Events and Activities


Saturday, July 16th
LIFEGUARD COMPETITION – DAY 1


EVENT DESCRIPTION:
California lifesavers and ocean athletes compete for overall points and prize money in the San Clemente Ocean Festival Lifeguard Competition.

Racers will compete in the following events: Surf Race (short ocean swim), 10’6” Paddleboard Sprint, Rescue Relay (2 person, rescue can and fins), Surf Ski Race, International & American Ironman races, Paddleboard Rescue Relay (2 person, 10’6”) and the ever-popular thrills and spills of the National Doryman’s Association races.

The event will take place on the North side of the San Clemente Pier Saturday July 16 scheduled to start at 9:00a.m.

FORMAT & RULES:
Men & women division is Open only. 

Racers score points 1st through 10th in each event and relays.  Racers can enter as many events as they want.  SCOF will score all racers events.  Relays: The NDA Dory races, Rescue Relay and Paddleboard Rescue Relay races are worth double points and will be split evenly amongst two person teams.

Event course maps and rules to be posted at the event site.

PRIZES & AWARDS: 
$3,800.00 cash purse towards overall points format and dory races. Special SCOF awards to first, second and third finishers in each event.

LIFEGUARD COMPETITION PRIZE MONEY
Men                       Women                  Dory Races #1 & #2
1st       $500             1st       $400             1st       $300
2nd      $400             2nd      $300             2nd      $200
3rd      $300             3rd      $200             3rd      $100
4th      $200             4th      $100
5th      $100             5th      $100

 


Sunday, July 17th
BEACH EVENTS – DAY 2

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:
Athletic events scheduled include 5km Beach Run, Biathlon (1km Swim & 5km Beach Run), 10km Open Ocean Paddle Race (SUP, prone paddleboard, surf ski), One Mile Ocean Swim, SUP Sprint Races, Run-Swim-Run, and the new Splash & Dash Relay (one swimmer, one runner).

5km Beach Run:  Runners follow a marked course along the shore from the pier to Calafia Ave. and back.

Biathlon (1km swim, 5km run): Biathletes swim a marked 1000m ocean course return to the beach then run 5K along the shore from the pier to Calafia Ave. (back to finish).

10km Open Ocean Paddle Race:  Paddlers race paddleboards (12’, 14’, UL), surf skis (lifeguard spec.) or stand-up paddleboards (SUP – Surfboard, 12’6”, 14’) on a marked ocean course.  There will be a beach start & beach finish. SUP racers must have USCG approved PFD (life jacket) and board leash to participate. 

One Mile Ocean Swim:  Swimmers start onshore and race around a one mile marked ocean course then finish on the beach.

SUP Sprint Races: Racers will tackle a short offshore course through the surf. Starting from the sand, racers will then paddle through the surf zone and round off shore buoys. The race comes back to the beach and finishes on the sand. SUP racers must be proficient in the surf. PFD’s and leashes are required (mandatory). Due to conditions helmets may also be required

Run-Swim-Run: Competitors first run (approx. 200 yards) then swim offshore (approx. 400 yards), then run (approx. 200 yards) to the finish line.

Splash & Dash Relay (one runner & one swimmer): A two-person relay event. One competitor (runner) starting from the sand runs a short marked course, then tags the teammate (swimmer) who swims a shorter marked course through the surf zone and back to the beach finish line.

AGE GROUPS & CATEGORIES:

5km Beach Run: Men & Women (14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Biathlon (1km swim, 5km run): Men & Women (15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

10km Open Ocean Paddle Race (SUP, prone paddleboard, surf ski):
SUP Surfboard Class: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
SUP 12’6”: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
SUP 14’: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
Prone 12’: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
Prone 14’: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
Prone UL: Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)
SurfSki - Men & Women (18 & Under, 19 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 +)

One Mile Ocean Swim:
Men & Women (14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

SUP Sprint Races: (SUP 12’6” & Under)
Kid’s SUP - Boys & Girls (9 -11, 12 - 14)
Junior SUP - Boys & Girls (15 - 18)
Women SUP & Men SUP (19 - 39, 40 - 49, 50+)

Run-Swim-Run: Men & Women (14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Splash & Dash Relay (one runner, one swimmer)
Either same sex or coed, both relay members must follow the age group descriptions:  

  • both relay members 14 & under
  • both relay members 18 & under
  • OPEN
  • both relay members 50 & under
  • both relay members 50 & over

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES:
Special San Clemente Ocean Festival custom awards for first, second and third in each age-group and category listed above (see age groups & categories).