DA HUI WASSUP & TURTLE BAY RESORT PRESENT THE
34TH ANNUAL DA HUI DAY PADDLE RACE
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Start time: 10:45am/11:15am at Sunset Beach. 10:45am (all divisions) at Turtle Bay
For 34 years, the Hui O He’e Nalu continues to perpetuate their Hawaiian values by keeping the ocean clean and being ocean-minded or to~~ Malama I Ke Kai (Cherish the Ocean). So we are proud to present the annual Da Hui Paddle Race, presented this year by DA HUI WASSUP & TURTLE BAY RESORT, which was founded back in 1978. We will also be teaming up with Kona Red, our official drink sponsor so we may ~~Malama Ke Kino (Cherish your bodies)~~Being healthy and enjoying the spirit of Kanaloa is the main focus of this race.
Now considered to be the "World's Largest Paddleboard & Stand Up Padde Race; in 2011, we had a record-breaking 545 competitors! By request of our competitors, we've added a 7mile course from Turtle Bay Resort finishing at Waimea Bay. So there will be two (2) courses to choose from! For the short course at Sunset Beach, there will be a staggered start with Paddleboard, Surfboard, Parent/Child Tandem starting first at 10:45am. SUP's start at 11:15am. The long course will start at 10:45 am at Turtle Bay Resort. Short course registration & check is at Sunset Beach. Long course registration & check in is at Turtle Bay Resort, Pool side. Beach entries are always welcome. Registration will close at 10:15am at both registration areas.
By teaming up with C4 Waterman, we've also had the 'SUPsquatch' division that will consist of 4-6 paddlers paddling the race on the massive SUPsquatch. So this will definitely by one of the highlights of the race!
Considered to be an "ohana-style" event, the ever-popular "parent/child division" in both paddleboard and stand up paddle divisions, will give families cherished memories to be able to experience the race, together. And to keep to our Hawaiian culture, the traditional all-wood board division is one of the most challenging divisions of all. Wood boards need to be solid wood. No hollow wooden boards will be allowed.
Registration forms, race course and age group information can be found at www.dahuipaddlerace.com. Pre-registrants will receive a limited-edition Da Hui hat and other goodies! Last day for pre-registration has been extended to Friday, June 29, 2012. Beach entrants will be accepted. Beach registration will begin at 8:30am at Sunset Beach & Turtle Bay Resort, Pool side on Race Day. No late fee for beach registration.
Hit up the sponsor websites Da Hui HERE
Turtle Bay Resort HERE