This race is a classic race that has been held for about 20 years. I did it about 8 years ago as it was the kickoff to the triathlon racing season. There are pros that race in the first wave and then 5000 other triathletes are sent in waves into the bay. It is very well run and the weather is usually very nice, but hot. My husband and I went down to race and we both got first in our age groups! The swim was rough for the 2nd part, and it was wetsuit legal. The bike is flat but technical and crowded. The run is flat but very hot. I swam a 24, which I expected, and biked a 1:11, ran a 48 which was slow for me but the heat got to me the 2nd half. My total time was 2:26:51.