Hoe Wa'a Challenge 2017

Website : www.POCCHoeWaa.com

Enjoy the sand, sun, and salt water this August at the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club's 6th Annual Hoe Wa'a Challenge!




Canoe Loan Request:  July 15, 2017.

Team Registration:  August 1, 2017 (11:59 PM EDT)

Late Registration: August 2, 2017 - August 9, 2017 ($420 USD)





Crews in need of a canoe should read the Canoe Loans section below and related info on the Hoe Wa'a website (www.POCCHoeWaa.com). All teams must register through PaddleGuru.

  • Registration fee is $360 USD per crew.
  • Late Registration fee is $420 USD per crew.
  • No race day registrations will be accepted.


Registration fees are per crew not per paddler
  • Each registered crew will receive 6 luau tickets (at race check-in) which are transferable.



July 15, 2017 deadline for teams borrowing canoes.  Canoe rental cost is $300, payment and coordination of canoe rental to be processed through Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club (entire payment will be passed to club renting their canoe).  Please do not reach out to other clubs for canoe rental to avoid double booking.  Teams that complete registration and provide payment of registration fees prior to  July 15, 11:59PM EDT will be given first consideration for canoe loans.  Please indicate your need for a canoe on the google form link on the registration page. After July 15, 2017, teams in need of a canoe for the race must have approval from the Registration Team before registering on PaddleGuru via email at hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org





All crews should read the registration information and rules & regulations pages on the Hoe Wa'a Race Website prior to racing. The Hoe Wa`a Registration team can be reached via email at hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org




20% cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled by July 31, 2017 11:59 PM EDT. 100% Cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled after August 1. 2017 12:01 AM EDT. NO CANCELLATION for Late Registration.





Mandatory crew packet pickup and captain’s safety meeting will be held on Saturday August 12, 2017 1 hour prior to each race: 6:30AM, 9AM and 12PM EDT.



Luau included in athlete's registration fee.

Luau guest/children ticket sales are now closed. No ticket sales on site.

If you missed luau ticket sales, you are welcome to purchase from Laguna's restaurant menu.



Paddlers welcome to form a team not affiliated with a club. Use the Hoe Wa'a Facebook page to connect. Once a team is formed, the captain can register the team.

Race day is Saturday, August 12th, but teams are encouraged to arrive the day before to rig, attend the race meeting, and enjoy some beach time.  After competing, paddlers are invited to POCC's luau and awards ceremony. 

Race Day Schedule:
Location: Inlet: 39.381961, -74.410239
6:30 a.m. Registration check-in tent open
6:30 a.m. Women's Captain's Meeting 
7:30 a.m. Women's Race
9:00 a.m. Men's Captain's Meeting 
10:30 a.m. Men's race
12:00 p.m. Mixed Captain's Meeting
1:30 p.m. Mixed Race
3:00 p.m. Post-race tear down at the inlet.  Transfer to luau location

Luau Location: Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
5:00 p.m. Luau
5:45 p.m. Awards

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Dpoc Mens Winterkorn4OC6OpenGuy
Nca-oc Mens-one Matt7OC6OpenGuy
Nca-oc Mens-two Hong10OC6OpenGuy
Pdba Mens-two Bill28OC6OpenGuy
Nyo Mens-one Jason29OC6OpenGuy
Nyo Mens- Two Cooper30OC6OpenGuy
Wcc Mens-one Dan31OC6OpenGuy
Wcc Mens-two Grant32OC6OpenGuy
Wcc Mens-three Joe33OC6OpenGuy
Pdba Mens-one Jeff34OC6OpenGuy
Ke Aloha Mens-one Ed35OC6OpenGuy
Cocc Mixed-one Ausra2OC6OpenMixed
Outrigger Chicago Mixed-one Stacy3OC6OpenMixed
Pdba Mixed-one Jeff43OC6OpenMixed
Nyo Mixed-one Dave44OC6OpenMixed
Wcc Mixed-one Liz45OC6OpenMixed
Pdba Mixed-two Bill46OC6OpenMixed
Ke Aloha Mixed-one Emily47OC6OpenMixed
Pocc Mixed-one Dave48OC6OpenMixed
Manu O Ke Kai Argentina49OC6OpenMixed

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

  • Hoe Wa'a Race Course

  • Race Venue Map A

  • Race Venue Map B: Race Start and Athlete Village Set up area (BYOT)

  • Trailer Parking

Race Start & Trailer / Canoe Drop-off Location:
Lagoon Blvd & Ocean Drive
Brigantine, NJ 08203

Trailer Parking:
42nd and Brigantine Avenue
Please park In the grass/yard behind the Brigantine Community Center, not in the municipal parking lot.

Luau on the Beach:
Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
1400 Ocean Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 0820


Aug 12, 2017


Brigantine, NJ