UpcomingGolden Gate Bridge (kayak/SUP)

     February 26, 2023
    • September 2, 2023
      7:00 am - 11:00 am
    Kayaker admission

    This swim begins at the beach near the West Bluff Picnic Area. Swimmers jump in at the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, then swim along the length of the bridge toward Sausalito, finishing when the swimmers touch Fingerpoint Rock (aka Needles).  Paddlers will escort swimmers, help them to correct their sighting, and provide emergency support as needed. You must have your own kayak or SUP to participate, but experience is not necessary. We will help you get started and teach you more on the water in each event that you support. This swim finishes a long way from the start, so paddlers will receive boat rides from the finish back to the West Bluff Picnic Area.

    To sign up, get a free kayaker ticket and then check your email for a registration confirmation. You must provide a valid mailing address where you can receive payment, and also to confirm at sign-in that we are paying the correct person. You may also request to be paid electronically.

    Paddlers will    launch from West Bluff Picnic Area    and    finish at Fingerpoint Rock (aka Needles) near Sausalito

    Please review your responsibilities as a kayaker before signing up.

    Event Schedule

    7:00 am - Meet at Aquatic Park, gear up, and sign in.

    7:15 am - Briefing. Be fully ready to launch at this time.

    7:30 am - Launch and begin paddling to the jump point.

    8:00 am - Swimmers jump and swim starts.


    This information is subject to change. Registered paddlers will receive an email from the kayak lead prior to race day confirming details.


    Finish line will be at Fingerpoint Rock.

    Swim Route

    Parking and Meetup spot:


    West Bluff Picnic Area, Long Avenue, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California, 94129, United States