Latest Event Updates

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.


Register Soon!

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Registration for all Steamer Lane surfing categories will be closing on March 12th. Any entries received afterwards will increase in price to $200. There are still open spaces available and if the category that you are interested in is on wait list don’t despair! There may still be room to get you in and feel free to contact us. Pass the word along and we hope to see you all in the line up real soon!

Wait list and unfilled heats

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Photo: Bryon Dorr

As you know the 34th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest is rapidly approaching. Registration is filling up and we have an established wait list for some categories. Over the course of the day our event is only allotted so much time, so we have a limited number of heats that we are able to run.

This unfortunate detail of not having enough hours in a day means that we have to limit the number of people who participate in the surfing events. At the moment we have categories that were allotted space but have not filled up. In the interest of getting as many people involved in the event as possible we will be reshuffling the allotted space.

This Friday the 28th we will make the decision and contact the wait list to potentially move them into newly created space. Please be on the lookout in your emails and inboxes and such.

If you haven’t signed up for the event as of yet, or wanted to but saw that there was a wait list, we would strongly recommend signing up before this Friday.

Hope to see you all at the lane 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.