Well, what can I say? The 30th Santa Cruz Paddlefest was a success! I can’t believe the amazing conditions that we had for all three days. Our all star roster of competitors really put on a good show for us. To top it off, everyone was smiling (seriously, everyone was). I am thrilled and proud of the event that we brought to our paddle sports enthusiasts this year and I hope to see each and every one of you for next years SCPF!
All the best,
PS: A big shout out to presenting sponsor, Starboard. With their help we were able to put on such a fantastic event.
Saturday saw some fantastic conditions with the building swell. More lines on the horizon for tomorrow! Sunday is going to be a busy day, please make sure you are on top of when you are surfing or potentially surfing.
Cowells Heats will start at 11am Sunday Morning. We will post heats here as soon as we have them. It always take a bit to get them ready, as we need to double check them a few times. As a solid fallback plan, please check in at the Steamer Lane site registration
Round 1 of Steamer Lane is completed! We saw some awesome surfing today and the swell is only getting bigger!! Round 2 starts tomorrow…
**As a reminder. All Cowells Surfing competitors are to check in tomorrow morning at the race site. There is a safety briefing at 8am on Cowells beach. Surfing for the Cowells competition will start at 11:00am.
Race registration starts at 7am at Cowells Beach. There is a safety briefing at 8am on the beach. Paddleboards start racing at 9am. Outriggers & Skis will start their race at 11am. OC1s and Skis have a water start.
Are you an avid paddler? Would you like to improve your skill set and go…FASTER? Then join us on March 17 at the Santa Cruz PaddleFest for a 2-hour SUP Race Clinic taught by professional athlete, Fiona Wylde. The clinic is available for all ages and paddlers who want to elevate their level on the water. We will be working on stroke technique, turning, race starts, balance and whatever else you’d like to learn.
Class size is limited so if you’re interested in this opportunity- signup today!