September 20, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

It’s Coming… Eight Days Til Battle (Here’s The Full BOP Schedule)

Battle of the Paddle

Battle of the PaddleEight days and counting til the big one: The 2013 Battle of the Paddle California. We’ve already looked at the carnage and the chaos of the buoy turns, taken a trip down memory lane and announced some big changes for to the format for this year. But now let’s take a look at the event itself with the official Battle of the Paddle schedule.

Not exactly the most exciting post you’ve ever read on, but fairly important all the same. So here’s everything you need to know about next weekend…


2013 Battle Of The Paddle Event Schedule

Friday September 27

5:00pm – 9:00pm Battle of the Paddle Welcoming Party
Hobie Surf Shop, 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629

Saturday September 28 Day 1

7:00am Event registration opens
7:30am Live Hawaiian music
8:00am National Anthem
8:45am Traditional Hawaiian Blessing
9:00am Elite Race Qualifying Heat #1 (men + women start together)
10:00am Elite Race Qualifying Heat #2 (men + women start together)
11:30am Open Age-Group Race
— 11:30am Unlimited Class Start
— 11:32am – 14’ Class Start
— 11:34am – 12’6” Class Start
— 11:36am – Surfboard Class Start
1:30pm Women’s Elite Race Final
2:30pm Men’s Elite Race Final
3:30pm Elite Race Awards Ceremony
3:45pm Live music
4:15pm Open Race Awards ceremony

Sunday September 29 Day 2

7:00am Event registration opens
8:00am Live Hawaiian Music
9:00am Distance Race
— 9:02am Unlimited Class Start
— 9:04am 14′ Class Start
— 9:06am 12’6 Class Start
12:15pm Kid’s SUP Race – Short Course
12:45pm Kid’s SUP Race – Long Course
1:15pm Kid’s Team Relay
1:45pm Open Team Relay
2:30pm Elite Team Relay
3:15pm Guinness World Record Attempt  for “Most Surfers On A Single Wave”
3:30pm Live music
4:00pm Awards Ceremony