[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