Stew Kalama Race

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:

Puakea Foundation

Kamanu Composites

Holomua Paddles

Bargreen Ellingson

Gallagher Hale Amai, Attorneys at Law

Cactus Bistro

Spa at the Modern Hotel

The Patiserrie

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

Lanikai Juice

Island Paddler Kailua

Prima Restaurant

Sunny Moritz

The Shack Kailua

Armstrong Produce


Starbucks Enchanted Lake

The Grove Restaurant

Menehune Water

California Pizza Kitchen

Ham Produce

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!