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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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!

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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.


SUP Film Festival with Paddle4Good

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We are excited to announce that we have partnered with our non-profit friends over at Paddle4Good to bring to you the first SUP Film Fest! 

On the evening on March 30th you’ll want to be at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. Filmmakers from all over the world have submitted their SUP, kayak, and paddle related films and we’re stoked to present them to you! We hope to inspire adventure, environmentalism, & community through the power of paddling & amazing filmmaking. We can’t think of any better way to increase the stoke we already feel after a day’s worth of racing and surfing. Expect to come away making plans for adventure…

When we first heard Paddle4Good’s story last summer it struck a chord in our hearts. Max, the founder of Paddle4Good, had just finished a surf session when he suffered a heart attack on the beach. Luckily his then crush, Andi, started CPR and engaged a team of passersby to help and call 911. While his heart didn’t restart until the 6th defibrillator shock in the ambulance, Andi and co’s quick action saved his life. 

The parallels that our own founder, Dennis Judson, experienced is staggering. While  warming up to surf in the Northern Ireland Kayak Surf World Championships he suffered a heart attack on the beach. Luckily some bystanders were able to rush to his aid and get him to an excellent hospital nearby. We were able to enjoy another week of Dennis’ laughter before his heart sadly gave out.

Our love goes out to these brave bystanders who are now heroes in our eyes. Every year similar stories end instead of continuing on. According to the American Heart Association 25% of all deaths in the US are from cardiac arrest. Administering CPR can triple survival rates and one of the many goals of Paddle4Good is to raise awareness and knowledge of basic CPR skills. They are amazing mentors to spread life-saving education through inclusive, adventure-based water activities. Expect to see these smiling folks at our event and please drop by their booth for a bit. 

Buy Tickets Here!

Visit Paddle4Good Here!