Industry News: Santa Monica Pier and Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

Saturday, June 9 the world famous Santa Monica Pier and the Honolua Surf Co. kick off summer with the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.

Please check out the updates below on the event promo film, courses, schedule, event registration, Waterman Museum Exhibit and Heal the Bay.



This year features more events to celebrate the history of water sports at the Santa Monica Pier including:

-SUP & Paddleboard Races (1-mile Fun Paddle, 5.5 mile Long Course and SUP-only Luck of the Draw Relay)
-Waterman “Museum for the day” featuring historic surfing, lifeguard and waterman memorabilia
-Dory Races (1 mile and 3 lap courses)
-1-mile ocean swim and run/swim/run
-Awards for top finishers in all divisions
-World Paddle Association qualifying race
-Hula performances throughout the day
-Slackey guitar performances
-Catered lunch for all athletes
-One Free Pacifico Beer to athletes 21 and over (in the Pacifico Beer Garden)!

Know someone who wants some lessons before race day? Pro SUP Shop is offering clinics for new and experienced paddlers down in Marina del Rey. Go to Prosupshop.com!

– Every Saturday at 9:15am – Intro to SUP/Bootcamp @ Mothers Beach
(Free intro for SMP registrant. Must bring registration confirmation).

Heal the Bay is our beneficiary again, and the event will directly benefit its public marine education facility, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Go to Pierpaddle.com for more event information and follow our Facebook page.
Visit the Event Website – Click here

Event Registration – Click Here

To receive ongoing updates about the event or for general questions, drop us an email at: info@pierpaddle.com.

For more specific information please contact:
Barrett Tester:
(949) 276-4431×21
Email: