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The 39th Annual Da Hui 4th of July Paddle Board Race is nearly here!

Tuesday is our Independence Holiday and to celebrate once again…

Let’s start off with our Sponsors!

KONA BREWING CO.

TURTLE BAY RESORT, TNT TINTING SPECIALISTS

HAWAIIAN WATER PATROL, KONARED, XCEL, JIMMY LEWIS SUP, UFC GYM BJ PENN, OCEAN PADDLER, BIOASTIN, HULAKAI…and many more!

Million Mahalos to Mahina Chillingworth and all the Da Hui Ohana for making it happen.

Good luck to everyone and Happy 4th of JULY!

Short Course Start: Sunset Beach.  Ocean Start.

Long Course Start: Turtle Bay Resort (fronting Roy’s Restaurant). Ocean start.  Race start location at Turtle Bay Resort can be subject to change pending wind/surf conditions.

Finish: Waimea Bay. Awards Ceremony at Waimea Bay.

Distance: Long course: 7 miles. Short course: 4 miles

Cost:  $30 for individual paddler, per Paddler Team Supsquatch & Parent/child tandem (no charge for keiki).    $40 for OC2.

 

START TIMES FOR ALL COURSES!

LONG COURSE: OC1 , OC2, Prone & SUP = Check-In 8:00 am-9:30 am *No Later* 10:00 am start

SHORT COURSE (Staggered Start): Prone, Prone Menehune, Prone Parent/Child, All Wood “Alaia” & Surfboard divisions = Check-In 8:00 am-10:30 am *No Later* 11:00 am start. 

SHORT COURSE (Staggered Start): SUP, SUP Menehune, SUP Parent/child, SUPsquatch & OC4 divisions = Check-In 8:00 am-10:30 am *No Later* 11:15 am start. 

FREE RACE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO RACE START ONLY:

LONG COURSE COMPETITORS:

From Waimea Bay to Turtle Bay = Shuttle TBA
First shuttle to Turtle Bay leaves Waimea Bay parking lot at 7:30 am.
Last shuttle service to Turtle Bay leaves Waimea Bay parking lot at 9:10 am.
Races starts at 10:00 am

*No Return Shuttle Service to Turtle Bay Resort once you finish your race.

**Da Hui Paddle Race is not liable for damages to boards/canoes that may possibly occur in transit to race start while on race shuttle(s).

SHORT COURSE COMPETITORS:

From Waimea Bay to Sunset Beach = North Shore Surf Bus (Passengers/Paddles only). Driver: Justin.  Da Hui Trailer (SUP’s, Prones & OC1 & 2). Driver: Rallin
The first shuttle to Sunset Beach leaves Waimea Bay parking lot at 7:30 am.
Last shuttle service to Sunset Beach leaves Waimea Bay parking lot at 10:15 am.
Race starts at 11:00 am

*No Return Shuttle Service to Sunset Beach once you finish your race.

**Da Hui Paddle Race is not liable for damages to boards/canoes that may possibly occur in transit to race start while on race shuttle(s).

 Here are some Safety Guidelines and Helpful Race Day Tips to keep your race experience as fun as possible!

Staggered start for Short course only: ALL Paddleboard, Solid-wood board “Alaia” & Surfboard divisions at 11:00 am. ALL SUP & SUPsquatch @ 11:15am. SUP’s will not be allowed in the water until after the start of Paddleboard/Solid Wood “Alaia”/Surfboard divisions.

Long course divisions will start at Turtle Bay at 10:00 am. Ocean start.

HAWAIIAN WATER PATROL will be coordinating the water safety aspects of the Da Hui Paddle Race. Should you have any water safety concerns, please contact Mahina Chillingworth at mahina@dahui.com

Please follow all safety instructions from HAWAIIAN WATER PATROL and the staff. If you’re having trouble, please wave to the water safety staff on jetski’s. Water Patrol staff has the right to pull competitors out from the race if deemed unfit to complete race or creating hazardous conditions for other competitors.

When reaching Waimea Bay, you need to finish on the right side of orange pillow buoy.

Be prepared to run/walk up to the finish line. If you need accommodations, please let Mahina Chillingworth know at mahina@dahui.com. OC1, OC2, OC4 & SUP’s, you’ll need to run/walk with your paddle. Caddies in race jerseys will only be taking boards and canoes.  Please specify to caddy if you want to handle your own board/canoe.

To prevent theft, be sure to claim your board immediately after your time has been documented. Staff will be onsite matching your race number to your board number.  An official race sticker will be handed to you at registration. Please place a sticker on your board. Your race number will be handwritten on your arm or leg.

Last but not least…have a good time, but be safe!

Check out some great action in recent years!

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