Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach


Rainbow® Sandals and Gerry Lopez is proud to announce the Battle of the Paddle event October 4 & 5, 2014 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California.

My daughter fell in love with paddleboarding at Girl Scout Camp this summer. I’m so excited to foster her interest in paddleboarding with this event. Battle of the Paddle has been moved this year to Salt Creek Beach. This location is a magnificent and incredible site to showcase the skills of the world’s greatest SUPers, as well as, offer a great venue for lovers and enthusiasts of all paddleboard sports.

Its unique geography and powerful left hand point break wave creates a natural stadium arena for exciting paddleboard races starts, transitions and finishes. The ocean water quality and views offshore are simply amazing and offer beautiful California coastal landscapes against a pristine marine environment.

The Battle of the Paddle will host a grand SUP expo. Look for a Kona Brewing beer garden, great viewing areas, Kids Races and Kids Zone, yoga area live entertainment and other fun activities.

Battle of the Paddle is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the rich tradition of Southern California’s original surf lifestyle, and the dynamic paddle sport known as SUP.

The 2014 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is proudly sponsored by: Kona Brewing Company, Riviera PaddleSurf, Dana Point Resorts, Go Pro, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Tommy Bahama, Patagonia, Hobie Surf Shop, Duke’s Restaurant, Northern Trust, City of Dana Point, Waikoko, Kind Bar, and Flips.

The Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle directly supports Rainbow Sandals Foundation, the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group of Dana Point, Ocean institute, OC Parks and Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley.

Rainbow Sandals Foundation

Rainbow Sandals Foundation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

The Foundation supports middle school and high school educational and athletic programs, contribute to organizations that provide after school enrichment activities such as the Boys & Girls Club of America and Ocean Institute, provide instruction in the sport of stand up paddle boarding and raises funds for such charitable and educational activities by hosting the Battle of the Paddle event.

Salt Creek Beach Park
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949)923-2280 or (949)923-2283


Free event parking is available at Salt Creek Beach. Free event parking is also available at The Strands/Selva parking lot and Dana Hills High School.

Bus shuttles are operating every 20 minutes (7:30am – 6:00pm) both days of the event transporting participants and spectators back and forth from Salt Creek parking lot to The Strand/Selva & Dana Hills High School parking lots.


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