The Battle of the Bay Crew carefully designed our race courses based on tides, currents and weather conditions and they will be subject to change on race day. Distances will roughly remain the same. This will be an EPIC race, with Pro paddlers traveling from around the world. Races will be set according to skill level with Pro and Open Divisions. Only strong paddlers are advised to enter the Elite races around Alcatraz and the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. You will be timed for the races you enter and there will be no refunds.
Get your calendars out and mark the dates- September 20-21 the 4th annual Battle of the Bay event will be held at our NEW LOCATION within the famous, world renowned Presidio National Park in San Francisco, California. The Battle of the Bay is the largest stand up paddling event in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year SUP, Prone and OC1 participants will be paddling from the East Beach at Crissy Field around the San Francisco Bay with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands and Alcatraz.
Another $10,000 cash “booty” will be on the line so expect the world’s top paddlers to be battling it out for top honors. 5k to men, 5k to women. $2500 to 1st place, $1500 to 2nd place and $1000 to 3rd place.
The explosion in popularity of Stand Up Paddling has infected the San Francisco Bay Area 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.
Join us Friday, September 19th at the St. Francis Yacht Club to pick up your registration welcome packages and stick around for the kick off party! The Battle of the Bay promises to be the biggest Stand Up, Prone and OC1 Paddling Event In Bay Area History.
We’ll be getting into the groove with some live music, complimentary beer from our Sponsor and cash bar! The party is included with registration in one of our races. For those that just want to join in the fun the cost is $20.00. You must register here to get your tickets! BOTB KICK OFF PARTY
For the first time a Northern California SUP and Paddleboard Champion will be crowned at this years Battle of Bay. The short and long distance racing will take place along the shores of the San Francisco Bay under the shadow of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. Competitors from California and around the world will be doing battle for the title of Northern California Champion. The winners will be determined by the combined score of the short and long distance races held on Saturday and Sunday. If there is a tie score, the lower finish time of the long distance race will break the tie.
Awards will be given to:
1 man and 1 woman SUP racers
1 man and 1 woman prone racers
1 junior man and 1 junior woman SUP racers
1 junior man and 1 junior woman prone racers
Awards will be given to:
1 man and 1 woman OC1 racers