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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 18th annual event will be held on Saturday, July 6th, 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 aims to support the development of junior athletes as well by including the United States Surf Lifesaving Association’s High Performance Team and the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Surf Racing Team.

Prize Giving

12 Prizes: 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 finishing position. Twelve grand prize awards (each with retail value of $300-$1000) will be awarded and distributed to twelve “winners” selected by lottery during the prize-giving festivities. 

Prize Money: Cash purse will also be allotted to the event’s top 5 scoring open men and open women based on overall points. 

U-19 Prizes: Junior events points will be scored separately, and the top under 19 male and female will be announced at the after party. Junior competitors will earn raffle tickets for all open and junior events that they finish.  Additionally, the top junior men and women will receive a product prize.


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 (Open & Under 19)

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

  • Event 11: Board Relay (2 men, 1 woman)*

  • Event 12: Taplin Relay (6 Person, 1 female and 1 Junior water leg)*

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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