CARLSBAD, California – Registration for the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life is officially open HERE. The Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, September 30 through October 2, 2016. The weekend will feature Technical and Distance races (in both Pro and Open divisions), including Pro Junior and Youth categories, Prone divisions, the West Marine Demo Zone, Clinics and much more, including the largest prize purse in paddle sports history at $60,000!
There are two divisions for races: Open (age group) and Pro (Elite). Open divisions are for athletes who compete at a non-professional level. If you are in a Pro division you cannot enter an Open division or any other. If you are in an Open division you cannot enter the Pro division. Board classes are 14’ and under for the Pro Men and 12’6” for the Pro Women. Pro racers must compete in both the Technical and Distance races to compete for the biggest prize purse in SUP history.
Please acknowledge all 2016 registration deadlines as part of our effort to accommodate all #PPG2016 competitors and deliver the best competition experience possible. Pro paddlers must register before 3pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. Open paddlers must register before 3pm on Friday, September 23, 2016. There will be no race-day registration. If a division does not have at least five competitors registered to compete, the division will merge with the next appropriate age class.
2015 at the Pacific Paddle Games. | Photo: OnitPro
Stay tuned to SUPthemag.com for the latest information on courses, prizes, registration and more. #PPG2016 For questions, contact: [email protected]
The 2016 Pacific Paddle Games wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. Big thanks to Salt Life, West Marine, GoPro, Nexen Tire, and California State Parks.
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