We are dedicating this year’s race to Mike Bright

August 24, 2014 marks the 39th consecutive year of the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race. The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Association, Inc., is a 501c3, non-profit organization. The Association promotes a traditional paddleboard race from Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach, California. Started in 1955, the Catalina Classic is the oldest and most celebrated endurance paddleboard race in the world. The historic 32-mile marathon, which begins at the Isthmus and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier, attracts paddlers from all over the world and is known as the ‘Grand-Daddy of all Paddleboard Races.’

Many of the paddlers use this renowned event, which draws hundreds of spectators, to raise money for their favorite charities, including:

  • The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, with the US Marine Corps relay team from Wounded Warrior Battalion-West
  • The Ocean of Hope Campaign for the Sarcoma Alliance

We are also proudly supported by Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association.

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Every year, the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Association makes donations to local non-profits, that have included: 1% for the planet, Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Scholarship Fund, MB Roundhouse Aquarium, Jimmy Miller Foundation, Ocean of Hope, the Lanterman Fund, YMCA and ECF Kayne Eras Center.

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