31st Annual Dana Ocean Challenge

Dana Ocean Challenge

Register for the 31st annual Dana Ocean Challenge. The longest running winter paddle sport race in California. Rain of Shine – This year looks like there will be some nice wind conditions

Online Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 16th and will re-open Saturday morning on race day.

Short Course will have staggered starts for SUP, Paddleboard, Canoes and Surf Skis. Exact order of start will be announced at pre-race meeting. Race course may change based on prevailing conditions of the day.

The AWARDABLE DIVISIONS are listed below. Every series race may vary with their awardable divisions so please understand what division you are entering for the Dana Ocean Challenge. Remember, pre-registration will close at noon on Friday, March 16th.

Still not sure how to register? Click here!

Long Course Divisions:

Mens Open Surf Ski (20-39), Mens Master Surf Ski (40-49), Mens Sr. Master Surf Ski (50 & Over), Womens Surf Ski, Junior Girls Surf Ski (under 19), Junior Boys Surf Ski (Under 19), OC-1 Men Open (20-39), OC-1 Men Master (40-49), OC-1 Men Sr. Master (50-59), OC-1 Men Kapuna (60 & Over), OC-1 Women Open (20-39), OC-1 Women Master (40 & Over), OC-1 Junior Girls (Under 19), OC-1 Junior Boys (Under 19), OC-2 Women, OC-2 Men, OC-2 Mixed, V-1 Open Men, V-1 Open Women, Double Ski (Any Gender)

Short Course Outrigger/Surfski Divisions:

Womens Surf Ski, girls Under 19 Surf Ski, girls Under 16 Surf Ski, mens Surf Ski, boys Under 19 Surf Ski, boys Under 16 Surf Ski, OC-1 Women, OC-1 Sr Master Women, OC-1 Girls Under 19, OC-1 Girls Under 16, OC-1 Men, OC-1 Master Men, OC-1 Boys Under 19, OC-1 Boys Under 16 , OC-2 Men, OC-2 Women, OC-2 Mixed, DBL Surf Ski

Paddleboard Divisions:

Paddleboard Men’s Stock (12ft), Paddleboard Mens Unlimited, Paddleboard Master Men (50 And Over) Unlimited, Paddleboard Master Men (50 And Over) Stock, Paddleboard Kapuna Men (60 & Over No Board Distinction) Paddleboard Mens 14 Ft. Class, Paddleboard Women (No Board Distinction)

SUP Divisions

Men’s 12’6” Board, Women’s 12’-6” Board, Master Men 12’-6” (40 & Over), Men’s Unlimited, Women’s Unlimited, Master Men Unlimited (40+ Over),mens 14’, Womens 14’,master Men 14” (40 & Over), Sr Master Men 60 & Over (no Board Distinction), Women 40 & Over (no Board Distinction), Women 50 & Over, Women 60 & Over, Under 19 Girls, Under 19 Boys, Under 16 Girls, Under 16 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 14 Boys

Keiki Divisions (That’s Hawaiian for Kids) Inside the Harbor Race

Under 14 Girls SUP, Under 14 Boys SUP, Under 12 Girls SUP, Under 12 Boys SUP, Under 10 Girls SUP, Under 10 Boys SUP, 8&under Girls SUP, 8&under Boys SUP, K-1 Boys, K-1 Girls, Oc-1 Boys, Oc-1 Girls

About the Dana Ocean Challenge

Dana Point Harbor guidelines require all children under 12 on SUP to wear life vests. Should conditions dictate leashes may be required on both short course and long course. Competitors should be prepared. Long Course and Short Course competitors must have PFD’s.

Additional Updates – Per Coast Guard regulations all SUP must have approved life vest with them during the race.

$25 Pre-race online paid registration, $30 day of race registration. Includes lunch, awards and t-shirt.

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