Click here to register on Paddelguru.com
16th East Coast Ocean Surfski Championship is open to Surfski, SUP, Prone Paddleboard, Outrigger Canoe and Surfboat over 6 and 12 mile ocean courses. The race courses are visible from Hollywood Beach and along the inside line, friends and family members may cheer on their racers. Proceeds of the event go to the Hollywood Beach Safety Competition Teams. We are honored to host this historic event!
All starts will be wet with paddlers/crew on their craft. The finish will be dry where the racers will paddle to the beach, dismount and run/jog/walk/crawl with their paddle a short distance to the finish line. Boat caddies will gently move craft to the beach to insure a clean finish area.
Safety of the paddlers is a prime concern. Leashes and Vests are required for all paddlers with the exception of lifeguard paddled Spec Surfskis.
Several manufacturers and experts will be on the beach offering demos and basic instruction along with event sponsors showcasing their products.
All craft start is 9:00AM
Course Closes at 12:30PM All craft must finish by this time.
Award Ceremony as close to 1:00PM as possible
Equipment Demos will continue after the race ends.
Check-in opens at 7:00AM.
Competitors will start on the shoreline at Harry Berry Park in Hollywood. At the start they will proceed to a buoy approximately one mile offshore (buoy #1) where they will turn left around the buoy and head northwest. After three miles they will find a buoy approximately 100 yards offshore (buoy #2). Competitors will then turn left around this buoy and head south toward the start where they will encounter a buoy approximately 100 yards from shore (buoy #3). Competitors participating in the 6 mile race will turn right at this buoy and head for shore and the finish line. Competitors participating in the 12 mile race will turn left at this buoy and head east to buoy #1 for their second lap. The position of buoy #1 will be optimized for downwind paddling and finalized prior to race start at a meeting of last years category winners and the chief of beach safety.