January 13, 2016

The Hanohano Ocean Challenge kicks off the 2017 WPA Season and the Salt Life Cup!

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club and Huki Outrigger present the 21st Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 28, 2017. Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, a WPA sanctioned points race, is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California offering all paddle crafts including OC-1 & 2, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak. The Hanohano Ocean Challenge attracts top level professional athletes and beginners from ages 7-80.

The Hanohano Ocean Challenge kicks off the 2017 WPA Salt Life Cup and National race series. The Hanohano Ocean Challenge will also offer double points to all competitors that are accumulated by region for WPA rankings. All points earned in the short course also will be included towards the WPA National Race series and the points earned in the SUP 14’ & 12’6 for Men and Women will count towards the 2017 Salt Life Cup (total points earned from the WPA National races in 2016). You can find the season long standings and more information at

To pre-register and get more details go to:

Important Notes on the event:

***Pre-Registration is highly suggested.  Hanohano OCC in conjunction with the So Cal Winter Racing series is breaking new ground with a paddling friendly registration platform at PaddleGuru.

$25 for preregistration – race fees go up to $30 for day of registration!!!!

Preregistration will help eliminate delays on race morning as well as cut down on paddler error while registering with our new online format.  PLEASE VISIT PADDLE GURU AND PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

***Food…Breakfast snack items and coffee will be available for free in the morning.  Lunch will be an additional fee with menu items beginning at $5.00.  Please bring cash.  The new lunch format allows us account for the increased number of mouths to feed while keeping your race fee at $25.00…Bring a water bottle, we will have Gatorade and water to fill them up.  We will also have complimentary Vitacoco and Sambazon

***Raffle: Hanohano OCC still boasts the best Raffle west of the Mississippi…bring some dough and have a chance at a Brand New Huki OC-1, a Yolo Cruiser Bike and a ton of other great product from our sponsors and vendors.

***PFD’s are required on all paddlecraft with the exception of Prone paddleboard.  Leashes are suggested for use on the long course for OC-1’s and Surfski’s

***No Dogs, Alcohol or Glass are allowed in Mission Bay Park…Rangers will issue hefty fines