San Francisco | September 17-18, 2016

Bluerush is proud to host the Battle of the Bay/Watersport Festival, the largest event and expo of it’s kind in Northern California’s, San Francisco Bay Area.

For the first time anywhere this years 6th Annual event will include StandUp Paddleboard, Prone Paddler, OC1 and OC2, Surfski, Kite Foil and Windsurf competition over the two day weekend event.

We are very excited to announce that the American Kiteboarding Association has picked this event to host their US National Kite Foil Championship. The event this year will also be hosting the Northern California Windsurfing Championship.

  • Races will include short courses, distance, and a grom course for the SUP and Prone divisions.
  • Long distance and short distance for OC1, OC2 and Surfski divisions.
  • Special courses will be created for the Kite Foil and Windsurf divisions.
  • There will be awards each day with medals for 1st-3rd places in all races with two divisions- Elite and Open.

On the beach spectators can check out the latest merchandise and equipment from our Sponsors, meet the pros, learn about sports nutrition and even take a yoga class. The MC will entertain with music while also broadcasting the action of the racers as they paddle around Alcatraz, down the shores of the Presidio National Park and around the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, the event will open at 8:00 AM on the East Beach at Crissy Field. Race times will be determined closer to the date when the BOTB team takes to the water to test the currents and have a better chance of predicting the tides on this years scheduled race days.