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The Quiksilver Waterman Waikiki Paddle Festival Is About to Start

The Waikiki Paddle Festival presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection is one of the most prestigious SUP events in the world. The 2012 edition of the festival takes place this weekend, on the 5th and 6th of May at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy.

More than 500 participants from all over the world will gather this year to compete for fame and prizes. One of the most interesting events hosted by the Quiksilver Waterman Waikiki Paddle Festival this year will be the Jamie Mitchell designed SURVIVOR SUP race.

If you can’t attend the festival, but still want to stay up to date with the action, you must know that you can watch the live coverage on the official festival website or on TV, broadcasted on the Oceanic Time Warner channels 250 & 1250 in Hawaii and on Time Warner Cable in Southern California and the Desert Cities.

Quiksilver Waterman Waikiki Paddle Festival schedule:

8:30am - Opening Ceremony @ Duke Kahanamoku Beach
9am-4pm - Paddle/SUP Beach Expo including Demos
9:30am - Open SUP 12'6", 14' race
11:00am - 12' Stock prone paddleboard race
12:00pm - Men & Women Survivor SUP Elite race
2:30pm - OC-6 Sprints
3:30pm - OC-1, OC-2, OC-3, Surf Ski & V-1 races

9am-4pm - Paddle Expo including Demos
10:00am - OC-6 Iron Distance race (starts at Hawaii Kai)
10:15am - OC-1, OC-2, OC-3, Surf Ski, V-1 distance race (starts at Hawaii Kai)
10:30am - SUP 12'6", 14', Unlimited/Prone, 12' Stock, Unlimited distance race (starts Hawaii Kai)
1:00pm - Prone/SUP 4-person relay
2:30pm - SUP 4-person relay
4:00pm - Waterman Challenge: 500m swim, 1,000m prone paddle, 1,500m SUP paddle.