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

ABOUT THE EVENT /

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!

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

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

Note:

-20K is one age group (18+)

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

All Tandem crafts welcome! 

COURSES - 20K, 10K, 5K

(click to enlarge)

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.

RENTALS

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.

ENTRY FEES

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. 

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!

 

RESULTS /

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

 

TRAVEL /

LODGING

Explore lodging at BigBear.com for the best deals!

 

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.