HONOLULU – March 14, 2012 – Calling all paddleboarders, stand-up paddlers, 1- 2- and 6-man outriggers, & surfski paddlers: The Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival has been announced for May 5&6 at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, with $25,000 in prize money
The pinnacle of the festival is the “SURVIVOR SUP” race with a course designed by world champion paddler Jamie Mitchell. Survivor SUP will be a WPA-sanctioned qualifier for the 2012 WPA National SUP Championship. For the all-around waterman there is also the “QUIKSILVER WATERMAN CHALLENGE” that will include the three disciplines of swim, paddleboard & SUP. Other events of the weekend include a downwind race for all craft, as well as sprint races.
We welcome weekend warriors and pro paddlers alike, with a variety of divisions and distances for each.
Live music and entertainment.
11am-7pm beer garden.
Welcome party for competitors.
Cool competitor goody bags.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.quiksilver.com/WatermanEvents
Entry fees start at $75, ($50 for military). Package rates for those entering more than one division.
Watch the live event broadcast on www.quiksilver.com/watermanevents and in Hawaii, Oceanic Time Warner Cable channels SURF 250 and HSURF 1250.