Santa Cruz Downwind Ryders Cup - Paddleboard Race - In Memory of Matthew "Hambone" Hamil

Future Date To Be Determined Directions
Events

Paddleboard Stock 12

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

Paddleboard 14'

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

Paddleboard Unlimited

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

SUP Stock 12'6"

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

SUP 14

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

SUP Unlimited

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

OC

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT

Surf Ski

1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Santa Cruz Downwind Ryders Cup 2020 is Cancelled/Postponed until a later date, TBD.

New Date: Future Date To Be Determined

Due to the current COVID-19 risk we are cancelling/postponing this years downwinder. Depending on how things play out we will try for a later date. Stay tuned. 

Place
Davenport Landing Beach @ 335 Davenport Landng Rd, Davenport, CA 95017-9737
Description

$75 online registration (+ website charge). $110 race day beach registration

New after party location at Olitas Cantina and Grille on the Santa Cruz Wharf www.olitassantacruz.com

Grab your boards and hang on for 14 miles of downwind excitement!  You'll start at Davenport Landing and paddle all the way to Main Beach in Santa Cruz.  Open to multiple categories of standup, prone, open canoe and surf skis.

Race Day Time Line:

  • Race day registration on beach (Davenport Landing). You pay more on the beach. Beach Registration and check-in start at 12:00 noon to 12:30pm.
  • Race starts at 1:00 pm, beach start. First contestant to arrive at Main Beach in Santa Cruz at 2:30pm
  • After party NEW LOCATION at Olitas Cantina & Grille on the Santa Cruz Wharf. We are stoked to have Olitas supporting our event and very much appreciate their hospitality. Olitas is a favorite for locals and visitors with a great vibe and view of Lighthouse Point/Steamer Lane. After party starts about 5:30 or 6:00pm. More info at race start. Food details are being worked, expect taco bar style.
  • Start is at Davenport Landing (Davenport Landing Road) a few miles north of the town of Davenport.
  • Finish is at Main Beach (south side of Santa Cruz Wharf) in front of Ideal Bar & Grill

START: Start is at Davenport Landing Beach (Davenport Landing Road) a few miles north of the town of Davenport.

FINISH: On Main Beach at the base of the Santa Cruz Wharf. You will make a left shoulder turn around a  buoy just outside the tip of the wharf on the south side. Paddling parallel to the wharf you will exit the water and run through the finish line, just past the high tide line, directly in front of Ideal Bar & Grill.

Logistics: There is no shuttle service. You will need to coordinate your own transportation. Please bring your own hydration. There may or may not be water at the race start.

Parking at Start: Generally parking is not a problem, free. We do recommend carpooling to accommodate all other beach visitors and surrounding homes.

Parking at Finish: Parking is available on the Santa Cruz wharf for a daily fee of approximately $25. Please verify for yourself. There is also paid parking available at Cowells Beach Surfshop, meter parking on streets surrounding finish line and free parking a few blocks off West Cliff drive.

About the GRWC: The GhostRyder Watermen Club is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. The clubs focus is benefiting the Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguard program. The GhostRyder Watermen Club does not pay any salary to its board of directors or any other staff. A volunteer staff/group conducts all activities. Events are funded by entry fees received and corporate sponsors.

Race Contact Info

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Questions?
Directions

Davenport Landing Beach @ 335 Davenport Landng Rd, Davenport, CA 95017-9737

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