2021 SCPF Postponed

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We wish that we were bringing happier news, but Santa Cruz County has extended it’s Stay at Home order, indefinitely. We can’t in good conscience ask our friends to travel to our humble event and risk their health. Our 2021 April dates will be pushed back to a time that has not yet been determined. When we have new dates we will be sure to share. We hope that everyone is catching their share of waves and most of all, staying safe and healthy out there.

The 34th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest is Cancelled due to Health Concerns

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The 34th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest is Cancelled due to Health Concerns

Based upon recent events, and at the recommendation of the County of Santa Cruz Health Department, we have cancelled our event. The decision was not made lightly and in the interest of protecting our local and paddling communities we are heading their advice.

As we move forward SCPF will be assessing the financial stress that this cancellation has on the event. Afterwards, we will reach out about any potential refunds. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this difficult time.

We have TENTATIVE dates for 2021 running from April 1st to the 4th. It is still too soon at this time to be certain if we will be able to reschedule the 2020 event. We will be in communication with all of our vendors, competitors, friends, and family as soon as we have any new information on the dates of our next event.

Thank you all for you support in this challenging time. We hope that you all stay healthy and we hope to see you on the water soon.


2020 Registration!

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2020 Registration is Live!

Paddle Guru will once again be hosting our registration needs. Follow this blue link to register for Surfing, Racing, and Paddling!

Steamer Lane Surf runs from March 26-29th

Cowell Surf runs March 28th-29th.

SCPF 2k/5k/10k Race runs March 28th.

2019 Schedule of Events

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March 28th-31st, 2019

Thursday the 28th

6:00 PM Check in party at Adventure Sports Unlimited
8:00 PM Mandatory safety meeting for Steamer Lane surfing participants at ASU

Friday the 29th

Surf Competition @ Steamer Lane
7:20 AM Surfing heats start at the Lane
5:20 PM Last heat off the water at the Lane
6:00 PM Happy Hour at Olitas

Saturday the 30th

Surf Competition @ Steamer Lane
7:20 AM Surfing heats start at the Lane
5:20 PM Surfing heats end at the Lane

Races @ Cowell Beach
7:00 AM All races check in time @ Cowell Beach
7:50 AM Race Competitors meeting @ Cowell Beach
8:20 AM 2k Kids Race starts at Cowell Beach
9:40 AM 10k/5k Paddleboard Race start at Cowell Beach
10:20 AM 10k OC1/Surf Ski/Kayak Race start at Cowell Beach
11:30 AM Racers off the water
12:00 PM Race awards at Cowell  Beach

Surf Competition @ Indicators
12:00 PM Indicators check in at Cowell Beach (racers can check in during race registration)
12:30 PM Competitors meeting at Cowell Beach
1:00 PM Heats start at Indicators
4:20 PM Heats end at Indicators

Film Fest @ the Rio Theatre
6:00 PM Doors open at the Rio
7:00 PM Films Start
10:00 PM Showings End

Sunday the 31st

Surf Competition @ Steamer Lane
7:40 AM Surfing heats start at the Lane
4:40 PM Last heat off the water at the Lane

Surf Competition @ Indicators
1:00 PM Heats start at Indicators
4:40 PM Heats end at Indicators

Surf Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM Awards Ceremony at the SCPF Banner at Steamer Lane

*Timing may change pending ocean conditions. Please see the on-site registration desk for most up-to-date info*


Friday the 29th
6:59 AM Sunrise
6:01 AM High tide @ 4.22ft
1:25 PM Low tide @ 0.09ft
8:38 PM High tide @ 3.6ft
7:26 PM Sunset

Saturday the 30th
6:58 AM Sunrise
7:05 AM High tide @ 4.23ft
2:12 PM Low tide @ 0.03ft
7:27 PM Sunset

Sunday the 31st
6:57 AM Sunrise
7:59 AM High tide @ 4.30ft
2:51 PM Low tide @ 0.02ft
7:28 PM Sunset