(L to R) Men's Unlimited division winners Ingo Redemacher (1st), Ed Wheeler (2nd), and Leleo Kinimaka (3rd) at the Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer. All photos courtesy of Joey Carroll.
First Time SUP Event Supports University of Hawai'i Cancer Center
(February 12, 2013) - Awareness and prevention were the ultimate champions at the first ever Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer, as over 100 standup paddlers converged on Waikiki this past weekend to support the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and the fight against skin cancer.
With near-perfect weather, ideal racing conditions, and plenty of sun protection, the inaugural event attracted racers of all ages and abilities to O'ahu's iconic Waikiki shoreline for a fun, fast 2.4 mile sprint from Kaimana Beach to Duke Kahanamoku Beach.