The fifth annual Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle returns to Doheny State Beach Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30.
Event organizers are expecting over 1,000 entries from around the globe will participate in this year’s stand-up paddle event.
SUP athletes will vie for over $25,000 in cash and prizes—the largest prize purse on offer in the sport of SUP.
Racers will also take part in two new Guinness World Record attempts—to set the record for the world’s largest paddleboard race on Saturday, and then on Sunday, attempting to break the existing record for the most surfers riding a single wave. The current record was set in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009 when 110 surfers shared a wave.
The Battle of the Paddle is more than just a SUP racing event. It is an ocean festival showcasing the sport by offering races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels, from beginners and family or company relay teams, to elite competition.
For more information, visit www.battleofthepaddle.com