2014 Battle of the Paddle Moves to New Venue
Rainbow® Sandals is proud to announce the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle® for 2014 at Salt Creek Beach on October 4th-5th, 2014. After maximizing capacity in 2013 at Doheny State Beach, we moved the event three miles north to the beautiful coastline of Salt Creek Beach. Having the Battle of the Paddle® at Salt Creek will allow us to have a larger Standup Paddle Expo, new and challenging race courses, more parking, and a stadium arena layout for spectators.
The Battle of the Paddle® has grown in participation from both competitors and exhibitors every year. Last year we filled the beach with 171 exhibitor spaces. This year we will be able to facilitate a total 300 spaces. The beach at Salt Creek is larger and flatter, and stretches twice as far as our previous site.
Salt Creek is one of the most beautiful beaches in California, located just south of Laguna Beach. The unique geography allows people to look above the expo area and watch the action in the water from everywhere at the event, including event registration.
Concierge shuttle service is provided free of charge to all spectators, competitors and exhibitors, direct to the event site. Shuttles will transport from parking lots at Dana Hills High School, Strands Beach Park and Salt Creek before, during and after.
We are excited to exhibit courses we designed for all races. The Elite Race will showcase better surfing and exciting carnage. In case of large surf we’ve devised alternate courses for the Open and Kids race that are safe for all levels of paddling. The Distance Race will provide new and scenic vistas from Salt Creek to Laguna Beach and back.
For more information, visit: BattleofthePaddle.com
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