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San Clemente Ocean Festival 2019

July 20 - July 21

San Clemente Pier
Event Number Event
01 Rescue Relay
02 Men’s & Women’s Surf Race
03 Men’s & Women’s Surf Ski
04 National Doryman’s Association Race #1
05 Men’s & Women’s International Ironman
06 Paddle Board Rescue Relay
07 National Doryman’s Association Race #2
08 Men’s & Women’s 10’6” Paddleboard Sprint
09 Men’s & Women’s American Ironman

Event Information:

If you want to join in any of these events, go the north side of the San Clemente Pier. Registration will start at 7:00 AM. These activities are open to everyone who would like to participate. There’s also no age restriction.

Pre-register online by July 19th, 2019, and you’ll pay only $50 for the Event. If you register on-site or during the Event Day, you’ll pay $60. Once you register, you’ll get a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event t-shirt and a competitor’s kit from known event sponsors.

Rules:

  • Wetsuits are NOT allowed in any swimming event.
  • Races such as the NDA races, Rescue Relay, and Paddleboard Rescue Relay are worth double points. The two-person teams that will win this
  • event will divide the points equally.
  • Dory Events are OPEN to both men’s & women’s teams.
  • For the National Doryman’s Association (NDA) Events 1 and 2, both events will be run as one heat.

Board Classes:

  • Surf Ski Race (Lifeguard Spec Ski)
  • Paddleboard Sprint
  • Dory – NDA Spec
  • Paddleboard Rescue Relay (International Ironman & American Ironman)

Awards and Cash Prizes:

There are lots of prizes for the best team in the races. First place finishers in each event will receive special awards. Overall Award will be given to the Champion Waterman & Waterwoman, as well as the top point scorer. Overall point scorers will also receive prize money.

Men:

1st place: $500
2nd place: $400
3rd place: $300
4th place: $200
5th place: $100

Women:

1st place: $500
2nd place: $400
3rd place: $300
4th place: $200
5th place: $100

NDA Races 1 & 2:

1st place: $300
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $100

Junior Lifeguard Competition
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM. – 4:00 PM

This 2019, the San Clemente Ocean Festival offers new exciting events for Junior Lifeguards! Boys and girls from ages 9 through 17 who have ocean experience will race for the top spot in the Junior Lifeguard competition. All participants will compete in the following events:

  • Beach Flags
  • Men’s and Women’s Surf Race
  • Rescue Relay
  • Men’s and Women’s 10’6” Paddleboard Sprint

Event Information:

The Junior Lifeguard Competition is open to everyone ages 9 through 17. If you wish to join in the fun, go to the north side of the San Clemente Pier to register. On-site registration fee is $40. But if you pre-register online by July 19, 2019, you’ll pay only $30. You’ll receive a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event t-shirt and a competitor’s kit from the proud event sponsors.

​Rules:

Event Event Rules
Beach Flags Single Elimination.
Surf Race Swim race out & back through the Surfline (approximately 300 yards).
Two-Person Teams with a Rescue Buoy Race out and back through the Surfline.

Rescue swimmers can use fins.

Rescue buoys will be provided.

Paddleboard Sprint Race To qualify, race boards must measure around 10’6” and below.

Awards and Cash Prizes:
Medals will be awarded to top 3 Placers in each age group.

11th Annual Dolphin Dash

Clif Kid sponsors this year’s Dolphin Dash event for kids ages 12 and below. Registration and check-in for this activity will be on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM. Be an early bird and pre-register online on July 19th to pay only $25. On-site registration will be $30 (subject to availability).

This event is for LIMITED slots only! So, register ahead of time to be included. All successful registrants will receive a commemorative Ocean Festival t-shirt and a goodie bag. For these events, a parent or guardian must accompany all child participants.

Awards:

A finisher’s medal will be given to all participants.

Divisions:

Time Age Group Course
9:00 AM Ages 4 – 6 ½ mile
9:20 AM Ages 7 – 9 ¾ mile
9:40 AM Ages 10 – 12 1 mile

13th Annual “Groms Rule” Surf Contest

Rip Curl will sponsor this year’s “Groms Rule” Surf Contest. This fun-filled event is a two-day activity where the competition for the “Push-In” Divisions will take place on Saturday, July 20.

