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 The South Bay Dozen is a one-day event that aims to encourage community, health, philanthropy, and fun by way of ocean racing and teamwork.  The 17th annual event will be held on Saturday, July 8th at Torrance Beach.  The South Bay Dozen is recognized as a premier event in ocean racing, drawing competitors from all over California, the East Coast, and overseas.  The event features elite men and women, but also aims to support the development of junior athletes by including the United States Surf Lifesaving Association’s Under 19 High Performance Team and the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Surf Racing Team.

Prize Giving

To encourage fitness and growth of surf sports among competitors; tickets to the raffle are not sold, but rather earned. All participants will be awarded raffle tickets upon finishing any race. Top 10 finishers will be awarded additional raffle tickets based on their place of finish. Twelve grand prize awards (each with retail value of $300-$1000+) will be awarded and distributed to twelve “winners” selected by lottery and prize-giving festivities. Prize money will also be allotted to the event’s top male and female competitors as scored by overall points. The junior events points will be scored separately and a top under 19 male and female will be announced at the conclusion of the event. Junior competitors will earn raffle tickets for all open and junior events that they finish.  


The event is hosted by The Jimmy Miller Foundation and facilitated by participating sponsors.  Event proceeds are donated to The Jimmy Miller Foundation.  The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation (“JMF”) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the life and inspiration of Jimmy Miller. The JMF provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, as well as the Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from several care and shelter facilities for abused and foster children. The JMF Ocean Therapy program for the Marines takes place year-round on the beach at Camp Pendleton and the program for the Veterans and children operates on the beach at Manhattan Beach, CA, during the spring and summer months.


7:00 AM Competitor Registration Opens
8:00 AM Competitors Meeting
  • Event 1: 3 Lap Dory Race #1

  • Event 2: Surf Race (Open & Under 19)

  • Event 3: Ironman/Ironwoman (Open & Under 19)

  • Event 4: Waterman/Waterwoman Relay

  • Event 5: Run-Board-Run-Board-Run

  • Event 6: Surfski Race (Open & Under 19)

  • Event 7: 3 Lap Dory Race #2

  • Event 8: Sprint Paddleboard (Open & Under 19)

1:00 PM Intermission, JMMF Presentation
  • Event 9: Run-Swim-Run

  • Event 10: Surfski Relay (2 men, 1 woman)*

  • Event 11: Taplin Relay (6 Person, 1 female and 1 Junior water leg)*

  • Event 12: Board Relay (2 men, 1 woman)*

4:00 PM Prize Giving at Good Stuff Redondo Beach


Events with less than 10 competitors may be combined at race director’s discretion.

All races to be run in accordance with USLA and NDA competition rules.

*Tickets only awarded for relay events, no points awarded to total standings.

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