101 Surf Sports Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking on San Francisco Bay

Event Calendar

Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2019
From Thursday 28 March 2019
To Sunday 31 March 2019
Contact Matt Hoff - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

santa cruz paddle fest

The longest running Paddle Surfing competition on the planet. Three decades+ of Paddle Surfing history have brought us to March 18-20th, 2016. The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is set for elite level Kayak Surfing, SUP Surfing and Racing this spring at Steamer Lane, California.

TheSCPF could not have a better venue. Located along West Cliff Drive near Lighthouse Point Park, the competition is centered on the world famous point break, Steamer Lane. The cliffs provide a natural amphitheater for spectators to experience elite athletes ripping into waves, and with an estimated 5000 people running/biking/surfing along the cliffs every day, our expo center is positioned to receive the maximum amount of foot traffic in the surrounding area.

Paddlers from all over the globe compete for three days at Santa Cruz's fabled right hander. The entire event consists of both Elite and Novice levels in kayak, SUP, and waveski surfing, as well as a paddleboard race. Given the variety competition levels and disciplines, the SCPF continually generates enthusiasm and participation throughout the paddling community.
Day one starts off with the first rounds of Kayak and SUP surfing at The Lane. The Elite surfers will have a tough long weekend ahead of them with multiple events against some of the best in the business! Day two, the competition gets into full swing. Packed with a line up of Elite Surfing at the point, the novice categories at friendly Cowells Beach and both a 6.2 mile and 2.7 mile Paddleboard race that runs along the iconic Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this is the busiest day of the event. With the novice categories concluding in the early afternoon of day three, the entire event is capped by the final rounds of the Elite Surfing Competition.


Location Cowells Beach - Santa Cruz

Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 24 @12:00AM
West Shore Rally Tahoe
Sat Aug 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Beginner To Intermediate Surfski Class with Kenny Howell
Sat Aug 24 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Sun Aug 25 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM
Sunday Morning Early Paddle Redwood City
Sun Aug 25 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Tue Aug 27 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Morning Early Paddle
Tue Aug 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
San Francisco Giants Stand Up Paddleboard Racing
Sat Aug 31 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Sun Sep 01 @12:00AM
Petaluma River Marathon Paddle Race
Sun Sep 01 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM
Sunday Morning Early Paddle Redwood City