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Summer Sprint and Distance Paddle Racing in Redwood City and San Rafael

It’s time to get our Redwood City site in to the summer of fun racing action. With that said here the details and dates for some fun Sprint and Distance racing that is perfect for first time paddle racers and elite athletes alike. (Racing on the Sprint Course)

During the summer we do things a little differently than we do in the winter. The focus is on low pressure, low commitment, and low cost fun. As always we welcome all types of craft. Invited classes include Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), Prone Paddleboards, Surfski, Outrigger Canoe, Kayaks and basically any other paddle craft where the rider faces forward. If you got it, then bring it, and race it.

We will have two formats for racing. On Thursday Evenings we'll feature a 6:30pm start time and we will offer up Sprint Racing on our 200-meter course. On weekends we will feature a 2 mile short course and a 6 mile long course. For the sprint races the use of one of our boards is included in your entrance fee and you will share that with others. We will have 12’6 and 14’ SIC Maui race boards, Starboar dAll Stars, a Bark Prone Paddleboard, and a Epic V7 Surf Ski at the ready. For distance racing you will need to rent the board or just bring your own. Of course during the sprint racing you are welcome to use your own board as well.

Any forward facing paddle craft is welcome to race.

There is no pre-race registration. Nor is there any post-race lunch & libations that our winter series is known for. We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and tailgate with us after racing. For the distance racing rental SUP Raceboards, Prone Paddleboards, and Surfski’s are available but those must be reserved ahead of time. Reserve your ride for only $25 and do so by emailing us at info@101surfsports or by calling us at 650-618-6282.

Here’s how the Sprint Racing Works;

  • You pay $10 on the day of racing. No pre-race registration
  • At 6:15pm we hold a non-mandatory skippers meeting (we told you this was low pressure)
  • At 6:30 we open the starting line. You can start whenever you want. That means if you can get here til 7pm no worries just show up and get to the starting line.
  • We’ll time you on as many sprint races as you want to do.
  • We’ll close the starting line at 7:30pm and then the apres racing tailgating kicks in to gear

Here’s how the distance racing works;

  • You pay $15 on the day of racing. No pre-race registration
  • At 9:30 am we hold a mandatory skippers meeting (Ok so a little more pressure here)
  • At 10am we start
  • After finishing the apres racing tailgating kicks in to gear.

Sprint Racing Dates. We also run sprint racing in San Racing in San Rafael so we’ll list those dates here too. Please pay close attention to the location.

Happy Dogs at 101 Surf Sports Paddle Races!

  • Thursday July 13th San Rafael
  • Thursday July 27th Redwood City
  • Thursday August 17th San Rafael
  • Thursday August 24th Redwood City
  • Thursday September 14th San Rafael
  • Thursday September 21st Redwood City

For the distance racing in the summer that is held exclusively in Redwood City. Here are the dates for the Summer of Fun distance races.

  • Sunday July 30th
  • Saturday August 19th
  • Sunday September 17th

In October will kick back in to our deluxe winter series. We’ll be making a full announcement on that shortly but if you want to save the dates here they are.

San Rafael – October 15th, November 4th, December 2nd, January 13th, February 3rd, March 3rd

Redwood City – October 21st, November 18th,December 16th, January 20th , February 17th, March 17th,

As long as you are saving dates make sure to add;

  • San Rafael Annual End Of Season Demo/Used Gear Blow Out Sale September 30 & October 1st
  • San Rafael Fall Swap Meet – Saturday October 7th
  • Redwood City Fall Swap Meet – Saturday October 14th

We look forward to more fun than ever this summer so grab your paddle and get in on the action.(Pictured Surfski vs SUP!)

Surfski vs Paddleboard - its on!

Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 19 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Free Group SUP Surf Sesh
Sat Oct 20 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Saturday)
Sat Oct 20 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fall Water Sports Swap Meet - Redwood City
Sat Oct 20 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Sat Oct 20 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Margarita Run Windsurf Racing!
Sun Oct 21 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Sunday)
Sun Oct 21 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Paddle Fundraiser For San Rafael Channel Dredging
Sun Oct 21 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Mon Oct 22 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
See A Portable Surf Shack - Humble House Comes To Marin
Mon Oct 22 @ 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Drink & Eat To Help The San Rafael Channel & 101 Surf Sports!

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