Latest Event Updates
We are so blown away by the support of our community and the amount of camaraderie that we see at this event. Don’t that let you fool you into a false sense of security though because we saw some absolutely blistering fast times on this year’s course. Just about every year we get a faster and faster finish time which is absolutely incredible that these athletes are one-upping themselves. We had dead calm conditions and in the final leg athletes had to choose whether it was going to be faster sprinting in a straight line or trying a less direct line and surfing one in. Which was the right answer? The results show…
We’re happy to grow the sport and we know that it isn’t all about the high end. This year we held a 2k race for the youth and we had a great turnout! Overall we had about 30% of our competitors that were 18 years and younger. We love seeing that number climb and we cant wait to see how they push our sport into new heights!
Elite 10k Mens
1. Itzel Delgado
2. Josh Riccio
3. Tyler Bashor
Elite 10k Womens
1. Lina Aigaitis
2. Jade Howson
3. Juliana Gonzalez
Youth 2k Under 8 Girls
1. Stella Greeley
Youth 2k Under 11 Girls
1. Maylee Jaggi
1. Olivia Cooper
Youth 2k Under 14 Girls
1. Renata Cason
Youth 2k Under 14 Boys
1. Ryder Dalton
Stay tuned for more photos and video! Everyone is at the film fest 🙂
Who else is pumped after today’s surfing and racing? We’ll hold on to that stoke because we have got more coming your way! We’ll meet you at the Rio Theatre when the doors open at 6:00pm for the first SUP Film Fest. We’re expecting some awesome films from all over the world and in several disciplines that are bound to inspire you to plan your next big adventure!
Day 1 of the 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest is in the books! Does anyone else’s cheeks hurt from smiling so much? The Paddlesport community was definitely out in force today and it is always a joy to see so many like minded people in the same place! We So, when are heats posted? As soon we get them we put them up and you’ll always find them at this link.
Surf Competition @ Steamer Lane
7:20 AM Surfing heats start at the Lane
5:20 PM Surfing heats end at the Lane
Races @ Cowells
7:00 AM All races check in time @ Cowells Beach (get your timing chips!)
7:50 AM Race Competitors meeting @ Cowells Beach
8:20 AM 2k Kids Race starts at Cowells Beach
9:40 AM 10k/5k Paddleboard Race start at Cowells Beach
10:20 AM 10k OC1/Surf Ski/Kayak Race start at Cowells Beach
11:30 AM Racers off the water
12:00 PM Race awards at Cowells Beach
Surf Competition @ Indicators
12:00 PM Indicators check in at Cowells Beach (racers can check in during race registration)
12:30 PM Competitors meeting at Cowells Beach
1:20 PM Heats start 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
Please do not surf up to the competition zones. There were multiple paddle surfers who were encroaching into the surfing zones today. Competitors who are caught free surfing in the zones that cause ANY small interference to active heats my be disqualified. We get that you’re stoked, but please be respectful.
While we have some very important topics to discuss during the safety meeting, Thursday’s kickoff is one of the most chatty nights you’re ever going to experience. Be prepared to talk about friends, family, and general stoke!
We are happy to keep keep the tradition of having the kickoff at Dennis’ at ASU. This year instead of a BBQ we have brought in a local food truck with some tasty meal options for purchase. They have prepared us a diverse menu that is sure to fill your belly. They will have meat, vegetarian, and vegan options.
We are happy to be working with the great folks over at 805 to bring you some free beer! 805 specifically reached out to us to make sure that we had some tasty ales for our party. If you like blonde ales we’ve got you covered.
Check in starts at 6pm followed by the safety meeting at 8pm. See you soon!