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May122011

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Ft. De Russy Beach Park, HI ~ May 14 & 15, 2011

Celebrate the modern waterman’s lifestyle at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.  The Battle of the Paddle is a world-class stand-up paddle festival and exposition that includes races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels.

Battle of the Paddle is at historic Duke Kahanamoku Beach (Waikiki) May 14th & 15th, 2011.  For the sport’s top paddlers The Elite Race, on Saturday, is an championship styled surf race offering the sport’s largest cash purse of $25,000.  The Battle of the Paddle also has an Open Age-Group Race, Distance Race (Hawaii Kai Run), Kid’s Races and SUP Relays

Visit the Battle of the Paddle SUP Expo to see the world’s best board, paddle and SUP equipment manufacturers and check out their latest designs and new innovations. Check out the Rainbow Sandals event stage tent for announcements, live music and entertainment. 

Experience local Hawaiian culture and community. 

Kanalu will be on site with Tom “Pohaku” Stone shaping ancient style surfboards and providing a cultural education exhibit. 

 

Na Kama Kai will also be sharing their ocean awareness program, keikis activities and organizing Keiki SUP races & relays throughout the weekend.

 

A special welcoming party and aloha concert will be hosted by Quiksilver Waterman Collection on Friday evening, May 13th, featuring local musicians. Event proceeds will directly benefit the Hawaiian Community.

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