The Capitola Junior Guard program is a competitive program. Each of the local JG programs has a competition at their beach during the first session. The schedule for these events are noted below and additionally on the Capitola Recreation Center website at

Volunteer: As a parent the most fun can be had as a competition volunteer; there is certainly no better spot than being part of the action plus you get the accompanying cool-factor.  Your assistance makes these great events that much more meaningful and your duties align with the day’s events. You will always be able to see your children and their friends compete.  Contact our Competition Coordinator to secure your volunteer spot today!

The Capitola Competition: Our own 2016 Capitola Competition will be held on July 5th & 6th.  Volunteers are always needed at the competition. Support your children and come down to the beach! In order to make the Capitola competition work we need lots of parents to pass out numbers to the finishers, record names, and prepare ribbons. All of it is very easy, requires no skill and you will always be able to see your own kids and their friends compete and show your support for Team TOLA! Please consider lending your energy and talents to the Junior Guard program – the kids will appreciate it!  There is also a Regional Competition. The 2016 Regional Competition will be held at Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado, on July 21, the second week of the second session. This is similar to a State Championship. The kids need to qualify for this event and are selected by the Tola instructors. This event which takes place in Southern California requires travel by the kids and their families. If you have any questions about whether you should plan on this you should speak with your child’s instructors early in the first session.

Mark your calendars!


Session 1: June 19 – July 14 (no program on July 4) NOTE:  Start is one week later than in prior years.
Session 2: July 17 – August 11

2017 Competition dates:
Seacliff:  June 28 (Little Guards) & June 29 (Jr. Guards)
Capitola:  July 5 (Little Guards) & July 6 (Jr. Guards)
Santa Cruz:  August 2 (Little Guards) & August 3 (Jr. Guards)
Regionals:  Friday, July 21, 2017 – Silver Strand State Beach, 5000 CA 75, Coronado, CA, 92118

Event Dates:

Surfer’s Path Marathon & Capitola Half Marathon:  May 21
Jay Race:  June 18
Begonia Festival:  Sept 1-4