17th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge
Presented by Maui Jim and Ocean Minded
Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club, founded in 1981, has been hosting the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge since 1995 after taking over the Excel Surfski Challenge hosted by Club Founder Egon Horcajo.
Recap from last year:
This is the day each year that I begin to plan the next Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge. Wow, it’s going to be hard to top yesterday in Mission Bay, San Diego. Over 600 paddlers, which exceeded our permit I was told, descended upon Bonita Cove under clear skies with balmy summer weather. Twenty Five Vendors (also exceeding my permit BTW) set up an impressive Lifestyle Expo with some great Paddling product ranging from clothing to paddles and boards. As the sun came up, tents were erected, boards and canoes were unloaded and food was laid out it was clear to me that it was going to be a day for the record books.
OC-1, Surfski, Standup Paddleboard, Traditional Paddleboard, Kayak Race
(Demos, Expo,Best Raffle ever and Live Music)