The guys that are running the Battle of the Paddle Stand Up Paddle race in Hawaii have just released the latest information on the event. Looks like it is going to be really good, but if you can't make it they are broadcasting it live on the web.
Hawaii: Diamond Head, Waikiki, blue Pacific, rolling surf. A lifestyle that flows with the tide has been the lure of the Hawaiian Islands for centuries. The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle might sound like a ferocious weekend for salt-crusted, paddle wielding surf warriors, but in truth it’s just a brilliant excuse to celebrate the waterman’s way of living. Fitness, free family fun, stand-up paddle Expo, races and relays, kids programs, and the opportunity to forge ties with the Hawaiian SUP community at the beach named after the man himself: Duke Kahanamoku. All the action will be broadcast live all weekend on the internet.
If you are interested in joining the community as an SUP Expo vendor, registration is now open. If you would like to enter one of the many races that cater to your ability level – from total beginner to world class athlete – you canregister now.
So come join us, May 14 & 15, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki. It’s a whole lot of Hawaiian stand-up paddling fun with a little something for everyone.
Already a seasoned veteran on a stand-up paddleboard? There’s a division for that. Haven’t got a clue what to do with a paddle? There’s a demonstration and beach expo for that. Need to keep the kids busy while you race? There’s a Na Kama Kai clinic for that. Want to cruise the Waikiki coastline and get a new perspective on life? There’s a downwind course for that. Just need to relax and soak up the sunshine and aloha? Duke Kahanamoku Beach is the place for that.
So pack your bag, book a room and jump a plane. We’ll be waiting for you. Enter early. Make a week of it if you can as there’s plenty to explore around Oahu.
If you can’t make it in person, let the internet transport you with our live webcast.