10th Annual Jesse King Memorial Paddle Race
05 October 2020
The race consists of a 3k or 10k course, beginning and ending at Coleman Beach in Morro Bay, CA. The event is sponsored by many local Central Coast merchants & organizations, as well as Jesse’s friends and family. All paddle craft are welcome- SUP, Kayak, OC-1, prone paddleboards, and outriggers. PRE-REGISTERED Participants will receive a race shirt and have access to pre and post-race drinks and snacks. Online registration closes on October 4th at Noon. You will be able to sign-up on the day of this race. We expect a great turnout with fun for all! If there are any questions, please feel free to email or contact us via phone at 805-225-5555.
All participants shall be appropriately attired for their type of craft and prevalent weather/sea conditions, and must have a serviceable Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device available. Participants not properly attired or without a PFD shall not be allowed to participate. This event is a celebration of Jesse King’s life, and love of the ocean. This paddle is meant to be a fun experience for all while acting as fundraiser for the Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department and Morro Bay Junior Guards. Jesse King, a former U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard and Machinery Technician 3rd class stationed in Morro Bay and a City of Morro Bay Lifeguard, passed away in a free diving accident off the coast of Cambria, CA on July 1, 2009. He was an expert waterman and a tremendous human being who was passionate about the ocean.
October is a transition month on the Central California coast so ocean and weather condition can vary. Participants should be prepared for side winds (offshore and or onshore), cool ocean temperatures (ranges from low to upper 50s), short duration wind swell and or large ground swells. The Harbor Department event Safety Team reserves the exclusive right to cancel the event in the event of adverse weather.