RACE UPDATE: Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival

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12 DAYS TO THE QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION

WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

May 5&6, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

April 23, 2012: As the clock winds down to the start of the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival, May 5 & 6, competitors and vendors are encouraged to make final preparations for an action-packed weekend on the sand and waves of Duke Kahanamoku Beach.

Heading the elite field of entries are: Jamie Mitchell (Australia); Travis Grant (Australia); Danny Ching (CA); Connor Baxter (Maui); Slater Trout (Maui); Noa Ginella (Oahu); Matthew Becker (CA); and Aaron Napoleon (Oahu); Candice Appleby (Hawaii); Jenny Kalmbach (Hawaii); Talia Gangini (Maui); Gillian Gibree (CA); and Mariko Strickland (Hawaii).

For those paddlers who have not completed their entries, you can ENTER HERE ONLINE.


Image courtesy Chase Olivieri

EVENT CALENDAR:

Thursday, May 3:
~ ATHLETE PRESS CONFERENCE: 1pm, Outrigger Reef Hotel.
~ Hawaii launch of Jamie Mitchell’s “Decade of Dominance” documentary. 6-9pm at Duke’s Waikiki.

Friday, May 4:
~ Competitor/Sponsor/Ambassador party, 6-9pm. Please note that this event is NOT open to the public. Please refer to your official packet for invitation.

Saturday, May 5:
~ Race events: SURVIVOR SUP, Open Race, Prone Paddleboard Race, OC Races. 8am-4pm, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy:
~ Beer Garden from 11am-7pm on the Hale Koa Lawn.
~ Music 1pm-7pm on the Hale Koa Lawn.
~ Vendor Booths on the Beach 9am-5pm.
~ Hawaiian Plate Lunches and food for sale on the Hale Koa Lawn.

Sunday, May 6:
~ Race events: Downwind distance races all classes; WATERMAN CHALLENGE, Relays. 8am-4pm, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy:
~ Beer Garden from 11am-7pm on the Hale Koa Lawn.
~ Music 1pm-7pm on the Hale Koa Lawn.
~ Vendor Booths on the Beach 9am-5pm.
~ Hawaiian Plate Lunches and food for sale on the Hale Koa Lawn.

VISITOR SUPPORT:

Car & Truck Rental:
For all your car and truck rental needs, please contact JN Chevrolet below or visit their website.
JN CHEVROLET
2999 North Nimitz Highway,
Honolulu, HI 96819
Sales: (877) 821-2113
Service: (877) 288-8041
sclines@jnautomotive.com

Accommodations:
Our preferred hotel partner is Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. Visit the Outrigger and Waikiki Beach Walk websites to book your room for the event.

www.outrigger.com
www.waikikibeachwalk.com

Oahu Visitor Information:
www.gohawaii.com

PLEASE NOTE: All rules and guidelines for the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival and the Jamie Mitchell Survivor race are set up in cooperation with the World Paddle Association.  The Jamie Mitchell Survivor race is a unique format by which rules and guidelines were put in place to be fun, fair and consistent with the current 2012 World Paddle Association SUP Rulebook.  All participants should review the rules for such unique events like the Jamie Mitchell Survivor race since there are some additions that you will help you in your efforts and maximize your success.  Be sportsmanlike and enjoy the sport of stand up paddling.

RACE CONTACT: Peter Mel, Quiksilver

MEDIA CONTACT: Jodi Wilmott

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