Surf at SCPF

Steamer Lane Competition – March 29th-31st

The main event at the Lane has paddle surfers flocking to Santa Cruz from all over the globe to take advantage of one of Santa Cruz’s most fabled breaks. The Lane breaks along West Cliff Drive and can hold waves of double overhead+. The Santa Cruz Paddlefest has Steamer Lane as host to an elite surfing competition of Surf Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Waveskis. Each class competes separately doing dynamic maneuvers to earn points. Competitors will surf through several 4-5 man heats eventually leading up to the Finals Sunday afternoon.

Cowells Classic Competition – March 30th-31st

Started many years ago as part of the SCPF the Cowells Classic is a friendly surfing competition. Located at the tail end of “The Lane” paddle surfers are able to score long waves without the intense competition scene. We promote this category within our event as an intermediate class of paddlers.


Steamers Lane Categories

Men’s SUP

Women’s SUP

Master’s SUP

Men’s HP Kayak

Women’s HP Kayak

Men’s IC

Women’s IC

Master’s Kayak

OPEN Waveski


Cowells Classic Cateogories

Men’s SUP

Women’s SUP

Men’s Surf Kayak

Women’s SUP

Juniors Surf Kayak

Juniors SUP