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2009 Ala Wai Challenge
Photos and Results

The 2009 Ala Wai Challenge canoe races and Hawaiian games took place January 25, 2009 on the Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu. The watersports honorees that year were Hawaiian canoe builder Bobby Puakea and legendary surfer and lifeguard Clyde Aikau.

2009 Ala Wai Challenge Canoe Race Paddlers
Copyright © Kathleen Walling Fry

EVENT: 24th Annual Ala Wai Challenge
DATE: January 25, 2009 (Sunday)
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Ala Wai Canal and Ala Wai Park

2009 Ala Wai Challenge - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery with pictures of the events, people, and activities at the 2009 Ala Wai Challenge.

Results of the 2009 Ala Wai Challenge
Results of the men's canoe race, the mixed (men and women) canoe race, the men's Makahiki games, the mixed makahiki games, and the overall winner of the 2009 Ala Wai Challenge.

Watersports Legends Honored
-Bobby Puakea, Canoe Builder
-Clyde Aikau, Surfing Legend

Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Apaka (Jeffrey Aholo Apaka)

Live Music and Entertainment
-Royal Hawaiian Band
-Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club
-- Scott Furushima
-- Kaipo Asing
-- Gary Aiko
-Jeff Apaka (Alfred Apaka's Son)
-Hawaiian Music Duo
-Herb Ohta, Jr.
-Dannen Benitez Trio
-- Darren Benitez
-- Moses "Moke Boy" Kamealoha III
-- Guy #3 (is this Richard Gideon?)
-Tahitian Show

Teams Represented
Coming soon

-MAIN SPONSOR: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

-Double Hulled Canoe Procession
-Opening Ceremony
-- Invocation
-- Presentation of $5000 Check
-- Opening Ceremony Hula
-- Letting Birds Fly
-Canoe Races
-Canoe Taxi (to event, free, until noon)
-Makihiki Games
-Makahiki Game - #1
-Makahiki Game - #2
-Makahiki Game - #3
-Makahiki Game - #4
-Makahiki Game - #5 - Huki Kaula (tug of war)

Hawaiian Marketplace Booths
Coming soon

About the Competition
-Teams of 12
-1/4 mile canoe sprint on Ala Wai Canal
-Teams also win points in Makihiki Games
-Final winning team selected in tug of war
-Award presentation after the tug-of-war
-(Team registration was $420 including lunch)

Articles About the 2009 Ala Wai Challenge
- Ala Wai Challenge Features Hawaiian Cultural Events
- Taking the Ala Wai Challenge
- Watermen Honored at Ala Wai Challenge

See also:
- Oahu Outrigger Canoe Clubs
- Outrigger Canoeing in Hawaii

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