2018 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

Hanohano Huki challenge is coming January 27, 2018.

Registration will be live soon!!

Attention Paddlers: 

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club and Huki Outrigger would like to invite you to the 22nd Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 27th, 2018.

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.  

PFD's and leashes are highly encouraged. 

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 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 lunch format allows us account for the increased number of mouths to feed while keeping your race fee low…Bring a water bottle, we will have 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

***No refunds

***Paddlers are required to know the course and behave in a sportsmanlike manner…Please come to the assistance of fellow paddlers in distress.  

Last year's results are available on PaddleGuru at: https://paddleguru.com/races/2017HanohanoHukiOceanChallenge

Special Rate at the Bahia and Catamaran for the January 27 , 2018 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

Call and book under: Hanohano Ocean Challenge.

Rate: $179 single or double (Standard Garden Room)
Parking: $25 self/$29 valet per day
No Resort Fees

Rate: $149 single or double (Standard Garden Room)
Parking: Complimentary self parking
No Resort Fees

Watch the web site and facebook for updates. 


***Sponsors…Please contact Dan Van Dyck for a Marketing Deck***


Title Sponsor:

Huki Outriggers and Surfskis

Presenting Sponsor:

Paddle Planet

Supporting Sponsor:

Fin Film

7:30–9:00 Registration and Breakfast 
8:50 Short course meeting 
9:15-9:30 Start short course 
10:45 Long course meeting 
11:00 Long course heads to start 
11:15 1000 Meter Junior Race 
11:30 Early Lunch Available for purchase 
12:30 Lunch Available for purchase 
1:00 Short Course Awards 
1:30 Long Course Awards 
2:00 Raffle (must be present to win) GRAND PRIZE is a HUKI OC-2!!!! 


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Wade Williford1Prone 12'6"Masters 40-49Guy
Omar Simsek3OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Ron Adelhelm5Prone 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
William Ashford6OC-1Golden Masters 60+Guy
Leslie Cercek7OC-1Golden Masters 60+Girl
Debra Arnold8SUP Under 12'6"Golden Masters 60+Girl
Jared Power9SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Dale Marnati10SUP 14'Golden Masters 60+Guy
Ephraim Mallari11SUP Under 12'6"Masters 40-49Guy
Wade Williford1OC-1Masters 40-49Guy
Cora Wolfe2OC-1Open 20-39Girl
Omar Simsek3OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Toni Bushong4OC-1Golden Masters 60+Girl
Bret Warner12Surfski SingleOpen 20-39Guy
Daniel Sutton13Surfski SingleSr. Masters 50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Here are some notes on the course. First, starts are always crucially important but all the more so at the Hanohano short course. Standup paddle boarders sprint to a bottleneck left turn, hugging the jetty and facing lots of turbulence. Typically, paddlers come within inches of the rocks and the ebb and flow of the ocean, plus the tight pack of the start, make it really difficult to find a clear, calm opening, unless (of course) you are leading the start. So, sprint hard and try to hold a lead to find some clear water. Second, watch the currents. There will be a few turns and twists during the course, especially near jetties. And sometimes the shortest path is not the fastest. The course is close to the mouth of the bay and currents can be tricky, particularly in shallower waters. Keep an eye on the people around you and note whether your path is helping you gain, lose, or hold your lead around the bends. Drafting might be the safest strategy to hold your grounds in shallower water. Other than that, go out, have fun, and share the sup stoke! 

Long Course (Approx 9 miles):

Starting Procedure: Line up at North Jetty heading North. Start will be a horn blast from Escort Boat. Please No Running Starts…You’ll be wrecking the race for everyone else. Follow “Lead Boat” to Crystal Pier…Left turn around “Turn Boat” toward the Yukon…approx. 45 degree angle. Left turn on Turn Boat, Head to Turn Buoy off South Jetty…Left Turn on Buoy. Stay to the right (South Jetty) until the line of white 5 MPH Buoys, turn into Bonita Cove. All Paddlers Must finish between two official boats It is the Paddlers responsibility to make sure your number and time are recorded at the finish. Failure to report race number at finish line will result in DNF. 

Short Course (4.5 miles): 

The Short Course will begin in Bonita Cove marshaled and started by Safety Boat #1. - First Wave… OC-1, OC-2, Surfskis - Second Wave… (5 minute delay)… All SUP - Third Wave… (5 minute delay)… All prone 
Participants will proceed to buoy (left hand turn) at entrance to Bonita Cove following the lead safety boat toward Sea World following traffic patterns (stay to right). Left turn #2 will be at a buoy in the mid channel at Sea World at which point participants will paddle counterclockwise around Vacation Island and return to Bonita Cove minding traffic patterns. Finish will be between two official boats anchored in Bonita Cove adjacent to the start. Paddlers must enter the buoy chute and report their race number to the officials on the finish boats. Failure to follow finish procedure will result in a DNF. 

***take note of the people around you when you finish in case any questions arise.
This year the race will be headquarterd at the north end of Bonita Cove. Enter the parking lot via Mariners Way from West Mission Bay Dr. 

Directions from I-5 South
 -Take I-5 South -Take exit 21 to merge onto Sea World Dr/Tecolote Rd -Continue to follow Sea World Dr (1.9 mi) -Merge onto W Mission Bay Dr via the ramp to Ingraham St/Mission Beach (0.3 mi) -Take the ramp onto W Mission Bay Dr (1.5 mi) -Turn left at into parking lot at Mariners Way 

Directions from I-5 North 
-Take I-5 North -Take the exit onto I-8 W toward Beaches (1.3 mi) -Take the W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd exit (0.4 mi) -Turn right at W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd -Continue to follow W Mission Bay Dr (0.7 mi) -Take the ramp onto W Mission Bay Dr (1.5 mi) -Turn left into parking lot at Mariners Way 

Directions from I-8 West 
-Take I-8 W -Take the W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd exit (0.4 mi) -Turn right at W Mission Bay Dr/Sports Arena Blvd -Continue to follow W Mission Bay Dr (0.7 mi) -Take the ramp onto W Mission Bay Dr (1.5 mi) -Turn left into parking lot at Mariners Way


Jan 27, 2018


San Diego, CA