 OC1 and V1

June 18 - Rock to Rock - Catalina to Cabrillo
$5 from every registrant benefits Ocean of Hope!

June 23 - Friday Night Races - Mission Bay

June 24 - Iron Champs - Bonita Cove Mission Bay

June 24 - Regatta #3 - Nimbus Flat Sacramento
NCOCA OC6 OC1 and V1

June 25 - Tahoe Race Series -

June 28-30 - IVF World Distance Championships - Polynesia
NCOCA and SCORA JRs participating

June 30 - Waterman's Landing Fundraiser - Lake Tahoe
Funds to go towards unlimited canoe for adult and junior program.
6-10 Silent Auction, guest speakers. $20 entry fee.

July 2017

July 8 - Kahakai 9man Sprints - Marine Stadium Long Beach

July 8 - Regatta #4 - Seaplane Lagoon Alameda
NCOCA OC6 OC1 and V1

July 9 - Stand up to Alzheimer's - Lake Elsinore
We look forward to seeing you at Stand Up to Alzheimer's in Lake ELsinore on July 9. All our profits will be donated to Alzheimer's research. Come out to race, participate in the nature paddle, or just hang out on the beach and buy some raffle tickets.  See you in July.

July 9 - Ekuiluna NorCal Race - Alameda
This site has one of the most consistent down-winds in the Bay!
Race #1:SUP/Prone/Keiki/Novice OC-1, OC-2 , Surf ski 3.5 mile race from Encinal Beach and back to Encinal Beach, Alameda CA. It will take place in the protected waters of Encinal Harbor. Course Map:

Race #2: Short Course Downwind (OC1/OC2/Surfski) from Encinal Beach, Alameda/ Gap in Encinal Breakwall/ to San Leandro Marina. Approx. 9 Miles. Course Map:

Race #3: Long Course Downwind (OC1/OC2/Surfski) from Encinal Beach/To Red Bell Bouy at the end of channel markers towards ATT Park/ to San Leandro Marina Approx. 14 miles. Course Map:

July 15 - Waterman Challenge Paddleboard Race - Swami's to Windandsea
Prone -

July 15 - Noah Kalama Sprints - Belmont Shores Long Beach

July 15 - Tahoe Cup #2 Waterman's Paddle Jam - Lake Tahoe

July 15 - NCOCA Sprint Championships - Monterey
NCOCA OC6 OC1 and V1

July 22 - State Sprint Championships - Santa Barbara

July 23 - SundayX3 - Mission Bay

July 29 - Kilohana Klassic - Redwood City

July 29-30 - LOB Dragon Boat Festival - Long Beach Marine Stadium

July 30 - Tahoe Race Series - Lake Tahoe

August 2017

August 5 - Round the Rock - Crissy Field San Francisco

August 5 - Whitey Harrison 9-man - Dana Point

August 12-13 - Ta-hoe Nalu - Lake Tahoe

August 19 - Oceanside 9-man - Oceanside Harbor

August 19 - Tony Gora Memorial - Santa Cruz

August 26 - Kula Anela - Fort Baker San Francisco

August 27 - Tahoe Race Series - Lake Tahoe

August 27 - Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race - Catalina

September 2017

September 7-9 - Surf Expo - Orlando Florida

September 9-10 - Catalina Crossing - Newport Harbor and Avalon

September 10 - Tahoe Cup #3 Fall Classic - Lake Tahoe

September 23 - 4th Annual Westend Loop - Catalina Island

September 23-24 - NorCal Dragon Boat Festival - Oakland Lake Merritt

September 24 - Sunday X3 - Mission Bay
SUP and Prone

September 29-30 - Pacific Paddle Games - Dana Point Doheny State Beach

September 30 - MBX - Santa Cruz to Monterey Crossing

October 2017

October 7 RCP#5 Fall Classic! - Folsom Lake
Host: River City Paddlers
Location: Folsom Lake, CA - Browns Ravine, Hobie Ramp
Times: 10:00 AM Meeting, 10:30 AM Start.
Race Fee: $30.00 (Must pre-register with PaddleGuru, can pay on race day.)
Course Description: 8 mile long course out to buoy and return. 5 mile short course out to buoy and return.
Details: Refer to PaddleGuru and the RCP Yahoo Group site for further information.
This is an USCA sanctioned race. All entrants must pre-register at the PaddleGuru web site. Late entry fee for those who have not pre-registered will be $40.00

October 7 Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival - Santa Fe Dam
Cali Paddler will be there with a team of paddlers to share the excitement of Dragon Boat!

October 7 - Morro Bay SURVIVOARS Dragon Boat Festival - Morro Bay

October 8 OC1/2 Alameda Circumnavigation
Hosted by East Harbor Paddling Club

October 14 - SoCal Ocean Racing Series - Off Da Couch

October 21 Camp Ronald McDonald Charity Paddle - Lake Hemet
Hosted by the amazing folks at Valley Wide Kayak Club
Paddle Races - Awards - Vendors - Music - Food
Register at
$25 for lake entrance, kayak races, and lunch supplied by McDonalds.
Meet-up Link -
We would love to have as many adventurous people come to support this cause.
The children who come to this camp, come from all over Southern California.

On Saturday, October 21st, 2017 the Valley Wide Kayak Club will hold its “14th Annual Charity Paddle and Barbecue to benefit Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times” – our nonprofit neighbor that provides cost-free programs and services to children with cancer and their families.

Camping Friday - Sunday, Come camp and enjoy the whole campground section 2A, just for this event. Lake Hemet Campground needs to know your with the Valley Wide Kayak Club and for the event Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.

October 28 - Wave Chaser Series #1 Half Moon Bay

The first race of the 2017-18 season is On! October 28th at Half Moon Bay, a venue favorite. Sign up on Webscorer where you'll find a course for every skill level. Discount if you race more than one course. Register early to avoid wait lines on race day. Hope to see you there and bring your friends!

Long Course
Short Course
Novice Course


November 2017

November 10-26 - 2017 Bow South Expetition
Charity Kayak Paddle down the entire lower Colorado River. 340 miles from Hoover Dam to Morelos Dam on the US.Mexico Border. Paddling to benefit
Learn more about thi EPIC event at:

November 11 - SoCal Ocean Racing Series - La Shores Invitational

November 18 - Wavechaser Series - Bencia

November 24 - West Coast Paddle Sports Turkey Paddle 2017 - San Diego

December 2017

December 2 - SoCal Ocean Racing Series -Becky Stuart Invite - Oceanside

December 9 - SoCal Ocean Racing Series -Tecolote 5000 - Misson Bay

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