Santa Cruz Paddlefest Returns to Steamer Lane March 31-April 2, 2023!

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Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2019. Paddler: Laura Zulliger, Photographer: Tom Gomes

Saturday at the Rio Theatre

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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!


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SCFFest - SCPFest coupon - 2019 - Rio - Santa Cruz

Check it out! We are thrilled to be hosting the SUP FILM FEST Saturday March 30th. The showings will be at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Our coupon is only good for the first 100 to sign up so don’t delay!

Rio TheatreMap
SUP FILM FESTsupfilmfest.ticketspice.com/SUPFilmFest-santa-cruz
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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


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Surf Registration ends on the 14th. That is only one week away! Don’t miss your chance to compete at Steamer Lane in the 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest. The competitors meeting kicks everything off March 28th (Thursday). Steamer Lane competition runs Friday to Sunday. The Cowells Classic (B-site) runs Saturday and Sunday. Check out our FAQ if you have questions!

Here is a handy link for registration.

Are you forgetting if you already signed up? No problem, check out the start lists here.