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September 2013

U.S. Outrigger Championships

September 7, 2013
Avalon, Catalina Island,

First held in 1959, the Catalina race is the ultimate outrigger canoe race in California. Teams from all over the state, plus Canada, Hawaii, Guam and Japan, come to compete in the two-day event. Women, junior and coed teams race from Newport Beach to Avalon on Saturday, and men and master coed teams race back on Sunday. Ocean of Hope team members from Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club raise money through their own fundraising pages each year. http://www.active.com/donate/OutriggerO2H2013 http://www.lanakilaocc.com http://www.socaloutrigger.org/race-schedule/

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August 2013

Paddle for Humanity, August 31, 2013, Washington, D.C.

August 31, 2013
Washington, D.C. , United States

Waterman’s Applied Science sponsors Paddle for Humanity, with races across the U.S.  http://paddleforhumanity.org/ The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of its charity partners. At each race, we can distribute information and sell gear. If  paddlers designate us as their favorite charity, we will get 20 percent of their registration fee. Net proceeds from the events also will be divided among the charity partners. The results of the races will be applied to World Paddle Association…

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Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon

August 25, 2013
Manhattan Beach, CA United States

The Ocean of Hope began at the Catalina Classic, with one paddler racing in honor of Sarcoma Alliance founder Suzanne Leider. Since 1999, scores of athletes have paddled the grueling 32 miles from Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach. People who raise $3,000 for the Alliance can have their names, or the name of a loved one, on a paddleboard. Go to Active.com to donate. Get inspired by this gorgeous video of the Classic by Chris Aguilar of Soul Surf Media. O2H will have…

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July 2013

Moloka’i 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

July 28, 2013
Molokai, HI United States

Both stand-up and traditional paddleboarding champions from around the world will gather in Hawaii to test their athletic ability in the  most iconic event in the paddling community. The 32-mile crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel connects the islands of Moloka’i and Oahu. More than 2,300 feet deep, the channel creates a funnel effect that shoots billions of gallons of seawater between the islands each hour. Combine that with trade winds, and the seas can range from 8 to 15 feet on an average…

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June 2013

2013 Surftech Jay Mori­ar­ity Memo­r­ial Pad­dle­board Race

June 22, 2013
Capitola, CA United States
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Ocean of Hope will have its tent and information on sarcoma at the Jay Race, which starts at New Brighton State Beach and honors the legendary surfer Jay Moriarity.

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Paddle for Humanity, June 22, 2013, Minneapolis, MN

June 22, 2013
Unnamed Venue,
Minneapolis, CA United States

Waterman’s Applied Science sponsors Paddle for Humanity, with races across the U.S.  http://paddleforhumanity.org/ The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of its charity partners. At each race, we can distribute information and sell gear. If  paddlers designate us as their favorite charity, we will get 20 percent of their registration fee. Net proceeds from the events also will be divided among the charity partners. The results of the races will be applied to World Paddle Association…

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Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard + Stand Up Paddling Race, June 16, 2013, Catalina Island, CA

June 16, 2013
Catalina Island, CA United States

Rock 2 Rock is a challenging and fun 22-mile course from the Isthmus on Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. The race, started many years ago by Joe Bark, famed paddleboard shaper, continues under the leadership of George Loren. It is a qualifier for the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon. You can race solo or in a team, traditional or stand-up. Awesome goody bags, pre- and post-race meals, a great finish line venue and the much-anticipated Ocean of Hope…

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Paddle for Humanity, June 1, 2013, Deerfield Beach, FL

June 1, 2013
Deerfield Beach, FL United States

Waterman’s Applied Science sponsors Paddle for Humanity, with races across the U.S.  http://paddleforhumanity.org/ The Sarcoma Alliance is proud that Waterman’s has chosen us as one of its charity partners. At each race, we can distribute information and sell gear. If  paddlers designate us as their favorite charity, we will get 20 percent of their registration fee. Net proceeds from the events also will be divided among the charity partners. The results of the races will be applied to World Paddle Association…

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March 2013
$10

Power of the Ocean

March 23, 2013
Kiwanis Club Hall,
25155 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 United States
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Celebrate our Ocean of Hope team, with food and drink from the Kona Brewing Company. “Decade of Dominance,” a film about champion paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell, will be shown. All proceeds will go to Hand in Hand: the Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund, which gives grants to help cover the costs of getting a second opinion. Ocean of Hope (O2H) is the Alliance’s largest fundraiser and consists of a series of paddleboard and outrigger-canoe races. http://o2handthepoweroftheocean3.eventbrite.com/?ref=etckt

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Free

Cold Hands Paddle

March 3, 2013
Cabrillo Beach,
San Pedro, CA United States

What started as a friendly competition between two lifeguards in the cold waters off Cabrillo Beach has turned into a yearly race that brings paddleboards, SUPs, outrigger canoes, kayaks and surf skis together to compete in a 4-mile course around the breakwall. The event is free, but parking is $7. Ocean of Hope team members will have a table at registration where you can buy T-shirts, gear and raffle tickets for a San Pedro Surf and Sport surfboard or a Joe…

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