2018 Ta-Hoe Nalu Event Info

**NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Additional First Stroke events.
    This is a non-competitive fun guided paddle tour – no experience needed. Beginners and non-competitive paddlers welcome. Boards and paddles will be supplied for those needing them. Registrants will also receive a free entry in the 2-mile race on Sunday.
    Limit of 30 people per tour. 
  • 4-person team Sprint Elimination Challenge
  • Free Starboard’s SUP Polo
    Inflatable SUP Polo on water arena all day
  • Live Music & Raffles each day at the Kona Beer Garden
  • New, lowered event registration prices

 

SETUP DAY
Friday, August 10, 2018

  • 10 am to 5 pm – Sponsor / Exhibitor Setup
  • 1 pm to 4 pm – Event Registration
    You can register on your own computer or smart devices any time before the race by visiting tahoenalu.com/register
  • 5 pm to 8 pm – Join us at Watermans Landing in Carnelian Bay, Friday, August 10th for an evening social Hosted by Jay and Anik Wild. Come and join the pre-party!

NEW, LOWERED EVENT REGISTRATION PRICES:

  • 5 Mile Race: SUP – Prone – OC 1-2-6 – Surf Ski – $50.00
  • 2 Mile Race: SUP & Prone Divisions – $25
  • First Stroke Paddle Tour – $20
    Price includes an Event T-shirt
  • 10 Mile Distance Race: SUP – SUP Team – Prone – OC 1-2-6 – Surf Ski – $40.00
  • Grom Race 12 and Under – $10.00
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu – 4-person Team Sprint Elimination Challenge – $20.00
  • Sand Castle Building Contest – FREE
    Donations to Big Brother Big Sister accepted

Raffle tickets for prizes will be included in race pricing for the 5, 10 mile and Grom Race.

 

EVENT DAY #1
Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • 7 am to 8:30 am Registration for 5-mile Race
  • 8 am Opening Ceremony Dancers of Halau Hula ‘O Leilani will provide traditional dances of Polynesia to open the festivities.
  • NATIONAL ANTHEM SUNG BY CHRISTIAN STEINSWORTH

5 Mile Open Race (OC – Surfski – Prone – SUP divisions) – 9 am

  • 9:00 am Start of 5-mile Race
  • 9:00 am start OC-6
  • 9:05 am start OC-1<> OC-2 <> Surf Ski
  • 9:10 am start Prone
  • 9:15 am start SUP

1st Stroke 2 hour guided paddle tour

  • 9:30 am Start

1st Stroke 2 hour guided paddle tour

  • 11:00 am Start

Big Brother Big Sister SAND CASTLE CONTEST

(Individual and Team awards)

  • 11:30 am Start of Zinka’s Big Brother / Big Sister’s Sand Castle Building Contest

2 Mile SUP – Prone Course Race

  • 1:00 pm Start of the 2 mile SUP Prone Race
    Awards after race finish

All day Demos and Clinics
Must sign up for Demos at the information booth. Parent must be present with Minors.

All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo arena

Exhibitor / Vendor village open from 8 to 4 pm daily

Highlighted local retail village open from 8 to 4 pm daily

 

EVENT DAY #2
Sunday, August 12, 2018

7 am Registration for the 10 mile Distance Race (OC6, OC1, SUP, Prone ) and 2mile Fun Race

Exhibitor & local retail village open from 8 am to 4 pm daily

8:30 am Start of the 10 Mile Open Race

  • 8:30 am start OC6
  • 8:35 am start OC1, OC2, Surf Ski
  • 8:40 am start Prone
  • 8:45 am start SUP

1st Stroke 2 hour guided paddle tour

  • 9:30 am Start

GROM RACE (12 & under)

  • 11:30 am Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and under)
    Awards and Raffle at the finish of Race

All day free SUP demos (Must sign up for Demos at information booth)

Parents must be present with Minors.

4-person TEAM SPRINT ELIMINATION CHALLENGE  

  • 1 pm Start of Ta-Hoe Nalu Sprint Elimination Challenge

All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo arena

Exhibitor / Vendor village open from 8 to 4 pm daily

Highlighted local retail village open from 8 to 4 pm daily

4 pm – Closing ceremony

  • Exhibitor breakdown immediately after the event.

 

AWARDS

Award breakdown for each race: (1st-2nd & 3rd place medals)

T shirts for 10 & 5 mile, Grom Race and 1st Stroke Paddle Tour.

10 Mile & 5 Mile:

  • Each SUP / Prone category by Age – Gender.
  • OC- 6 team – OC-1 – OC-2 – Surf Ski – Tandem

2 Hour Non-Competitive Paddle Tour (All ages and skill levels):

  • Top men & women adult
  • Top Groms 12 & under. Male & Female

Grom Race:

  • Top male & female 8 and Under – SUP & Prone
  • Top male & female 9 to 12 – SUP & Prone
  • Participation medal for all Grom racers

Ta-Hoe Nalu Sprint Elimination Challenge:

  • Top Adult men & women
  • Top Grom male & female 12 and under

Age Medal Categories: Male – Female – 5, 10 mile and Grom Races only

  • Grom 8 & under
  • Grom 9 – 12
  • Junior 13 – 17
  • 18 – 29
  • 30 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70+
  • Teams (No age categories) Include OC6 -2’s & Tandem