Huaka'i Makai

Event Date

Sun, Nov 2, 2014


Kailua, HI

About This Activity

Hui o Ko`olaupoko (HOK) is a 501(c)3 non-profit watershed management group established in 2007 to work with communities to improve water quality through ecosystem restoration and storm water management, focusing specifically in the Ko`olaupoko region – from Makapu`u to Kualoa.  HOK implements innovative, on-the-ground projects that effectively manage and protect water quality and natural resources in Hawai`i.  HOK’s mission is to protect ocean health by restoring the '?ina: mauka to makai

This race is a fundraiser for ocean protection, in partnership with Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks and Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association.


Date:  Sunday, November 2, 2014


Location:  Kailua Bay

Kailua Beach Park

526 Kawailoa Road,        

Kailua, HI 96734

(at Kailua Beach Park behind Kalapawai Market)


Pre-registration:  $40 until October 29th, 2014.  Pre-registration includes dri-fit shirt, post-race snack and race prizes during the awards ceremony.  Dri-fit shirts are men's short sleeve, sizes S-XL. No refunds.

Event Day Registration:  Once pre-registration closes, you must register in person on race day between 8:30am - 9:30am.  Day of registration is $50 but dri-fit shirts may not be available.  No refunds.


Awards will be given to:  Top male & female finishers for each age group in each race category:

Age Groups

18 and under

19 – 59 years


 Race Categories include Swim, OC1, OC2, OC6, V1, Surfski, SUP, Prone

Race Courses:                                 

Swim course: ~1 mile buoy race along Kailua Beach, starting and ending on the beach behind Kalapawai Market.

Short distance SUP & Prone, OCs, Vs, etc.: ~4 miles starting in the water off Kailua Beach, shooting straight out to buoy off Lanikai Beach, back around Flat Island and end on the beach behind Kalapawai Market.

Long distance OCs, V1, surfski: ~5 miles starting in the water off Kailua Beach, shooting straight out to buoy off Lanikai Beach, around the Mokulua Islands, around Flat Island and end on the beach behind Kalawai Market.

 *Courses are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

* OC6 participants must each sign up individually.  No discount is provided for OC6 teams.

*Please sign the liability waiver provided on registration page.


Swimmers will be provided witha swim cap.  Goggles, face masks and snorkels are permitted.  Swimmers with fins are able to participate but not eligible for awards.

SUP & Paddlers must use a leash on their craft.  Participants will have a water start and end on the beach by running through the finish line.  Volunteers will grab your boats in the water while you cross the finish line, but recruit someone to grab your boat if you would feel more comfortable having someone you know handle your boat.  HOK and race partners will not be responsible for any equipment damage.

Event details and schedule

8:30am - 9:30am    Registration

9:45am   Mandatory pre-race meeting

10:00am  Race start

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