I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the Duke’s race on Saturday. Here’s the info I got:
Beach Entries are ok. Show up at 9 am with your form and check for $40 written to “Hawaii Paddleboard Championship”. There is no beach entry penalty or late fee. Registration table will be at Koko Head side of Maunalua Bay (Maunalua Bay Bath House) near the restrooms.
The orientation/briefing will start around 10:45 am and race begins at 11 am.
The race starts in the water at Maunalua Bay and racers need to go around the last green channel marker buoy (blinkey I think it’s called) and one more around Queen Surf (NOT Diamond Head Buoy) and then the finish line is at the Duke Statue. I saw something earlier that said it ended at Duke’s Restaurant but it’s Duke Statue. After that you’ll get your swag stuff and lunch.
They are still figuring out the final divisions for the SUP divisions although all boards are welcome. I heard rumors yesterday about a 14′ limit but today I was told that there will be a 14′+ unlimited class. I was told there are over 100 entrants so far for paddleboards and SUPS and over 30 SUPs already entered.
Here’s the race organizer’s info:
Any other info please post in the comments.