Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Hawaii Kai Time Trial at 5:30 PM


morganhawaiidownwindfin Photo by Morgan Hoesterey

Conditions look good for a downwinder again, so we will have two training groups again this Wednesday. We will meet the downwind group at 4:30 pm at Kahala. We will also have a coaching/ time trial group meeting at 5:30 pm at our regular meeting spot by the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai, where everyone is welcome to join (the tide is too low for a short course downwinder).

For the downwind group:
We are meeting at 4:30 PM at KAHALA Beach Park (official name is Waialae Beach Park), this is where we meet and where we will finish. We will leave some cars here and shuttle the boards to Portlock where we will start. Please see important note below and confirm if you want to join by sending an e-mail to

Please let Rob or Jeff know if you need a board to use.

Because we have a limited amount of time before it gets dark, we are limiting the group downwinders to participants that have downwind experience and can complete the Kahala run in less than one hour. If you have never done a downwinder before, please sign up for a private coached downwind run before you join the group runs.

We are now requiring a “qualifying time” of less than 28 minutes for the 2 mile time trial course, so before you join the group downwinders, please make sure you have completed the time trial course in under 28 minutes at least once.

The results of the time trials are posted online on Racesplitter:

There is no requirement to join the regular training group, just meet up at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp at 5:30 pm.

kahala_runfade61 This is the GPS track of a Kahala Run, about 5 miles.

kahala_meeting_place This is the Kahala Beach Park where we meet, also known as Waialae Beach Park.

Payment information:

The first training group is always FREE to newcomers. If you are attending for the second (or more) time, there is a charge of $15 per class or $100 for a pack of 10 ($10 per class). We don’t take payments at the event, so please go to either the Blue Planet store to pay, or you can pay for it online here (you can choose one time pass or 10x pass in options):

If you purchase a 10 pack, we will use the time trial results to keep track of how many time trials you have attended. Jeff is keeping a spreadsheet of who paid and how many credit were used. We will let you know when the next payment is due.

Rental boards:
The cost to rent a race board (including leash and paddle) for the training group is $30, which includes transportation to and from the event. Please reserve a rental board with 24 hour notice with either Robert or Jeff.

For more information of the Weekly Wednesdays coaching and time trials, please visit this post:

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