Waikiki Paddle Festival 2012
The Waikiki Paddle Festival is organized and presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection and it is one of the most anticipated Sup events of the year. The festival is open to all paddleboarders, stand-up paddlers, 1- 2- and 6-man outriggers and surfski paddlers. There are divisions for both pro amateur and pro riders and they will battle for supremacy as well as for cash prizes. There will be downwind races, sprint races and several other competitions.
It takes place on the 5th and 6th of May, at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki. One of the main events of the Waikiki Paddle Festival is the Survivor SUP series, introduced by SUP legend and famous waterman Jamie Mitchell. This event will be a WPA-sanctioned qualifier for the 2012 WPA National SUP Championship.
Apart from competitions, the participants can attend beach parties, live music and many other entertaining events.
Waikiki Paddle Festival divisions:
SUP Board Categories: 12-6 and Under Over 12-6 to 14 Over 14
Prone Board Categories: 12-0 and Under Over 12-0
OC-1 and OC-6 Categories: OC-1 No Restrictions OC-6 Standard Canoes Age Categories for Mens SUP and OC-1 Open and Distance Race 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
To register for this event and find out additional info, please visit the Waikiki Paddle Festival website.