Geoff Jennings, whom I interviewed earlier this year, is organizing the Davenport Paddle Surf Classic. This paddle surf competition is held annually Nov 12-13 at Davenport Landing. They had around fifty competitors last year, and it will probably grow this year.
Davenport is just North of Santa Cruz, at Davenport Landing. This is a great, local favorite for paddle surfing known for big waves and a fairly easy paddle out.
The competition has four primary classes:
- High Performance
- International Class
- Stand Up Paddle Board
A women’s specific final is held for kayak surfing and SUP Surfing.
The fifth competition is probably the coolest, King of the Wave. The challenge is an open craft surf-off! The best surfers regardless of craft, as long as it is paddle propelled face off for the King of the Wave comp. I would love to see this one!
If you love paddle surfing and love high-energy fun, you can’t beat Santa Cruz and Davenport for a great experience. Highly recommend heading out west for this comp. Register for the Davenport Paddle Surf Classic today.
Contact Geoff @ Geoff @ kayaking dot com with any questions about the competition, or about local accommodations.