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Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race
Stand-up Paddle Boarding is believed to have roots in ancient Africa, when fishermen would propel wooden canoes through the water with long oars. Today, SUP, as it’s come to be known, has developed into a legitimate competitive sport, attracting elite athletes and a dedicated fan base. June 11th marks the 7th annual Santa Monica Paddle Board Races, where hobby paddlers and professionals alike put their skills to the test in front of thousands of spectators. The event is free and open to the public, so stop by the pier to watch the races, catch some live music, or sip a brew or two at the pop-up beer garden. This all day festival is truly what California beach bum dreams are made of. For more information, visit the Santa Monica Paddle Board Races website.