Stand Up Paddleboard Racing in San Rafael

Yes it's been four years since our first race series took to the water.  This years events look to once again focus on family fun and elite racing bundled up in to one special day.


This years action includes racing in Prone, Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, Outrigger Canoe, and Surfski divisions. It's a pretty inclusive scene as long as your paddlecraft has you in the forward facing position than bring it!

Key to your success this year will be to REGISTER ONLINE EARLY. Due to the popularity of the event we are strictly limiting participation to 101 Paddlers. While we'd love to have unlimited attendance it simply is too many people for our race course to operate safely and smoothly. You risk "total rejection and peer group alienation" should you not sign up online and show up onsite as paddler #102.

Kayak Paddling in San Rafael at 101 Surf SportsRacing at 101 Surf Sports is a more relaxed fun affair that is known as much for the apres paddle atmosphere as it is for the racing. If youve never raced before our 4 race series is the perfect time to try stand up paddleboard racing on San Francisco Bay. The 2 mile short course keeps you in the confines of our protected & serene San Rafael Canal. Need a little more spice? You'll find it on our six mile long course that features the Marin Islands as a turning mark.

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Let's say you are in for a bit more adventure. Then you should seriously check out the two special events we run each year. First up is the December 12th Terrapin Crossroads Long Strange Trip. The LST trip as it's known starts at Fort Baker just under the Golden Gate Bridge and finishes up 13 miles later at the 101 Surf Sports Shop. Then the paddlers head over to Terrapin Crossroads for a paddle party Terrapin Style. This race is meant for advanced paddlers only.

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For something a bit more tame, but still on the wild side, you can try your hand at escaping San Quentin Prison by way of paddle. This marks the 4th annual Marin Brewing Company San Quentin Break Out Paddle race that sends paddlers 7 miles from San Quentin Prison to the 101 Surf Sports Shop. This race, too, is really meant only for racers with experience racing and looking for a bigger challenge.

We welcome back our Sponsors with a big THANK YOU. You'll once again find fresh natural food from Whole Foods Market. We welcome this year new sponsor The Fruit Guys - welcome aboard. Deserts served up by Mamies Pies and Three Twins Ice Cream - You bet. Prizes and Swag from the worlds top wetsuit Manufacturer O'Neill Wetsuits - Check. Cold fresh brew from Marin Brewing Company - but of course. Add in hydration from Hint Water and on-the-go nutrition from Kind Bar and you have one buffed out event series. Please remember to support the businesses that support our sport!

2015/16 Calendar
Race 1 - October 11th
Race 2 - November 14th
LST - December 12th
Race 3 - January 23rd
Race 4 - February 20th
Break out - March 12th

On a final note we want to remind you to register online before racing. We need to be strict in our 101 Paddler participation cap! Thanks again to all our racers and see you on the water!

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Locations & Hours Both Shops

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San Rafael Directions
Mon - Fri   10-6
Sat - Sun   9-6
115 Third St, San Rafael, Ca
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2017/18 Holiday Shop Closures

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Redwood City Directions
Friday - 10am till it's too windy
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
101 Westpoint Harbor Rd.
Redwood City, California
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