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Events of the Month: March 2020

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Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in March below.

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SUP Events in March 2020
  • 2020 Cold Hands Paddle
  • Treasure Coast Paddle Battle
  • Adler Paddler
  • Bear Mountain Paddle for Puerto Rico
  • Dana Ocean Challenge 2020
  • Santa Cruz Paddle Fest
  • Polar Paddle
  • Malibu 2 Marina Championship Race 2020

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 A Comparison

March SUP Events in 2020 

Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
3/1/2020 2020 Cold Hands Paddle San Pedro, California Charity Beginner+ Free $0
3/14/2020 Treasure Coast Paddle Battle Fort Pierce, Florida Race Beginner+ $45 $0
3/15/2020 Adler Paddler Long Beach, California Race/Charity Beginner+ Free $0
3/21/2020 Bear Mountain Paddle for Puerto Rico Peekskill, New York Charity/Race Beginner+ $25 $0
3/21/2020 Dana Ocean Challenge 2020 Dana Point, California Race Beginner+ $35 $0
3/26/2020 Santa Cruz Paddlefest Santa Cruz, California Surf/Race Intermediate+ $65-$160 TBD
3/28/2020 Polar Paddle Beach Haven, New Jersey Race/Charity Beginner+ $40 $0
3/28/2020 Malibu 2 Marina Championship Race 2020 Marina del Rey, California Race Intermediate+ $40 $0


March 2020 Paddle Boarding Events


2020 Cold Hands Paddle

cold handsThe Cold Hands Paddle draws paddlers from all over Southern California who brave the ocean waters off Cabrillo Beach, in San Pedro, CA to race what some call The Official Start to the Paddling Season! Free to participate! All ages welcome! All proceeds of the day's race benefit the Sarcoma Alliance and the fight for cancer patients.

Read more about this event here. 



Treasure Coast Paddle Battle

treasure coastThis race features a 10k course, which starts in on the beach, through the Fort Pierce inlet, and around to the beautiful Indian River, before landing on the shores of Jaycee Park. The perfect course to test all your skills. A 5k flat water race will be held inside the Indian River. Perfect for flat water fanatics, speed demons, new comers, and all others! A paddle village will be set up at Jaycee park where other activities, such as kids races, local vendors, food and more.

Read more about this event here.


Adler Paddler

adler paddlerFREE race in memory of SoCal racer Steve Alder who passed away from a genetic disorder called a thoracic aortic dissection. We want to remind everyone of the importance of knowing your genetic health history as it can save your life or a loved ones life. We will also be raising funds through raffle tickets & t-shirt sales at the race site. All proceeds go to THE JOHN RITTER FOUNDATION.

Read more about this event here.


Bear Mountain Paddle for Puerto Rico

bear mountainBear Mountain Paddle is a scenic winter race in the beautiful Hudson Valley in support of Angelitos de Amor Salon, Inc to help improve the lives of children with Down’s syndrome in Puerto Rico affected by the recent natural disasters. The Bear Mountain Paddle strengthens the mission of HVH2O by increasing environmental education and awareness on the Peekskill waterfront.

Read more about this event here.



Dana Ocean Challenge 2020

dana ocean challengeThe 31st annual Ocean Challenge is ON! This event is the longest running winter paddle sport race in California. Rain or Shine - This year looks like there will be some nice wind conditions. With divisions for everyone from beginner to elite paddlers this event has it all!

Read more about this event here.



Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

santa cruz paddlefest pc bryon dorrCome join the planet's longest-running paddle surfing competition as we notch our 34th year on March 26th to 29th 2020! The Santa Cruz Paddlefest (SCPF) hosts elite level kayak surfing and SUP surfing at the legendary break, Steamer Lane, and an intermediate category at the friendlier Cowells beach. Additionally, a race along the Iconic Santa Cruz Boardwalk is set for Saturday which welcomes SUP, surf ski, sea Kayaks, prone boards, and outrigger canoes.

Read more about this event here.


Polar Paddle

polar paddleWHAT: Polar Paddle and Lunch Potluck (suggested) WHEN: Sat, Mar 28, 2020 for SUP and Prone Paddlers. LOCATION to register on Race Day: South End Surf ‘N Paddle, 220 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ – 609-492-8823 (TUBE). WHO: SUP and Prone Race. AWARDS AND SWAG WILL BE GIVEN OUT! $40 race fee to benefit Alliance for a Living Ocean.

Read more about this event here.




Malibu 2 Marina Championship Race 2020

malibu marinaThe Malibu To Marina Championship Race will make it's long awaited return in March 2020. After taking a brief hiatus, we are back marking the 32 year for this SoCal point-to-point ocean race. OC1, OC2, Surfski, Dbl. Surfski, V1, Prone, SUP.

Read more about this event here.


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