Full Results: Danny Ching, Jade Howson Win the Hanohano Race as 350+ Paddlers Take Over San Diego’s Mission Bay

Hanohano paddle boarding raceIn brief: Danny Ching and Jade Howson have taken out the 2017 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge in San Diego’s Mission Bay.

While Chuck Glynn edged out Thomas Maximus in the unlimited fight for line honours, Mr. 404 won the battle of the 14 footers after leading home Chase Kosterlitz, the Brown Blurrr Dave Boehne, and his young team mate Noa Hopper. Danny also won the 9 mile outrigger race…   → READ MORE

Danny Ching, Erika Benitez Win the 500-Strong ‘Hanohano’ Race in San Diego

Hanohano SUP race 2016Danny Ching and Erika Benitez have taken out the 2016 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge in San Diego’s Mission Bay, with 500 paddlers showing up on a crisp morning for this classic, early season race.

The Infinity speed freaks Dave Boehne & Slater Trout took line honours on their tandem SUP, while Rob Rojas snuck across for second over the line on his unlimited. But in the main battle of the 14 footers, Danny narrowly edged out his new team mate Noa Hopper, with Chase Kosterlitz, Chuck Glynn, Chance Fielder and Gabriel Beauchesne Sevigny all just seconds behind.   → READ MORE

RESULTS: The Hanohano Race Attracts Over 500 Paddlers (And OMG That Board..!)

World's longest SUP board The Ark HanohanoResults are in from today’s massive Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge race down in Mission Bay, San Diego. The Hanohano race, now in its 19th year, is one of the real gems on the racing calendar and always draws a big crowd. This event seems much more about having fun and getting out on the water than any kind of serious elite competition. It’s one of those great community races that give our sport such a great foundation.

The Hanohano always attracts a stellar crowd, however this year may have been a new record as 440 paddlers hit the Short Course (including over 300 on Stand Up Paddle boards).   → READ MORE

WATCH: Epic Aerial Video From The Hanohano

Hanohano race videoThere’s something about aerial videos that makes SUP racing look better. Whether it’s the bird-eye view or just the pure novelty of of a different perspective, filming from a drone or a chopper always looks pretty darn rad no matter what race is being captured. However when that race just happens to have 500 hundred paddlers in the water right below the camera, everything looks plain awesome.

Check out this awesome aerial clip from yesterday’s massive Hanohano race in San Diego and you’ll see exactly what I mean…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, San Diego

2014 Hanohano race san diegoResults are in from today’s massive Hanohano race down in San Diego, where over 500 paddlers (around 300 of them standing up) descended on Mission Bay for the 18th annual edition of this iconic event.

The race has literally just finished but Paddle Guru has already posted the raw numbers, so here are the provisional results as they stand right now.   → READ MORE

So Tomorrow’s Hanohano Should Be Kinda Massive…

Hanohano SUP RaceOne of the biggest races of the year is going down in San Diego tomorrow and it looks set to be a cracker. The 18th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge (or the “Hano” for short) might not be part of any elite world tour, it might not have lucrative prize money on offer and it might not get the hype it probably deserves, but one thing’s for sure: It’s one hell of a big race.

In terms of pure number of competitors, the Hano ranks right up there as one of the biggest SUP races in the world, with hundreds of paddlers converging on Mission Bay for the day. Right now there are 492 paddlers pre-registered on the eve of race. That covers all craft (outrigger, surfski, prone, SUP, etc), though I’m pretty confident the stand ups will be the dominant division.

I just counted 259 stand up paddlers entered into the 4.5 mile short course, so when you include the dozens of late entries plus kids’ races, we’ll end up seeing north of 300 SUPs on the water tomorrow. That’s big.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] 2013 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, San Diego

2013 Hanohano Huki SUP RaceOne of the biggest events on the SoCal racing scene, the 2013 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, has just wrapped up in San Diego.

This is the race that attracted a record turnout last year and despite some misty conditions, there were over 400 paddlers again this year, including 200+ in the SUP race alone.

Results have just come through and it looks like Thomas Maximus won the overall line honours just ahead of Rob Rojas. Olympic Gold Medallist Krisztina Zur was the #1 female, while France’s Greg Closier took out the 12’6 and young Matt Becker was the first 14′ over the line. Click through for FULL RESULTS…   → READ MORE

How Many This Year? The 2013 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge Hits San Diego On Saturday

Hanohano SUP RaceUPDATE: Check out the Hanohano SUP race results

Another weekend, another big SUP race. The 2013 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is happening in San Diego this weekend and looks set to attract pretty much every Stand Up Paddler in SoCal, just as it did last year.

The 2012 Hanohano race was a record setter (or at least very close to it; SUP racing records are kinda vague…) with hundreds of paddlers converging on Mission Bay to see the likes of Thomas Maximus, Danny Ching and Jim Terrell paddle off into the distance. So while you’re waiting for the weekend to arrive, click through and enjoy some awesome pics from 12 months ago…   → READ MORE