The 21st Annual
Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival
Registration opens January 15th and closes March 1st
We invite you to register and compete
in the Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival (SCKSF). It is the largest kayak surf contest
in the world and attracts some of the best paddle powered wave magicians on the
planet. The main reason is that Steamer
Lane Middle Peak, is one of the best big breaks anywhere and is a wonderful
wave to test your skills.. whether you're an expert or a novice.
The SCKSF is actually 2 contests. The Expert
Categories have the area at Middle Peak where 10 ft. plus waves are possible.
As you move back from the outer break the cliffs turn resulting in smaller, gentler
waves. We can have an expert riding giant peaks, while folks in the Intermediate
and Novice Categories can be experiencing smooth 2 to 3 foot swells at the
same moment. Our objective in is to make the Intermediate and Novice sites more
We will have kayak ambassadors, expert paddlers, at the Intermediate and Novice
Site to help answer questions, aid contestants in kayak re-entry in case of an
accidental overturn and keep non-contestants out of the area. We have hired the
California State Lifeguards to maintain safety at the contest and they will be
stationed at the Intermediate and Novice area. They will be bringing Personal
Water Craft (PWC) as their safety craft, a proven superior vehicle for water rescue.
The Intermediate and Novice events are planed at a minus tide so that getting
out of a kayak is easy and a simple walk to shore.
The SCKSF is guaranteed to deliver some great times.
The kick off party Thursday night is to be presented by Adventure
Sports Unlimited (ASU), Teva, and Class V Surf Dogs. We hope to set the
stage for nightly parties to follow where all facets of the kayaking world
will be come together with food and drink to foster creative thought. We
welcome athletes, manufacturers, spectators and ocean aware people to join
us in this Great Show.
For more information contact Dennis.