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Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
June 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Few folks know that paddleboarding, which looks as if it were invented for aging baby boomers, was a craze in the 1940s at the Santa Monica Pier, from which practitioners of the sport would launch themselves for oceangoing forays. Learn all about it at the festival, a fund-raiser for Heal the Bay, where vintage paddleboards will share space with the latest designs. Athletes will compete in ocean swims and dory boat races and, of course, on paddleboards. Hula dancers will be among the entertainment, which includes live music at the culmination of the races. More information.