SUP magazine’s Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, September 30 through October 2, 2016. The weekend will feature Technical and Distance races (in both Pro and Open divisions), including Pro Junior and Youth categories, Prone divisions, the West Marine Demo Zone, Clinics and much more, including the largest prize purse in paddle sports history at $60,000.
There are two divisions for races: Open (age group) and Pro (Elite). Our Open divisions are for athletes who compete at a non-professional level. If you are in a Pro division you cannot enter an Open division or any other. If you are in an Open division you cannot enter the Pro division.
Important Note: One of the goals of #PPG2016 is to reward the best overall standup racers. In the Pro races, for both the Men and Women, the majority of the prize purse will be rewarded to the overall champions, combining their results from both the Technical and Distance races. Each adult Pro race will have bonus prize money, however, the large prize purse goes for the overall win. IF YOU WANT TO COMPETE FOR THE BIGGEST PRIZE PURSE IN PADDLE SPORTS HISTORY, YOU MUST DO BOTH THE TECHNICAL AND DISTANCE RACES.
PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE ALL 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINES AS PART OF OUR EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE ALL #PPG2016 COMPETITORS AND DELIVER THE BEST COMPETITION EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE.
PRO PADDLERS MUST REGISTER BEFORE 3 p.m. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. THERE WILL BE NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION FOR PRO RACERS!!!
OPEN PADDLERS MUST REGISTER BEFORE 3 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016. THERE WILL BE NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION FOR OPEN RACERS!!!
IF A DIVISION DOES NOT HAVE AT LEAST 5 COMPETITORS REGISTERED TO COMPETE, THE DIVISION WILL MERGE WITH THE NEXT APPROPRIATE AGE CLASS.
The 2016 Pacific Paddle Games wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. Big thanks to Salt Life, West Marine, GoPro, Nexen Tire, and California State Parks.
For questions, contact: email@example.com
The Pacific Paddle Games have no association or relationship with the former event known as Battle of the Paddle owned by Rainbow Sandals.