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San Diego County Chapter

Paddle For Clean Water


Sunday, October 3 2021
OB Pier | 9am-130pm

Beach Yoga | Breakfast for Paddlers | Live Music | Paddle Around the Pier | Epic Prize Drawing

A 29 year tradition to raise awareness about our ongoing battle for clean water and a healthy coastline

Our signature awareness event, the Paddle for Clean Water, is the largest non-competitive surf event in California. Each year, hundreds of participants paddle their surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and other paddle craft around the 1,971 ft. pier – the longest concrete pier on the West Coast –  to raise awareness and funds to protect clean water and healthy beaches in San Diego County. Together, we raise awareness about the threats to clean water and the solutions our chapter, along with others in the community, are putting in place to address them. The Paddle for Clean Water is a free, family-friendly event. We encourage the entire surf & paddling community to join us in this momentous paddle, and we encourage everyone who loves the beach to come out, support, fundraise, and have fun at this awesome community event. San Diego’s beaches are ours to enjoy, and ours to protect! 

Footage from last year’s paddle, featuring live music from Iron Sage Wood and emcee’ing from Chris Cantore and Mark West.

Event schedule

Support the cause - make a direct donation or launch your own peer to peer fundraising page

The Sickest Prize Drawing

Our prize draw is the stuff of legends! While some will win BIG, we make sure “everyone’s a winner” by assembling a massive pool of prizes, gift certificates, surf and paddle items, and merch. 

Our 2019 prizes included an annual car wash membership from Soapy Joe’s, a Rinsekit portable shower, several Nixon watches, sunglasses by Costa Del Mar and Spy, a GoPro, women’s wetsuit by Hakuna Wear, a custom shaped surboard by Liv3mind, and much more!  

All attendees are entitled to a ticket + can purchase more to raise funds for clean water & healthy beaches! Please email our Chapter Manager if you’d like to donate to the prize drawing.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Friends