Multi-craft racing series

Returning again is the MAUI JIM Waterman series, which is a 5 race series within the ISLAND AIR Ocean Racing Series that utilizes a different paddle disciplines during each selected event to determine the best all-around waterman/woman.  There are 5 disciplines: OC-1, Surfski, SUP (14’ rudderless), 12’ Prone Paddleboard and V-1.


The point designation will be based on your overall finish in the designated craft division for the day.  There are 5 races in the Waterman Series, of which paddlers will earn points for their best 4 finishes.  The point system will be as follows:

1st place = 100 points
2nd place =98 points
3rd place = 97 points
4th place = 96 points
5th place = 95 points
6th place = 94 points

At the end of the series, add the points from each race entered (minimum 2 and maximum 4), and the paddler with the most points win.  Men and Women will be scored on their own point scale.  You must enter at least 2 waterman events to qualify points.


Each MAUI JIM Waterman race will have a cash purse for the top 3 male and female finishers.  Also each race will have a hot spot along the course where the first male and female paddler will win a cash bonus, however, to earn the hot spot bonus you must finish the race.  There will also be a cumulative series cash purse for the end of the season, series winners.

MAUI JIM Waterman Series overall placing purse (end of season)

MAUI JIM Waterman Series overall placing purse (end of season) Male Female
1st $400.00 $240.00
2nd $300.00 $180.00
3rd $200.00 $120.00
1st 29 and under $100.00 $60.00
1st 30-39 $100.00 $60.00
1st 40-49 $100.00 $60.00
1st 50-56 $100.00 $60.00
1st 57-63 $100.00 $60.00
1st 64+ $100.00 $60.00

MAUI JIM Waterman Series – Purse for each race

1st Place Hotspot: $100.00 $60.00
1st Place Overall (End of Race): $200.00 $120.00
2nd Place Overall (End of Race): $100.00 $60.00
3rd Place Overall (End of Race): $50.00 $30.00

EACH RACE IS OPEN TO ALL CRAFTS, however, if you want to vie for the Waterman points, you should participate in the designated water craft for each “Waterman series” race.  The designated races are noted on the race schedule, and listed below:

  1. Race #1 Jan. 08. Makapu’u to Kailua, (Maui Jim Waterman Series for V-1)
  2. Race #2 Jan. 22. Hawaii Kai–Kaimana Beach (Maui Jim Waterman Series for Prone Paddleboard 12’)
  3. Race #4 Feb. 18. Makapu’u to Hawaii Kai (Maui Jim Waterman Series for Surfski)
  4. Race #6 March 19. Hawaii Kai – Magic Island (Maui Jim Waterman Series for OC-1)
  5. Race #7 March 25. Sunset to Haleiwa (Maui Jim Waterman Series for SUP 14’)