2017 Ta-Hoe Nalu Event Info

**NEW FOR THIS YEAR:

  • First Stroke 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. Those signing up will also get a free entry in the 2-mile race on Sunday.
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu 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

Setup Day, Friday, August 11

10 am to 5 pm Sponsor / Exhibitor set up

1 pm to 4 pm Event Registration

  • You can register on your own smart devices any time before the race by logging into tahoenalu.com and click on Register> Then go straight to check in before the race.

5 pm to 8 pm Sponsor / Exhibitor / Staff Social

  • Hosted by Jay and Anik Wild at Waterman’s Landing Carnelian Bay, Refreshments and Hors devours will be served.

New lower event pricing

  • 5 Mile Race: SUP – Prone – OC 1 $40.00
  • 5 Mile Race OC 2 $50.00 Team OC 6 $60
  • First Stroke Paddle Tour $20 (Price includes Event T-shirt)
  • Jay Wild’s Waterman Challenge $30 (Boards included)
  • 10 Mile Distance Race: SUP – Prone – OC 1 $40.00
  • 10 Mile Distance Race OC 2 $50.00 Team OC 6 $60.00
  • Grom Race 12 and Under $10.00
  • TaHoeNalu 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 mile, 10 mile and Grom Race.

Saturday, August 12

7 am to 8:30 am Registration for 5 the 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.

8 am to 4 pm daily highlighted local Exhibitor/Vendor Village open

  • All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo Arena.
  • All day free SUP demos. Must sign up for Demos at the information booth.
  • Awards and Raffles at the finish of each race.

9 am start of 5 Mile Open Races (OC – Surfski – Prone – SUP divisions)

  • 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

9:20 am start of First Stroke Paddle Tour

10 am ZINKA Face Painting Contest

  • 10:00 am at ZINKA Booth
  • AWARDS AFTER THE SANDCASTLE CONTEST

11:30 am ZINKA’S 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

1 pm start JAY WILD’S WATERMAN CHALLENGE (Adult and Grom Divisions)

  • Awards after race finish

Sunday, August 13

7 am Registration for Races

  • 10 mile Distance Race (OC6, OC1, SUP, Prone)
  • 2-mile Fun Race
  • Grom Race

8 am to 4 pm daily highlighted local Exhibitor/Vendor Village open

  • All day free Starboard Water SUP Polo Arena.
  • All day free SUP demos. Must sign up for Demos at the information booth.
  • Awards and Raffles at the finish of each race.

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

8:50 am start of 2-mile race

11:30 am Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and under)

1 pm Start of Sprint Elimination Challenge (Top Male & Female 1st,2nd,3rd place)

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

4 pm Closing Ceremony

  • Exhibitor breakdown immediately after

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 –
  • 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

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

TaHoeNalu 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