Thursday, June 11, 2009
"It's On !" "Oh Yeah, It's On All Right !"
Head's Up !
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The First Annual Malibu Surf and Sport Festival.
"The Zuma Beach Half Mile Ocean Swim":
9 a.m. at Tower #4.
But leave your wetsuits and bodysuits at home. Same goes for your fins because this race is "old school". Break out the lycra and nylon. Blood testing for PED's may follow so all you juicers, stay home. Can't swim without your fins on, bring an umbrella ! Woo Hoo !
Click on the poster above for further details.
And just in from Baywatch Rescue Boat Capt., Jay Butki, the following comprehensive order of events for the Malibu Surf and Sport Festival's weekend events of June 20 - 21, 2009:
Mark your race calendar for June 20, 2009 when the 2009 Malibu Surf & Sport Festival presented by Bud Light will hit the water at Zuma Beach and Malibu Surfrider Beach.
The Malibu Surf and Sports Festival is a great two event day filled with action, food, and creative expressions. Over 2,000 participants from around the country will converge to take part in celebrating the majestic beauty of the Malibu.
Our main staging area will feature a Summer Solstice Chumash blessing honoring the many world class athletes.
Activities include a myriad of surf events including paddleboard and surfcraft racing, lifeguard competitions, a California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) tournament, a bicycle race, the Call to the Wall surf contest, art show, Surfboard Water Polo, and a Film Presentation on the World Famous Malibu Pier.
Paddleboarders and Stand Up Paddlers from up and down the coast of California and all points on the watery globe will converge on Zuma Beach in Malibu, to compete for the coveted Tom Zahn Memorial Waterman’s Race title, and the inaugural Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom at famed Surfrider at the Malibu Pier.
Winners of several of the Ocean events get their names on the new Malibu Perpetual Trophy hot curl redwood board.
The best paddlers in the country come here to brave the waters of the Malibu Coastline and test their paddling skills against a field of top competitors and to enjoy the unique setting that only the famous Malibu Coast can provide. They also come to pay their respects to surfing star, Paddleboard icon, and Lifeguard legend Rescue Boat Captain Tom Zahn. "THE ROLEX OF LIFEGUARDS AND WATERMAN".
(Photos above (x 2), Courtesy of LACo Rescue Boat Captain Jay Butki.)
The level of competition for the 8.5 nautical mile Tom Zahn race seems to increase year after year. The new 3 mile Stand Up Surf Slalom race is a great opportunity for beginning paddlers who aren’t quite ready to spend two hours giving it all they’ve got on the 8.5 mile course. Advanced Stand Up paddlers will also enjoy the 3 downwind surfing laps of the Surf Slalom course as well as the top finishers earn an invite to the Elite race at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle.
The Tom Zahn Memorial Waterman's Race is an open-ocean, near-shore race. Baywatch Rescue boats and lifeguard jet skis will be in the water for your safety. All Zahn Race competitors will be fed at the finish line. First 100 registered competitors will receive a Malibu Surf & Sport Festival Patagonia Race jersey. All registered competitors receive an event T-shirts. Oakley sunglasses for the top OVERALL finishers in the Tom Zahn Memorial Waterman's Race and the Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom.
Visit www.ussupa.com for course maps and detailed registration information.
