Help us support quality of life programs for our Marines, Sailors & their families

Compete with the few, the proud, the Marines! Our Amphibious Assault includes a stand up and prone paddleboard races, outrigger canoe and surfski races, an open harbor swim, vendor village, kids races, and SUP yoga and instructional sessions.

Amphibious Assault SUP

Craft Allowed: 12′ 6″ SUP

The Amphibious Assault is like no other paddle race. Camp Pendleton is home to the world’s largest Amphibious Assault Fleet. Come battle your way through the exclusive Camp Pendleton waters where the Amphibious Assault Vehicles complete their training. Elite racers will tackle a loop course that includes both surf and flat water while the open age-group and kid’s race is exclusively on flat water. All racers have the traditional run on the beach at the completion of each loop but that’s where the similarity to other paddle races end. The Amphibious Assault courses will reward the best athletes by including obstacles on and off the water. Prepare for a course that features obstacles on the beach that you will complete during each loop in addition to obstacles in the water. The distance of each loop is approximately 1⁄2 mile and you will be required to complete 3-6 loops, depending on your category (kid’s race is 1-loop).

Air Tahiti Nui Waterman World Tour – Swim/Prone/SUP

Craft Allowed: Stock Prone, 12′ 6″ SUP

It’s the ultimate test of skill and endurance featuring the first stop of the Air Tahiti Nui “West Coast” Waterman World Tour. Triple event includes a 1-mile swim, 10K prone, and conquering the SUP Amphibious Assault course. All events include “running the gauntlet” which is a 100 meter beach obstacle course to the finish line. The swim and Amphibious Assault races also include water obstacles. $5K prize purse and a chance to win air fare on Air Tahiti Nui to the Waterman World Tour in Bora Bora this December. Compete alongside the Tahitian Waterman team for the title of 2015 Water Warrior Champion.

Open Distance 5K and 10K Race

Craft Allowed: OC1, OC2, Surfski, All Prone, ALL SUP

Outrigger/Surfski/Stand Up Paddleboard/Prone Paddleboard -The 10K Open Distance race starts on the flat waters of Pendleton Del Mar Boat Basin looping around the base’s harbor before heading outside the jetty and into the open ocean, heading north, then returning back to the finish. To be eligible for awards you must complete the “gauntlet” beach run (with obstacles) if you are a participant in the Stand Up Paddleboard or Prone race. Outriggers and Surfskis have a water finish and are not required to “run the gauntlet”. The 5K course is a 2-loop course contained solely in the calm waters of the Camp Pendleton harbor with the same finish line requirements for awards as the 10K course.

PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (except prone)

1 Mile Ocean Swim

Get ready for our harbor swim course featuring water obstacles (yes, you heard that correctly, obstacles in the water) followed by a run through the gauntlet of beach obstacles at the finish line. Not your traditional ocean swim as this race features challenges usually reserved for runs and a guaranteed fun time in the water and at the finish line. (Wetsuits OK but remember, part of this race is running on land)

NEW THIS YEAR: the youth race will be held separate from the adult swim race.

Who

Marines and Civilians Ages 9 and Up

What

Stand up and prone paddleboard races, outrigger canoe race, surfski race, and open water swim.

When

Sep 17, 2016

Where

  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Entry Fees for 1 Event
Date Civilian Active Duty Military Active Duty Pendleton Youth (13-17)
Feb 17 – Aug 14 $40 $35 $10 $25
Aug 15 – Sep 15 $50 $45 $10 $35
Day Of $65 $60 $10 $45
Entry Fees for 2 Events
Date Civilian Active Duty Military Active Duty Pendleton Youth (13-17)
Feb 17 – Aug 14 $60 $55 $15 $35
Aug 15 – Sep 15 $70 $65 $15 $45
Day Of $85 $80 $15 $55
Entry Fees for 3 Events
Date Civilian Active Duty Military Active Duty Pendleton Youth (13-17)
Feb 17 – Aug 14 $80 $75 $20 $45
Aug 15 – Sep 15 $90 $85 $20 $55
Day Of $105 $100 $20 $65
Water Warrior Amphibious Assault Kid's
Date Youth (9-17)
Feb17 – Aug 14 $15
Aug 15 – Sep 15 $15
Day Of $25
Featured Event: Waterman World Tour Swim/Prone/SUP
Date Elite M/F
Jan 14 – Aug 16 $120
Aug 17 – Sep 10 $130
Day Of $145

Pricing coming soon!

Registration Fees are non-refundable at time of sale. 


Registration open Feb 17th.

RACE DAY DIRECTIONS

From I-5 Northbound, take the Camp Pendleton exit in Oceanside and proceed to the main gate. From I-5 Southbound, take the Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit, then left at the end of the freeway ramp towards Camp Pendleton and proceed to the main gate.

Stay in the right visitor lane when going through the front gate of Camp Pendleton. Immediately after entering base, veer RIGHT toward Del Mar Beach (follow signage). Then turn RIGHT at stop light (Wire Mountain Road) to proceed across the bridge.

