Be a part of Santa Monica history at the 3rd annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival. You can participate in paddle races, dory races, a swimming race or just enjoy the competition and the sites on the pier deck. Santa Monica is paddleboarding’s birthplace. It was here, in the late 1920s, that Tom Blake, a national swimming champion, first came up with a surfboard designed on an airplane wing’s spar-construction principles. The tradition continues with the resurgence of the sport of paddle boarding in the Santa Monica area. Visit pierpaddle.com for more information on the races and the festival.
All proceeds benefit Heal the Bay