Battle of the Paddle 2014

Rainbow® Sandals is proud to announce the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle® for 2014 at Salt Creek Beach on October 4th-5th, 2014. After maximizing capacity in 2013 at Doheny State Beach, we moved the event 3 miles north to the beautiful coastline of Salt Creek Beach. Having the Battle of the Paddle® at Salt Creek will allow us to have a larger Stand Up Paddle Expo, new and challenging race courses, more parking, and a stadium arena layout for spectators.

The Battle of the Paddle® has grown in participation from both competitors and exhibitors every year. Last year we filled the beach with 171 exhibitor spaces. This year we will be able to facilitate a total 300 spaces. The beach at Salt Creek is much larger and flatter, and stretches twice as far as our previous site at Doheny.

Salt Creek is one of the most beautiful beaches in California, located just south of Laguna Beach. The unique geography allows people to look above the expo area and watch the action in the water from everywhere at the event including event registration.

Concierge shuttle service is provided free of charge to all spectators, competitors and exhibitors, direct to the event site. Shuttles will transport from parking lots at Dana Hills High School, Strands Beach Park and Salt Creek before, during and after.

We are excited to exhibit courses we designed for all races. The Elite Race will showcase better surfing and racing action. In case of large surf we’ve devised alternate courses for the Open and Kids race that are safe for all levels of paddling. The Distance Race will provide new and scenic vistas along the beautiful Orange County coast.

The Rainbow Sandals® Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle® is proud to hold the worlds largest Stand-Up-Paddle event at Salt Creek—California’s most beautiful beach.

Rainbow Sandals Foundation

Rainbow Sandals Foundation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

The Foundation supports middle school and high school educational and athletic programs, contribute to organizations that provide after school enrichment activities such as the Boys & Girls Club of America and Ocean Institute, provide instruction in the sport of stand up paddle boarding and raises funds for such charitable and educational activities by hosting the Battle of the Paddle event.


Map Salt Creek Beach Park



Schedule


Day 1 - October 4, 2014

7:30AM
Event Registration Open
8AM
Live Hawaiian Music
8:30AM
Kind Yoga Session & Breakfast with Gerry Lopez
9AM
National Anthem
9AM
Expo & Kid’s Zone Open
9:45AM
Hawaiian Blessing
10AM
Elite Race Qualifying Heat #1 (Men)
11AM
Elite Race Qualifying Heat #2 (Men)
12PM
Open Age-Group Race UL @ 11:30am, 14” @ 11:32am, 12’6” @ 11:34am, Surfboard @ 11:36am
1:30PM
“Hitia O Te Ra” Tahitian Dance Show
2PM
Elite Race Final – Prone Paddleboard (Men & Women)
3PM
Elite Race Final – Wahine
4PM
Elite Race Final – Men
4:45PM
Live Music
5:15PM
Awards Ceremony

Day 2 - October 5, 2014

7:30AM
Event Registration Open
8AM
Kind Yoga Session & Breakfast with Gerry Lopez
8AM
Live Hawaiian Music
9AM
Expo & Kid’s Zone Open
9AM
The Distance Race UL @ 9:00 am, Elite @ 9:02am, 14” @ 9:04am, 12’6” @ 9:06 am, Paddleboard: UL @ 9:08am, 14’ @ 9:10am, 12’ @ 9:12am
12:15PM
Kid’s SUP Race – ages 8 & 10
12:30PM
Kid’s SUP Race – ages 9 thru 11
12:45PM
Kid’s SUP Race – ages 12 thru 14
1:15PM
Kid’s Sup Relays
1:45PM
Open SUP Relays
2:30PM
Elite SUP Relays
3:30PM
Live Music
4PM
Awards Ceremony

Hotels


Doubletree by Hilton Doheny Beach

34402 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, California 92629 USA
(949) 661-1100

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St. Regis Monarch Beach

One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 234-3200

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-5000

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000

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Dana Point Marina Inn

24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(800) 255-6843

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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente

35 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-8800

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Prizes & Awards

Elite - Men

  • 1st - $5000
  • 2nd - $3000
  • 3rd - $2000
  • 4th - $1000
  • 5th - $500

Elite - Wahine

  • 1st - $3000
  • 2nd - $1500
  • 3rd - $1000
  • 4th - $500
  • 5th - $250

Distance Race – M <14'0

  • 1st - $1500
  • 2nd - $1000
  • 3rd - $500

Distance Race – W <14'0

  • 1st - $1250
  • 2nd - $750
  • 3rd - $350

Relay Race

  • 1st - $1200
  • 2nd - $600
  • 3rd - $300

Open Age-Group Race

Hand crafted trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in each SUP craft and age-group categories.

Kid's SUP Races

Hand crafted trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in each SUP craft and age-group categories.

Distance SUP Race

Hand crafted trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in each SUP craft and age-group categories.


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