On the other hand, the surf contest for boy’s & girl’s event for ages 11 – 14 & 10 and Under Divisions will occur on Sunday.

“Push-In” Divisions
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Registration and check-in: Starts at 9:00 AM
Competition: Starts at 11:30 PM

Boy’s & Girl’s Divisions (11 – 14; 10 and Under)
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Registration and check-in: Starts at 5:30 AM
Competition: Starts at 6:30 AM

Rules:

In the “Push-In” Division, adults are required to assist the child participants ages 7 and below. Surfers can ride using their preferred surfboard length. All participants will be judged based on wave selection, length, ability, and performance.

Awards:

Awards will be given to the top 6 surfers in each division.

How to Register:

On-site registration fees are $60, and $45 for Push-In Division registration. However, slots are subject to availability. To avoid the hassle and avail a cheaper registration fee, pre-register through Eventbrite by July 19, 2019, at 11:59 PM. You will pay only $55. The early bird registration fee for “Push-in” Division is $40.

Once registered, you will receive a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival rash guard. Please be reminded that adults must accompany child participants, and releases must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

You can contact SCOF Surf Director, Jack Sutter at 949-609-9963 for more information.

Beach Events (Day 2)
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Events:

Event Number Event
10 5K Beach Run/Walk​

(sponsored by Life Time)

11 Women’s & Men’s Open Ocean Paddle

(approximately a 5.5-mile course)

12 Biathlon

(1K Swim/5K Run)

13 Women’s & Men’s One Mile Ocean Swim
14 Run-Swim-Run

(200m, 300m, 200m)

15 Women’s & Men’s SUP Sprint Races
16 Splash & Dash Relay

(Runners 100m/Swimmers 300m)

Entry Information:

Everyone is invited to join these events. It’s open to the public with no age restriction. To register, go to the north side of the San Clemente Pier. Registration starts at 7:00 AM.

You can pre-register online by July 19, 2019. Early birds can pay online for only $50 for the Day. On-site registration is $60. You will receive a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival event t-shirt and a competitor’s kit from sponsors after the registration.

​Rules:

There will be two heats (Men’s & Women’s) in this event. Participants must also be able to complete the course within 40 – 45 minutes. Please be reminded that wetsuits are NOT allowed in the swimming events.

Categories:

5K Beach Run
Biathlon
One Mile Ocean Swim
Run – Swim – Run

Men & Women:

14 & under
15-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

Open Ocean Paddle

Men & Women:

18 & under
19-39
40-49
50+

SUP Category Age Range
Kid’s SUP Boys & Girls 9-11

12-14

Junior SUP Boys & Girls 15-18
SUP Men & Women 19-39

40-49

50+

 

Splash & Dash Relay

Two-person relay:
both racers 14 & under
both racers 18 & under
OPEN
both racers 50 & under
both racers 50+

Board Class

Open Ocean Paddle

SUP (surfboard, 12’6”, 14”)
Paddleboard (12’, 14’ & UL)
Surf Ski (lifeguard spec)

SUP Surf Sprint Race
SUP 12’6” & under

Awards and Prizes:

Top 3 finishers of these events will be given customized awards. The team that has the most points will be awarded the championship trophy.

Overall Awards:

Winners will receive any of the two major awards:

Poseidon Award: This award will be given to the overall winner of SUP Events #12 & #16. The male and female winners will also receive a special SCOF Award and a $200 prize money!

Neptune Award: This award will be given to the overall winner of Swim Events #14, 15 & 17. The male and female winners will also receive a special SCOF Award and a $200 prize money!

5K Beach Run/Walk
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.

The San Clemente Ocean Festival 5K Beach Run/Walk is a one of a kind event in Southern California. This year, the event is sponsored by Life Time. All participants will run or walk at the water’s edge along the famous golden coasts of San Clemente.

Entry Information:

Everybody can join as this event is open to the public – all ages permitted. Check-in starts at 7:00 AM. Just head to the north side of the San Clemente Pier.

If you wish to pre-register, go online and pay $35 by July 19, 2019. This is cheaper than registering on the Event Day (costs you $45 to register).

An adult must accompany children who want to join in the fun. The race starts at 8:00 AM. A San Clemente Ocean Festival event t-shirt and competitor’s kit from sponsors will also be given to participants.

