The world famous Santa Monica Pier and the Honolua Surf Co. kick off the summer of 2012 with the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, featuring paddleboard races, dory competitions, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard “museum for the day.”
The event this Saturday, June 9 is a benefit for Heal the Bay and its public marine education facility, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Heal the Bay will receive a portion of net proceeds from the event.
The “museum for the day” on the pier deck will feature antique surfboards, paddleboards, and lifeguard equipment.
Paddleboard racing was a popular Santa Monica sport in the 1940s with two paddleboard clubs headquartered on the pier.
The event goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier.
For more information, visit pierpaddle.com.