Leave the hamburgers and hot dogs at home this Memorial Day, and celebrate the start of summer with a new tradition. Head over to the 8th annual Haleiwa SUP Race for a variety of stand up paddleboard races, clinics and fun.
Here are three things to know about the stand up paddleboard race:
How it works:
Events start at 8:15 a.m., when registration opens. Choose from a variety of courses and board lengths.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both men and women in a variety of age categories.
There is also a Keiki Relay and Clinic to get the young ones involved.
There’s something for everyone at these stand up paddleboard races. The main 4-mile course travels along the beach from Waimea Bay Beach Park to Haleiwa. The sprint course leaves from the beach across the street from Surf N Sea and travels out around a buoy near Pua’ena Point Beach Park before returning to the start. An agility course zig zags around flags in the bay in front of Surf N Sea, and there’s even a Keiki course for the young SUP-er in your family.
Have we piqued your interest? Register for any of the categories, which are broken down by the size of board, age and gender of the competitor.
The entry fee is $40, and get an awesome shirt to commemorate the event for just $20 extra.
There is a max of 200 contestants, so get your registration in as soon as possible!
There is a free Keiki relay race for the first 20 to register for the spots.
Checks can be made out to Surf N Sea, and returned to our shop.
Not interested in competing? Come out and watch the fun. It’s going to be awesome!