Categories:

  • Men & Women:
  • 14 & under
  • 5-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Awards and Prizes:

The top 3 finishers in each category will receive custom awards.

Pier Bowl Surf Classic
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Hobie Surf Shop will sponsor this new event in Southern California. This surf contest is for short or long boards. You can choose your own and have fun surfing with the beautiful surfing waves. There will be limited slots available in this event. For more information, you can contact the SCOF Surf Director, Jack Sutter at 949-609-9963.

Tandem Boogie Bodyboarding Contest
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019

This year, San Clemente opens a new beach event which will be sponsored by Bullyboard. Start training with your partner for the 2019 Tandem Boogie Bodyboard Contest.

Day 1 Activities:
The event will hold Tandem Boogie Bodyboarding Clinics with solo and Tandem Boogie bodyboards.

Day 2 Activities:
The event will feature three heats of six Tandem Boogie Teams. They’ll compete with each other to make it to the Finals. The six teams will also advance to the Tandem Boogie finals and showcase their teamwork. Only the top three teams will take home a medal and receive their own Bullyboard.

Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board, will be one of the judges in this event. You can come down to the beach on July 21 at noontime to meet him.

You can email song requests to tandemboogie@gmail.com. Or visit tandemboogie.com for queries and more information.

Youth & Family Events

There are tons of fun activities for everyone this year at the San Clemente Ocean Festival. Everyone is invited to join the activities as they’re all open to the public, and all ages are permitted. Here is the list of Youth & Family Events for the upcoming weekend:

‘All Ages’ Fishing Derby & Children’s Fishing Clinic
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration, Clinic & Derby: 12:15 PM

Dana Wharf Sportfishing sponsors this event. Your family and friends can join and have a fantastic fishing activity on a Saturday.

Note:

A parent or guardian must accompany participants who are under 18. All participants are required to bring their own fishing equipment such as fishing tackle, fishing rods, tables, and chairs for use in the derby.

If you don’t own fishing equipment, the San Clemente Pier, Grill and Tackle offers a 50% discount on rentals and baits for participants during the derby.

Rules:

Children 12 and under:

Kids must only catch a ‘Game Fish.’
To consider a game fish eligible, the fish must be weighed at the time it’s caught.
The child should be the one to hook and reel in the fish.
Awards will be given for the largest THREE fish.

All ages 13 and older:

2 Categories in the derby: Largest ‘Game Fish’ and Shark/Bat Ray.
To consider the fish eligible, the fish/shark/Bat Ray must be measured and weighed in at the time it’s caught.
An award will be given for the top TWO largest game fish caught.
An award will be given for the largest shark, or bat ray caught.

How to Register:

You can either bring the entry form to the fishing event or mail it to this address on or before July 12, 2019:

San Clemente Ocean Festival
P.O. Box 1373, San Clemente, CA 92674.

For check payments, you can pay to:

San Clemente Ocean Festival Fishing Derby

11th Annual Dolphin Dash

The 11th Annual Dolphin Dash is open for kids ages 12 and below. This wonderful annual event will start at 7:30 AM, Saturday, July 20, 2019. If you want to join and watch the fun, you can check-in/register at the Children’s Pavilion. It’s located at the Southside of the San Clemente Pier. Clif Kid sponsors this event.

How to Register:

There are limited slots only for this event! Be an early bird and pre-register online now for $25 by July 19th at 11:59 PM. If you register on-site, you will pay $30, and it’s subject for availability.

The registration fee for this event includes a commemorative Ocean Festival t-shirt and a goodie bag. A parent or legal guardian must accompany kids who want to join the event.

Awards:

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

Divisions:

Time Age Group Course
9:00 AM Ages 4 – 6 ½ mile
9:20 AM Ages 7 – 9 ¾ mile
9:40 AM Ages 10 – 12 1 mile

13th Annual “Groms Rule” Surf Contest

Rip Curl will sponsor this year’s “Groms Rule” Surf Contest. This fun-filled event is a two-day activity where the competition for the “Push-In” Divisions will take place on Saturday, July 20.

On the other hand, the surf contest for boy’s & girl’s event for ages 11 – 14 & 10 and Under Divisions will occur on Sunday.

