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ATHLETIC EVENTS

Lifeguard Competition

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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 9th in each event and relays. Participants can enter as many events as they want. SCOF will score all racers events.

THE EVENTS:

 

EVENT 01  //  Men's & Women's Surf Race

EVENT 02  //  Rescue Relay
EVENT 03  //  Men's & Women's Surf Ski

EVENT 04  //  National Doryman’s Association Race #1
EVENT 05  //  Men's & Women's International Ironman
EVENT 06  //  Paddle Board Rescue Relay

EVENT 07  //  National Doryman’s Association Race #2

EVENT 08  //  Men's & Women's 10’6” Paddleboard Sprint

EVENT 09  //  Men's & Women's American Ironman

 

NEW EVENTS:

 

Junior LIfeguard Beach Flags

Junior Lifeguard Rescue Relay

Junior Lifeguard Paddleboard Sprint

 

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 July 19th, 2019, $50 for the Day (you may enter as many event as you like) Event Day Registration is $60. 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. 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. For Event Rules & Courses Manual, please check back by June 15th!

AGE GROUPS: 

All lifeguard competitions events are OPEN (Men & Women)

 

BOARD CLASSES:

  • Paddleboard Sprint, Paddleboard Rescue Relay International Ironman & American Ironman - 10’6”  

  • Surf Ski Race - lifeguard spec. 

  • Dory - NDA spec. 

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.  

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

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

Junior Lifeguard Competition

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New events for 2019! 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), Rescue Relay (two person team event) and Paddleboard Sprint Race. 

THE EVENTS:

 

Beach Flags

Men's & Women's Surf Race

Rescue Relay

Men's & Women's 10’6” 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 July 19th, 2019, $30.  Event Day Registration is $40. 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 Surfline approximately 300 yards

Rescue Relay - Two person teams with rescue buoy (rescue buoy provided) race out & back through surfline. Rescue swimmer can use fins. 

Paddleboard Sprint Race - Race boards must measure 10'6" and under

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. 

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

11th Annual Dolphin Dash

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

Sponsored by Clif Kid

For Kids ages 12 and under.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Pre-registration online for $25 by July 19th, 2019 Space is limited!

 

Event Day Registration is $30 and SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY. Registration fee includes a commemorative Ocean Festival tee shirt and goodie bag. 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)

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

13th Annual “Groms Rule” Surf Contest

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

The event is sponsored by Rip Curl​.

Saturday, July 20 "Push-In" Divisions

Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.

Competition begins at 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 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 day of surfing is 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:

Pre-registration thru Eventbrite: $55 by July 19th at 11:59 p.m. ($40 for "Push-in" Division).

 

Beach sign-ups are $60 ($45 for Push-In Division) SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY. Registration includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival rash guard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Releases must be signed by parent or legal guardian. 

 

FOR MORE INFO:

Contact SCOF Surf Director, Jack Sutter at 949-609-9963

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

Beach Events (Day 2)

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THE EVENTS:

10  //  5K Beach Run/Walk, ​Sponsored by Life Time

11  //  Women's & Men's Open Ocean Paddle (Approximately 5.5 mile course)

12  //  Biathlon (1K Swim/5K Run)

13  //  One Mile Ocean Swim

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

15  //  Women's & Men's SUP Sprint Races

16  //  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: $50 for the Day by July 19th, 2019 (you may enter as many events as you like) Event Day Registration is $60. Entry also includes commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event tee and competitor’s kit from sponsors.

FORMAT & RULES:

This event will be run in two heats (Men's & Women's ) and entrants must be able to complete the course within forty - five (45:00) minutes. No wetsuits allowed in swim events.

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 

Kid’s SUP: Boys & Girls 9-11  //  12-14

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 12’6” & under 

 

PRIZES & AWARDS:

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

A team championship trophy will be awarded to the team that scores the most points. (See One Mile Team Championship - Event Rules & Course Manual)

 

Overall Awards

Poseidon – Awarded to the Overall Winner of SUP Events #11 Open Ocean Paddle & 14 SUP Sprint; Male & Female winners receive a special SCOF Award plus $200 in Prize Money!

Neptune – Awarded to the Overall Winner of Swim Events #12 Biathlon, 13 One Mile Swim & 14 Run - Swim - Run; Male & Female winners receive a special SCOF Award plus $200 in Prize Money!

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

5K Beach Run/Walk

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Life Time

 

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: $35 by July 19th, 2019. Event Day Registration is $45.  All ages permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The race starts at 8:00 a.m.*

 

For Event Rules & Courses Manual, please check back by June 15th!

 

FORMAT & RULES:
CATEGORY/AGE GROUPS:

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


PRIZES & AWARDS:

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

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

NEW! Pier Bowl Surf Classic

Saturday, July 20th

The event is sponsored by Hobie Surf Shop.

Surf contest for short or long board, your choice, just have fun and ride your best. Divisions; Men’s 25 & under and 26 & over. Women’s open. Limited Space Available.

 

FOR MORE INFO:

Please contact SCOF Surf Director, Jack Sutter at 949-609-9963

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

NEW! Tandem Boogie Bodyboarding Contest

Sunday, July 21st

The event is sponsored by Bullyboard.

 

Save the dates of July 20th and 21st and start training with your Tandem Boogie partner for the 2019 Tandem Boogie Bodyboard Contest at the 2019 San Clemente Ocean Festival. 

 

The first day of the San Clemente Ocean Festival will include Tandem Boogie Bodyboarding Clinics with solo and Tandem Boogie bodyboards.

 

Day two of the San Clemente Ocean Festival will feature three heats of Tandem Boogie Teams competing for a chance to make the Finals. The top six teams of two will advance to the Tandem Boogie finals for a chance to show off their teamwork as the Ocean Festival Final Event. The top three teams take home a medal and their very own Bullyboard. 

 

All are invited to come down to the beach at noon on July 21st to meet the inventor of the Boogie Board, Tom Morey as he leads the judges panel in the Tandem Boogie booth. 

 

Email your song requests to tandemboogie@gmail.com and visit tandemboogie.com for more information.

Schedule: All events subject to change due to conditions

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