2014 Battle of the Paddle Expo

Expand your market share and increase your sales by exhibiting at the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle SUP Expo. A vital component to the Battle of the Paddle, is the one-of-a-kind expo, that offers exhibitors an unparalleled chance to directly market to today’s fastest growing outdoor sports segment.

Racers and spectators will be looking for the latest SUP innovations and designs. At the last year’s Battle of the Paddle there were over 1275 competitors, 110 exhibitors and several thousand spectators. For this year’s event we are expecting even bigger numbers.

The unique format of the SUP Expo will offer a near shore set-up area (Ocean Front and Expo A). Exhibitors can go one-on-one with the public offering instruction, information, and samples on all their goods. Centering the Ocean Front & Expo A area will be the Rainbow Sandals event stage & race chute. This area will be ground zero for announcements, live music and entertainment.

Exhibitors also have the opportunity to set up on the grassy bluff area over looking Salt Creek Beach (Expo B). The grassy area offers a less expensive area to exhibit and great location to enjoy the event near the Kona Brewing Beer Garden. Event Registration, Kid’s Zone and the Wounded Warrior area will be adjacent to Expo B.

All exhibitors can sale and market items at the Salt Creek Beach event site. Any exhibitor selling food and/or beverage is required to have an OC Health permit.

Please note that Rainbow Sandals will do it’s best to help all exhibitors with their load-in and load-out at Salt Creek Beach. However, if you are planning on attending make sure you bring a hand cart and some additional help to get your exhibitor display set up.

The BoP SUP Expo is primed to be this year’s focus for the SUP industry! Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity and chance to be part of the original Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle.




Certificate of Insurance – All exhibitors at the Battle of the Paddle SUP Expo must provide a Certificate of Insurance naming Rainbow Sandals, Barrett Tester and OC Parks as additionally insured. This certificate of insurance is mandatory for exhibitor participation.

If you need insurance please contact:

Integrity International Insurance Brokers
940 Calle Negocio, Ste. 240
San Clemente, CA 92673
949-542-7800 Fax: 949-542-7804
License #0679263 & 0F19726
*An independent affiliate of Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers

To join in the SUP Expo as a vendor, please complete a registration form and provide a Certificate of Insurance.

Expo Registration Form Insurance Sample

Expo Area Map





Food & Drink Exhibitor Registraion Info

Rainbow Sandals
BoP CA SUP Expo
900 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
Fax: (949) 276-5728
Email events@rainbowsandals.com

Orange County Health Care Agency Temporary Food Facility Permit

Attention: food & drink exhibitors who plan on selling, sampling, or giving away food and or beverages at Battle of the Paddle 2014 event:

Exhibitors are required to obtain a permit from the OC Health Department. For the Battle of the Paddle event you will need a Temporary Food Facility (TFF) permit.

There are two categories of food types:

Prepackaged Food – This describes any food that is given away or sold while it is still in its original packaging from the manufacturer. Examples include cans of soda, wrapped candy, and packaged snacks like potato chips. Whole and uncut produce is also considered prepackaged food. If beer or wine is being dispensed from a closed dispensing system (example: from a keg) then that is classified as prepackaged food as well. Any condiments must be prepackaged as well. No preparation, sampling, or portioning may go on at the event. COST: single event, category I: $56.00

Open Food – Any other food service other than what is described under the definition of prepackaged food is considered open food. Food that requires any kind of cooking, preparation, portioning, sampling, etc., is considered to be open food. COST: single event, category II: $108.00

Once your application is submitted, please call (714) 433-6000 to speak to an Environmental Health Specialist assigned to our event to verify that your application was received.

Note: If you are offering food on behalf of a non-profit organization, you may be able to have permit exemption.

Please visit ocfoodinfo.com/tff for more information on structural and operational requirements.

See the attached informational bulletin and application (last page of PDF).



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