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TRAVEL /

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

REGISTER AT PADDLE GURU

​Pre-registration includes a custom event t-shirt. Quagga mussel inspection - required on Big Bear Lake - may be purchased online during registration for $15.
On-site registration, add $20 per person for registration, so be sure to register early and save! Pre-register by August 15th to guarantee a custom race shirt in the size you order during registration.
*Note: One shirt per participant

WHEN /

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 

7:30 AM

WHERE /

EAST BOAT RAMP

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA

Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it's 10th year in 2017! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California.

This is a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes. We offer 3 distances plus a free kid's race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Enjoy the races, demos, and beach party!

ABOUT THE EVENT /

SCHEDULE /

6:30 AM

REGISTRATION

MANDATORY QUAGGA MUSSEL INSPECTION

7:30 AM

20K SUP

20K OC, KAYAK, SURFSKI at 7:35AM

8:30 AM

5K SUP

5K OC, KAYAK at 8:35AM

10 AM

10K SUP

10K OC, KAYAK, SURFSKI AT 10:05AM

10:30 AM

KIDS FUN RACE

(5-12 YRS)

11 AM

SUP SPRINTS

11:30 AM

SUP RELAY

12-3 PM

AWARDS

BEACH PARTY - FOOD, DEMOS, MUSIC

 
 

RACE INFORMATION /

CATEGORIES

COURSES - 20K, 10K, 5K

SUP
Separate divisions for 12'6, 14', Unlimited
Men, Women - Under 17
Men, Women - 18-49
Men, Women - 50+*
*No board distinction
KAYAK
Separate divisions for K1
Men, Women - Under 17
Men, Women - 18-49
Men, Women - 50+
OC
Separate divisions for OC-1
Men, Women - Under 17
Men, Women - 18-49
Men, Women - 50+
SURFSKI*
Men, Women - Under 17
Men, Women - Over 17
*20K & 10K distances only

This event is a WPA sanctioned event. 


There will be a mandatory race meeting one half hour before each race. All races will start on time. Personal flotation device required.

Note:

-20K is one age group (18+)

-Each category and distance needs 3 racers to make an award division.

All Tandem crafts welcome! 

Need a SUP or Kayak? We've partnered with Getboards Ride Shop this year! 50% of rental rates plus free delivery to the event. Click here for details: RENTALS.

AWARDS

Each category above that has a minimum of 3 racers will be eligible for our custom wood-carved awards designed and created by Elevation Culture! The Top 3 in each category will get an award. 

ENTRY FEES

20K: $50 (Tandem $30 per paddler)

10K: $40 (Tandem $25 per paddler)

5K:   $30 (Tandem $20 per paddler)

SUP SPRINTS: $15

RELAY: FREE for registered paddlers

KIDS FUN RACE: FREE

Note: On-site registration, add $20 per person for registration, so be sure to register early and save!

RENTALS

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RESULTS /

(Big Bear Paddlefest is now called Paddle Big Bear!)

 

CONTACT

paddlebigbear@gmail.com

Harald Zundel - Race Director

Paddle Big Bear is a premier event of Open Air Big Bear, a non-profit organization with the mission to advance and celebrate outdoor sporting events and activities in Big Bear Lake.