This race was sponsored by So Juicy Hawaii owners Keaukaha paddlers Kwai-Chang and Corrina Publico. Part of the proceeds went to raise funds for the Hayward Ohana and everyone was happy to see Eddie come out and race with us too. There was large turn out and registration filled up early due to the covid limits on crowd sizes.
The weather was calm and sunny again and while Western Hawai’i had plenty of swell, the East Side had fairly flat conditions. Both the long and short course started at the same time from the beach. The long course running about 8.4 miles towards the radio tower and short course a little over 3 miles inside the bay.
Our club had about 22 paddlers on the water testing their abilities and pushing hard. Jose pulled off another 1st over all win followed closely by the rest of the Keaukaha open men paddlers. And on the short course Eha hammered it out with the adults to pull off a 4th overall (discarding the 2-man canoes) and first V1 Junior.
Congrats to all the club paddlers who came and raced. It was exciting to see so many turn up for these beginning 2 races. Let’s keep going!
Jackie Rey’s on Feb. 5th at Keauhou.
Long Course Finishers: Jose (first overall), Kama, Tyler, Aaron, Keahi, Kyle, Eric, Keola, Kawika & Nahi, Rodrigo
Short Course Finishers: Eha, Grant, Jeff, Nate, Michael, Cherie, Rena, Kwai-Chang, Warren, Kaui, Corrina