23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

As the 2018 Gold Sponsor, we are excited to announce the 23rd annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge! The Ocean Challenge is presented by the HanoHano Outrigger Canoe Club and will attract more than 600 paddlers of all ages, from top level professional athletes to beginners. It is one of the longest running paddle sport races in California.

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge


The paddle race will be held at Bonita Cove in Mission Bay. Get directions here.


The event will take place on Saturday, January 27th from 7am-2pm.


Paddlers will compete in either a 5 or 9 mile course in Mission Bay. Schedule is as follows:

  • 7:30–9:00: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:15-9:30: Start Short Course
  • 11:00: Long Course Heads to Start
  • 11:15: 1000 Meter Junior Race
  • 12:30: Lunch Available for Purchase
  • 1:00-2:00: Award Ceremonies & Raffle

ISLE Booth

Don’t forget to stop by our Gold Sponsor Booth! We’ll be posted up right by the water and will have giveaways and demo boards for you to try out.


HanoHano prides themselves on the fact that they have “the best raffle west of the Mississippi,” so come prepared to win some prizes. Prizes include ISLE’s one-of-a-kind, custom Endless Summer paddle board, which you may recognize from our Holiday Board Giveaway.

Holiday Board Giveaway

Check out footage from the 2015 event!

Still not convinced? Here’s a montage of previous paddle races that will get you even more stoked:

See you at the races!