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ATHLETIC EVENTS

13th Annual Dolphin Dash

Saturday, (Check-In & Registration) 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

For Kids ages 12 and under.


HOW TO ENTER:

Pre-registration online by Friday July 19th , 11:59pm, $25. Event Day registration is $30. (SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY) Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 


AWARDS:

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

 

DIVISIONS:

9:00 a.m.  //  Ages 4 – 6 (½ mile course)

9:20 a.m.  //  Ages 7 – 9 (¾ mile course)

9:40 a.m.  //  Ages 10 – 12 (1 mile course)

All events subject to change due to conditions

Junior Lifeguard Competition

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

San Clemente Ocean Festival commemorative medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group.

Junior lifeguards compete for medals in the San Clemente Ocean Festival Jr. Lifeguard Competition. Open to boys and girls with ocean experience ages 9 through 17. Entrants can compete in Beach Flags, Surf Race (swim), Run-Swim-Run and Paddleboard Sprint Race.


THE EVENTS:

Event #1: Beach Flags

Event #2: Surf Race

Event #7: Run-Swim-Run

Event #10: Paddleboard Sprint


ENTRY INFO:

Open to the public, registration begins at 7:00 a.m. North side of the San Clemente Pier. Ages 9 through 17. Pre-registration online by Friday, July 19th, 11:59pm, $40. Event Day Registration is $50. Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.


FORMAT & RULES:

*Beach Flags - Single Elimination

*Surf Race - Swim race out & back through surf line approximately 300 yards

*Run-Swim-Run – Entrants run 100 yards, swim 200 yards and then run 100 yards to the finish line.

*Paddleboard Sprint Race - Race boards must measure 10'6" and under. SCOF or SC Marine Safety does not provide race boards. Participants must provide their own boards.

Event Rules & Courses will be posted at the event site.


AGE GROUPS:

Boys & Girls

12 & Under

13 - 17


AWARDS/PRIZE MONEY:

San Clemente Ocean Festival commemorative medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group.

All events subject to change due to conditions

Lifeguard Competition

Saturday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Surf Ski Race - lifeguard spec. *Dory - NDA spec. Men: 1st place $500 / 2nd place $400 / 3rd place $300 / 4th place $200 / 5th place $100 Women: 1st place $500 / 2nd place $400 / 3rd place $300 / 4th place $200 / 5th place $100 NDA Races 1 & 2: 1st place $300 / 2nd place $200 / 3rd place $100

California lifesavers and ocean athletes compete for overall points and prize money in the San Clemente Ocean Festival Lifeguard Competition. Racers score points 1st through 10th in each event and relays. Participants can enter as many events as they want. SCOF will score all racers events.


ENTRY INFO:

Open to the public, registration begins at 7:00 a.m. North side of the San Clemente Pier. All ages permitted. Pre-registration online by Friday, July 19th, 11:59pm, $60 (you may enter unlimited lifeguard events). Event Day Registration is $70. Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.


FORMAT & RULES:

No wetsuits allowed in swim events. The NDA races, Rescue Relay and Paddleboard Rescue Relay races are worth double points and will be split evenly amongst two-person teams. The Taplin Relay race will be worth triple points and split evenly amongst three-person teams. Dory Events OPEN to both men’s & women’s teams. Both National Doryman’s Association (NDA) Events 1 & 2 will be run as one heat.

Event Rules & Courses will be posted at the event site.


AGE GROUPS:

All lifeguard competitions events are OPEN (Men & Women)


BOARD CLASSES:

*Paddleboard Sprint, Paddleboard Rescue Relay International Ironman & Taplin Relay - 10’6” paddleboard


AWARDS/PRIZE MONEY:

Special prizes awarded to first place finishers in each event. Overall Award for Champion Waterman & Waterwoman, top point scorer. Prize money awarded to overall point scorers.

All events subject to change due to conditions

15th Annual “Groms Rule®” Surf Contest

Saturday "Push-In" Divisions & Sunday Boy's & Girl's 11 – 14 & 10 and Under Divisions

Sponsored By Rainbow Sandals


Saturday - "Push-In" Divisions

Registration and check-in begins at Noon

Competition begins at 1:05 p.m.


Sunday - Boy's & Girl's 11 - 14 & 10 & Under Divisions

Registration and check-in begins at 5:30 a.m.

Competition begins at 6:30 a.m.

These fun-filled days of surfing are open to girls and boys age 14 and under.


RULES:

Only the 7 & under "Push-In” Division may be assisted by an adult. Surfers can ride any length board they choose. Judging criteria is based on wave selection, length or ride, ability & having fun.


DIVISIONS:

Saturday

Boys & Girls "Push-In," 7 & Under (Boys & Girls Surf Together)

Sunday

Boys: 10 & under; Boys: 11 – 14

Girls: 10 & under; Boys: 11 – 14


AWARDS:

Awards for top 6 in each division


HOW TO ENTER:

Saturday - “Groms Rule®" - Pre-registration online by Friday, July 19th, 11:59pm, $55. Event Day registration is $65.  Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.

