Shout out and big mahalo to all the clubs and paddlers who came out for the 21st annual Stew Kalama Race on March 9th, 2013.
The race honors the late Joseph "Stew" Kalama, one of the founders of Kai Oni Canoe Club.
We had a great turnout, a beautiful day, and some exciting ocean conditions.
That plus great food, raffles, and amazing live music made it a perfect way to kick off the 2013 paddling season.
Race results are here. We've got some pictures here.
Mahalo to OHCRA, the Kalama family, Ivan Shigaki, and the Jimmy Reyes Trio (and friends).
Mahalo also to the local businesses who contributed to our race and our raffle:
Gallagher Hale Amai, Attorneys at Law
Spa at the Modern Hotel
Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill
Law Offices of Ian Mattoch
Honolulu Tinting Company
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Tamura's Fine Wines
Bath & Body Works
Honolulu Ship Supply
Island Paddler Kailua
The Shack Kailua
Starbucks Enchanted Lake
The Grove Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Deep Roots Clothing
Big City Diner
The Family Shop
Subway Ewa Pointe
Uahi Island Grill
Whole Foods Kailua
Buzz's Original Steakhouse
See you on the water, and see you next year at the "Uncle Stew" race!