Where do I register to compete?
What are the registration deadlines?
EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ALL PADDLERS ENDS 9PM PST ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2018. A $25 LATE FEE WILL APPLY TO ALL LATE REGISTRATION.
PRO PADDLERS REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 @ 9PM PST THERE WILL BE NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION FOR PRO RACERS!!!
OPEN PADDLERS REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 9PM PST. BEACH ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR OPEN RACERS.
Where do I park?
Parking is available at Doheny State Beach Park, but it’s limited. Get there early for the spots close to the action.
What board should I bring?
SUP Pro Men will be on 14′ and under and Women will be racing 12’6" throughout the weekend. Open Divisions can choose between 14′ or 12’6". Prone racers will paddle 12′ for Distance and Technical races. Youth, 11 and Under are required to race 12′6″ and shorter. Please see REGISTRATION for more Class information.
How many people will be racing in the Technical heats?
There will be a maximum of 20 racers per Technical heat. This is for safety as well as cleaner racing for participants.
What if I don’t want to race?
Check out the Demo Zone to try all the new boards and gear from the best manufacturers in the business. And be sure to check out our exclusive clinics! Just bring your ID and credit card to keep on file for FREE demos all weekend. There’s also our new, exclusive fitness zone. And if you just don’t feel like exercising head to the beer garden for drinks and music. Or stick around and watch high-action racing all day.
What race should I do?
This depends on your skill level. If you’ve never paddled in the surf before, the Technical races might not be for you as they feature paddling in and out through the surf zone; the Distance race (which only goes in through the surf) would be a better fit. That said, Doheny is one of the best surf race venues on the planet offering relatively gentle waves as long as it isn’t too big. There will also be a Beginner Youth Super Grom Race in Demo Zone area.
What board classes are there?
Please see REGISTRATION.
What kind of conditions should I expect?
October is generally hot and sunny in Dana Point. Calm winds in the morning usually lead to a minor sea breeze in the afternoons. The waves could range anywhere from one-foot to overhead and beyond. But, as is always the case with the weather and the waves, be prepared for anything. Races may be change based on conditions.
What about safety?
Safety is our number one priority. The CA State Parks are providing their veteran crew of lifeguards and support personnel to make sure all racers are safe. All final safety decisions will be based on the weekend’s conditions, determined by the CA State Parks assessment. See more under SAFETY.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Safety Helmets WILL BE REQUIRED for all Youth divisions. All final safety decisions will be based on the weekend’s conditions, determined by the CA State Parks assessment.
Do I have to wear a leash?
All Open and Youth racers will be required to wear leashes. Leashes may be required for Pro Technical race, depending on conditions.
Why is the prize purse gender equal?
The PPG wants to set a precedent in the sport of SUP, along with the other events that are making the same commitment: women work just as hard as the men and are competing on a stage that’s just as big. We want them to be rewarded equally.
Is there a discount if I sign up for both the Distance and the Technical races?
Yes! Please see REGISTRATION for more information.