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33rd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest – Surfing Results!

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The 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest did not disappoint! We had plenty of swell for a truly contestable competition in fantastic sunny conditions. This year the paddle surfing community was out in force cheering each other on and overall just having a good time. We all created a loving community atmosphere at this event and the amount of smiles throughout the weekend are a testament to that.

The level of surfing that we saw this year was off the charts! Well, just about at the top of the charts with some incredibly high scores being throw down by the athletes. Every year the level of surfing gets better and better and it is an absolute pleasure to watch. Who knows what next years competition’s surfing will look like and we are looking forward to see every one of you next year!


High Performance Surf Kayak Men’s

1. Odei Etxeberria

2. Xabier Olano OlarraDave

3. Johnston 

4. Matt Radis 

High Performance Surf Kayak Women’s

1. Devon Barker-Hicks

2. Teresa Rogerson

3. Laura Zulliger

4. Julie Mitravich 

Kayak Masters Open (40+)

1. Jim Grossman

2. Matt Radis

3. Dave Johnston

4. Sean Morley 


1. Zach Boyd

2. Jim Grossman

3. Bryon Dorr

4. Buey Grossman

Wave Ski Open

1. Ian Macleod

2. Jeff Hille

3. Shelly Palmer

4. Fletcher Burton

SUP Open

1. Poenaiki Raioha

2. Zane Schweitzer

3. Josh Riccio

4. Anthony Maltese

SUP Masters Open (40+)

1. Derek Hama

2. John Griffith

3. Steve Drottar

4. Olivier Guincetre

SUP Women’s

1. Fiona Wylde

2. Lara Claydon

3. Lucia Cosoleto

4. Kali’a Alexiou 

Kayak Intermediate Men’s

1. Gwenn Bezard

2. David Grigsby

3. Nova Love

4.Marcus Lees

Kayak Intermediate Womens’s

1. Debbie Hathaway

2. Sophia Sotelo

3. Kim Mclennan 

Kayak Intermediate Juniors’s

1. Buey Grossman

2. Victor Bezard

3. Leo Bezard

SUP Surfing Intermediate Men’s

1. Jack Wygal

2. John Walsh 

3. Roger Schumann

4. Rune Hoyer Nielsen 4

SUP Surfing Intermediate Women’s

1. Kitsy Nipper

2. Nikita Tournebise

3. Misako Yamamoto

4. Kim Rueter

SUP Surfing Intermediate Junior’s

1. Maximilian Torres

2. Thomas Nilsen

3. Bodie Von Allmen

4. Riley Jaggi


Full Results

Saturday Surf Results

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I don’t know how we do it, but every year at the Santa Cruz Paddlefest we always score some waves. Today was busy with the race, the Cowells Classic starting up, and of course surfing at Steamer Lane. Check out today’s results here.

You’ll also find tomorrows schedule heats at that link. We are hoping to stick to the schedule and we have a lot of heats to make it through. 

Event PSA’s.

If you are surfing at the Steamer Lane site, do not surf past the judges stand and into the Cowells Classic site.

If you are paddling out to your next heat, make sure to gather together outside of the break. Once the horns ring then you are allowed to move into the surfing zone.

There is no launching allowed from the beach around the corner past the lighthouse. 

SCPF Surfing Results!

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Santa Cruz PaddleFest Surf Finalists 2018

We just wrapped up the 32nd annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest. The scores are settled and everyone is absolutely stoked. We had sun, wind, waves, rain, smiles, more waves, and an amazing roster of athletes participating over the weekend. It truly feels like we put on an event that Dennis would have been proud of. That’ll mark a success in our books and we hope to see you all next year!

Open HP Surf Kayak

  1. Dave Johnston
  2. Zack Boyd
  3. Mathew Lamont

Womens HP Surf Kayak

  1. Devon Barker-Hicks
  2. Kelly Henry
  3. Teresa Rogerson

Mens SUP

  1. Zane Schweitzer
  2. Poenaiki Raioha
  3. Dave de Armas

Womens SUP

  1. Izzi Gomez
  2. Fiona Wylde
  3. Candice Appleby

Open IC Surf Kayak

  1. Zack Boyd
  2. Bryon Dorr
  3. Steve Hiegel

Womens IC Surf Kayak

  1. Devon Barker-Hicks
  2. Julie Mitravich


  1. Sean Morely
  2. Ian Macleod
  3. Dennis St.Clair

Open Masters Kayak

  1. Kenny King
  2. Matt Radis
  3. Dave Johnston



Heats & Full Results!