Event Info


Online registration for the 2015 Surftech Shootout, Cowells SUP Classic and the Duel SUP/Prone Race is not open yet.


The 7th Annual Surftech Shootout presented by SUP the Mag and in conjunction with the 29th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest returns to Santa Cruz, California March 13-15th. This three-part event features many of the greatest names in SUP surfing doing battle at the world famous Steamer Lane. In addition to the SUP surfing action at ‘The Lane’, there is also the SUP/Prone Race on Cowells Beach where competitors will race along the picturesque Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the cliffs of Santa Cruz’s west side. The third ‘bullet’ in the Surftech Shootout chamber is the Cowells SUP Classic which takes place on the gentle right point break located just down the point from Steamer Lane.

With all of the SUP surfing and racing action it’s no wonder that the Surftech Shootout has earned the reputation as one of the wildest events of the year!

Dave-Boehne“I always look forward to the Shootout,” said 2013 Shootout champ, Dave Boehne. “It’s one of my favorite events of the year for sure. Simply a fun, fun event! I’m looking forward to competing in both the race and surf categories this year and hopefully challenge for the overall title! Cannot wait!”


This pre­mier inter­na­tional SUP surf event has included many U.S. and Inter­na­tional Pro­fes­sional Ath­letes includ­ing two time Shootout Cham­pion, CHUCK PATTERSON, 2011 Shootout champ, ZANE SCHWEITZER, female sen­sa­tion CANDICE APPLEBY, 2012 Shootout champion MATT BECKER 2013 Shootout champ DAVE BOEHNE, 2014 Shootout Champions Bernd Roediger and Fiona Wylde along with many other international SUP stand-outs and local contenders. We expect the Elite Field will be the deep­est and most com­pet­i­tive to date draw­ing SUP surfers from all over the globe.

Click Surftech Shootout judging criteria to read the judging criteria for the SHOOTOUT

SUP/PRONE RACE – kick start your race season!

This is a great race to kick off your 2015 race season! “The Duel” SUP/Prone Race will feature a 2.7 mile (single lap) short course and a 6.2 mile (two lap) long course race. Once again event organizers have added a prone paddle division in both the long and short course. The Men’s and Women’s ”Elite” divisions are the 12’6″ classes in the long course. There is also a short beach run at the end of the short course and in between laps of the long course.


With the ever growing popularity of SUP racing, event organizers are including four new race divisions for competitors under 18 years old!
Rough Riders Long Course – 12 & Under boys and girls
Bronco Buster Long Course – 13-17 boys and girls
Gouchos Short Course – 12 & under boys and girls
Wranglers Short Course – 13-17 boys and girls

What better way to spend your weekend than racing along the Boardwalk, wharf, cliffs and harbor of beautiful Santa Cruz, California!

Click HERE for more info.



Introduced in 2013, the Cowell’s SUP Classic is a SUP surfing contest held at Cowell’s Beach just down the point from Steamer Lane. The Cowell’s SUP Classic is the perfect opportunity for entry level to intermediate level SUP surfers to try their hand at competition. Cowell’s offers long lined up right handers (and some lefts) that break gently and peel for up to a half mile along the cliffs below West Cliff Drive.


Click HERE for more info on the Cowells SUP Classic



Thursday   Opening Ceremonies, BBQ, beer, live music 5-7pm
Friday     Shootout Round 1, 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday     Competitors Party TBD
Saturday   Duel SUP/Prone Race check-in 7:00 – 8:00am
Saturday   Duel SUP/Prone race start, 9:00am
Saturday   Cowells SUP Classic check-in 7:00 – 9:00am, Steamer Lane
Saturday   Cowells SUP Classic Round 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Race Day After Party & Awards!!, 6:00-10:00pm – at Pono Hawaiian Grill
Sunday     Shootout Final Rounds, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday     Cowells SUP Classic Final Rounds 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday     Shootout Awards Ceremony, 4:00pm


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