August 30, 2015 marks the 40th 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:
We are also proudly supported by Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association.