Update – U.S. Coast Guard SUP Stand Up Race MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE


Just got off the phone with Tad Tucker who is organizing this race.  He’s a reserve in the Coast Guard and a cool guy. This can change on race day but here’s what I got for now:

Beach Entry is $20. Cash is ok and make checks payable to ‘Coast Guard Foundation’

Tentative time schedule:

7:15 am Registration
Sign in is at the boat ramp area at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. It’s easier for them to set up there because there will be OC-6 canoes also.  Race numbers will probably be a black sharpie on the arm.

8:30 am Briefing for course, rules, safety, etc by Tad Tucker

This part is not finalized yet.  They are trying to figure out how to stagger the start for each class.  So far they are expecting 20+ SUP, 44 OC-6’s and 100+ OC-1’s.  Let’s get more stand ups out there!

8:45 am SUP
9:00 am OC1
9:15 am OC-6
10:30/11 am lunch at Ala Moana Picnic Site #4

Race Course:
Start for SUPs should be in front of Marshall Rose’s house on Portlock side of Maunalua Bay, just like the Duke’s race.  This can change but I hope we start there because I don’t want to have to start going upwind. 

Finish for SUP’s can either be at Kaimana Beach or Magic Island.  The Magic Island finish will be in the water between channel marker #5 and #6.  After that, paddle into the channel and get out near the picnic area.  

Lunch will be at Picnic Site #4 which is over he foot bridge from the little parking lot across where you get out of the water and where all the OC-1’s normally launch from.  I think it’s bentos or something like that.  The SUP’s that finish at Kaimana can drive over to Magic Island for lunch.  

Who’s gonna be there and where are you finishing?

Here’s the info again from the flyer:

Contact person:  

Tad Tucker 263-2564 


Join us as we say “Thank You” to the 

rescuers who risk their lives to be there 

when they’re needed. 

Show your support by racing Sunday 

November 2, 2008  8:00 am 

Meet at Hawaii Kai boat ramp, race from   

Hawaii Kai to Magic Island. Lunch After. 

Open to OC1, OC2, OC6, surf ski, and 

stand up paddle board. 

Race fee:  $20 per paddler   

Payable to:  Coast Guard Foundation 

A non profit that helped our rescuers’ 

families in a time of need after the 

loss of rescue helicopter CG-6505.

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1 Response to “Update – U.S. Coast Guard SUP Stand Up Race MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE”

  1. Harris 1Harris

    I’ll be there and finishing kaimana

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