18th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on the horizon

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge – Image Credit Quickblade

The 18th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is set to take place in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 25th, 2014.

The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak)  We’ve always had a great mix of top level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80.

Important Notes on the event:

***Pre-Registration is highly suggested. It will help eliminate delays on race morning as well as cut down on paddler error while registering with our new online format.

***Food…Breakfast snack items and coffee will be available for free in the morning. Lunch will be an additional fee with menu items beginning at $5.00. Please bring cash. The new lunch format allows us account for the increased number of mouths to feed while keeping your race fee below $25.00…Bring a water bottle, we will have Gatorade and water to fill them up. We will also have complimentary Vitacoco and Sambazon

***Raffle: Hanohano OCC still boasts the best Raffle west of the Mississippi…bring some dough and have a chance at a Brand New Huki OC-1 and a ton of other great product from our sponsors and vendors.

***PFD’s are required on all paddlecraft with the exception of Prone paddleboard. Leashes are suggested for use on the long course for OC-1’s and Surfski’s

***No Dogs, Alcohol or Glass are allowed in Mission Bay Park…Rangers will issue hefty fines

***Paddlers are required to know the course and behave in a sportsmanlike manner…Please come to the assistance of fellow paddlers in distress. Paddlers are required to affix their assigned Race bib to their chest so that it is visible to the volunteers on the finish boats. Paddlers must finish between the two anchored boats in Bonita Cove and report their assigned race number. Failure to follow finish protocol will result in a dnf . Don’t be selfish…your behavior affects all race participants.

Last year’s results:

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge 2013 results

Event Website

World Paddle Association

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