2017/18 Winter Paddle Racing Season at 101 Surf Sporst

The 2017/18 Winter Paddle Racing Season is more action packed than ever with new races, and new formats. These races are designed to maximize fun for first time racers and focus on family fun.

Sure, we’ll still have our elite athletes tackling the 6 mile-long course, but the 2 mile short course is where the fun is to be had. With a family oriented apres’ paddle picnic as part of the entrance fee our races are good times for all. All those on Outrigger Canoes, Prone or Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, or Surfski’s that is. In fact, if the rider faces forward, and it uses a paddle, you can race it at our Winter Paddle Race Series.

Why race in the winter? The weather is better that’s why. For those that have lived here long enough you know the secret we veteran paddlers do. There is no wind in the winter. While the days may be shorter the temperatures are not much colder.

Kids race free at 101 Surf Sports Paddle Races

This year we are rolling out a new winter Sprint Racing and Buoy Challenge. These are low frills, low cost family fun events. For $10 you can register to run as many laps as you want on our timed 200m sprint course. No Pre-Registration, No Prizes, and Flexible Start Times make for low pressure fun. Come set your personal best and then try to beat it. For only $10 more ($20 total) you can use our boards and paddle too. And these are no ordinary boards. All Stars, Sprints, X, RS and more! 

Registration for our normal races is $30 for registering online by Thursday the night before racing or $40 for day of registration. These races have been known to sell out as we limit the racing to 101 competitors. Don’t risk it and sign up early.

All kids under the age of 16 race free on our short course. There is no need to sign them up online. Just bring the kids in on race day and we’ll get them registered. If your child does not have a board than you can rent one for $25+ tax. Lunch is included for the kids as well. Lunch tickets can be purchased for $20 for any non-registered racers. If the kids are ready for the long course than they are ready to register!
In fact, anyone can rent a raceboard. You’ll be offered the option for $30 to add a raceboard to your day. That includes a carbon paddle and life jacket. We have SUP 14, SUP 12’6, Prone, Kayak, and Surfski’s available for rent.

We simply could not run these races at the level we do without the help our sponsors. We welcome back

  • Hint Water
  • Mamies Pies
  • Three Twins Ice Cream
  • Kind Bar
  • O’Neill Wetsuits
  • The Fruit Guys

This year we welcome a new Beer Sponsor. Local craft brewer Rugged Coast Brewery will be supplying the libations. Thanks Rugged Coast and welcome to the team.

If you are putting 2+2 together you should be getting Pie & Ice Cream + Beer & Paddling = good times.

Support the businesses that support our sport!

Please register early to help us with race planning. If you have any questions give us a call at 415-524-8492 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017/18 Paddle Racing Season Calendar

(CANCELLED DUE TO FIRES) Sunday October 15th San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses -

Saturday November 4th Redwood City SUP Run Race 4 Mile Run – 4 Mile SUP Race - Registration Here

The Saturday November 4th - Is open to all classes. All proceeds will be donated to the Napa Fire Victims.

Sunday November 19th San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses - Registration Here

Saturday December 2nd Redwood City Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses - Registration Here

Saturday December 9th San Rafael Paddle Sprints & Buoy Racing - No online sign up - just show up!

Saturday December 16th San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses - Registration Here         

Saturday January 13th San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses - Registration Here

Saturday January 20th Redwood City Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses - Registration Here

Saturday January 27th San Rafael Paddle Sprint & Buoy Racing  - No online sign up - just show up!               

Saturday February 3rd San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses Registration Here

Saturday February 10th Redwood City Paddle Sprint & Buoy Racing  - No online sign up - just show up!

Saturday February 17th Redwood City Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses- Registration Here

Saturday February 24th San Rafael Paddle Sprint & Buoy Racing  - No online sign up - just show up!

Saturday March 3rd San Rafael Paddle Race 2-mile and 6-mile courses- Registration Here

Saturday March 17th Redwood City St Patrick’s Day Paddle Race - Register Here

Saturday March 24th Redwood City Paddle Sprints and Buoy Racing - No online sign up - just show up!  

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Sat - Sun   9-6
115 Third St, San Rafael, Ca
415-524-8492
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Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
101 Westpoint Harbor Rd.
Redwood City, California
650-618-6282
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Tue Aug 21 @ 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Tuesday Morning Early Paddle
Fri Aug 24 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Friday)
Fri Aug 24 @ 7:30AM - 08:45AM
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Fri Aug 24 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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Sat Aug 25 @12:00AM
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Sat Aug 25 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
Free Inflatable SUP Test Ride Weekend
Sat Aug 25 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
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Sun Aug 26 @12:00AM
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Sun Aug 26 @ 7:00AM - 09:30PM
Sunday Morning Early Paddle Redwood City
Sun Aug 26 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
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