June 22, 2011

RSP3: Oceanside, Sunday, July 17

The Surftech RSP3 (formerly the “Surf Monkey”), presented by Roadrunner Sports and Cliff Bar, is a swim, run, paddle experience for the whole family that will take place at the Oceanside Pier on Sunday, July 17, 2011.

The WPA-sanctioned SUP races are part of the Southern California regional series. WPA members will earn ranking points in each division toward the regional championship and to qualify for the 2011 Hennessey’s-WPA World Championship as well.

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Event Schedule

  • 7:00am – 1-mile Open Water Swim around Oceanside Pier
  • 8:00am – 5km Run/Walk
  • 9:00am – 3-mile & 6-mile SUP/Paddleboard Race (WPA Sanctioned)
  • 9:20am – 1-mile Run/Walk – Open Women
  • 9:40am – 1-mile Run/Walk – Open Men
  • 10:00am – 1-mile Run/Walk – Kids

The Surftech RSP3 is a great mix of endurance sports that brings athletes from many disciplines to the Oceanside Pier for a day of great family-oriented day of competition and fun. The event also includes a Sports and Fitness Expo featuring live music and great food.

Standup paddle demo boards will be available throughout the day and, to add a little more excitement to an already packed roster of events, the race hosts are adding an Elite SUP Surf Race around the Pier.

For multi-sport athletes who want to ride their bicycles to the event, there will be a secure bike valet where bicycles can be stored while the participant is racing.

“There is something for everyone,” Race Director Paul Huddle explains. “Every member of the family can compete in one of the three events and no one needs to feel left out. When not racing, you can enjoy the expo and live music instead of rushing home because you feel guilty. Hardcore competitors have the option of doing 2 or all 3 events with a chance to win the most coveted trophy in sport: the Surf Monkey.”

“Our goal as event organizers is to create a community celebration of the healthy, athletic lifestyle we enjoy as residents of North County San Diego.” said Swim/Paddle Course Director Dan Van Dyck. “The City of Oceanside offers a beautiful backdrop and great weather for running, swimming, and paddling and the Pier offers the perfect venue for this unique competition.”

This year the expo will feature live music from hometown band, Tower Seven. “You definitely want to bring the family and spend the whole day at the beach. We’ve got great food, entertainment, a jumpy for the kids, and the best beach in North County. The expo festivities are free to the public.” said Roch Frey, partner at

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