Stay on Wire Mountain Road for about a mile then turn left on 12th St and proceed until you see Del Mar Beach Guest Services on your right (we will have “RACE EVENT” signs to direct you). Follow race event signs to the south jetty parking lot. Allow 15 minutes from the base gate to the race site. When aboard the base, please follow all posted speed limits. You MUST bring a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration for yourself and a valid ID for all passengers to gain access to the base. Carpooling is highly encouraged!

Board Drop off area to be determined – you will be notified via email prior to the event as to the exact location and process.

RACE DAY INFO (subject to change):

Day of registration available, from 6:00am – until sold out, tell your friends!
Packet pick-up is from 6:00am – 1:00pm ALL participants must check-in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their event start.
T-Shirt pick-up (shirts are provided for all pre-registered participants that register before August 28th)
Mandatory body marking station open: 6:00am – 1:00pm
Vendor Village Open 7:30am – 3:00pm

RACE WAIVER (subject to change):

RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Race Schedule (subject to change):

8am

  •  1-mile Lagoon Course Obstacle Swim

9am – 4:30pm

  • Expo Vendor Are Open

9am

  • Elite Amphibious Assault SUP Races prelim heats

11am

  •  5K Open Ocean (SUP, Prone, OC, surfski) Race

11:10am

  •  10K Harbor (SUP, Prone, OC, surfski) Race

12:30am

  •  1K Kid’s Amphibious Assault Race

1pm

  • Open Age Group Amphibious Assault SUP Races

2pm

  • Elite Amphibious Assault SUP Final

4pm

  • All Amphibious Assault SUP (top three M/F) Awards Presentation

Amphibious Assault SUP

Craft Allowed: 12′ 6″ SUP

The Amphibious Assault is like no other paddle race. Camp Pendleton is home to the world’s largest Amphibious Assault Fleet. Come battle your way through the exclusive Camp Pendleton waters where the Amphibious Assault Vehicles complete their training. Elite racers will tackle a loop course that includes both surf and flat water while the open age-group and kid’s race is exclusively on flat water. All racers have the traditional run on the beach at the completion of each loop but that’s where the similarity to other paddle races end. The Amphibious Assault courses will reward the best athletes by including obstacles on and off the water. Prepare for a course that features obstacles on the beach that you will complete during each loop in addition to obstacles in the water. The distance of each loop is approximately ½ mile and you will be required to complete 3-6 loops, depending on your category (kid’s race is 1-loop).

Open Distance 5K and 10K Race

Craft Allowed: OC1, OC2, Surfski, All Prone, ALL SUP

Outrigger/Surfski/Stand Up Paddleboard/Prone Paddleboard -The 10K Open Distance race starts on the flat waters of Pendleton Del Mar Boat Basin looping around the base’s harbor before heading outside the jetty and into the open ocean, heading north, then returning back to the finish. To be eligible for awards you must complete the “gauntlet” beach run (with obstacles) if you are a participant in the Stand Up Paddleboard or Prone race. Outriggers and Surfskis have a water finish and are not required to “run the gauntlet”. The 5K course is a 2-loop course contained solely in the calm waters of the Camp Pendleton harbor with the same finish line requirements for awards as the 10K course.

PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (except prone) 

1 Mile Ocean Swim

Get ready for our harbor swim course featuring water obstacles (yes, you heard that correctly, obstacles in the water) followed by a run through the gauntlet of beach obstacles at the finish line. Not your traditional ocean swim as this race features challenges usually reserved for runs and a guaranteed fun time in the water and at the finish line. (Wetsuits OK but remember, part of this race is running on land)

BEACH CAMPING

BEACH CAMPING FOR WATER WARRIOR PARTICIPANTS!! – We currently have 16 RV/tent campsites reserved for this event AT THE BEACH and within walking distance of the race venue.
Available nights are Friday September 16 and Saturday September 17, 2016. Patrons can either bring tents or an RV Camper/trailer.
To book a campsite, please contact Del Mar Beach Resort Guest Services at 760 725 2134 or 760 725 2313. You will be required to inform the desk clerk that you are with the Water Warrior Festival and must provide your registration confirmation number (active.com confirmation number) in order to reserve a space. For more info on the Resort and campsite amenities, go to www.mccscp.com/delmarbeach

The following includes camping rules, regulations and pricing:

  • On each campsite you may have one RV or one TRAVEL TRAILER plus one tent with two vehicles. If no RV is present two tents are allowed with two vehicles. If a guest is utilizing a pop up tent one four man tent and two vehicles are allowed.
  • The maximum personnel sleeping on one site is a total of eight. The site will allow for a four, six and eight man tent. The tent size will be dependent on the type of trailer occupying the site.
  • When the site is occupied by a Popup Tent, RV or Travel Trailer one four man tent is authorized.
  • When the site is not occupied by either of the above the patron may have two four man or one six or one 8 man tent only
  • Dogs MUST be kept on a leash. Leashes may not be more than six feet in length. Owners must dispose of feces left by dogs. Feces may not be buried. Dogs ARE NOT permitted on the beach or left alone in the campsites when owners leave the immediate area.
  • No pallets or any wood with nails hardware, paint, or chemical treatment can be burned.
  • Each patron with a paid reservation agrees that all guests and family members will comply with rules and regulations.
  • Patrons must properly police their sites and surrounding area for trash and debris. 
  • Check in time is after 1:00pm and check out is by 11:00am

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