event details

There are a full weekend of activities that encompass a variety of options for our coastal bound athletes. 

We are excited to welcome all abilities from professionals and seasoned veterans to the timid first timer. 

We hope you enjoy this incredible paradise we call home and are working hard to ensure you have the event of a lifetime! 

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Need a good warm up for Regionals?  

Maybe you are new to the force and looking for a way to get to know your team better? 

Seasoned veteran looking to jump back into the mix? 

We have created 2 days of lifeguard skills competitions, open to all current USLA members.  By far one of the most popular beach sports,  these events consist of running, swimming, paddling and precision skills in a 2 day test to crown the kings and queens of the beach! 

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open water swim

Northeast Florida is quickly becoming one of THE open water swimming hot spots in the country.  Warm spring temperatures and a chance to conquer the Atlantic are all the more reason to join us for a dip in Flagler Beach. 

1 mile and 5K course distances are being offered in both the adult and youth divisions.  We are excited to announce a partnership with USMS that offers current USMS members discounted registration!

Swim solo or put together a team, whatever you do, don't miss this swim! 



PaddleBoard Race

Beginner ready to conquer their first event? 

Or maybe that championship surfski has collected a little dust.... 

Either way the Atlantic Ocean is home to many of the world's most famous paddle races and we are excited to add Coquina Cup to this amazing tradition.  

1 mile course designed for the beginner and the speed demon,  while the 5K course provides the perfect endurance challenge.  SUPs and surfskis welcome!


All competitive events are on the beach and spectator admission is free for everyone!

All times are subject to change, please check back for any updates. 

Thursday May 17, 2018 - Lifeguard Skills Competition Day 1

6:30am - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens

7:30am - Pre-event Meeting

8:00am - Start of Lifeguard Skills Competitions (Heat orders will be announced closer to the event) 

Order of Races

Surf Race

Board Race

International IronWoman

SurfSki Race


CO-ED Relay


6:30am - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens

7:30am - Pre-event Meeting

8:00am - Start of Lifeguard Skills Competitions (Heat orders will be announced closer to the event) 

Run Swim Run

Board Rescue

International IronMan

Beach Run 2K

Beach Relay

Taplin Relay


6:30am - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (Open Water Swimming) 

7:30am - Open Water Swimming Pre-event Meeting (5K and 1 Mile) 

7:45am - Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (Paddleboard) 

8:00am - Open Water Swimming 5K Start (USMS Sanctioned) (2.25 hr cut off) 

8:15am - Open Water Swimming 1 Mile Start (USMS Sanctioned) (1.25 hr cut off) 

*** USMS Sanctioned events require that swimmers are registered swimmers with one of the two entities,  non-registered swimmers can still sign up, however the price is a bit higher to cover the 1 day association registration.  The OPEN swim featured later in the afternoon does not require USMS membership or 1 day registration.   Swimmers participating in the early 5K and 1 Mile event can also enter the Open 1 Mile with purchase of the Coquina Cup Event Pass.   Please feel free to email us with any questions or if you need clarification! ******

15 min after conclusion of Open Water Swimming Round One

10:15am - Paddleboard Pre-Race Meeting

Estimated Times

10:30am - 5K Paddleboard Start (1.5 hour cut off) 

10:45am - 1 Mile Paddleboard Start (1 hour cut off) (Competitive Heat followed by Fun Heat) 

15 min after conclusion of Paddleboard Races

Estimated TImes

12:15pm - Open Water Swim 1 Mile Open (1.25 hr cut off)  Youth & Adult




FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Where can I find a map of the course that relates to my race? 

A map of the course will be posted on each events page and will be included in the welcome packet.

Will there be time limits on the events? 

Each event and distance will have a cut off time. 

Are refunds offered for this event? 

No. Entry Fees are non-refundable.  This policy applies regardless if you become ill, injured, have an unexpected emergency,  pregnancy,  travel issues etc.  If the event is cancelled due to weather, registrations will be transferred to the postponed event dates. 

Are transfers allowed? 

Any entry transfers must be submitted a minimum of 10 days prior to the event. 

What is the average air temperature in May in Flagler? 

65- Low , 85- High 

What is the average water temperature in May in Flagler? 

74 - Low ,  78 - High

Is this event timed? 

Yes this event is chip timed.  Awards will be given in Youth and Adult for 1st - 3rd place. 

Will there be a bag check? 

There will not be a bag check on site.  While locals and visitors have a long understanding of "beach code" we still encourage athletes to leave as much as they can in either car and are not responsible for anything that might get lost or stolen. 

How do I get to the Start Point on Race Day? 

There is plenty of parking throughout Flagler Beach,  There will be parking maps included in the welcome packet and added to the website closer to the event..   

When and where is packet pick-up? 

Check- in details are currently being finalized and will be posted at least 30 days prior to the event. 

What do I need for packet pick-up? 

You will need to bring a copy of your confirmation email and a photo ID.   If you are registered with USMS or USLA please bring proof of membership.

How do I sign up as a volunteer? 

You can sign up as a volunteer on the registration page for the event or CLICK HERE. (See tab located in the menu bar on linked page) 

Can I switch events?  

Participants are allowed to switch events ( if space permits ) , however switches must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the start of the event.   Please contact us with any changes. 

If you have any other questions not addressed here please contact us HERE