Race 2018-06-23T14:35:44+00:00

Enjoy the sand, sun, and salt water this August at the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club’s 7th Annual Hoe Wa`a Challenge!

EVENTS *Conditions Permitting

  • Friday, August 17, 2018

    Paddling clinics sponsored by Premier Paddle Sports and Extreme Windsurfing for experienced ocean paddlers only

    • OC-6 steering with Kekoa Cramer

    • OC-1/OC-2 with Kai Bartlett *BYO-OC-1/OC-2

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Ozone Hoe Wa`a Challenge

    • Women’s OC-6 race (12-miles)

    • Men’s OC-6 race (12-miles)

    • Mixed OC-6 race (9-miles)

    • Luau & OC-6 awards

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Sunova Waterman’s Challenge

    • OC-1, OC-2, surfski and paddleboard (stand-up and prone)

      • Long race: 10 miles

      • Short race: 5 miles

    • Lunch & awards

DEADLINES

  • OC-6 Canoe Loan Request:  July 15, 2018.

  • Registration:  August 7, 2018 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • Late Registration: August 8, 2018 – August 15, 2018  

REGISTRATION

  • See http://www.pocchoewaa.com/registration/ for detailed information and link for registration

  • Registration through August 7, 2018

    • Paddling clinic: $125 per person; registration will be posted at www.POCCHoeWaa.com

    • OC-6 races: $360 USD per canoe

    • OC-1, surfski, and paddleboard (stand-up and prone) short and long races: $50 USD per paddler

    • OC-2 short and long races: $50 each paddler (total $100 USD)

  • Late Registration: August 8, 2018 – August 15, 2018 (prices increase!)

    • Paddling clinic: $135 per person; registration will be posted at www.POCCHoeWaa.com

    • OC-6 races: $420 USD per canoe

    • OC-1, surfski, and paddleboard (stand-up and prone) short and long races: $60 USD per paddler

    • OC-2 short and long races: $60 USD each paddler (total $120 USD)

  • Separate registration required for each team/craft racing.

  • Registration fees go directly to cover the event costs.  Should the event be cancelled by the Race Director due to weather or other safety concerns, refunds will not be provided.

  • Questions about registration can be directed to the hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org

DOUBLE PADDLERS (for the OC-6 Race)

  • Registration fees are per crew not per paddler

  • For the OC-6 teams, each registered OC-6 crew will receive 6 luau tickets (at race check-in) which are transferable.

OC-6 CANOE LOANS

  • Deadline for canoe loan requests by July 15, 2018 to be made through registration form submission and to be coordinated by POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Committee. (please request via google form link at the end of the PaddleGuru Registration page).

  • Please do not reach out to other clubs directly to avoid double booking.

  • OC-6 Canoe Rental Fee $300 USD to be collected by the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Committee and passed through to the team renting their canoe).

  • Completing registration does not guarantee a canoe.  Requesting teams will receive a confirmation email once a canoe loan is arranged.

  • After the canoe loan deadline (July 15, 2018), teams needing a canoe should not register without prior approval from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Planning Team (hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org).

RACE RULES

All crews should read the registration information and rules prior to registering. The Hoe Wa`a Registration team can be reached via email at hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org

CANCELLATION FEE

20% cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled by August 7, 2018 11:59 PM EDT. 100% Cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled after August 8. 2018 12:01 AM EDT. NO CANCELLATION for Late Registration.

CAPTAIN’S SAFETY MEETING

  • Ozone Hoe Wa’a Challenge (OC-6): Mandatory OC-6 crew check-in and captain’s safety meeting will be held on Saturday August 18, 2018 6:30AM EDT (women’s), 9:00AM EDT (men’s), and 12:00PM EDT (mixed).

  • Sunova Waterman’s Challenge (OC-1, OC-2, surfski, paddleboard [stand-up and prone]): Mandatory paddler check-in and captain’s safety meeting will be held on Sunday August 19, 2018 8:30 AM EDT.

SCHEDULE*:

*Times subject to change – finalized schedule will be emailed to each paddler 2 weeks prior to the race.

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Paddling Clinics (approximately 2 hours each)

Sponsored by Premier Paddle Sports and Extreme Windsurfing

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach
Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive
Inlet: 39.381961, -74.410239

  • 2:00 p.m. OC-1/OC-2 (BYO) and OC-6 clinics

  • 5:00 p.m. OC-1/OC-2 (BYO) and OC-6 clinics

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Ozone Hoe Wa`a Challenge (OC-6) 

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach
Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive
Inlet: 39.381961, -74.410239

  • 6:30 a.m. Registration check-in tent open

  • 6:30 a.m. Women’s OC-6 Captain’s Meeting

  • 7:30 a.m. Women’s OC-6 Race – 12 miles

  • 9:00 a.m. Men’s OC-6 Captain’s Meeting

  • 10:30 a.m. Men’s OC-6 Race – 12 miles

  • 12:00 p.m. Mixed OC-6 Captain’s Meeting

  • 1:30 p.m. Mixed OC-6 Race – 9 miles

  • 3:00 p.m. Post-race tear down at the inlet.  Transfer to luau location

  • 5:00 p.m. Luau – (Luau Location: Laguna Grill & Rum Bar)

  • 5:45 p.m. OC-6 Awards

Sunday, August 19, 2018 – Sunova Waterman’s Challenge (OC-1, OC-2, surfski, paddleboard) 

Location: TBA

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration check-in tent open

  • 8:30 a.m. Safety Meeting

  • 9:00 a.m. Long Race start (staggered starts by watercraft type)

  • 10:00 a.m. Short Race start (staggered starts by watercraft type)

  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Awards

FREE AGENT PADDLERS (OC-6)

Paddlers welcome to form a team not affiliated with a club.  Use this our Hoe Wa`a Challenge Facebook page to connect.  Once a team is formed, the captain can register the team.

FOOD

  • Luau included in OC-6 athletes team registration fee – ticket is your racing wristband. All others are welcome to purchase luau tickets available on the luau page.

    • OC-6 double paddlers will receive 2 tickets (wristbands) which can be picked up at the registration tent on race day – these are transferable.

    • Extra luau tickets for guests available for purchase at http://www.pocchoewaa.com/luau/ and tickets (ie. wristbands) can be picked up at the registration tent on race day.

      • Adults 13+ years: $35.00

      • Children 6-12 years: $15.00

      • Children under 6 years: free

  • Lunch included in OC-1/OC-2/surfski/paddleboard (stand-up and prone) athletes registration fee on Sunday