2017 Ta-Hoe Nalu Event Info


  • Waterman’s Challenge – SUP – Swim – Prone
  • TaHoeNalu Sprint Elimination Challenge
  • More Fun for all ages and skill levels
  • Big Brother / Big Sister’s ZINKA Sand Castle Building Contest
  • Live Music 2 to 5 pm each day at the Kona Beer Garden

In-person, online registration will be available each day at King’s Beach via provided iPads or from your own mobile device.

Online registration will shut down 30 minutes prior to the start of each race – so be sure to register early.

Friday, August 11

2 pm to 6 pm

Registration for all events

Yoga, fitness & paddle clinics

3 pm

GoPro Camera Clinic at the GoPro Booth
Learn how to master your GoPro
Chance to Win a new GoPro


TYDE Music (local ukuleles, drums, didgeridoos and more)
Learn to play the Ukulele. Will give a 1 hour lesson 

3 pm to 5 pm

Paddle with the Pro’s
Waterman’s Landing, Jay Wild & Chase Kosterlitz. Founder of SUPPA.
Chase & Jay will have a 2 hour comprehensive Pro paddle clinic for $125 per person
To register click here.

2 pm to 4 pm

The Butterfly Effect
Lindsey Felsch brings the Butterfly Effect to Ta-Hoe Nalu. Sign up by clicking here.

2 pm to 6 pm

Manufacture free demos
Must sign up at Ta-Hoe Nalu information Tent

2 pm to 5pm

Food Court & KONA Beer Garden Open w/Live Music

Saturday, August 12

7 am to 8:30 am

Registration for 10 mile Distance and 2 mile beginner race

7:30 am

Opening Ceremony and announcements
Opening Ceremony and awards honoring the 1st SUP racers and Supporters of the original Ta-Hoe Nalu. Memorial Paddle out remembering the loss of a great Ta-Hoe Nalu Staff member and friend, Paul Speirer, prior to the start of the 10 mile Race.
Dancers of Halau Hula ‘O Leilani will provide traditional dances of Polynesia to open the festivities.
National Anthem Sung by Christian Steinsworth

9:00 am

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

10:00 am

2 mile Race Start
Race Awards & Raffle at finish of race

10 am at the ZINKA Booth

ZINKA Face Painting Contest
Groms 12 and under
Winners announced during the awards for the Grom Race Highlighted a local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily

11:30 am

Grom Race Start
Ages 12 and under
Awards and raffle after finish

1 pm

Waterman’s Challenge Start
Awards after race finish

4 pm

Announcements of Local evening events.

8 to 4pm

All day Demos and Clinics
Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth

Exhibitor / Vender village open

Sunday, August 13

7 am

Registration for the 5 mile Open Race
OC6, OC1,SUP, Prone

8 am


9 am

5 Mile Open Race Start
9:00 am start OC6
9:05 am start OC1, OC2, Surf Ski
9:10 am start Prone
9:15 am start SUP
Awards and Raffle at finish of Race

11:00 am

Start of Big Brother / Big Sister’s Sand Castle building Contest

1 pm

Big Brothers / Big Sisters Luau
Donate $20 to Big Brothers / Big Sisters and get a ticket for the Luau, Hawaiian Music and Dancers. Food served at 1 pm Sunday. Menu items include pulled pork slider’s with mango-pineapple salsa, kabobs, skewers, pineapple-kiwi bites and macaroni salad.

1 pm

Ta-Hoe Nalu Sprint Elimination Challenge
Awards at finish of Race


Closing Ceremony

8 to 4pm

All day Demos and Clinics
Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth

Exhibitor / Vender village open

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

10 Mile & 5 Mile:

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

2 mile Beginner Race:

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

Jay Wild’s Waterman’s Challenge:

Top adult men & women
Top Grom male & female 12 & under

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

Grom 8 & under
Grom 9 – 12
Junior 13 – 17
18 – 29
30 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69