The Outrigger Zone Kailua Bay Challenge lived up to the challenge: 20 - 25 mph winds and a solid 8 foot ground swell made for some exciting moments in the tumultuous Kailua water. The race was supposed to Start at Pinky's restaurant at the end of Kailua bay. However, the swell would have mulched half the field as they tried to navigate through Castle's. So the race started off Kailua Beach Park and traveled into Lanikai for near 2 miles. At Sandbag beach they paddlers rounded a buoy and went out past the Mokulua Islands to Mokolea Rock (Bird Shit Island).