Results 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
There’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 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
One 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
One 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
UPDATE: 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
Results from the 2012 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge at San Diego (Saturday 28th January).
The race was held in Mission Bay and saw around 300 stand up paddlers come out for California’s first big race of the year.
World #1 Stand Up Paddler Danny Ching won the 14′ battle, while Slater Trout took out the 12’6″ class. → READ MORE
The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is happening this weekend (Saturday 28th) at Bonita Cove, San Diego.
California’s finest are expected to lineup for the event, which looks like it’ll be SoCal’s first big stand up paddle race of the year.
Danny Ching led an all-star cast to win the 2011 event… → READ MORE