US Open of SUP at Santa Monica Pier
The US Open of SUP at Santa Monica Pier will be the most inclusive and high-profile SUP event to have taken place in the US for many years. The Event will bring together Professional Competition with a 25k prize purse, with Amateur and Corporate participation, as well as youth and health and wellness enthusiasts all wrapped up into our City Paddle Festival and World Championship Tour stop.
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US OPEN OF SUP COURSE MAPS
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE
SPRINT RACE: 300 METRES
CATEGORY: OPEN, PRO-AM & PRO
This sprint course is a traditional surf sprint course as seen across many of the APP events, adopting a simple M format. With a beach start south of the Pier, athletes in each heat will race out to the first buoy, turn with the buoy to their right, surf back into the beach for a left turn in the shallows. The Athletes will then head back out to the 3rd buoy outside the surf zone for a final right turn to head back into the sand for a beach finish under the Pier. Fast paced and unpredictable due to the surf element, this will provide a dramatic spectacle for on-site & online audiences.
SUNDAY 26TH JUNE
PIER TO PIER DISTANCE RACE, MALIBU TO SANTA MONICA: 16.8KM / 10.5 MILE
CATEGORY: PRO, PRO-AM & OPEN
This 16.8km / 10.5 mile distance course will feature a water start right off the iconic Malibu Pier, from where the athletes will head south down to Santa Monica Pier, a straight shot from Pier to Pier. With typical wind conditions prevailing, this will be a predominantly downwind course, providing exciting racing and a fast course, with the final buoy turn positioned right off Santa Monica Pier for the last stretch through the surf and onto the sand for a beach finish.