Return to the Pier
11 January 2020
Open ocean SUP, OC1, OC2, Prone, and surfski 5 miles and 9 miles (no SUP or Prone) races For safety reasons, PFD and leashes WILL BE REQUIRED for all paddle vessels. Prone paddlers must have either a leash or a PFD. NO EXCEPTIONS! SBOCC is going GREEN! Please Bring refillable water bottles/cups. We will have large igloo water coolers. NO individual bottled water! For those of you racing OC2, surfski2, and Dory2 both paddlers must register.
The fifth annual Special Report on Paddlesports shows that paddlesports are on the rise, again setting a record for the number of participants. In 2014, 21.7 million Americans — 7.4 percent of the population — enjoyed paddling.
This represents an increase of more than 3 million participants since the study began in 2010. Paddlers averaged 7 annual outings in 2014, up from 6.8 the year before. Collectively, paddling participants made nearly 216 million outings.