2009 Malibu Surf & Sport Festival Schedule:
Approximate event times:
Zuma Beach Tower 4
8:00 AM "THE JAKE" National Doryman’s Association SURFBOAT RACE
9:00 AM ZUMA 1/2 MILE ROUGH WATER SWIM
9:30 AM SURFSKI RACE-Men
9:40 AM SURFSKI RACE-Women
9:50 AM RUN-SWIM-RUN-Men
10:00 AM RUN-SWIM-RUN -Women
10:10 AM 10'6" PADDLEBOARD RACE-Men
10:20 AM 10'6" PADDLEBOARD RACE-Women
10:30 AM Kids BEACH FLAGS
10:45 AM BOARD RESCUE-Men
11:00 AM BOARD RESCUE -Women
11:15 AM NDA 3 LAP SURFBOAT RACE
11:30 AM 10' 6" PADDLEBOARD RELAY-3 Males
11:45 AM 10' 6" PADDLEBOARD RELAY-3 Females
12:30 PM Tom Zahn Memorial Waterman's Race-(8.5 nautical miles Zuma to Malibu Pier)
4:00 PM Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom-(3 x 1 mile laps at Malibu Surfider )
5:00 PM Surfboard Water Polo (Malibu Pier)
5:00 PM Malibu Surf and Sport Summer Solstice Hookilau Party on Malibu Pier-Music, Food, Drink and performance art by Norton Wisdom
Pier Party ends 10 p.m.
See you on the Beach!
Bud Light, Ford, Patagonia, Michelob Ultra, Anheuser Busch, Oakley, Spalding, 180 Energy Drink,
Becker, US Stand Up Association, California Beach Volleyball Association, Malibu Boardriders Club
About US Stand Up Paddleboard Association:
US SUPA s a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stand up paddleboard racing and training and putting on quality events that benefit the sport, fostering stewardship of the local environment, and to share the stoke by providing an energetic vehicle to mesh the Stand Up Surf culture with other community groups.
Beachsport.org is your company's one stop access to the West Coast's most popular and heavily attended beaches. Beachsport was created as an Event Marketing arm for Scott Hubbell Productions. Incorporated in 1985, SHP inc. has an extensive experience in the fields of beach marketing, event promotions, and ocean sport competitions, with a diversified track record of providing production services for the film and television industry
Malibu Surf & Sport Festival-
Tom Zahn Memorial Waterman's Race
12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009
30050 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA
$30 (or $50 for both the Tom Zahn Race and the Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom)
Entry Forms: http://ussupa.com/Events%20_files/Stand%20up%20full%20info%20.pdf
The Tom Zahn Waterman's Race is 8.5 nautical miles long from Zuma Beach Lifeguard Tower #4 to Malibu Pier
12:30 p.m. Start offshore at the Zuma Lifeguard Tower 4 buoy
Paddle around Pt Dume & around Malibu Pier;
Finish on the beach below the Beachcomber Restaurant.
Refreshments for all participants at the finish line.
Open Stand Up Paddleboard,
14' Stand Up Paddleboard,
12' 6 Stand Up Paddleboard
*1st - 3rd in the Men's and Women's 12' 6 class earns an invite to the Battle of the Paddle Elite Race
Lifeguard Spec. surfski,
Malibu Surf & Sport Festival-
Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom
4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009
23000 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA
Entry Fees: $30
(or $50 for both the Tom Zahn Waterman's Race and the Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom)
4:00 p.m. MALIBU STAND UP PADDLEBOARD SURF SLALOM - 3 miles total distance.
Three 1 nautical mile laps of Stand Up Paddleboard racing at Malibu Pier
Beach Start, Paddle to buoys offshore from Malibu Pier, right turn and paddle up to the Buoy off of Malibu Third Point, right turn and paddle downwind back towards the base of Malibu Pier along the First Point surf, right turn around the West Pier buoy
after rounding the West Pier buoy, Paddle through the Pier and right turn around the East Pier buoy and right turn around the end of the Pier and back up to the Third Point buoy, right turn and paddle downwind back towards the base of Malibu Pier along the First Point surf, right turn around the West Pier buoy
after rounding the West Pier buoy, Paddle through the Pier and right turn around the East Pier buoy and right turn around the end of the Pier and back up to the Third Point buoy, right turn round the Third Point buoy and paddle downwind along the First Point surf back towards Malibu Lifeguard Tower #1 for a beach funnel finish
14’ SUP fixed fin,
12’6” SUP fixed fin
* Battle of the Paddle Elite invite qualifiers for 1st-3rd Men & Women in the 12'6" class
*No Open class SUPs in the Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom
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