The Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club’s 7th Annual Hoe Wa`a Challenge is a paddling enthusiasts weekend on the beautiful beaches of Brigantine Island, New Jersey. The 3-day event* kicks off on Friday, August 17th with OC-6 and surfski paddling clinics with world renowned paddlers Kai Bartlett and Kekoa Cramer.  On Saturday, August 18th we launch the Ozone Hoe Wa`a Challenge – an open ocean OC-6 race with beach launch featuring 12-mile men’s and women’s races and a 9-mile mixed race division. And new this year on Sunday, August 19th is the Sunova Waterman’s Challenge including short and long open ocean races with beach launch for OC-1, OC-2, surfskis and paddleboard (stand-up and prone).

*Conditions permitting.

OC-6 Race: Brigantine Inlet Beach

Lagoon Blvd & Ocean Drive
Brigantine, NJ 08203
39.381961, -74.410239

Waterman’s Race (Oc-1/OC-2/surfski/paddleboard):

TBA – soon!