12th Annual Jay Race Approaches Quickly



CAPITOLA, California - Surftech is excited to welcome many of the top paddlers in the world to compete in the 12th Annual Surftech Jay Race on June 22nd. Prone paddlers, stand up paddlers and multi-sport athletes from around the country are in the midst of their preparation for this world-class annual paddleboard race.


The 2013 "Jay Race" will feature both a 12-mile long course and a 2-mile short course race. For those who pride themselves on being well-rounded water athletes, the Waterman Challenge beckons! This three discipline race will challenge swimmers, prone paddlers and stand up paddlers to determine who are the top over-all male and female water athletes of the 2013 Jay Race! The kids races will have the same creative format where "mini Jay racers" will paddle to various destinations and run through the "A Day at the Beach" obstacle course, collecting "Live Like Jay" wristbands along the way. The wristbands can be traded in at the end of the race for raffle tickets!


The over-all mission of the Jay Race is to encourage paddlers of all ages and genders to take to the water for friendly competition, camaraderie and to remember legendary Santa Cruz waterman Jay Moriarity. All of the proceeds from the Jay Race are donated to our local Junior Lifeguard organizations for scholarships and equipment.  



The 2013 Surftech Jay Race will once again feature the Waterman Challenge! This action packed event begins with a 500m swim followed by a 1000m prone (12' stock) paddleboard leg and finishes up with a1500m SUP (12'6" SUP) leg!·
Click HERE to register for the Waterman Challenge 



The picturesque Jay Race long course will test an athletes endurance as they depart the shores of Capitola Beach and paddle outside the kelp beds, past the Santa Cruz Harbor and Beach Boardwalk. The Course takes a hard left turn at Steamer Lane and then out to meet the seals at the mile buoy. From there it's a straight shot back to Capitola Beach to complete the 12-mile course.
Click HERE to register for the 12-Mile Long Course



For first timers or those who prefer a shorter "sprint style" race, the 2-Mile Short Course is a fun out-and-back race that takes athletes out to the edge of the kelp beds, in to the Capitola Wharf, back out to the kelp bed and back in to the finish at Capitola Beach. ·
Click HERE to register for the 2-Mile Short Course·


KIDS RACES - "Mini Jay Racers"
Mini Jay Racers 12 and under will paddle a short course that's close to shore. Kids will paddle the short water course followed by a run through the "A Day at the Beach" obstacle course collecting "Live Like Jay"bracelets along the way. The "Mini Jay Racer" who collects the most bracelets will be crowned the Mini Jay Race champ! Kids can turn in their bracelets and exchange them for raffle tickets!



Finally, Don't miss the Surftech Jay Race After Party and Awards Banquet hosted by the Crow's Nest! Located on the beach at the Santa Cruz Harbor, the Jay Race after party has become one of the favorite post race events of the year! Enjoy an incredible buffet of food and wash it down with beer, wine or soda all while listening to groovy live music!


Last modified onMonday, 06 May 2013 23:31
Erin Blunt Robbins

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