- Mike Martinez
Mike Martinez is a co-founder of the WaveChaser paddle series; the founder, president and head coach of Hui Wa’a Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club, and a long-time officer of the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association. Mike’s passion and innovation leads the WaveChaser board. As Director of Wavechaser, Mike coordinates (and provides) on-water safety, photography, sets the courses for the races, and is the contact for the premier sponsors.
- Helen Workman
Helen Workman joined the Wavechaser Board in 2003. Helen is a member of Hui Wa’a Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club, an OC1 paddler, and has occasionally been spotted in a surfski. Helen is responsible for the on-land portion of race day, including registration, timing, results, and organizing volunteers; is the liaison for visitors and the host hotel, coordinates the venue sites and permits; and is the contact for participating sponsors.
About Wavechaser Paddle Series:
WaveChaser and US Surfski Championships are produced by Hui Wa’a Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Foundation.
First Established in 2002, the WaveChaser Paddle Series has become Northern California’s premier racing series for human-powered watercraft including outriggers, surfskis, kayaks, and paddleboards. The goal of the series is to promote the awareness of the sport to the greater Northern California community. WaveChaser sponsors several races in the San Francisco Bay area designed to offer competition from novice through expert paddlers, and foster respect and appreciation of our coastal waters.
About Hui Wa’a Canoe and Kayak Foundation:
Founded in 1978 as Hui Wa’a, the organization incorporated in 2004 as Hui Wa’a Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Foundation with the mission to conduct, or aid in conducting national and international amateur competitions in canoeing and kayaking, and to support the development of amateur athletes.