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Join Us at the Paddle for Clean Water on October 12 in Avila

Join us for the annual Ken Harmount Paddle for Clean Water.

Who: Kayaks, SUPs, surfboards

Where: Olde Port Beach, Avila Dog Beach

Long course, 5-6 miles around Bird Rock.
8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.)

Short course, around Avila Pier
11 a.m. (registration starts at 10 a.m.)

Where: Register and launch at Olde Port Beach, Avila (aka Dog Beach)
Prices: $40 (anyone over 18), $30 (Surfrider members), $5 (under 18)

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Ken Harmount was a Morro Bay lifeguard until a snowboarding accident changed his life. His friends arranged a paddling benefit to raise money to help Ken pay for his hospital bills. Ken generously donated the money to help start the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, which has made the Paddle for Clean Water an annual event.

Sponsored by the SLO Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. All proceeds go to the SLO County Junior Lifeguard Program.