Waterman & Waterwoman

Saturday -The top California lifesavers and watermen and women compete for overall points and prize money in the 5km Open Ocean Paddle (surf ski, paddleboard & SUP), Surf Race, Surf Ski Race, Paddleboard Sprint, International & American Ironman races, NEW! Rescue Race 2-person Relay, and the ever-popular thrills and spills of the National Doryman’s Association races! $5,000.00 cash purse towards overall points format and dory races. Special SCOF awards to first, second and third finishers in each event.

Sunday -Open to all, Sunday’s events offers exciting and fun age group competition. Events include 5K Beach Run, Biathlon (1K swim, 5K Run), 10km SUP Race, One Mile Ocean Swim, SUP Sprint, Run-Swim-Run and Splash & Dash. The premiere event is the One Mile Ocean Swim in which over 200 swimmers races last summer!

Entry information: All events are op en to the public and registration begins at 7:00 a.m. north side of the San Clemente Pier. **Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On-site, day of event, CA Waterman/Woman registrations: $50 for one day or $90 for both days – all ages. 5K only - $35 – all ages.


Biathlon (1K Swim 5K Run) and One Mile Ocean Swimmers - please note we are required by San Clemente Marine Safety (Lifeguards) to count each entered participant before the race start and at the finish. When entering the start area all racers will be issued a numbered COLORED WRISTBAND. Wristbands will be removed after the finish. No racers will be allowed on the course without a COLORED WRISTBAND. THANK YOU.

San Clemente Ocean Festival participants are responsible for the issued race timing chips.  Please make sure your timing device is well secured to your body for the events.  Participants will utilize the timing device issued at event registration for all events you plan on competing that day. After completion of your events (for the day) please return your timing devise to event registration.  THANK YOU.