Note: These tips are based on predominant tradewind conditions. It looks like the wind will be light for the race on Sunday, which makes it less of a factor.
Hawaii Kai to Waikiki SUP racing tips for the Battle of the Paddle distance race from Robert Stehlik. Filmed and edited by Morgan Hoesterey. Brought to you by Blue Planet Surf
Some helpful links for the Hawaii Kai distance race:
Current wind conditions:
Here are some google earth images of the race course (click on image to enlarge)
The whole course
The start to blinker bouy:
Line to Black Point:
Around Diamond Head:
Turning in at the Lighthouse:
Going into Waikiki:
I won't be able to race this weekend but wish everyone a safe and fun race!