This is a great and very unique event returning to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is a California classic event,  where the main focus is the stand-up paddle (SUP), with races  and demonstrations of the sport, for all ages and skill levels. From begginners of all ages, family reladoheny_state_beach_gerry_lopez_battle_of_the_paddle_2012_dana_pointys or group relays, and elite competitions, the event sure will have something for everyone! SUP is the fastest growing water sport in the world! 

Expecting over 1,000 entries coming from around the globe for this year’s battle. They will be fighting for over $25,000 in cash & prizes – the largest on offer in the sport of SUP. Fortunately, Doheny State Beach, as part of the California State Park System, offers the ideal venue to accommodate huge numbers of athletes and spectators. For kids, there's SUP kid races, and the event will also have expositions and kid friendly activities organized by the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association.

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Schedule for Battle of the Paddle California

When?:  September 29 & 30, 2011
Where?: Doheny State Beach, CA

Friday September 30 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Battle of the Paddle Welcoming Party
Hobie Surf Shop, 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629

Saturday September 29 Day 1
7:00am Event registration opens
8:00am National Anthem
8:45am Hawaiian Blessing
9:00am – 4:00pm SUP Expo & board demos open, DSBIA Kid’s Activities
9:00am Elite Race Qualifying Heat #1
10:00am Elite Race Qualifying Heat #
11:30am Open Age-group Race
2:00pm Elite Race Finals
4:00pm Awards ceremonies

Sunday September 30 Day 2
7:00am Event registration opens
9:00am – 4:00pm SUP Expo & board demos open, DSBIA Kid’s Activities
9:00am The Distance Race
12:30pm Kid’s SUP Races
2:00pm Surf Sup Relays Final
3:30pm Awards ceremony
For more information on how to sign up for the races, visit  - everyone who enters gets a pair of Rainbow Sandals, an event t-shirt and lunch. Keep in mind all proceeds benefit the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association.
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