Sunday - “Groms Rule®” - Pre-registration online by Saturday, July 20th, 11:59pm, $55. Event Day registration is $65.  Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.


*Children must be accompanied by an adult. Releases must be signed by parent or legal guardian.

All events subject to change due to conditions

5K Beach Run/Walk

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

CATEGORY/AGE GROUPS:

The Ocean Festival 5K Beach Run/Walk is the only event of its kind in Southern California. Participants get a chance to run or walk at the water’s edge along San Clemente’s famous golden shores. Plus, a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor's kit from sponsors.


ENTRY INFO:

Open to the public. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. on the North side of the San Clemente Pier.

Pre-registration online by Saturday, July 20th, 11:59pm, $40/person. Event Day registration is $50.

All ages permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The race starts at 8:00 a.m.*


FORMAT & RULES:

Men & Women:  14 & under  //  5-19  //  20-29  //  30-39  //  40-49  //  50-59  //  60-69  //  70+

Event Rules & Courses will be posted at the event site.


PRIZES & AWARDS:

Custom awards to top 3 finishers in each category/age group.

All events subject to change due to conditions

Beach & Ocean Athletic Events (Day 2)

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THE EVENTS:

12  //  5K Beach Run/Walk

14  //  Open Ocean Paddle (Approximately 5.5 mile course)

15  //  Biathlon (1K Swim/5K Run)

16  //  One Mile Ocean Swim

17  //  Run-Swim-Run (200m, 300m, 200m)

18  //  SUP Sprint Races

19  //  Splash & Dash Relay (Runners 100m/Swimmers 300m)


ENTRY INFO:

Open to the public, registration begins at 7:00 a.m. North side of the San Clemente Pier. All ages permitted. Pre-registration online by Saturday, July 20th, 11:59pm, $60 (you may enter unlimited Beach Events). Event Day Registration is $70. Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.


FORMAT & RULES:

For the One Mile Ocean Swim (event #16) entrants must be able to complete the course within forty - five (45:00) minutes. No wetsuits allowed in swim events at the San Clemente Ocean Festival.

Event format and rules will be posted at event site.


CATEGORY/AGE GROUPS:

5K Beach Run

Biathlon

One Mile Ocean Swim

Run - Swim - Run

Men & Women: 14 & under  //  15-19  //  20-29  //  30-39  //  40-49  //  50-59  //  60-69  //  70+


Open Ocean Paddle

Men & Women: 18 & under  //  19-39  //  40-49  //  50+


SUP Surf Sprint Race

Junior SUP: Boys & Girls 15-18

Women SUP & Men SUP: 19-39  //  40-49  //  50+


Splash & Dash Relay

Two-person relay: both racers 14 & under //  both racers 18 & under //  OPEN //  both racers 50 & under //  both racers 50+


BOARD CLASS

Open Ocean Paddle

SUP (surfboard, 12’6”, 14”), Paddleboard (12’ & UL), Surf Ski (lifeguard spec.)


SUP Surf Sprint Race

SUP 14” & under


PRIZES & AWARDS:

Special San Clemente Ocean Festival commemorative medals to top 3 finishers in each category/age group.


Overall Awards

Neptune Award – Awarded to the Overall Points Winner of Swim Events #15 Biathlon, #16 One Mile Swim & #17 Run - Swim – Run.  Overall Points Male & Female winners receive a special SCOF Award plus $200 in Prize Money!


Poseidon Award – Awarded to the Overall Points Winner of SUP Events #14 Open Ocean Paddle & #18 SUP Sprint. Overall Points Winner Male & Female winners receive a special SCOF Award plus $200 in Prize Money!

All events subject to change due to conditions

NEW!! Bodysurfing Invitational

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The San Clemente Ocean Festival welcomes back bodysurfing! The Bodysurfing Invitational gives bodysurfers a chance to show off unique wave riding skills and compete against each other. The competition will take place in the waves right alongside the San Clemente Pier (Northside).


ENTRY INFO:

Open to the public, registration begins at 7:00 a.m. North side of the San Clemente Pier. All ages permitted. Pre-registration online by Saturday, July 20th, 11:59pm, $40. Event Day Registration is $50. Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor's kit from sponsors.


FORMAT & RULES:

  • Event is open to all competitors 12 & under.

  • Judging is based on wave selection, length of ride, take-off maneuver, ride tricks…

  • Competitors can wear fins.

  • Top competitors in each heat advance towards next round and then to final.

  • Rules will be posted at the event on the Northside of San Clemente Pier.

AGE GROUPS:

The Bodysurfing Invitational is OPEN — men, women and juniors compete together.


AWARDS:

Special SCOF medals to top six (1st-6th)

All events subject to change due to conditions

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