Saturday is the big event. 18miles (29km) along the coastline of Big Island, Hawaii. It’s hot and humid, a light breeze and small swell. But there will be over 100 canoes for the Wahine’s (Women), and the same for the Kane (Men). So it will be a fight for a position!
The Surfers Paradise Outrigger Canoe Club (SOCC) has brought two teams over from Australia; one men’s and one women’s. They have been training during their winter (offseason) just for this race. And they are keen and eager to hit the water.
Having arrived a week early to acclimatise, and do a little touristy sightseeing, they have scoped out the water, rigged their canoe, and had some fun with the OC4 relay race. It’s not time for the big event.
Ride The Swell has helped out with some Dry Bags for team members to keep their belongings safe and secure. The Wahine start their race at Kailua Bay, paddling 18 miles south to Honaunau Bay. When their race is done, the Kane swap with the Wahine and race the canoes back.
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