December 23rd, 2011 by evan
Here are some pictures that I took from this year’s PA’A Halloween Race. (The picture above is Ali’i Manny Kulukulualani coming in the lead) Pa’a runs a race series for paddling each year and has a theme for most of them. The Halloween race is fun to watch because racers dress in full costume and paddle the entire distance. Some even costume their canoes. Here are some of the fun costumes from this year’s race.
Ultralight Kamanu Composites 6 man canoe. I think this was the first canoe across the finish line. I believe this canoe is roughly 200 lbs or so. Most 6 man canoes are 400 lbs.
Hula SUP wahine takes the lead for best costume on a SUP
Not sure what this guy was dressed as…a duck, bird???
Haley Harrison twinkle bells her way past a guy dressed as a moke. Just kidding brah, no beat me up.
Simeon, Kimo and Kea paddling an interesting 3 man canoe
Is this the dude from the UFC or Mr. T?
Jack Sparrow paddles the 2012 Kamanu Composites “Black Pearl” (prototype is in white)
Old faithful, Jeff Chang at the finish. Jeff is older than most racers but I still have yet to beat him and at this rate most likely never will.
Is he hiding an orange ball in his blouse?
“Nice bikini costume!” say the guys in the background
The butterflies brought the Big Island rain forest with them
Looks like the genie blinked and voila, cold beverages in red cups.