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Paddle for Clean Water

Ken Harmount 25th Annual Paddle for Clean Water 

Sponsored by Surfrider Foundation, San Luis Obispo.All proceeds go to the Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program

Who: Kayaks, SUPs, surfboards

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 

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

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

Events finished before noon

Where: Register and launch at Olde Port Beach, Avila (aka Dog Beach)

Price:  Over 18  – $40; Surfrider Members - $30; under 18 - $5

Payment and advance registration: Click here.


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 an annual event.