2014 Results are posted.

The 2014 photos are published for you to view. They are free for you to download and share with your friends. Click here for the galleries.



Special Pricing

$179 for Fri/Sat

$159 for Sunday

Please check back for this year's code.


We have designated Teen Challenge as our race beneficiary for this event.
They have helped us over the years with their great volunteer support. It's time we gave back more to them to help support their recovery and training projects.

The weather this time of year is some of the best the central coast has to offer. In other words, it's perfect racing weather.






























Sunday - Nov 8, 2015

7:00 am start

Main Beach, Santa Cruz




New for 2015 - Intermediate Distance Triathlon.

We had an IDea about a unique distance between Olympic and long course and we are happy to inform you that that Surf City ID is here - A 1.2 mile (1.9 km) swim, a 28.5 mile bike ride(46 km) and a 7.5mile (12km) run. Like it? We think you will! More than an Olympic distance event and great for testing the waters for next year's Surf City Long Course or you're wrapping up a long season and just want one more great race to end your year. Separate shirts and medals - same great racing!

Bike and Run Course maps are posted on the course pages.

Sunrise Swim Warm Up

Back for it's second year, an iconic long course triathlon that celebrates the area’s history and connection with its rich surfing past and strong sense of community. 

Surfing’s retro vibe meets high tech tri – introducing the Surf City Long Course Triathlon – uniquely Santa Cruz in both course and spirit.   Participants will swim, bike and run next to some of the most famous surfing locations in the world.

Read our RACE FAQ document. We'll update as more questions come in. The athlete guide is posted. This was the 2014 medal. We'll post the 2015 when it's ready.


Swim 1.2 Miles around the historic Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf into the Cowell Beach on of the area's premier beginning surf locations.


The 56 mile bike ride heads up the coast on Highway One.  You can dream that you’re on the way to Mavericks while you pedal the famous surfer’s highway towards the turnaround point by the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, while watching surfers catch waves at some of the prized coastal surfing areas.  


Your 13.1 mile run will follow along Santa Cruz’s famous Steamer Lane.  As you run along the course you’ll see many surfers making their way down the stairs to the rocks and water to tackle some of the most challenging conditions around.  You’ll circle the old lighthouse that now houses the Surfer Museum on your way to the turnaround not once, but twice on this very spectator friendly run.

Transition is located in Depot Park – another historic slice of the community.   Initially founded in the 1870s to support the timber industry, by the 1950’s the station and it’s associated tracks were the terminus for bringing people to the beach and boardwalk area – both sun bather’s and surfers alike. 

You'll finish on Cowell's Beach in front of the Dream Inn, our host hotel for the event.

You don't want to miss this event!

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USAT Sanct

UCSC TriSlugs are hosting a Long Course Perpetual Trophy to the Collegiate Team the most points. Download rules.


$185 by Apr 30

$195 by Aug 31

$225 after 9/1

$250 Race Day

Triathlon Relay, Aquabike and Aquabike Relay Available.

Collegiate Individual and Relay Available.

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Splits for swim, bike and run will reflect the sections of the course that highlight the major surfing areas visited by the race:  Cowell Award for the fastest swim splits, Mavericks for the coastal bike ride, and Steamer Lane for the run portion of the course. 

USAT Age Group Awards in 5 year intervals.