Fridays Heats

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Ready for some surfing tomorrow? Here are the heat draws for Friday! We’ll post up Friday’s results at Olitas followed by Saturday’s heat draws. Lets get the 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest started!!!!!

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Thursday Party

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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!

Official Sponsor: AT Overland Equipment

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We’d like to give a warm welcome to our latest 2019 Santa Cruz Paddlefest sponsor, AT Overland Equipment.

We’re especially excited to have AT on site along the cliff at Steamer Lane during the event, showing off one of their latest products the AT Summit Camper. The camper is atop an extremely well appointed RAM 2500 truck, specifically built for overland adventures. Is there a better surf trip vehicle out there!?!?

A Little Bit About AT Overland Equipment:

AT is the designer, manufacturer, and purveyor of innovative high-end equipment for vehicle-based adventures, expeditions and remote self contained camping. They provide shelter, comfort, and convenience through their durable and distinctive products. Whether you require a turn-key expedition vehicle, trailer or accessories for your own build, AT is able to meet your specific requirements.

As North America’s Premier Overland Outfitter, AT offers expertise gained from years of experience in the field, both in North America and Overseas, offering product manufactured from their own designs. In addition to their own equipment, they offer high quality durable merchandise from around the Globe that meets their exacting standards.

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AT offers a full service shop to prepare your vehicle for remote camping and your next long-range surf expedition. Their vehicle conversions department can provide you with campers, storage, water (hot & cold), heat, on board air, and living space, along with all the essential components like bumpers, suspension systems, body armor, recovery gear, power systems and long-range fuel tanks. AT’s experts can outfit your vehicle at their facility in Prescott, AZ, or provide you with the necessary components to do the work yourself.

A Little Bit About The AT RAM Summit Build:


AT’s show vehicle at the 2019 SCPF will be an American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) equipped Ram 2500 turbo diesel truck featuring an AT Summit Camper with fully self contained interior.

The Summit Camper provides a durable, insulated and lightweight wedge-style pop-up shell for today’s fuel-efficient pickup trucks, while still leaving room for individual customization.  The Summit sleeps two with enough interior room for one to stand when another person is in the bed.

The sleeping platform is out of the way when not in use, and easily pulls down when it’s time for bed. There is enough room between the sleeping platform and the roof to allow bedding to remain in place when the camper is closed, making total camper set up time extremely fast, truly under 30 seconds.

The Summit roof can be deployed with 100 lbs of cargo, like kayaks, SUPs and surfboards. The roof structure can also be walked on, which means it can serve as a great observation platform to get a good look at the surf conditions.

The honeycomb composite panels in the roof and walls not only provide insulation, but are impressively lightweight and offer incredible strength. For colder climates, when you’re out surfing frozen water in the mountains, there is an optional thinsulate tent liner to help keep you warm.

The AT Summit Camper is the ideal surf adventure home. Combine the awesome camper with a very thoroughly thought out, comfortable and efficient interior build and a super capably equipped truck and you’ve got the ultimate road tripping machine. AT Overland Equipment can build this dream machine for you, or help guide you in it’s creation and supply the top quality components required.

For more about AT Overland Equipment, and their surf adventure ready Summit Camper, be sure to visit their website: www.atoverland.com.

Last Day to Register to Surf

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Hello Folks! The last day to register for surfing events is coming up. We have extended the deadline to Wednesday March 20th and that will be your last chance to sign up to compete at this year’s surf event. Racing registration will remain open. Forecasts are looking to be super promising and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

See you in the line up soon…

Register here


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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!

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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.