Hanohano Ocean Challenge to Kick Off 2022 Race Season

2020 Hanohano race start. | Photo © Supconnect 2020 Hanohano race start. | Photo © Supconnect

SAN DIEGO, California - Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club brings you the 27th Annual Hanohano Ocean Challenge Presented by West Coast Paddlesports, Koloa Surf Co. and Ocean Flight to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, California on January 29, 2022. Hanohano Ocean Challenge, flagship event for the SoCal Winter Racing Series, is one of the longest running paddlesport races in California offering access to all paddle crafts including OC-1 & 2, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak. The Hanohano Ocean Challenge attracts top level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80. The Hanohano Ocean Challenge has grown to be one of the top-rated events on the paddling calendar. Beginner paddlers to the Elite can enjoy a great day on the water and an equally great time catching up with the Ohana on the beach.

2022 is a big year for the Hanohano Ocean Challenge as most participants haven’t had the chance to compete over the past two years due to the pandemic. “It’ll be interesting to see which returning paddlers made the most of their training during this difficult time.” Commented Dan Van Dyck, Race Director. “We might have a few surprises!”

You are encouraged to visit the race website to register and for more details.

2022 Hanohano Poster SnapshotImportant Notes on the event:

  • Pre-Registration is highly suggested. (T-shirts guaranteed for Pre-registered participants only)
  • $30 for preregistration – race fees go up to $40 for day of registration!
  • Preregistration will help eliminate delays on race morning as well as cut down on paddler error while registering with our new online format. PLEASE VISIT PADDLE GURU AND PREREGISTER FOR THIS EVENT.
  • 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 at $30.00…Bring a water bottle, we will have Gatorade and water to fill them up.
  • 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-2 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.
  • COVID - If you have any symptoms, please stay home, we will refund your registration fee. If you are not vaccinated, we request that you wear a mask. Please be courteous and respectful. Please do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID within the previous 10 days.

About the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge:

Celebrate our 27th Anniversary with us! The Hanohano Ocean Challenge has been hosted by Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club since 1995 after taking over the San Diego Excel Surfski Race hosted by Club Founder Egon Horcajo which began in the late 1980’s. The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge has grown to be one of the Premiere Races in California and one of the biggest and longest running in the nation. The Hanohano OCC is a 501c3 non-profit Organization was formed in order to unite men and women who share an interest in perpetuating and participating in Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing at its’ highest competitive level. The Club encourages and promotes good will and sportsmanship among members.

Last modified onMonday, 10 January 2022 15:46

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