Santa Cruz Downwind Ryders Cup 2017 in honor of Matthew "Hambone" Hamil
106 Beach St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States 
Saturday, May 20, 2017
1:30 PM
Event Information

The 8th Annual Santa Cruz Downwind Ryders Cup is a world-class paddleboard event hosted by the non-profit Ghostryders Watermans Club

Online Registration = $70

Race Day Beach Registration = $100

Race start is 1:30 pm on May 20th, 2017 at Davenport Landing Beach. Exit Davenport Landing Road two miles north from the town of Davenport.

Race registration and Timing Chip pickup will be held from Noon to 1:15 on the beach at Davenport Landing.  You must check in for the event and pick up a timing chip to receive a time in the event.

First finishers are expected on the South side of the Santa Cruz Municipal Pier at 3:00 pm in front of the Ideal Bar and Grill.

T-shirts will be distributed at the finish.



RACE DAY BEACH REGISTRATION - You will pay $100 to register on the beach day of race.

AFTER PARTY - After party at Ideal Bar & Grill at the base of the Santa Cruz Wharf directly behind the race finish line.  Awards will be handed out at after party.

PARKING - Parking is limited at Davenport Landing, carpool if possible.

NO SHUTTLE SERVICE - Race organizers will not be providing shuttle service. Racers are repsponsible for their own transportation and belongings.

Start: Davenport Landing Beach


Finish: Southside of Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

NEW THIS YEAR - We will place a buoy outside the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Competitors will make a left shoulder turn at this buoy before heading to finish line.

WATER TEMP - It's cold. Wetsuit is recommended.



Prone Stock Male

Prone Stock Female

Prone 14' Male

Prone 14' Female

Prone Unlimited Male

Prone Unlimited Female

SUP 12’6” Male

SUP 12’6” Female

SUP 14’ Male

SUP 14’ Female

SUP Unlimited Male

SUP Unlimited Female




About the GhostRyder Watermans Club:
The GhostRyder Watermans Club is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. The clubs focus is benefiting the Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguard program. The GhostRyder Watermen Club does not pay any salary to its board of directors or any other staff. A volunteer staff/group conducts all activities. Events are funded by entry fees received and corporate sponsors.


Sorry! Online registration for this event is now closed. 

Registration is available at Davenport Landing Beach until 1:15 pm on May 20th. Beach registration is $100
Please check event website for more details.


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