“Push-In” Divisions
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Registration and check-in: Starts at 9:00 AM
Competition: Starts at 11:30 PM

Boy’s & Girl’s Divisions (11 – 14; 10 and Under)
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Registration and check-in: Starts at 5:30 AM
Competition: Starts at 6:30 AM

Rules:

In the “Push-In” Division, adults are required to assist the child participants ages 7 and below. Surfers can ride using their preferred surfboard length. All participants will be judged based on wave selection, length, ability, and performance.

Awards:

Awards will be given to the top 6 surfers in each division.

How to Register:

On-site registration fees are $60, and $45 for Push-In Division registration. However, slots are subject to availability. To avoid the hassle and avail a cheaper registration fee, pre-register through Eventbrite by July 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM. You will pay only $55. Early bird registration fee for “Push-in” Division is $40.

Once registered, you will receive a commemorative San Clemente Ocean Festival rash guard. Please be reminded that adults must accompany child participants and releases must be signed by parent or legal guardian.

You can contact SCOF Surf Director, Jack Sutter at 949-609-9963 for more information.

FREE Body Surfing Clinics

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: South side of the Pier, next to the Youth Pavilion

The San Clemente Body Surfing Club will host FREE Body Surfing Clinics to everyone who joins in this event. You can visit the clinic on the southside of the Pier, which is next to the Youth Pavilion.

City Lifeguard Pancake Breakfast
Date: Saturday & Sunday (July 20 – 21, 2019)
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Kickstart your weekends with a Pancake Breakfast at the Pier! You can join in and have breakfast with everybody. Just go behind the Marine Safety Headquarters (clock tower) and have a hot pancake breakfast.

27th Annual Woody Car Exhibit
Date: Saturday & Sunday (July 20 – 21, 2019)
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM

Irvine Subaru will sponsor this year’s annual woody car exhibit! Get the chance to see the Woody Car Exhibit in San Clemente. Woody station wagons were once used as a convenient way to find the perfect waves in the ocean.

These wonderful wagons will be parading down from Ave. Del Mar to the pier in the mornings. Get the chance to see different sets of 15 wagons each day. They’ll also come in various colors and styles.

Ocean Art Show

Date: Saturday & Sunday (July 20 – 21, 2019)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Aside from water activities, the San Clemente Ocean Festival will display an Ocean Art Show for those who would like to view the event from a different angle. View different art pieces inspired by ocean views and beach-related art.

Family Beach Party & Free Concert
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Sheckler Foundation will sponsor a FREE beach concert for everybody! The show will feature Dead Men Don’t Surf.

Sand Sculpting Competition
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Different teams will compete in the different sand sculpting categories, such as Castles and Things, Family, or Creatures. On July 21, bring your friends and family, and join in the sand sculpting fun at the beach!

Great Rubber Duck Race
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM

The Great Rubber Duck Race is one of the fun finale activities of this year’s Ocean Festival. You can purchase and decorate ducks for just $5 each and then cheer on your decorated ducks as they “catch a wave” to the finish line. Exciting prizes will be waiting to go home with the lucky winners.

Youth Pavilion

The San Clemente Ocean Festival also holds activities for all ages. There will be more than just water sports activities. Arts & Crafts, musical performances, live concerts, and dancing activities awaits you!

Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Demonstration
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

​Hula Connection
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

Acting Academy for Kids
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM

Zumba Kids
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

All Day Events
Date: Saturday & Sunday (July 20 – 21, 2019)
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The City of San Clemente Recreation Division will host the All Day Events. There will be activities such as arts & crafts, as well as fun games for everyone to enjoy. The Ocean Institute and Beach-Nut will put up booths. Don’t forget to visit their booths soon!

The San Clemente Ocean Festival isn’t only for ocean-based and lifeguard activities. It will also be a fun-filled weekend of musical events. Here are the schedules of the upcoming musical events:

The Flow (COA)
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM

Corey Angeli (COA)
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM

Olivia Ooms & Highway 39 (COA)
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM

Mermaid Parade
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM

Wet Dog (COA)
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

Gabby Leigh (COA)
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM

School of Rock “House Band”
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM

Details

Start:
July 20
End:
July 21
Website:
https://www.oceanfestival.org/

Venue

San Clemente Pier
San Clemente Pier
San Clemente, CA 92672 United States
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