23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

HanoHano wrap up

The 23rd annual HanoHano Huki Ocean Challenge presented by the HanoHano Outrigger Canoe Club was one for the books. Over 600 paddlers of all ages, from top level professional athletes to beginners, came to participate in SUP and outrigger races.

We were lucky to be the gold sponsor of the event this year, and donated a one-of-a-kind ISLE paddle board to be raffled off when the races were over. HanoHano prides themselves on the fact that they have “the best raffle west of the Mississippi,” so many attendees left with some killer prizes at the end of the day.

The races were held at the beautiful Bonita Cove in Mission Bay, CA on Saturday, January 27th. It was a sunny, but crisp morning. The smell of roasted coffee beans filled the cove, as competitors arrived and warmed up for their races. Throughout the day the short and long races went underway and competitor’s had to face some windy conditions, adding more spice to each race.

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

Board giveaway winner 

By late afternoon, all the races were over and one lucky winner left with an a one-of-a-kind ISLE Glider paddle board.

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

Event photos 

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

23rd Annual Hanohano Huku Ocean Challenge

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Julie Riggert - Hailing from the East Coast, Julie is an avid adventurer with a passion for all things outdoors and on the water. When the West Coast called, she packed up her car and moved to San Diego, finding her niche in the outdoor marketing industry and joining the ISLE team in 2017 as the Social Marketing Manager.