Hawaii Island PaddleSports Association

Kohala Coast Challenge

On a flat water, hot day, the 13th Annual Kohala Coast Challenge was held today with all events starting and finishing at Kawaihae Harbor. Always one of the most popular of the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Series, this event had the best turnout of any of this year's races.

The Kam’aili Nursery Pohoiki Challenge

The Kam’aili Nursery Pohoiki Challenge was held Saturday February 17th in lower Puna. This may very well be the most remote canoe race in Hawaii. It’s a long drive, but well worth the effort when you get down to Isaac Hale Park for registration and the race start. Over 90 paddlers made the trek and were rewarded with excellent canoe surfing conditions due to brisk NNE trade-winds and a (just below advisory level) NNE Swell.

9th Annual Coed Valentine Relay Results

Results of today's 9th Annual Coed Valentine Relay, held in Kailua-Kona.

Puna's East Hawaii Challenge Results

[Photos] by Mauiwow
Results of today's Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association races, held on the East side of Hawaii Island. Both the 10 mile long and 6 mile short courses started at Richardson's Park in Keaukaha and finished in front of Puna Canoe Club's halau at Hilo Bayfront. These events were followed by a 3 mile race for the Juniors, several of whom had paddled in the previous 6 mile short course. These kids are amazing!

Uncle Louis Kelekolio Race Results

Results of the 2007 HIPA race series event #2, the Uncle Louis Kelekolio Race held annually at Honaunau, Hawaii, and sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club.

Stan Cann Classic results

The 20th Annual Stan Cann Classic was held in Hilo, the day started out with Hilo's best Wet winter weather and a high surf warning, but turned out to be beautiful day for paddling. Mahalo the Dee and Stan Cann for being gracious sponsors and hosts for this much anticipated annual classic and season opener for Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association.

Tui Tonga Festival 2006

[Photos] courtesy Thibert Lussiaa
The Fourth Annual Steinlager Tui Tonga Festival was held today (Saturday, Dec. 16) in gusty, rainy weather in Hilo with all races starting and finishing at Hilo Bayfront.

3rd Memorial JJ's Wa'a Kaukahi Relay results

[Photos] by Marjie Santos
Today's Masters Wa'a Kaukahi race, started 10 years ago by the late JJ Logan, is now known as JJ's Memorial Masters Wa'a Kaukahi. This popular pre-season race is now celebrating its third anniversary as the memorial race.

Tui Tonga Canoe Festival

Dec 16 2006 8:00 am
Event Description: 

Paddling Clinic:

Press Release
Randy Botti, President
Hawai'i Island Paddlesports Association
Phone: 936­7277
FAX: 443­0145
e­mail: info@hawaiipaddling.com
November 24, 2006
St einlager presents the Fourth Annual Tui Tonga Canoe Festival, Saturday December 16 th, 2006
at Hilo bayfront Park. This unique and special event is being held in Hilo for the first time and
will feature a paddling clinic, a challenging (but not too long) pre­season canoe race, lunch and
awards to wrap up the day.
The paddling clinic is will feature some t he top outrigger paddlers in the world, including
champion solo canoe paddler and OC­6 steersman Karel Trsnak Jr, Rick Nuu, coach of the State
Champion Hawaiian Canoe Club, canoe builder and champion OC­1 paddler Kai Bart lett, Master
St eersman Bruce Ayau, one of California’s top paddlers, Danny Ching and one of the top female
solo Canoe paddlers, Dane Ward, who will discuss issues specific to women in canoe paddling.
The clinic will be a unique opportunit y for canoe paddlers for the youth age groups to adult
paddlers of every age group and skill level to learn form the best. The clinic will cover such
subject as solo OC­1 paddling, six­person canoe technique and steering, water safet y, training
regimes and proper athlete nutrition. There will be on­water demonstrations.
Registration begins at 8:00 am the Hui Wa'a O Waiakea Canoe club halau at Hilo Bay. The
paddling clinic is scheduled to start at 9;30 a.m. and is open to any youth or adult currently
involved or interested in getting involved on solo or duo canoe paddling. The race will start at
approximately 11am followed by lunch and awards. The race will consist of a youth course and
an adult course.
Hawai'i Island Paddlesports Assn. is the Solo and Duo Paddlesports association for the Big Island;
this includes one person and t wo person outrigger canoes as well as Surfski kayaks and paddleboards. Our
race schedule runs from January to April, wit h various off­season events throughout the year.
Mahalo for support of Outrigger and Kayak Paddling in Hawaii.
Addit ional information
Race information line 969­6695
H.I.P.A. web site at www.hawaiipaddling.com

Hawaii Island pre-season: SeaMan race results

The 9th Annual SeaMan Race, in memory of Abbott Galaher was held today at Keauhou, Kona.

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