“Getting to do the kayak course instead of the swim was great! I will definitely choose that option again!” – C. Crivane

If you don’t swim or you’re a kayaking/stand up paddle board fiend you can substitute the swim portion of the triathlon with a paddle. The course tours Morro Bay in clockwise direction, course and turns are clearly marked with buoys. The paddle starts and ends at North Beach.

Ocean sit-on-tops, touring kayaks, surf skis, and stand up paddle boards are all welcome.
The paddle option will be divided between Kayaks and SUP
The Olympic course is 3 miles.
The Sprint course is 1.5 miles.

You will be in a separate category from the other triathletes if you choose the paddle option.

A wetsuit is not mandatory for this division.

This is a non-drafting race. If we see you or someone reports you doing so, we will add 1/2 hour to your time, no questions asked.


Please put your watercraft on the beach to the side of the start arch. You will have a water start, so position on the beach is unimportant.

You will need to source your own, or rent a tandem kayak (you will be riding solo) for $55 through the event registration process.

Please note the new route: