San Francisco’s Battle of the Bay October 29



Ready to Rock San Francisco ?  

The 2011 Battle of the Bay Stand Up Paddling is an open invitation race for paddlers of all abilties. In addition to World Class Elite Stand Up paddling racing the event will feature Amateur Racing, Kids Racing, a Manufacturers Exposition on October 29th and is centered on McNears Beach in San Rafael California.

Checkout the event website & location:   

Map location of McNears Beach 

Racers, save money now by registering online :

Eventbrite Online Registration
Battle of the Bay-click here


SUP & Prone PB Racing

With a $5,000 purse on the line – some of the world’s best paddlers will be battling for the cash.  Expect an exciting course format for Elite & Open Age-Group Races.  Also, lots of fun with Kid’s Races & SUP Relays too. 


Manufacturers Expo

All the latest Stand Up Paddling Gear in one place ready for you to give it a try.


Family Fun

Learn to SUP, Costume Contest, Everpaddle Kids Race, and more. Bring the whole family!


Help Protect The Bay

With Baykeeper At Battle Of The Bay And Win Prizes While You Are At It


Paddle With the Pros – Chuck Patterson & Karen Wrenn

Whether you are beginner paddler or an expert paddler looking to up your game the Battle of the Bay will feature two of our planets best SUP instructors as part of the event agenda. Get your spot reserved today as they are bound to fill up fast!

Thursday Oct, 27th 5:30pm to 730pm
Sunday Oct. 30th 930am

Online Register Now !!!



Battle of the Bay
October 29, 2011
McNears Beach, San Rafael, CA

Get your calendars out and mark the date October 29th  when SUP Racing will take the San Francisco Bay by storm in the inaugural Battle Of The Bay SUP Race & Expo. And with a $5,000 cash purse on the line expect some of the world’s top SUP paddlers to be battling it out for top honors.

The explosion in popularity of Stand Up Paddling has infected the San Francisco Bay in a big way and now the local paddling fleet is calling all paddlers to join them in the celebration of paddling in one of the world’s most iconic bodies of water the San Francisco Bay.

The Battle of the Bay will feature SUP racing amidst the most some of the most storied paddling waters found on the planet just off San Francisco Bay in Sausalito Califrornia’s Richardson Bay.

The racing action will feature both Elite and Amateur classes racing on long and short courses respectively with divisions for men and women in the 12′6″, 14′ ft, and Unlimited board lengths.  In addition the organizers have announced a Kahuna Division for riders exceeding 210lbs and to show the big guys proper respect a cash purse will be on the line. To be eligible for the Kahuna division riders must paddle a 12′6″ board.

Expect some iconic scenery on the courses as you paddle with San Francisco’s majestic City Front Sky line as a back drop. This is no ordinary circuit course and test events will be held prior to the big day to ensure a challenging route that will test both skill and endurance alike.

Racing will take place October 29th, however, The Battle of the Bay is much more than just a racing event with a full-fledged SUP Manufacturers exposition. On top of that family fun will be a focus of the event with a Kid’s SUP racing and due to the proximity to Halloween an on the water costume parade all of which will feature prizes and awards for the competitors.

After racing concludes on Sunday weary paddlers will then be treated to gala celebration & awards presentation at the West Coast’s most prestigious yacht club the St. Francis Yacht club.

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Battle of the Bay
DATE: October 29, 2012
TIME: 9:00 A.M.
LOCATION: McNears Beach, San Rafael, CA
Online Registration:
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