Ventura Outrigger Challenge
Presented by Hokuloa Outrigger

Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club welcomes you to their annual Ventura Outrigger Challenge – where competing teams will battle it out in this 6-man iron race on the open ocean with views of the spectacular Channel Islands.

We are honored to celebrate 35 years as part of the Ventura community and grateful for the support we receive from partner agencies, sponsors, local vendors, and volunteers.

Celebrate World Ocean Day during the Ventura Outrigger Challenge with ocean-oriented vendors including our event partner Paso Pacífico.



  • Keiki
    • Girls - 10 & Under
    • Boys - 10 & Under
    • Girls - 12 & Under
    • Boys - 12 & Under
    • Girls - 14 & Under
    • Boys - 14 & Under
    • Girls - 16 & Under
    • Boys - 16 & Under
  • Novice/Short
    • Girls - 19 & Under
    • Boys - 19 & Under
    • Novice A - Women Spec
    • Novice B - Women Spec
    • Novice A - Women UL
    • Novice B - Women UL
    • Novice A - Men Spec
    • Novice B - Men Spec
    • Novice A - Men UL
    • Novice B - Men UL
    • Novice A - Co-Ed
    • Novice B - Co-Ed
    • Novice A - Co-Ed UL
    • Novice B - Co-Ed UL
    • Women - Short Course - UL
    • Women - Short Course Elite
    • Men - Short Course - UL
    • Men - Short Course Elite
    • Co-Ed - Short Course - UL
    • Co-Ed - Juniors (Short)
  • Women/Coed
    • Women - 19 & Under
    • Women - Spec
    • Women - Masters UL
    • Women - Senior Masters UL
    • Women - Golden Masters UL
    • Women - Unlimited
    • Co-Ed - Open UL
    • Co-Ed - Masters UL
    • Co-Ed - Sr Masters UL
    • Co-Ed - Golden Masters UL
    • Co-Ed - Juniors (Long)
  • Men
    • Men - 19 & Under
    • Men - Spec
    • Men - Masters UL
    • Men - Senior Masters UL
    • Men - Golden Masters UL
    • Men - Unlimited

Schedule of Events

All times are approximate

7:00 AM         Registration, coffee and breakfast vendors open

7:00 AM         Merchandise, vendors, silent auction, and raffle tents open

7:15 AM         Race blessing and Keiki Race orientation

7:30 AM         Keiki Race starts

8:00 AM         Novice, Junior, and Short Course steersperson meeting

8:30 AM         Novice, Junior, and Short Course Race starts

9:00 AM         Open Steersperson meeting

10:00 AM        Women and COED Long Course Race

11:00 AM        Lunch Opens

11:30 AM        Beer Garden Opens – Sponsored by Poseidon Brewing Company

12:00 PM        Men’s Long Course Race starts

2:00 PM         Last Raffle prizes announced

3:00 PM         Awards Ceremony

4:00 PM         Beer Garden Closes


Take Highway 101 to Ventura

Exit Seaward Avenue.

Take Harbor Boulevard toward Ventura Harbor.

Right at Spinnaker Drive.

Race site will be in the last lot at the end of Spinnaker


Race event parking is prohibited in Harbor retail parking spots. Our ability to retain the race site depends on being good neighbors.

There is no overnight parking.

Free street parking is available along Spinnaker Drive (where marked) and two designated lots.

Lot 1 is at the end of Spinnaker Drive on the ocean side next to the race site.

Lot 2 is the Safe Harbor Ventura Isle’s Lot located at 1363 Spinnaker Drive.

It takes 10 minutes to walk from Lot 2 via the inner harbor walkway to the race site.

We recommend that paddlers with large equipment, like pop-ups, drop off their belongings and fellow paddlers at the race site prior to parking.

There is no shuttle.

To view this map in Google:

Trailer Unloading

Follow above directions to Harbor Boulevard.
Continue on Harbor Blvd (about 2.5 miles) to Spinnaker Drive.
Turn right onto Spinnaker Drive until it ends at the dirt lot.

Trailer parking questions contact:
Andrew Berner  805-450-9094
Yvonne Menard 805-798-2324

Friday, June 7          3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 8        5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Safety Boats

From Harbor Boulevard, turn right onto Schooner Drive.

Schooner Drive will dead-end after one block, turn right on Anchors Way.

Boat launch is immediately on the left off Anchors Way on the northeast side of the harbor

Visiting Crews


All paddlers, visitors, guest of clubs or support staff must complete a 2024 SCORA Liability Waiver. No exceptions. Sign waiver here

How to Register/Guest Club Login

Registration Steps/Login

If anyone from your club has participated in a SCORA race in the past, please use your club’s account login and do not create another one and login here.

If new to racing with SCORA register here

Once in your account:

  1. Enter a coach if not already in there. Must enter them as “New”
  2. IF using your own canoes – check borrowed
  3. When it says “select the canoe you will be borrowing”, scroll down to “canoe not listed”, check the box of type, then type the canoe number. No need for color or name.
  4. If borrowing from SCORA – same as #3 but put “unknown” in the canoe number space
  5. Paddler input screen comes up – enter all of your paddlers under “Guest”.
  6. Select  a coach
  7. Hit next and you will be sent to the payment screen. Pay in person or online.

All Pau

Any issues please email

Raffle & Silent Auction

Hokuloa is pleased to sponsor an onsite home race raffle and silent auction. Tickets may be purchased on Saturday, June 8, 2024, starting at 7:00 am and closing at 2:00 pm PT.

Square (credit cards), cash, and checks will be accepted.

The drawing will be held at the time of raffle close a 2:00 pm. Winner(s) are not required to be present to win.

Beer Garden

We are proud to pour Poseidon Brewery’s Best!! Join us from 12:00 noon-4:00 pm. Only persons 21 and over may enter the Beer Garden. Make sure you bring current Identification to enter the Beer Garden. Don’t forget your ID- You will not be admitted to the beer garden without an ID.

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Merchandise & Vendors

Race apparel and merchandise will be available for purchase at the event. Pre-sales are recommended and available through Tuesday, May 14.

There will also be a selection of vendors at the race site. All purchases made at the vendor site, will support our club


Food vendors will be available throughout the day. Please follow Zero Waste practices and bring your own plate/utensils and properly use the green waste, recycle, and trash receptacles. Additional food options are available throughout the Harbor.


For hotels and motels visit:

For camping, visit:

Local Regulations

Alcohol is not allowed on the beach or in the parking areas. Harbor Cove Beach is a dog friendly beach. Keep your dog on leash.