The following are the qualifying requirements to be eligible to race in the 2020 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, August 30th, 2020.

On-Line Registration opens June 1, 2020.  The registration link will be posted on our home page.


Qualified paddlers must have completed the prior year’s race by the 9 hour time cut-off as specified in the document titled “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The $250 entry fee and completed application are due June 30, 2020 to hold your place in the 100 person field.

Your completed application MUST be received by the Catalina Classic Race Committee by the final deadline of  June 30, 2020. 

Completed application means all paddler information (include escort boat information) and application fee must included with your online application.


Paddlers who did not complete last year’s race within the 9 hour cut-off  MUST compete in at least one of the paddleboard races listed below.

A $30 non- refundable application fee and completed application are due by June 30, 2020.

Qualifying race results for each paddler will be used to determine entry into this year’s race as space is limited.

Qualifying Races: The status of many of these Races are pending, as we are unsure about County permits due to Covid19. Please check the individual race websites for the most up to date information.

  • The Loop:                                   Date Pending    Coronado Island
  • The South Bay Paddle:               Date Pending    Hermosa Beach
  • Jesse King Memorial Paddle:     June 27, 2020(?) Morro Bay- register on Paddleguru
  • The Rock2Rock :                        CANCELLED   Catalina 2 Harbors 
  • The Waterman’s :                      July 11, 2020(?)       San Diego- Swami’s

Qualifying spots will be determined by the Race Directors with the following considerations:

A) the paddler’s overall placing in the respective qualifying race

B)  the paddler’s finishing time based on the time standard set forth in the “RULES GOVERNING THE CATALINA CLASSIC MARATHON PADDLEBOARD RACE.”

The number of available open spots will be determined by the number of qualified paddlers returning . 

Upon completion of the June qualifying races, the Directors will notify paddlers that are re-qualifying of their racing status on or before by July 20, 2020.

For those paddlers needing to qualify, once you are notified that you’re in the race, the balance of your registration payment ( $220)  will be due upon notification. This MUST be received by August 3, 2020.

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard race is held the weekend before Labor Day weekend. This year the race will begin on August 30, 2020, at 6:00 a.m.