Santa Monica Pier Swim Recalls Century-long History


Anneka Sakovich is organizing the fourth annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival this Saturday around the renowned Santa Monica Pier in Southern California.

The charity event on behalf of the Heal The Bay includes a 1-mile ocean swim as well as a 250m junior ocean swim, run-swim-run biathlon (400m-400m-400m), SUP and paddleboard competition, SUP relay, and various youth beach and water events, as well as live music entertainment, dory races, hula dancing, surf and lifeguard history exhibits, and expo.

The pier which dates its construction back to 1909 is being celebrated with the event that is successfully reviving the century-long history of ocean competitions around the Santa Monica Pier.

In what may be the most prominent pier in Hollywood films, the pier has been site of many movies and TV shows from Titanic and Forrest Gump to Iron Man and Ruthless People as well as numerous music videos.

For more information about this event organized by Anneka Sakovich, visit here.

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