The community of Capitola is gearing up to rebuild and enhance the Capitola Wharf after a tumultuous start to 2023. Winter storms caused significant damage to our beloved landmark, but don’t worry—plans are underway to bring the Wharf back better than ever.

Capitola Wharf Enhancement Project (CWEP)

We are volunteer community members raising private donations to enhance the City of Capitola’s Wharf Resiliency and Public Access Project, slated to begin in fall 2023. The City’s project is designed to make the Wharf more resistant to future storms and now includes necessary storm repairs. CWEP welcomes this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add upgraded amenities for greater enjoyment. If all goes to plan, the Wharf will reopen in time for the summer of 2024.

A meeting was held in early June to solicit feedback from the community. If you were unable to attend, you can access the presentation that was shared here: Capitola Wharf Enhancement Project Community Meeting – June 7, 2023


More than $350,000 has already been raised!

We have partnered with the Wharf to Wharf Race which is serving as the official 501©(3) organization leading the fundraising efforts behind the Capitola Wharf Enhancement Project. Whether you are scheduled to run the Wharf to Wharf Race or not, we invite you to help make a difference in our community and consider a donation.

Please refer to the fundraising pitch deck here: CWEP DONOR PRESENTATION

You have two options for donating. The first is simply to send a check:

  • Pay to the order of: Wharf to Wharf Race, Inc
  • Memo: For Capitola Wharf Enhancement Project
  • Mail to: PO Box 806, Capitola CA 95010

The second option is to donate online.

  • Click on the “Donate Now” button below, which will take you to a page entitled HELP REBUILD THE CAPITOLA WHARF on the Wharf to Wharf Race website.
  • Click on the big red button labeled “Create a new fundraiser account.”
  • Once you register your information, follow the prompts on each page until you arrive at the donation page where you can select an amount to donate.


We need your help to solicit donations, sell merchandise and to staff information tables. If you are interested in becoming a CWEP volunteer, please email us by clicking HERE today!

Thank you for your support!