Keep paddling and we hope to see you racing August 29, 2021!

The following are the qualifying requirements to be eligible to race in the 2021 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, August 29th, 2021.


Qualified paddlers must have completed the prior year’s race (2019)by the 9 hour time cut-off as specified in the document titled “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The $250 entry fee and completed application are due June 15, 2021 to hold your place in the 100 person field.

Your completed application MUST be received by the Catalina Classic Race Committee by the final deadline of  June 15th. 

Completed application means all paddler information (include escort boat information) and application fee must be included with your online application.


Paddlers who did not complete the race in 2019, MUST compete in at least one of the paddleboard races listed below.

A $30 non- refundable application fee and completed application are DUE by June 15, 2021.

Qualifying race results for each paddler will be used to determine entry into this year’s race as space is limited.

Qualifying Races: Please check the individual race websites for the most up to date information.

  • The Loop:                             May 30,2021                    Coronado Island
  • The South Bay Paddle:    June 5, 2021                      Hermosa Beach
  • The Rock2Rock :                 June 27, 2021                  Catalina 2 Harbors 
  • The Waterman’s :               July 10,2021                     San Diego- Swami’s

Qualifying spots will be determined by the Race Directors with the following considerations:

A) the paddler’s overall placing in the respective qualifying race

B)  the paddler’s finishing time based on the time standard set forth in the “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The number of available open spots will be determined by the number of qualified paddlers returning from the previous year.

Upon completion of the June qualifying races, the Directors will notify paddlers that are re-qualifying of their racing status on or before by July 12, following the last qualifying race.

For those paddlers needing to qualify, once you are notified that you’re in the race, the balance of your registration payment ( $220)  will be due upon notification. This MUST be received by July 24, 2021

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard race is held the weekend before Labor Day weekend.

This year the race will begin on August 29, 2021, at 6:00 a.m.