Celebrating the Santa Barbara Channel
Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural Paddle Out for SBMM focused on our mission to celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the sea. The community is invited to participate by sponsoring the event or a paddler, paddling out with us (on a self-powered craft), watching from the shore, creating Love Letters to the Sea, and attending the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. We will launch this multi-generational event with our 20th Anniversary Surf Legend Honorees Shaun Tomson and Renny Yater.
(Tomol photo credit: Robert Schwemmer)
Event timeline 1 pm – 4 pm
12:15 – 1:00 pm Paddler Check-In, Leadbetter Beach
1:00 – 1:30 pm Welcome & Opening Ceremony, Leadbetter Beach
1:30 – 2:30 pm Paddle Out from Leadbetter Beach towards Hendry’s (course may change depending on the weather)
2:30 – 3:30 pm Picnic (food & beverages), Santa Barbara Yacht Club Beach
3:30 – 4:00 pm Closing Ceremony, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Beach
Paddler Registration & Information
Note: Event changes may occur based on current County safety restrictions.
-Your registration covers a donation to SBMM, an SBMM Kleen Kanteen reusable cup, Love Letters to the Sea supplies, and food.
-Youth (6-17 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.
-Paddlers are asked to comply with County COVID safety protocol, wear a mask, and social distance.
-Paddlers are required to sign a Release of Liability Agreement to participate.
-Paddlers must wear or have a flotation device on board their craft.
-Paddlers may join with a self-powered craft, i.e. SUP, surfboard, kayak, canoe, dory, rowboat, sailboat, or outrigger. Need to rent? Contact Paddle Sports Center, our Harbor partner, for a 10% SBMM membership rate.
-A limited number of complimentary Paddle Out registrations, donated by sponsors, are available. Contact us for further information.
-Want to make an even greater impact? Help raise funds for SBMM programs, exhibits, lectures, and more while you’re paddling. Invite your network of friends and family to sponsor your paddle, collect their contributions, and present the funds to SBMM. Need help? Send us an email
Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits
Supporting Paddle Out for SBMM helps provide vital general operating funds for SBMM’s exhibits and experiential education programs such as Marine Science, Ocean Connections, Maritime on the Move, Love Letters to the Sea, Girls in Ocean Science, and more – all of which encourage the protection and preservation of our fragile, limited natural resources for generations to come. Your sponsorship will underwrite this unique and important event, fostering SBMM’s work to educate and connect the community with the past, present, and future of our Channel.
$1,000 Coastline Crew
-2 paddler entry spots, includes an SBMM Kleen Kanteen reusable cup, Love Letters to the Sea materials, and food
-Invitation to Opening & Closing ceremonies
-Listed in event marketing materials, website, social media, emails, & Press Releases
$2,500 Heritage Hero
All benefits at Coastline Crew sponsorship tier plus:
-4 paddler entry spots
-Logo/name on event promo item
$5,000 Channel Champion
All benefits at Heritage Hero sponsorship tier plus:
-8 paddler entry spots
-Public thank you at Opening & Closing ceremonies
-VIP Pre-Event (6 guests) on June 4th 5:30 – 7 pm at SBMM
Andy & Mary Jane Cooper
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation
Chuck & Mary Wilson
George & Judy Writer
Don Barthelmess & Carol Kallman
Tim & Louise Casey
Montecito Bank & Trust
Arlington Financial Advisors
Ed & Ann Brady
Garland & Brenda Reiter Family Foundation
Leslie & Dennis Power
Peter Schuyler & Lisa Stratton
Susan Sheller & Bob Roe
Sigrid & Bud Toye