As always, safety is #1 priority at the Surfrider Foundation Paddle For Clean Water Festival. The paddle around the pier is approx. one mile and takes people between 20 and 60 minutes to complete. Pace yourself, take it easy and enjoy the great vibes! Please note that while this is a non-competitive event it is still very strenuous and not for the faint-of-heart.
At 10am sharp when the paddle starts, everyone will enter on the north side of the pier. The south side has a rocky reef that is very shallow and can be dangerous. Depending on how much sand is around, there may be a few rocks on the north side so be cautious.
After about 150 yards, all paddlers will cross under the pier then complete a loop around the end of the pier from south to north. The Ocean Beach Geriatrics surf club will be the safety crew as usual to help guide you.
### On The way back in, be sure to stay on the south side of the 24 hour swim zone that is in front of the lifeguard tower ###
If you don’t paddle for one reason or another you still need to come down, check out the sights and join in the group photo at 11am. It’s a free event all day long so we hope to see you there!