Photo: Jim Brewer The 21st Waterman Challenge Traditional Paddleboard Race will be held SATURDAY July 16, 2016. This is a challenging 15-mile open ocean course down the coast of San Diego from Swamis to Windansea. As always, the start will consist of a water start outside the surfline at Swamis Beach Park and the finish will be at the north end of Windansea Beach. This event continues to be a favorite among traditional paddlers with its challenging course and the waterman spirit shared by all of the participants. We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event and challenge you to best the course records. Unltd. Don Miralle 2:05:40 Stock. Tom Duryea 2:17:22 14'. Jay Scheckman 2:17:14 Kapuna. Tony Hotchkiss 2:10:04 Women. Jane Cairns 2:31:32
Start:7:00am. Check in begins at 5:30am. You receive your participant T-shirt and race number at check-in.
Entry: $50 donation. Preregister by mail or on RACEMILL and receive a Waterman beanie. Race day beach entry is also available. All entries receive a Waterman t-shirt, paddler only raffle, nutrition, and beverages at the finish.
Course: Swamis to Windansea hugging the coastline (15 miles). Duration: Most years it takes from 2 1/2 - 4 hours to complete the course. Please train adequately, bring proper nutrition, and remember safety first. Lead escort and chase boat provided.
Divisions and Awards: Top three finishers in each division will earn an award. Stock: 12' and under, Unlimited: everything else, Kapuna: 50+, Fourteen, Women. The awards ceremony will be held at the finish at Windansea. Awards will be given out as soon as the last paddler has completed course. A paddlers only raffle will follow the awards.
Transportation: This is a point to point race. Please arrange to be dropped off at Swamis. Also please note that parking for the finish at Windansea is on residential streets. Please be courteous.
Directions to Swamis: 1. 5 North/South 2. Exit Encinitas Blvd. Go west towards ocean 3. South on Coast Highway 4. Stay on PCH through two stoplights and two stop signs 5. Swamis Beach park on right past Swamis Self Realization Center
Directions to Windansea: 1. 5 South 2. Exit La Jolla Village Dr. West 3. Left on Torrey Pines Rd. 4. Right on Pearl St. 5. Left on La Jolla Blvd. 6. Right on Nautalus to beach.