Mark your race calendar for June 20, 2009 when the 2009 Malibu Surf & Sport Festival presented by Bud Light will hit the water.
Held in conjunction with the Malibu Kiwanis, 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 which 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 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, and to 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 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. Event T-shirts for all competitors. Oakley sunglasses for the top 12 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 Miles Zuma to Malibu Pier)
4:00 PM Malibu Stand Up Surf Slalom (Malibu Pier)
5:00 PM Surfboard Water Polo (Malibu Pier)
5:00 PM The 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!
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