As summer starts to fade into the rearview mirror its time to start getting the racing action underway and for the 2019/20 season, we have one action packed calendar.

Our race series is geared towards family fun and an après race ambiance that somewhat resembles a paddle party! The action on the water is focused on first time racers looking for a fun time while they improve their skills. The 2-mile short course is perfect for first time racers and stays within the confines of the protected and calm San Rafael Canal. Looking for a challenge? Well our six-mile-long course is just what the doctor ordered. Weather dependent we usually try to round the Marin Islands

Before we go on, we must thank all the folks that make these races possible. As you roll up in the morning you will find a cornucopia of Fresh Fruit, which by the way you can also get delivered to your home or office courtesy the Fruit Guys. Need some protein and hydration? Well that comes courtesy of the teams at Kind Bar and Hint Water respectively. After racing pie and ice cream? That’s a yes and we could not do it without Mamie’s Pies and Three Twins Ice Cream. These are local companies that have been supporting our races since the very beginning and all we ask is that you support the businesses that support our sport!


First time racers should register for our short course race and work up to the long course. Board rentals are available for all races and you can reserve one during the registration process. If you are not sure what division to register in just choose SUP Under 12’6 and we will figure out the best board for you when you arrive.

Not ready to race? Then get some practice in!

Thursday Sept 12th China Camp with Jen Fuller - More Information
Thursday Sept 19th China Camp with Jen Fuller - More Information
Every Tuesday Morning 7am @ 101 Surf Sports San Rafael - More Information
Every Sunday Morning 7am @ 101 Surf Sports Redwood City - More Information
Every Wednesday in Sausalito 7:30am - Contact John Dye for information - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We support diversity and inclusion so that means almost any water craft can race. We do ask that only forward facing craft race. Invited classes are Surfski, SUP, SUP Inflatable, Prone, Outrigger, & Kayak.


The season kicks off in October and in addition to our own races there is quite a lot racing going on. Lucky for you the local race directors all work together to avoid schedule conflicts so doing them all is a possibility. Here’s a breakdown of the 2019/20 calendar.

October 5-6th - Surfrider Race Bodega Bay – More Information

October 13th – The Battle of The Bay Paddle Festival San Rafael - More Information

October 20th – Seatrek ETC Regatta Sausalito - More Information

LLS Paddle Race

October 26th – Leukemia Lymphoma Society Fundraiser San Rafael More Information

November 9th – San Rafael Race #1 – More Information

November 16th – Redwood City Race #1 – More Information

December 14th – The Long Strange Trip GGB to San Rafael (Advanced Only) More Information

January 11th – San Rafael Race #2 – More Information

January 25th – Redwood City Race #2 – More Information

February 8th – San Rafael Race #3 – More Information

February 22nd – Redwood City Race #3 – More Information

March 7th – San Rafael Race #4 – More Information

March 21 – Redwood City Race #4 - More Information

Registration is limited to only 101 entrants for safety reasons and these races have sold out in the past. With a la nina winter on tap we expect it to be one great season.


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